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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St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

January 15th, 2017

Students from St. Mary and Columbus Park schools with books collected for students. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint Mary School Class of 1991), and teacher Lisa Carignan from Columbus Park School in Worcester. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in […]

Paul J. Feddo, 76, of Shrewsbury

January 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Paul J. Feddo, 76, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Paul was born in Worcester, a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Russell) Feddo, grew up and lived in Shrewsbury his whole life. He attended Shrewsbury High School. He worked as an auto upholsterer for Rayco and […]

Nancy C. Santos, 77, of Shrewsbury

January 12th, 2017


Shrewsbury – Nancy C. (Pratt) Woodbury Santos, 77, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Nancy was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Hyannis. She lived in Bergenfield, N.J. before retiring to Las Vegas, Nev. in 1999 with her husband Donald Santos Sr., who predeceased her June 26, 2015. Nancy enjoyed […]

Claire M. Sundstrom, 87, of Shrewsbury

January 12th, 2017


Shrewsbury – Claire M. (Nelson) Sundstrom, 87, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 in her home after a long illness. Her husband, Carl W. Sundstrom, died in 2004. She leaves two sons, James M. Sundstrom and his wife Joan of Auburn and John D. Sundstrom of Auburn; three grandchildren, Emily C. Sundstrom and her […]

‘History of Route 20’ at Shrewsbury Historical Society

January 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, will present “History of Route 20” by Bryan Farr Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. Farr is president and founder of the Historic Route 20 Association, and author of the book “Historic US Route 20.” This presentation will highlight the historical and cultural significance of the highway […]

Lakeway Commons: Honoring a legacy while providing a new vision

January 11th, 2017

An aerial shot of Lakeway Commons

Shrewsbury – For years, Anthony “Spag” Borgatti oversaw his legendary retail establishment located on Route 9, not far from Lake Quinsigamond and the Worcester border. Known for his great deals as well as his dedication to Shrewsbury and its residents, Borgatti was beloved by all and to this day, casts a very long shadow.

But after in the years following his death, the once bustling commercial site saw a series of retailers come and go, each hoping for just a small slice of Spag’s success. Sadly, during recent years, the nearly 23 acre parcel sat dormant, waiting for its next chapter.

Ingeborg Lindblad, 91, of Shrewsbury

January 11th, 2017


Shrewsbury – Ingeborg Lindblad, 91, of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. For the past half century, she had been a most beloved piano teacher in Shrewsbury, and was active in the musical life of the Shrewsbury Congregational Church, where her late husband Calvin had been music director from the 1960s until his death […]

Catherine M. Palmer, 88, formerly of Shrewsbury

January 11th, 2017


Millbury – Catherine “Kay” M. (Hickey) Palmer, 88, of Millbury, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Care One in Millbury.  Her loving husband, John Palmer, predeceased her in 2008. Kay is survived by her wonderful children, a daughter, Linda Baniukiewicz and her husband Ted of Worcester; two sons, John “Jack” Palmer […]

Shrewsbury police log, Jan. 13 edition

January 11th, 2017

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, Dec. 28 8:10 a.m. Main/Grafton Sts. Animal complaint. 12:25 p.m. Bay Rd. Parking violation. 2:08 p.m. Old Cart Rd. Identity theft. 3:29 p.m. Arrested, Lee A. Humphrey, 32, of 68 Elm St., Shrewsbury, on warrant. 6:01 p.m. Lake St. Suspicious person/MV. 6:15 p.m. Avalon Way. Medical call. 8:02 p.m. Boston Tpke. Disturbance. 10:43 […]

Shrewsbury Library awarded fifth grant for English Conversation Circle program

January 10th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has once again awarded $5,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library to continue the English Conversation Circle program for adult learners who wish to be proficient in the English language and become productive members of our community. The English Conversation Circle program was launched in 2010 with four weekly […]

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