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 discuss tax rate and expenses

September 22nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – At the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 Town Manager Daniel Morgado presented figures used in planning the Fiscal Year 2017 town budget. The tax rate is estimated to be $12.82 as compared to the 2016 rate of $13 per $1,000 of property value. This is pending state Department of Revenue certification assuming the Monday, Sept. 26, Town Meeting authorizes proposed spending. Free cash is estimated to be $6.1 million. If adjusted by Special Town Meeting, the effective amount would be $5.6 million, a slight increase over 2016. The reserve percentage will be 7 percent, going into 2018. Adjusted free cash will be $5,596,000, larger than previous years and about equal to the 2012 amount.

Songbird Dental – New dental practice opens in Shrewsbury

September 21st, 2016

The Songbird Dental team, from left, Kim Wooten, Dr. Luciana Messina, and Marie Troy.


Shrewsbury—Luciana Petto Messina is living her dream after years of dedicated effort.

Ralph E. Dumphy, 84, of Shrewsbury

September 21st, 2016


Shrewsbury – Ralph E. Dumphy, 84, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at the Christopher House in Worcester, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Thomas and Ora (Burpee) Dumphy. He graduated from Saint John’s High School in 1950. He later continued his education at […]

Shrewsbury police log, Sept. 23 edition

September 21st, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Sept. 9 7:55 a.m. Elm St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:35 a.m. Williamsburg Crt. Well-being check. 1:58 p.m. Main St. Harassment. 4:03 p.m. Maple Ave. Disturbance. 4:47 p.m. Oak St. Preserve the peace. 6:30 p.m. Shrewsbury Green Dr. Dispute. 8:22 p.m. Church Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 9:30 p.m. Bowditch Dr. Suspicious person/MV. Saturday, Sept. 10 12:54 […]

Shrewsbury artist is a late bloomer

September 21st, 2016

Artist Joel Engelhardt with several of his pieces of art work.

Shrewsbury – “I was 72 when I started, and I love what I’m doing now,” said Shrewsbury native and artist Joel Engelhardt, who is now 75.

Shrewsbury Garden Club to present floral designing event

September 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will present “An Evening with Danielson’s Florist”  Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Shrewsbury Public Library Meeting Room, 609 Main St. This floral designing event is free and open to the public.

Alice H. Mercik, 91, of Shrewsbury

September 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Alice H. (Wadas) Mercik, 91, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester after a brief illness. She was born in Bondsville, daughter of the late Apolonia (Bak) and Martin Wadas. She graduated from Palmer High School and Worcester Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1948. She […]

Historic activist Abby Kelley Foster to be featured in one-woman play

September 17th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society will present “Yours for Humanity: Abby Kelley Foster” by Lynne McKenney Lydick Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. A program of the Worcester Women’s History Project, this inspiring one-woman play is based on the letters and speeches of Abby Kelley Foster, a radical abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Travel back […]

A family affair

September 16th, 2016

A family affair: (left to right) Linda Spooner, 1st overall winner, her daughter Page Spooner, 8, winner for her age group and Karen Houle, 2nd overall winner.  Linda and Karen are sisters.

Shrewsbury – During the Saint Mary’s 5k Road Race & Fitness Walk held on Sept. 10, one family was well-represented in the winners’ circle. Linda Spooner came in first overall while her sister Karen Houle came in fourth overall. Linda’s 8-year-old daughter Page continued the family’s winning ways, coming in first overall for her age […]

Shrewsbury field hockey ready for strong season

September 14th, 2016

The Shrewsbury High School Field Hockey team warms up before a game against St. Peter-Marian.

Worcester/Shrewsbury — There would be no hat tricks, double-digit scoring or overtime drama in Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) varsity field hockey team’s season opener, and that’s just fine with second-year head coach Greta Gray.

It took just a single goal, scored by junior midfielder Kylian Kelly midway through the second half on a penalty stroke, to top host St. Peter-Marian High, 1-0, on Sept. 6 and set the Colonials 2016 campaign off to an auspicious start. Early-season victories are what every coach seeks as a springboard to building confidence and take the pressure off right from the outset, according to Gray.

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