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 selectmen act on proposal from Prime Wellness Center

November 30th, 2015

Shrewsbury – In August 2014, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen was approached by John Glowik, president of Prime Wellness Centers, who was seeking support for a proposed 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility to be located at 28 Bowditch Drive.

Jeanne L. Tibbetts, 80, of Shrewsbury

November 30th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Jeanne L. (Vaudreuil) Tibbetts, 80, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born in Fitchburg and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Roland and Regina (Cloutier) Vaudreuil. She graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester. She later married her best friend and […]

Charles Fotos, 82, of Shrewsbury

November 30th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Charles “Charlie” Fotos, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died unexpectedly at his home Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, 2015. He was 82. As his family and friends gathered on this bittersweet day of thanks, they reflected on how blessed they were having him in their lives. Born May 20, 1933 in Longos, Epirus, Albania, he […]

Shrewsbury loses Thanksgiving Day game to Wachusett Regional

November 30th, 2015

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By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – When the Shrewsbury High varsity football team spoiled the holiday fun for Thanksgiving Day rival Wachusett Regional in 2013 by connecting on an 18-yard TD pass in the end zone as the clock ran out for a 21-20 victory, it set off one of the most frenzied celebrations […]

Mabel Hmura, 90, of Shrewsbury

November 27th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Mabel Hmura will spend Thanksgiving and eternity in heaven with her much loved husband, Raymond. She died peacefully at home Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. She was 90. Mabel R. Lacroix was born July 7, 1925 in Worcester, a daughter of the late Magliore J. and Adelia J. (Boudreau). Raised and educated in Worcester, […]

Marston Greenhouses: A family business since the late 1800s

November 26th, 2015

Marion and Bill Marston grow calla lilies in one of their six greenhouses.

Shrewsbury – Tucked away off Main Street just a third of a mile from Ski Ward are a series of six greenhouses at 271 Spring St. They are open to the public from Easter until the first of November selling annuals, perennials and vegetable seedlings and are known as a great source for big tomato plants. The other half of the business continues year round for commercial and wholesale customers. Bill and Marion Marston, their sons James and Joseph, daughter-in-law Hana, and grandchildren Alix, 5, and Angelina, almost 3, all work together in the family business.

Shrewsbury Senior Writers stay sharp with the written word

November 26th, 2015

Members of the Shrewsbury Writers Club include (l to r) - Tom Rooney, Gerry Tongel, Nancy Owens, Alvin Weiss, Isabelle Chan, John Wright, and Helen Haddad. (Photo/submitted)

By Alexandra Molnar, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – “Writers write so that they can speak to somebody,” said Shrewsbury resident Benjamin Tartaglia as he sat in the company of four fellow writers, amid stacks of poems and drafts of short stories. Photocopies of two Norman Rockwell paintings were among some of the content in the stacks, […]

Historians detail the role of locals in the development of the ‘pill’

November 26th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – At a recent lecture sponsored by the Shrewsbury Historical Society, three local history buffs gave a presentation that delved into the role that Shrewsbury played in the revolution of human sexuality.

SSMA and Caola Equipment team up for 2015 Grand Raffle

November 26th, 2015

Shrewsbury –  The Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theater Association (SSMA) has announced Caola Equipment of Worcester will once again donate a snow blower for the Grand Raffle. For each of the past eight years, the SSMA has held the Grand Raffle during the fall season to raise funds to help defray the expenses that are incurred by students […]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation hosts fifth annual Trivia Night

November 25th, 2015

This year’s winning team, The A Team, consisted of Shrewsbury High School faculty members (l to r) Moira Lumley-Chan, Patrick Collins, Steven Sousa and Paul Wood.
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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) held its fifth annual Trivia Night Nov. 13, at the Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury, the biggest and best trivia night thus far. The SEF welcomed 29 teams of four and several of their friends came to cheer them on.

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