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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Summer students perform musical

August 25th, 2014

(l to r, back row) Cora Matthews, Heather Spangenberg, Hannah Pennings, Harika Lingamarla, Marina Cimpeanu, Mason Hurd, (front row) Sophia Huseby, Gabe Tetreault, Anusha Loganathan, Jackie Holovnia, Nadine Huseby, Sarah Urbano and Stephanie Erickson at a rehearsal for "Matilda the Musical."

Shrewsbury – Local students participated in the Shrewsbury Middle School Summer Extensions program held at Sherwood Middle School. One group rehearsed and performed “Matilda the Musical” as part of the summer program.

Shrewsbury students meet UMass paramedics

August 25th, 2014

Paramedic Ron Gigliotti helps Campbell Slicer listen to his heart with a stethoscope as students tour an ambulance.

Shrewsbury – Students learned about the work of emergency personnel during Lynn Pinto's “Our Community Heroes” class, which was part of the Shrewsbury Public Schools Elementary Summer Enrichment Program held at Oak Middle School this summer. UMass Medical Center paramedics Ron Gigliotti and Tim O”Cane gave a classroom presentation as well as an ambulance tour. [...]

Mary L. Longo, 86, of Shrewsbury

August 21st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Mary L. (Ferrante) Longo, 86, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born and raised in Shrewsbury, to Italian parents, Gaetano and Rose (DiBenedetto) Ferrante. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School. Mary worked in the earlier years at New England Knitting Company and [...]

300-plus relatives gather for family reunion

August 20th, 2014

The Girard siblings (l to r): Gloria Lundy, 85; Therese Gusha, 89;  Raymond, 94;  Doris  McManus, 83;  and Gertrude, 92. 
The siblings are 5 of the 15 Girard children of

Shrewsbury – Over 300 members of the extended Girard clan recently gathered for a family reunion held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 22 edition

August 20th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, Aug. 6 7:56 a.m. Boston Tpke. MVA with injury. 4:33 p.m. Memorial Dr. Medical call. 7:27 p.m. Edgewater Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 9:18 p.m. Arrested, Casey Patrick Queenan, 34, of 13 Pierce Place, Apt. 1, Clinton, for assault with dangerous weapon, receiving stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, operating MV [...]

Shrewsbury leadership program awards scholarship winners

August 18th, 2014

Terry Cassidy awards the members of the winning Green Team scholarship prizes. (Photos/Alexandra Molnar)

Shrewsbury – The T.R.A.I.L.Blazers Shrewsbury Youth Leadership Institute recently wrapped up its fifth year of the week-long leadership program with team presentations resulting in six scholarship winners. The goal of the program, organized by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), is to give students “the opportunity to practice leadership but also to build their confidence, self-esteem, and knowledge of what it is to be a leader,” said Terry Cassidy, SYFS executive director.

Donald J. Green named Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal

August 17th, 2014

Donald J. Green, the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal

Shrewsbury – The Planning Committee for the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury is delighted to announce Donald J. Green as the Grand Marshal for the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival.

Anna T. Scribner, 79, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Anna T. “Annie Bananie” (Coppola) Scribner, 79, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully in her home Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 after an illness. Her husband of 54 years, Cecil E. “Scrib” Scribner, died in 2009. She leaves her two daughters, Carolann R. Hebb of Shrewsbury and Joanna E. Maloney and her husband David of West [...]

Shrewsbury residents learn about healthy lunches

August 13th, 2014

Healthy Eating Specialist Dawn Berthelette leads the "Build a Better Lunch" program at the Shrewsbury Library.

Shrewsbury – Members of the Shrewsbury community learned how to “Build a Better Lunch” on the front lawn of the Shrewsbury Public Library Aug. 9. Healthy Eating Specialist Dawn Berthelette of Whole Foods in Bellingham spoke about the importance of eating healthy. The program focused on how to pack a better lunch with real whole [...]

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 15 edition

August 13th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, July 30 8:20 a.m. Red Coat Rd. Well-being check. 10:33 a.m. Worthington Ave. Harassment. 10:51 a.m. Lake St. Suspicious person/MV. 1:42 p.m. Gordon Rd. Preserving the peace. 2:23 p.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny by check. 4:52 p.m. Hunting Ave. Harassment. 6:54 p.m. Elm St./Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 7:02 p.m. Lake St. Dispute. 8:53 p.m. [...]

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