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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Traffic hazard in Shrewsbury

December 3rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Reports of turkeys strutting near the intersection of Main Street and Route 140 in downtown Shrewsbury started in mid-summer. Four tom turkeys have decided that crossing Main Street is their prerogative.

Susan Bellino, 71, of Shrewsbury

December 1st, 2016


Shrewsbury – Live. Love. Laugh. Sue Bellino epitomized all three and she did them genuinely and well. Perhaps testament to her Italian heritage and upbringing, she had a way of making you feel loved and special. Though born an only child to the late Phillip and Josephine (Dell’Olio) Panzero, she came from a very large […]

Gerald E. McDonald, 75, of Shrewsbury

November 30th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Gerald E. “Jerry” McDonald, 75, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Donald and Mary (DePari) McDonald. He graduated from North High School in 1960 and then entered into the United States Marines, where […]

Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 2 edition

November 30th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Nov. 18 9:01 a.m. Cardinal Cir. Larceny. 10:07 a.m. Taha Dr. Medical call. 10:16 a.m. Tennis Dr./Walnut St. Suspicious person/MV. 11:39 a.m. Williamsburg Crt. Larceny. 2:32 p.m. Colonial Dr. Well-being check. 4:00 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Larceny. 3:51 p.m. Arrested, Aristides Curran, 26, of 15 Doris St., Worcester, for shoplifting by asportation. 6:07 p.m. […]

Shankerbhai Patel, 91, of Shrewsbury

November 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we inform you that Shankerbhai Nemabhai Patel has died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. He was 91. He was born on June 6, 1925 in Bhandu, Gujarat, India, a son of the late Nemabhai and Menaben (Patel) Patel. He leaves his wife, Gangaben Patel; his […]

Dorothy A. Skiest, 79, of Shrewsbury

November 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Dorothy A. (Vuona) Skiest, 79, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in the Beaumont Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy is survived by her five devoted sons, Kevin A. Skiest of Sarasota, Fla., Mark D. Skiesto and his fiancée Karen of Shrewsbury, Steven M Skiest and […]

Shrewsbury High will face Duxbury in Super Bowl matchup at Gillette

November 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – High school football played in the month of December can mean only one thing – state championship matchups hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Shrewsbury High School is one of those teams making the trip to the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots Saturday, Dec. 3, where the Mid-Wachusett A, Central Mass. and Sectional Division 2 champion Colonials will lock horns with South champion Duxbury High School.

Shrewsbury High School coach honored by Patriots

November 28th, 2016

Coach John Aloisi (center) with Andre Tippett (right) and the team’s captains

Shrewsbury – After leading the Colonials to post a convincing 42-12 victory over Westfield in the State Semifinal of the 2016 MIAA Tournament to advance to the Division 2 Super Bowl Championship, Shrewsbury High School football head coach John Aloisi was named Nov. 22 as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Central One donates $2,000 to Shrewsbury Education Foundation

November 28th, 2016

Mark Adler, Shrewsbury Education Foundation co-president, (left) and Central One Shrewsbury Branch Manager Joan Day

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union donated $2,000 to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation recently as part of its continued support of education and the community of Shrewsbury. “Central One has been committed to enhancing education programs for our youth,” said David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Central One. “We are delighted to help establish programs […]

Thomas J. Reid, 73, of Shrewsbury

November 28th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Thomas J. Reid, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Milton, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 73. Tom was born Feb. 12, 1943 in Boston, a son of the late Dr. Thomas and Marion A. (Fitzpatrick) Reid. Raised and educated in Milton, he attended Boston University and then […]

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