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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Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant

November 22nd, 2014

(Back, l to r) Rich, Dawn, Chris, Katherine, (front, l to r) Lydia and Josh (Photos/submitted)

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – When Rich and Dawn Cavanaugh drove to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton Aug. 1, 2003, to welcome their fourth child, they did so full of hopes and dreams for the baby they would soon welcome into their family. “I had expected to come home with our brand [...]

Toy drive under way in Shrewsbury

November 22nd, 2014

Shrewsbury – The 10th annual holiday toy collection benefiting needy families has begun and will continue until Friday, Dec. 12. New, non-violent toys may be dropped off at one of the following Shrewsbury locations: Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St., Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., Shaw’s Osco Pharmacy, White City Plaza, Avidia Bank, 23 [...]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation to hold fundraiser

November 21st, 2014

The SEF trivia champions, Pluto, Teach the Controversy: (l to r) Paul Wood, Moira Lumley-Chan, Patrick Collins and Steven Sousa
Photo/Christa Duprey

The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will be hosting a special night of shopping Tuesday, Dec. 2, at The Treasure Chest Company, 269 W. Main St., Northborough, from 7-9 p.m. SEF will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from the evening. The event will be also feature wine, nibbles and makeovers.

Shrewsbury cheerleaders participating in Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser

November 20th, 2014

The 2013 Shrewsbury Colonials cheerleading team. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Cheerleaders from Shrewsbury High School are participating in the second annual Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. To participate in Cheer for Dana-Farber, cheerleading teams fundraise in their local [...]

It’s snowing in Shrewsbury!

November 20th, 2014

SH Ski Ward Nov snow cr

Shrewsbury – Snow has yet to fall from the sky over the region but local skiers will be able to enjoy their sport in Shrewsbury thanks to man-made snow at Ward Hill. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Margaret E. Sepos, 65, of Shrewsbury

November 19th, 2014

Obit Margaret Sepos

Shrewsbury – Margaret E. Sepos, 65, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2014 after being stricken ill at home. Her husband, Norman, died May 19, 1998. Margaret was born May 12, 1949 in Newton, a daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Mahoney) Coakley. She graduated from Our Lady’s High School and later attended secretarial [...]

Selectmen approve initial stage of ‘friendly’ 40B project

November 17th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Following upon an Oct. 28 public hearing, the Board of Selectmen Nov. 12 continued its discussion of two proposed “friendly 40B projects” that had been proposed for the town. By night’s end, the board had decided to support one proposal and reject the other.

Shrewsbury 2015 Little League registration open

November 15th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Registration is now open for the 2015 season for Shrewsbury Little League baseball, softball and challenger divisions. As of Monday, Dec. 15, players will only be accepted if there is room on a team and the late fee will be $25. To register, visit    

Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services celebrates year of successes

November 14th, 2014

The Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services building located at 240 Maple Ave. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Shrewsbury – Local and state officials, as well as representatives of social services, religion institutions and businesses gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall Oct. 31 for the annual Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) breakfast.

Officials break ground for Shrewsbury Public Library

November 14th, 2014

Local dignitaries including newly elected Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, center, dig in their shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Shrewsbury Public Library.

Shrewsbury – A light rain was falling under gray November skies, but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm as well over 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-anticipated improvements to the Shrewsbury Public Library. Before picking up the ceremonial shovels and donning hard hats, many of the individuals responsible for two-year renovation project were thanked for their efforts to reach this major milestone.

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