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 student earns WPI Student-Athlete of the Week honor

September 25th, 2014

Emily Doherty (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Emily Doherty of the women’s soccer team was selected as the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 21. Doherty netted a goal in each half of a recent match to help the Crimson and Gray defeat Framingham State 3-1 in a non-conference soccer matchup. [...]

Shrewsbury couple honored for cancer advocacy

September 25th, 2014

Carol and Ron Zenaro

Shrewsbury – When Scott Zenaro was diagnosed at age 30 with a rare form of cancer, end stage Ewing’s sarcoma, his prognosis was quite grim. His doctors recommended he try to participate in a clinical trial in California run by the Sarcoma Oncology Center. Thanks to the financial support of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, he was admitted to that program and lived another 2-1/2 years until succumbing to complications from the cancer Feb. 24, 2010.

Since that time, his parents, Carol and Ron, have worked tirelessly to raise funds – an amazing total of $100,000 – for the foundation. It is their way, they said, to not only honor his legacy and life but as a way to thank Lazarex for their generosity. In doing so, they also hope to help other families who are facing the same dire health scenarios.

Shrewsbury Montessori School achieves initial accreditation by AISNE

September 25th, 2014

The Shrewsbury Montessori School has been granted initial accreditation by the Association of Independent Schools in New England.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Montessori School (SMS) announced that it has been granted initial accreditation by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE). The AISNE Board of Directors voted to grant the accreditation based on the School’s Self-Study document and an evaluation report prepared by a team of educators who conducted their visit to the school in May 2014.

Shrewsbury student dances through life

September 25th, 2014

Dancer Adrianna Loulourgas 

Shrewsbury – Adrianna Loulourgas has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She was originally brought to her aunt’s dance studio, Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, at age 2, but was not ready to be left alone. Now a freshman at Shrewsbury High School, Loulourgas successfully balances three to four days of dance practice with an all-honors academic schedule.

Loulourgas, a resident of Shrewsbury, is a member of Aldorisio’s Dance Expressions Company in Westborough where she dances ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, pointe and acro (acrobatics integrated into dance) with fellow dancers who audition to be in the company. Last year, Loulourgas competed in three regional competitions and danced in the studio’s concluding recital.

Shrewsbury volunteer has a ‘ball’ helping You, Inc.

September 25th, 2014

Shrewsbury resident Chris Peris readies for the nonprofit organization You, Inc.’s upcoming gala fundraiser. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Shrewsbury – When Chris Peris was growing up in Shrewsbury, he looked up to his older brother and was glad to have his positive influence. Ten years ago, as an adult living in the Boston area, he decided he wanted to become a big brother for someone who doesn’t have one. He signed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters Association and was paired with a boy who didn’t have a male role model. Upon moving back to Shrewsbury five years ago, Peris wanted to find a way to “give back” locally.

Shrewsbury Public Schools: A History

September 24th, 2014

No. 3 schoolhouse: One of the original seven elementary schools that operated in the mid-1800s when Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts. Each schoolhousewas built with one room. The No. 3 schoolhouse no longer exists.

By Alexandra Molnar and Zenya Molnar Contributing Writers  GENERAL INFO In 1851, Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts with one school building for each district. Each school had students in grades 1-8. By 1879, there was one grammar school (grades 7-9) and one high school (grades 10-12). Due to the addition of the grammar and [...]

Ten notable figures that helped to shape Shrewsbury

September 24th, 2014

SSI Top 10 People A Ward

Shrewsbury – Since the time Shrewsbury was settled in 1722, there have been many notable figures that have had a significant impact on not only the town but also Massachusetts and n some cases, the country.

Shrewsbury police log, Sept. 26 edition

September 24th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, Sept. 11 10:31 a.m. Highridge Rd. Animal complaint – barking dog. 10:49 a.m. Longfellow Rd./Wachusett Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 11:43 a.m. Grove St. Medical call. Friday, Sept. 12 12:08 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 12:57 a.m. Holden St. Suspicious person/MV. 2:24 a.m. Arrested, Angel Luis Castro, 35, of 99 Green Hill Pkwy., Apt. 3, Worcester, [...]

Dr. John L. Bianchi, 93, of Shrewsbury

September 24th, 2014

Obit Dr. Jihn Bianchi_crop

Shrewsbury – Dr. John L. Bianchi, 93, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at Southgate Assisted Living. John’s longtime companion, Kay Delaney, passed away in 1991. He is survived by two sons, Alden J. Bianchi and his wife Mary E. Kett of Boston and John L. Bianchi [...]

Worcester County Food Bank drives successful summer kids’ program

September 24th, 2014

Refrigerated trucks donated by Shrewsbury’s Worcester County Food Bank helped bring healthy meals to children throughout Worcester this summer. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – When one person sets out to help others, great things can happen. But when people work together, the results can be amazing. Worcester County residents need only look as far as the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) for an example. The Shrewsbury nonprofit organization’s donation of a refrigerated food truck to the Worcester public schools’ Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helped it to provide nutritious meals to more kids in need.

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