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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SHS players give an ‘assist’ to youngsters

April 6th, 2015

Some of the Shrewsbury High School hockey players and their proteges

Shrewsbury – Aspiring hockey players in Shrewsbury have been participating in the town’s Youth Hockey Association’s Learn to Play Hockey program for years. The program focuses on teaching 4- to 7-year-olds the fundamentals of the sport.

Sheriff addresses region’s opiate epidemic

April 2nd, 2015

Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis 

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis discussed the county’s new focus on fighting opiate abuse at the Shrewsbury Rotary Club’s March 30 meeting.

The sheriff has been vocal about the role substance abuse plays in leading users to crime and, eventually, prison.

Eileen Postale, 81, of Shrewsbury

April 2nd, 2015

Obit Eileen Postale

Shrewsbury – Eileen M. (O’Rourke) Postale, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in St. Vincent Hospital. She was 81. Born Dec. 4, 1933 in Gloundaeigh, Currow, County Kerry, Ireland, she was one of 10 children born to the late Michael J. and Mary C. (O’Connor) O’Rourke and immigrated to the United States at the [...]

John S. Opacki Sr., 88, of Shrewsbury

April 2nd, 2015

Obit John Opacki Sr_crop.

Shrewsbury – John S. Opacki Sr., 88, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 after an illness. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Cynthia (Greene) Opacki of Shrewsbury; six sons, John Opacki Jr. and his wife, Barbara of New Hampshire, Thomas Opacki and his wife Angela of Spencer, Marc Strickland and his wife Debbie [...]

Jeffrey A. Buchert, 51, of Shrewsbury

April 1st, 2015

Obit Jeffrey Buchert_crop

Shrewsbury – Jeffrey A. Buchert, 51, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at UMass Hospital. Jeffrey is survived by his wife, with whom he shared the past 23 years, Barbara K. (Smith) Buchert; two sons, William Buchert and Jeffrey Buchert Jr., both of Shrewsbury; three daughters, Janelle Wilson and her fiancé Luis Ruiz [...]

Barbara Belton, 87, of Shrewsbury

March 31st, 2015

Shrewsbury – Barbara Ann Belton, of Eastwood Road, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the age of 87. She leaves two nieces, Patrice Rochette and her husband John Lacaire of Newburyport and Paula Turcotte and her husband Robert of Murphy, N.C.; two nephews, Rich Rochette of Grand Junction, Colo. and Robert Rochette and [...]

Cathi Gordon, 49, of Shrewsbury and Fitchburg

March 30th, 2015

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Shrewsbury/Fitchburg – Cathi (Grady) Gordon, 49, of Shrewsbury and Fitchburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Health Alliance Leominster after a brief illness. She leaves her son, Edmund “Eddy” J. Gordon of Shrewsbury; her parents, Donald W. and Elaine A. (Hesketh) Grady of Shrewsbury; two sisters, Christine M. and her husband Warren Jameson of Northbridge [...]

Concert to benefit independent film focusing on child abuse

March 30th, 2015

“Life Abstract”


Region – Sira Naras of Shrewsbury is combining her passions as a fervent consumer of live music and an active nonprofit volunteer by supporting an upcoming fundraiser. “Girl Blitz: Voices for Hope Benefit Concert” will be presented Saturday, April 18, 6 p.m., at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Shrewsbury students get fit thanks to Corridor Nine grant

March 27th, 2015

St. Mary's students getting fit
Photo/courtesy Melissa McElreath

Shrewsbury – The students at St. Mary’s School in Shrewsbury began a new physical education program called Skillastics® in March, thanks to a grant from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce.

Melissa McElreath, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for funding through the chamber’s mini grant program last fall.

Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114 plans centennial celebration

March 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114 circa 1938 (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – February 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114. The troop, which has been chartered by the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury (FCC) since 1916, is one of the oldest troops in Mohegan Council as well as one of the oldest troops within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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