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 police log, Sept. 19 edition

September 17th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, Sept. 3 8:48 a.m. Blackthorn Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 10:45 a.m. Monroe St. Vandalism. 11:21 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious person/MV. 3:14 p.m. Memorial Dr./Hartford Tpke. Accident with injury. 4:52 p.m. Arrested, Edmund S. Gordon, 24, of 4 Pineland Rd., Shrewsbury, for OUI liquor. 5:32 p.m. Church Rd. Medical call. 6:45 p.m. Worthington Ave. Threats. [...]

Shrewsbury athletes clean up

September 16th, 2014

Members of the Shrewsbury High School crew team cleaned up the Donahue Rowing Center Sept. 6 (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School crew team cleaned around the Donahue Rowing Center as part of school’s Clean-up Day for all athletes Sept. 6. About 80 students participated from the crew teams, trimming trees and bushes, weeding, and cleaning around the buildings. Participating students earn Community Service Learning credit.

Cameras all around

September 16th, 2014

St Mary's 5k cr

Shrewsbury – Nolan Hughes of Shrewsbury runs past his mom Stacey Hughes during a 5k race held during the annual St. Mary Family Festival Sept. 13. Stacey is a professional photographer. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Daniel P. Bailey, 59, of Shrewsbury

September 16th, 2014

Obit Daniel Bailey

Shrewsbury – Daniel P. Bailey, 59, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 due to complications from diabetes. He was surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his beloved wife of 36 years, Sheila J. (Lovely) Bailey, and three daughters who were the joy of his life, twins Lauren C. Bailey [...]

Shrewsbury defeats Algonquin in season opener

September 14th, 2014

Shrewsbury senior Mike Abasciano (#2 in  blue) rushes against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Colonials football team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks 34-0 in the season opener, held Sept. 12 under the lights at SHS.

Shrewsbury woman honors a special bond with a 26.2 mile walk

September 14th, 2014

Tracy Flynn will be walking with Team Chickaroo for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept. 21. 

Photo/Alex Cornacchia

Shrewsbury – On a designated day every September, a small group gathers at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. It’s 5:30 a.m. They start to walk. The beginning is dark; there aren’t many people cheering at the first checkpoint. Gradually, though, the sun starts to come up. More people join in at the halfway mark. The cheering sections become bigger, and louder. By the end, it’s hard to maneuver because of the hordes of people making their way to the finish line.

Shrewsbury cable show gives women the chance to talk sports

September 12th, 2014

(l to r) Melissa Rebello, Papa's Hardware owner Fred Betti, "Sentimental Journey" host Henry Grampietro, Edie Bamberger and Kelly Jefferson. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Shrewsbury – Melissa Rebello, Kelly Jefferson and Edie Bamberger discussed the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case outside Papa’s Hardware on Route 9.

Shrewsbury native receives PhD

September 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Central One donates to Shrewsbury High School Athletic Department

September 12th, 2014

Surrounded by members of the school’s athletic teams, (middle, l to r) Zachary Daniels, Central One Marketing Manager and David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO, Central One, present a check for $20,000 to Dr. Joseph Sawyer, superintendent, Shrewsbury Public Schools and Todd Bazydlo, SHS principal. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – For the second year in a row, Central One Federal Credit Union has made a $20,000 donation to the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Athletic Department. Surrounded by members of SHS’s athletic teams, David L’Ecuyer, the bank’s president and CEO, presented the check Sept. 8 to Dr. Joseph Sawyer, the superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools and Todd Bazydlo, SHS principal.

Shrewsbury police log, Sept. 12

September 10th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Aug. 26 6:55 a.m. Commons Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 12:06 p.m. Grafton St. Preserve the peace. 3:14 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Illegal dumping. 5:03 p.m. Walnut St. Disturbance. 8:33 p.m. Gordon Rd. Preserve the peace. Wednesday, Aug. 27 1:07 a.m. South St./Julio Dr. Drug violation. 5:33 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 7:14 p.m. Main St. [...]

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