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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Pelagia M. Michalak, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Pelagia M. (Taczala) Michalak, 87, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Saint Mary’s Healthcare Center in Worcester after an illness. Her beloved husband, John J. Michalak, died in 1994. She leaves three daughters, Teresa D. Hebert of Spencer, Christine A. Wills of Shrewsbury, and Mary S. Paradise of Worcester; six grandchildren; [...]

Students help Spring Street School secretary prepare for citizenship test

April 25th, 2015

Judith Adair, Spring Street School secretary, with fourth-grade Student Council members, Liza-Jane Brunelle, Alyson Bentley, Anika Sukthankar, Malek Jallouli, Saket Damle and Sam Pergola. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – Douglas and Judith Adair, with their children Amy and Alex, arrived in the United States for the first time in 1998 when Douglas’s work brought them here from England for 16 months. Judith said they were excited to return in 2001 when her husband’s work brought them back to the United States. The family officially declared this country “home” when Douglas and Judith became United States citizens in January.

James Koopman, 78, of Shrewsbury

April 23rd, 2015

Obit James Koopman

Shrewsbury – James Stras Koopman, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Braintree and Canon City, Colo., died at home Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was 78. Jim was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Okla., a son of the late Charles and June (Boughman) Koopman. A graduate of the John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, [...]

George J. DelFem, 70, of Shrewsbury

April 23rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – George J. DelFem, United States Navy, Retired, 70, of Shrewsbury and Greentown, Penn., passed away in the loving arms of his wife Tuesday, April 21, 2015. George is survived by his wife, Debra (Bondanza) DelFem; three daughters, Lisa DelFem of Worcester and Greentown, Penn., Tracy Kniskern and her fiancé Christopher Bird of Shrewsbury, [...]

Two vie for seat on Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

April 23rd, 2015

Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, May 5. Two candidates, incumbent James Kane and former selectman Benjamin Tartaglia, are running for one spot on the Board of Selectmen. Here in their own words are statements from both candidates.

Shrewsbury student earns rank of Eagle Scout

April 22nd, 2015


Shrewsbury – American Legion Ray Stone Post 238 and Troop 4 announced that Matthew R. Wolohan, 16, of Shrewsbury, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout March 4. The ceremony date for the Eagle Scout presentation is yet to be announced. Matthew, the son of Daniel and Patricia Wolohan, is a sophomore at St. John’s [...]

Out with the old

April 22nd, 2015


Shrewsbury – Crews are continuing to remove debris from the demolition of the former 1970s wing of the Shrewsbury Public Library. The wing will be replaced by a new building that will be part of the library’s $21 million expansion and renovation.

Anthony J. Pignataro, 81, of Shrewsbury

April 22nd, 2015

Obit Anthony J. Pignataro

Shrewsbury – Anthony J. Pignataro, 81, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away with his family gathered by his side Monday, April 20, 2015 after a hard-fought battle with Vascular Dementia in the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff on the second floor for their outstanding care [...]

Shrewsbury police log, April 24 edition

April 22nd, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Monday, April 6 7:34 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 9:56 a.m. South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 11:56 a.m. Fifth Ave. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 1:43 p.m. Elizabeth St. Harassment. 5:34 p.m. Plainfield Ave./Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 10:23 p.m. Lake St. Suspicious person/MV. Tuesday, April 7 1:17 a.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:35 a.m. Arrested, Brenden Sagherian, [...]

Shrewsbury American Legion Baseball adds junior team

April 21st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Massachusetts American Legion Baseball Committee has awarded the Shrewsbury American Legion Post 397 a junior team for kids 17 and under.

Manager Frank Vaccaro, who has run the program for 11 years, stated the large number of baseball players in Shrewsbury has always made tryout day a big event.

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  • Karen Porter O'Connell: Great seeing the photos of my old hometown. Only one I know is Bruce Goldsmith.
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