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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Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

April 16th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Students at God’s Little Children Preschool recently had a wonderful time celebrating Dr. Seuss’  birthday.  Parents joined in the celebration as the preschoolers created Seuss art projects and read classic Seuss stories. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury police log, April 18 edition

April 16th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Friday, April 4 12:08 a.m. Arrested, Joseph Alamprese, 50, of 115 Sherman Ave., North Providence, R.I., on warrant. 1:22 a.m. Arrested, Daniel Desimone, 23, of 5 Harding St., Apt. 2, South Grafton, for possession of Class E substance, warrant. 3:40 a.m. Parker Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 7:24 a.m. Lake St. Medical call. 10:04 a.m. Sheryl [...]

Rita G. Dellomo, 89

April 15th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Rita G. (Cournoyer) Dellomo, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away at home Sunday, April 13, 2014, with her family gathered by her bedside, joining her husband George in heaven. Rita was born in Worcester, one of seven children of Joseph and Louise (Neiderberger) Cournoyer. She attended Worcester public schools and married the love of [...]

Luz Dulmaine, of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Luz (de los Rios) Dulmaine, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, April 11, 2014 in UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus. Her husband of 42 years, Richard T. Dulmaine, died in 2008. She leaves her two children, Richard A. Dulmaine of Hopedale and Jacqueline A. Dulmaine of Belgium; two grandchildren, Saskia and Roeland, both of Belgium; [...]

Peter L. Terry, 69, of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Peter L. Terry, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Friday, April 11, 2014 while vacationing in Florida. He was 69. He was born April 5, 1945 in Rockville Center, New York, a son of the late Lloyd and Roberta (Rifenburgh) Terry. While attending Port Jefferson High School, he was a triathlete: football, track and baseball. [...]

Margaret Rakauskas, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Margaret (Peg) Rakauskas, 87, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She leaves her loving husband of 57 years, Vitie S. Rakauskas; a son, Stephen J. Rakauskas of Sutton; two daughters, Lorri P. Rosenbruch-Gerry [...]

Robert J. Maesto Sr., 82, formerly of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

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Millbury – Robert J. “Bob” Maesto Sr., 82, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, April 10, 2014, with his family gathered by his side, after a period of declining health. Bob was born in Worcester, one of four sons of Joseph and Loretta (Berthiaume) Maesto. He graduated from Commerce High School and [...]

Godfrey and Armstrong announce engagement

April 12th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Amy Kathleen Godfrey, daughter of Patricia and Charles Godfrey, and Brandon Michael Armstrong, son of Deborah Watson and William Armstrong Jr.,  have announced their engagement. Godfrey is from Shrewsbury and Armstrong is from Mendon. The couple were engaged on Sept. 4, 2013 and are now planning a Sept.  4, 2015 wedding.

Louise M. Butler, 90, of Shrewsbury

April 11th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Louise M. Butler, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. She was 90. Louise was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Cambridge, a daughter of the late James F. Butler Jr. and Mary L. (Keenan) Butler Clements. A graduate of Simmons College in Boston, she was an [...]

Shrewsbury girls top central Mass teams at Division 1 state finals

April 11th, 2014

(Top row, l to r) Shrewsbury swimmers Meghan Kean, Samantha Du, Sarah Arsenault and Erin Kean; (bottom row, l to r) boys’ state qualifier Michael Stroz, diver Hannah Murray and alternate Leah Murphy. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Coming off of a strong fifth-place finish at the Central/South Sectional meet at Wellesley College, the Shrewsbury High School girls’ swim and dive team was the top central Mass team, placing 10th at the Division 1 state finals at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Feb. 15. The team finished the year strong [...]

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