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, May 6 edition

May 4th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, April 15 6:36 a.m. Boylston St./Wachusett Ave. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 11:23 a.m. Williamsburg Crt. Well-being check. 1:52 p.m. Cardinal Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 4:04 p.m. Fox Hill Rd. Well-being check. 4:36 p.m. Shrewsbury Green Dr. Dispute. 5:17 p.m. Boston Tpke. Disturbance. 8:45 p.m. Morrill Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 10:35 p.m. Main St. Suspicious person/MV. […]

Shrewsbury High School student’s vocal talent showcased at local concert

May 3rd, 2016

Johanna Geremia (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) junior Johanna Geremia performed at the Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra’s 37th annual winter concert March 20 as the soprano soloist.

Teamwork is key to success for Shrewsbury girls’ lacrosse

May 3rd, 2016

Shrewsbury girls varsity lacrosse captains (l to r) Jena Reichheld, Rachel St. Pierre, and Kiana Oteyza
Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – With just four returning seniors and a schedule as grueling as any in area high school sports, Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls varsity lacrosse head coach Erica McMahon knew early on that it would take a total team effort and then some to run with the top competitors in Mid-Wach A this season.

Rotary Club to Host ‘A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival’ May 15

May 3rd, 2016

SH Rotary club event-rs

Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury has announced that it will host “A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival” May 12, to showcase area restaurants, food vendors, and craft breweries from around the area. The family-friendly event will feature samplings from Shrewsbury and the surrounding area’s leading establishments, and celebrate a growing local food scene.

Central One Federal Credit Union supports youth financial literacy

May 3rd, 2016

Shrewsbury – For more than a decade, Central One Federal Credit Union has offered “The Road to Financial Independence” (RTFI), a financial literacy program, to students at Shrewsbury High School. Each year, all seniors taking math courses receive this important education before graduation. RTFI is designed to help young adults navigate everyday financial matters by teaching them how to make responsible financial decisions through the use of budgeting.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 2nd, 2016

The Kenneth F. Burns Bridge is lit in green May 1-3 to promote Lyme Disease Awareness Month. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Lauren B. Schiffman The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Mass. DPH) says that in 2014 there were more than 3,800 cases of Lyme disease reported and nearly 1,800 probable cases. It also indicated that “the highest incidence rates were among children aged 5-9 years and adults aged 65-74 years.  The majority of cases had […]

Town Meeting warrant reviewed by selectmen

May 2nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – The warrant for the Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting, set for Monday, May 16, was reviewed by the Board of Selectmen at their April 26 meeting. Of the 40 articles, the board voted not to recommend four.

Shrewsbury Police warn of ‘suspicious’ man following shoppers

May 2nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon: Shrewsbury Police responded to the Shrewsbury Green Apartments on April 30th, 2016 at 5:47 PM for a male party following a female. The Shrewsbury Green Apartments are located on South Quinsigamond Avenue directly across from Shaw’s Market in Shrewsbury. The reporting female stated the […]

Malcom Arbour, 89, of Shrewsbury

May 2nd, 2016

Obit Malcom Arbour

Shrewsbury – Malcolm Hudson Arbour, 89, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully while sleeping in his home Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jane Wheaton Arbour; his parents, Mildred Alida (Jacobson) and George U. Arbour of Worcester; and his brother-in-law, Robert Bradford Wheaton. He is survived by his children, Susan […]

Phyllis J. Wright, 96, of Shrewsbury

May 2nd, 2016

Obit Phyllis Wright

Shrewsbury – Phyllis J. Wright, 96, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late James F. Wright Sr. and Catherine (Sullivan) Wright. She graduated from North High School, where she was a member of the first female crew team. Phyllis had worked […]

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