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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Louise Bartlett, 85, of Shrewsbury

February 12th, 2016

Obit Louise Bartlett

Shrewsbury – For over 65 years Louise and Stanley Bartlett were each other’s valentine. Stanley died last Aug. 21, 2015, and just six months later Louise joins him in eternity. Louise died at home embraced in the love of her family Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. She was 85. Louise and Stanley met in 1948 and […]

‘Snow’ much fun in Shrewsbury

February 11th, 2016

Ken Swift puts the final touch on his creation.

Shrewsbury – Ken Swift recently took advantage of the recent snowstorms to create an 11-foot snowman in his yard. Swift is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp of the Korean War. He will be joining his fellow veterans on a visit to South Korea in June at the invitation of its government. He is […]

Town manager receives glowing review

February 11th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Town Manager Daniel Morgado publicly received his performance review at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Feb. 9.

Westborough and Shrewsbury libraries compete in pajama drive

February 11th, 2016


By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Westborough/Shrewsbury – The Westborough and Shrewsbury public libraries have started a friendly competition. From now until March 15, both libraries are granting late-fine forgiveness in exchange for donations of new children’s pajamas (sizes 4/5T to 18/20). The winning library will receive milk and homemade cookies from the losing library’s […]

Donald R. Hastings, 79, of Shrewsbury

February 10th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Donald R. Hastings passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was 79. Don will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Judith L (Berry) Hastings; his children, Gregory Hastings and wife Karen of Shrewsbury, Vicki McAuliffe and husband Jim of Boynton Beach, Fla., […]

Shrewsbury police log, Feb. 12 edition

February 10th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, Jan. 27 2:08 a.m. Edgewood Rd. Medical call. 7:49 p.m. Boston Tpke. B&E commercial. 9:12 a.m. Harriet Ave. Medical call. 1:33 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 3:29 p.m. Hillando Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 3:32 p.m. Boston Tpke. B&E commercial. 7:13 p.m. Crescent St. Animal complaint. Thursday, Jan. 28 12:12 a.m. Hartford Tpke. B&E commercial. […]

Richard F. Puzo, 47, of Shrewsbury

February 10th, 2016

Obit Richard Puzo

Shrewsbury – Richard F. “Ritch” Puzo, 47, a lifelong Shrewsbury resident, passed away with family gathered at his side, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, joining in heaven his mother, Kathleen, who passed away Dec. 3, and his father, Richard Puzo, in 2014. Richard is survived by his wife of 12 years, Carol A. (Carr) Puzo; a […]

Thelma Coghlin, formerly of Shrewsbury

February 9th, 2016

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Saugatuck, Mich. – Thelma (Seager) Coghlin passed Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in the comfort of her home in Saugatuck, Mich., surrounded by love, tenderness, music, laughter and light. Thelma grew up in Shrewsbury, where she was an honors student and member of the Dramatics Club, Debate Team, Forensic League, Yearbook Staff, and the undefeated Field […]

Shrewsbury firm supplies all types of stone countertops

February 9th, 2016

Sula Gomes, left, and Fafa De Souza with slabs of stone at Universal Countertop 
Photo by Nancy Brumback

Shrewsbury—Universal Countertop leaves no stone unturned. The Shrewsbury company turns granite, quartz, marble and other natural stone slabs into a variety of surfaces for homes.

Flamarion De Souza, known as Fafa, started Universal Countertop about 11 years ago, and has worked in the stone countertop installation business for 25 years. The company moved to its current location on Route 9 last year.

Norma A. Belden, 89, of Shrewsbury

February 9th, 2016

Obit Norma Belden

Shrewsbury – Norma A. (Persson) Belden died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 6, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, with her family by her side. She was 89. Born Oct. 12, 1926 in Boston, she was one of two children of the late Per J. and Anna V. (Fasth) Persson. Raised in East Boston, she […]

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