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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Barbara A. Moss, 94, of Shrewsbury

April 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Barbara A. (Ruddy) Moss, 94, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Monday, April 17, 2017. Her husband, Raymond J. Moss Jr., died in 1978. Barbara was born and raised in Millbury, daughter of the late Henry and Eva (Bray) Ruddy. She graduated from Millbury High School. Barbara had worked at various local businesses, including being […]

Gabriel Simon, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Gabriel “Gabe” Simon, 87, longtime Shrewsbury resident, local businessman, and generous philanthropist, passed away peacefully with his family at his side Friday, April 21, 2017 after a brief period of declining health. Born in Worcester, Gabe was one of two sons of Norman and Sadie (Chavoor) Simon. He grew up in the Main […]

Spring Street students learn powerful lesson about helping others

April 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – When the first grade students in Martha Kinback’s class at the Spring Street School heard that her daughter, Emily Anderson, was planning to run in the Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for the Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic, they decided they wanted to support her. Anderson, who is Kinback’s daughter, […]

Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Residence at Orchard Grove

April 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Residence at Orchard Grove, owned and operated by LCB Senior Living and located at 258 Walnut St. in Shrewsbury, held a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony April 4. Set to open in fall 2017, the community will offer an independent, assisted, and memory care living residences for seniors. Over 50 attendees gathered at […]

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

April 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Water department is flushing fire hydrants around town to keep the water lines clear.  Flushing takes place in April and November to be done outside the usual months of a water ban. Photo/Jerry Callaghan  

Shrewsbury honors Ljunggren as outstanding firefighter

April 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Firefighter Bob Ljunggren maintains a full work schedule with four jobs at different locations including the Shrewsbury Fire Department, where he’s also a hazmat technician. During time off from work March 29, he attended the annual awards and recognition ceremony held at the fire station.

Shrewsbury junior impresses in snowboard competitions

April 19th, 2017

Shrewsbury – There are jumps, rollers, drops and cambered turns spread across both flat and steep sections where riders strain to keep in control while traveling at breakneck speed. Mid-race collisions among competitors are not uncommon, nor are spills in a specifically designed narrow and challenging course that provides just that and then some.

Isabelle A. Franson, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 19th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Isabelle A. (Grembla) Franson, 87, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 13, 2017 at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Isabelle’s husband, John J. Franson, passed away in 2010. She leaves her beloved daughter and caretaker, Lois Alkhouri, with whom she lived. A period of calling hours will be held Friday, April 21, from […]

Shrewsbury police log, April 21 edition

April 19th, 2017

Shrewsbury Monday, April 3 10:32 a.m. Oriole Cir. Medical call. 10:45 a.m. Memorial Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 11:40 a.m. Commons Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 11:42 a.m. Beaver Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 2:45 p.m. Bowditch Dr. Medical call. 4:15 p.m. Cherry Hill Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:27 p.m. Hampshire Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 5:58 p.m. Pinedale Rd. Medical call. 9:41 p.m. […]

Shrewsbury Social Club forging friendships for over 40 years

April 17th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – The proverb, ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same,” can be applied to many things but it rings true for the Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC.) The SSC is a women’s club and was established in 1975 as the Welcome Wagon Club of Shrewsbury. It was […]

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