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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Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to a sub-committee that will draft so-called “friendly 40B” proposals, the board heard Aug. 26 proposals to build two additional 40B projects.

Officials ‘not opposed’ to medical marijuana growing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – After a discussion with the manager of a proposed medical marijuana facility the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen agreed to render a Letter of Non-opposition regarding the facility at the boards Aug. 26 meeting.

John Glowik, 44 Independence Lane, the manager of the proposed Haven Center, entertained selectmen’s questions about how he would go about running a 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility that would be located at 28 Bowditch Drive.

Selectmen review water system planning

August 27th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s water system is in good shape but faces expansion and growth problems in the near future. That was the conclusion of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen as the members listened to a report from Robert Tozeski and Jeff Howland, P.E., at the board’s Aug. 12 meeting. Tozeski is superintendent of water and sewer, while Howland is the town engineer.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 29 edition

August 27th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Sunday, Aug. 17 8:55 a.m. South St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:56 a.m. Smith Rd. Dispute. 2:47 p.m. Grove St. Vandalism. 3:25 p.m. Maple Ave. Preserve the peace. 4:04 p.m. Walnut St. Trespassing. 5:00 p.m. Arrested, Yeverne Sarpee, 24, of 39 Westminster St., Apt. 1, Worcester, for no inspection sticker, operating MV with license suspended/revoked. 5:37 [...]

Summer students perform musical

August 25th, 2014

(l to r, back row) Cora Matthews, Heather Spangenberg, Hannah Pennings, Harika Lingamarla, Marina Cimpeanu, Mason Hurd, (front row) Sophia Huseby, Gabe Tetreault, Anusha Loganathan, Jackie Holovnia, Nadine Huseby, Sarah Urbano and Stephanie Erickson at a rehearsal for “Matilda the Musical.”

Shrewsbury – Local students participated in the Shrewsbury Middle School Summer Extensions program held at Sherwood Middle School. One group rehearsed and performed “Matilda the Musical” as part of the summer program.

Shrewsbury students meet UMass paramedics

August 25th, 2014

Paramedic Ron Gigliotti helps Campbell Slicer listen to his heart with a stethoscope as students tour an ambulance.

Shrewsbury – Students learned about the work of emergency personnel during Lynn Pinto’s “Our Community Heroes” class, which was part of the Shrewsbury Public Schools Elementary Summer Enrichment Program held at Oak Middle School this summer. UMass Medical Center paramedics Ron Gigliotti and Tim O’Cane gave a classroom presentation as well as an ambulance tour. [...]

Mary L. Longo, 86, of Shrewsbury

August 21st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Mary L. (Ferrante) Longo, 86, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born and raised in Shrewsbury, to Italian parents, Gaetano and Rose (DiBenedetto) Ferrante. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School. Mary worked in the earlier years at New England Knitting Company and [...]

300-plus relatives gather for family reunion

August 20th, 2014

The Girard siblings (l to r): Gloria Lundy, 85; Therese Gusha, 89;  Raymond, 94;  Doris  McManus, 83;  and Gertrude, 92. 
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Shrewsbury – Over 300 members of the extended Girard clan recently gathered for a family reunion held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 22 edition

August 20th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Wednesday, Aug. 6 7:56 a.m. Boston Tpke. MVA with injury. 4:33 p.m. Memorial Dr. Medical call. 7:27 p.m. Edgewater Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 9:18 p.m. Arrested, Casey Patrick Queenan, 34, of 13 Pierce Place, Apt. 1, Clinton, for assault with dangerous weapon, receiving stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, operating MV [...]

Shrewsbury leadership program awards scholarship winners

August 18th, 2014

Terry Cassidy awards the members of the winning Green Team scholarship prizes. (Photos/Alexandra Molnar)

Shrewsbury – The T.R.A.I.L.Blazers Shrewsbury Youth Leadership Institute recently wrapped up its fifth year of the week-long leadership program with team presentations resulting in six scholarship winners. The goal of the program, organized by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), is to give students “the opportunity to practice leadership but also to build their confidence, self-esteem, and knowledge of what it is to be a leader,” said Terry Cassidy, SYFS executive director.

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