Shrewsbury

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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 student completes leadership camp

July 29th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Justin Vlass, a rising senior at St. John’s High School, completed the two-week Norwich University Future Leadership Camp at the national first senior military camp in Northfield, Vt., July 12. The camp is designed to develop the leadership skills of high school students by providing a challenging and meaningful adventure camp [...]

Friends celebrate upcoming nuptials of special Shrewsbury couple

July 29th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – When Barbara Graf, 78, recently arrived for what she thought was going to be the annual summer bridge club party at a friend’s home, she was flabbergasted to be greeted with her friends singing a “Happy Wedding to You” version of “Happy Birthday.”

Nellie M. Dee, 91, of Shrewsbury

July 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Nellie M. (Sacco) Dee, 91, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Beaumont of Westborough. Her husband of 55 years, Charles B. Dee, died in 2004. Nellie leaves her two loving daughters, Kathleen Bonnici and her husband Philip and Janet Dee-Mulcahy and her [...]

Advisory issued for Lake Quinsigamond

July 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury/Worcester – The Department of Environmental Protection and the Shrewsbury Board of Health have issued an advisory for Lake Quinisigamond due to a waste water overflow near the Kenneth Burns Bridge. No boating or swimming activities are advised until further notice. Officials advise that contact with water could cause illness. Visit the town of Shrewsbury [...]

Helen E. Steinhilber, 98, of Shrewsbury

July 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Helen E. (Pastner) Steinhilber, 98, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in the Life Care Center of Auburn after an illness. Her husband of 58 years, Otto W. Steinhilber, died in 1995. She leaves a son, Theodore W. Steinhilber and his wife Susan of Auburn; a daughter, June M. Coolidge of Shrewsbury; [...]

Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade to be held Aug. 30

July 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – A popular tradition from the past – the Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade – has been revived. The event, sponsored by the Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association (LQWA) will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, starting at the Donahue Rowing Center at 2 p.m.

Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members

July 24th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Retiring Spring Street School Nurse Mary Popp, R.N. (center), with Donna Morgan, media iunstructional assistant (left) and Judith Adair, secretary (right), after Mary received flowers during the school’s fourth-grade celebration in June. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools (SPS) staff members who packed up their tools of the trade as they embark on a new adventure: retirement.

Youth church group helps repair hurricane-damaged homes

July 24th, 2014

The group from Shrewsbury that traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On June 22, immediately after morning worship, First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury’s Youth Mission Group headed out with 34 youth and adults to work in Atlantic City, N.J., to help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. On the work site, they repaired homes that were hit with a storm surge of 2 to 10 [...]

Selectmen implement water restriction policy

July 24th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Residents who use town water must now follow outside water restrictions until at least the end of September. The Board of Selectmen passed this measure at its July 22 meeting.

The board had determined that there is a water shortage and conservation measures are necessary. Under Article 18 of the General By-Laws of the town of Shrewsbury, the following outdoor water measures are in effect as of July 22, based upon the street address as follows:

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