Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Jamie B. Cantwell, 24, formerly of Shrewsbury

August 4th, 2015

Obit Jamie Cantwell

Shrewsbury – Jamie B. Cantwell, a resident of Shrewsbury for 22 of his young 24 years, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at his residence in Portland, Maine. Born Jan. 14, 1991 to Kevin and Barbara (Harrington) Cantwell, Jamie was the youngest of four children. In his short time here on earth, he enjoyed many sports. [...]

Delcie E. Wentworth, 98, formerly of Northborough and Shrewsbury

August 3rd, 2015


Northborough/Shrewsbury – Delcie E. (Church) Wentworth, 98, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury and Northborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was the widow of William E. Wentworth, who died in 2001. Mrs. Wentworth was born Aug. 28, 1916 in Pound, Va., the daughter of William and Sindra (Sturgill) Church. After high school, she [...]

Former coach and student athlete receive of Coach of the Year awards

July 31st, 2015

Shrewsbury High School coaches Kurt Gustafson (left) and Jim Smith at the school track. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) coaches Jim Smith and Kurt Gustafson each recently received a 2015 Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Coach of the Year award. Smith was named MSTCA Central Mass. Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year and Gustafson was named MSTCA Central Mass. Indoor Track Coach of the Year.

Shrewsbury Rotary Club seeking photos of former local businesses

July 31st, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury is collecting photographs of local businesses that have operated in town, and since closed, within the last 35 years for use in its 2016 fundraising calendar. If you have photos you would be willing to share, contact Rotary Fundraising Chair Jason Palitsch at The club is interested [...]

Selectmen discuss business licenses for Hooters restaurant

July 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois appeared at a public hearing before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen July 28, seeking a Common Victualler’s License and an All Alcoholic Beverage Pouring License for a new Hooters Restaurant to be located at the site of the former Chili’s Restaurant at 291 Boston Turnpike Rd. Phaneuf’s company, Phancon, Inc., operates eight other Hooters in New England and New York. The two in Massachusetts are in West Springfield and Saugus. Gadbois will serve as the Shrewsbury restaurant’s general manager.

Anna T. Mikutaitis, 88, of Shrewsbury

July 29th, 2015

Obit Anna Mikutaitis

Shrewsbury – Anna T. (Moosey) Mikutaitis, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at UMass Memorial Hospital. She was 88. Born April 2, 1927 in Somerville, daughter of the late Chris and Annie (Hughes) Galvin. Anna was raised and educated in Arlington graduating from Arlington High School. She worked as an operator for New England [...]

Shrewsbury police log, July 31 edition

July 29th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Monday, July 13 12:27 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Disturbance. 12:08 p.m. Smith Ln. Medical call. 4:08 p.m. Fairlawn Cir. Vandalism. 8:34 p.m. Heritage Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 10:25 p.m. Holden St. Vandalism. Tuesday, July 14 12:04 a.m. Floral St. Suspicious person/MV. 3:22 a.m. Boston Tpke. Disturbance. 9:46 a.m. Atwood Ln. Medical call. 12:17 p.m. Florence St. [...]

Ferrante sentenced in Shrewsbury house breaks

July 28th, 2015

Worcester – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. released this statement this afternoon regarding a man charged with home burglaries in Shrewsbury:

Nicholas Ferrante, 29, was sentenced to 3-5 years in state prison on Monday after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to breaking into homes in Shrewsbury and stealing cash and jewelry, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Renovation at Shrewsbury Public Library well under way

July 28th, 2015

The Fitch family of Shrewsbury, (Callan, 7; Keira, 9; Conall, 2; Quinn, 5; and mom Kaitlin), 
enjoy watching the work going on at the site of the renovations.

Shrewsbury – Work on a $23 million renovation at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s 609 Main St. location is well under way.

Voters had approved a measure to expand and renovate the library in a ballot vote Nov. 5, 2013. The town will receive approximately $8 million from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the project.

Teams rally for fifth Jacob M. Boudreau wiffle ball tournament

July 27th, 2015

(l to r) David Oliver, Dominique Sassone, Chris Libby, Eric Ridings, and Lucas O'Connor from Shrewsbury representing the Buffalo Wild Wings team.

Shrewsbury – The fifth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament was held July 25 at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School to benefit the Jacob M. Boudreau scholarship fund at Shrewsbury High School.

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