Shrewsbury

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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 police log, Oct. 24 edition

October 22nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury Tuesday, Sept. 30 9:15 p.m. Arrested, Michelle E. Vitale, 21, of 889 Boston Tpke., Apt. 116, Shrewsbury, on warrant. Thursday, Oct. 2 3:00 a.m. Arrested, Paul D. Woodman, 24, of 2 Sterrett Dr., Southwick, for red light violation, OUI liquor. 11:04 a.m. Arrested, Michael V. Crete, 38, of 2 Diane St., Apt. 2, Millbury, [...]

Judy Hermans School of Dance celebrates 30th anniversary

October 20th, 2014

(From left ) Senior dancers Marissa Leone, Saharra Shaker, Jess Huibregtse, Clarice Pavlak, Erin Cossette, Laney Szczygiel and Olivia Demkowicz  in a dance performance titled “Among All God's Creatures”. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Judy Hermans Tenore started dancing at the age of 5, and in 1984, officially opened her first dance studio with her mother, Beverly Hermans, on Route 9. The Hermans family has always lived in Shrewsbury and Tenore was born and raised in the town. Like many small girls, she started with ballet and tap. At 7, she added jazz. In her teens and early 20s, Middle Eastern dance became her profession.

Shrewsbury selectmen adopt proposed 2015 tax rates

October 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen adopted the increased tax rate for fiscal year 2015 during its Oct. 14 meeting as proposed by Christopher Reidy, principal assessor.

‘Fall Colors’ at Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union

October 19th, 2014

“Autumn in Maine,” acrylic painting by Joseph Rice of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – A new display of local artists’ works is now on display at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Turnpike. The exhibit features the brilliant warm colors of autumn created in a variety of media by approximately 15 local artists from the Artists Guild of Shrewsbury. The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury maintains a [...]

Vigil held to remember lives lost to domestic violence

October 17th, 2014

A volunteer speaks at the fourth annual candlelight vigil sponsored by ADVISE and Saheli. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 for domestic violence victims and survivors drew record participation.

And while domestic violence deaths in Massachusetts are down considerably since 2010, “I think when people start making it their own issue, that’s when we’re going to see meaningful change,” said Julie Ingersoll, a member of the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project.

Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association accepting grant applications

October 16th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association is accepting grant applications through Tuesday, Nov. 4. Grants may be given to student groups for projects that involve or benefit at least five SHS students. The all-volunteer association has awarded grants each year since 1995. Past recipients have included the Chemistry, Art, and History clubs; the [...]

Shrewsbury district welcomes new music and drama director

October 16th, 2014

Tom O’Toole (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury – As the new Shrewsbury district director of the music and drama department, Tom O’Toole can draw upon 28 years of experience as a performing arts educator. With a double major in music education and composition, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He received a master’s degree in composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Central One ‘gives’ away money

October 13th, 2014

Christine Bates, Central One member support manager (l) and April Healey, Central One vice president of retail, congratulate Ryan Moss, one of the four winners.
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Shrewsbury- Over 1,200 people entered to win an opportunity to get in the “Cash Wind Machine” sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo Sept. 27. Four lucky people were chosen to try their hand at grabbing cash in the wind machine. The first winner, Michael Hale, [...]

Barbara E. Hodsdon, 89, of Shrewsbury

October 13th, 2014

Obit Barbara Hodsdon_crop

Shrewsbury – Barbara E. Hodsdon, 89, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Harvey F. Hodsdon to whom she has been married for 64 years. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John A. [...]

George Jonaitis Jr., 89, of Shrewsbury

October 13th, 2014

Obit George Jonaitis Jr.

Shrewsbury – George Jonaitis Jr. of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. He was 89. Born Feb. 18, 1925 in Worcester, he was the son of the late George and Augustina (Elinskas) Jonaitis. He was a graduate of North High School and the New England School of Accounting. He married Bette C. Sterner June 17, [...]

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