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.
July 28th, 2016
Shrewsbury – On July 26, Carolyn Marcotte, Shrewsbury town collector and treasurer, reviewed for the selectmen permanent and temporary financing for the new library and for school heating system upgrades. She reported that the town had obtained a most favorable average interest rate of just 2.34 percent on the loans. The library has obtained permanent financing and there had been five bidders for both the library and schools.
July 28th, 2016
Shrewsbury – At their July 26 meeting, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen discussed whether to file an appeal to the allegedly onerous and overly expensive Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit regulations outlining requirements for cities’ and towns’ storm water management. The single-spaced, 42-page directive is a result of a process begun 10 years ago.
July 27th, 2016
Shrewsbury Thursday, July 14 1:39 a.m. Church Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:28 a.m. Woodway Dr. Medical call. 9:51 a.m. Gates Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 2:18 p.m. Brookside Place. Harassment. 6:00 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person/MV. 6:47 p.m. Old Mill Rd. Harassment. 7:03 p.m. Yorkshire Terr. Larceny. 9:59 p.m. Grafton St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:06 p.m. South St. Suspicious […]
July 27th, 2016
Shrewsbury – Helen T. McCabe, 92, a resident of Southgate at Shrewsbury, died Friday, July 22, 2016 in her home. Helen, daughter of the late Francis J. and Helen E. (Falvey) McCabe, was born in Cambridge and raised in both Cambridge and Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School. She had lived in Waltham and […]
July 25th, 2016
Shrewsbury – Matthew L. Bisceglia, 65, a lifetime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Thursday, July 21, 2016, surrounded by loved ones, in the UMass Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Matt leaves his loving family, including two brothers, Joseph J Bisceglia and his wife Sharon of Holden and Mark Bisceglia of Shrewsbury; a nephew, Anthony […]
July 24th, 2016
Shrewsbury – After clocking several hours at day jobs, members of the Regatta Players are gladly working overtime. They’re rehearsing “9 to 5: the Musical” to be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Aug. 5 to 14, at Southgate at Shrewsbury’s Flanagan Theater, located at 30 Julio Dr.
July 22nd, 2016
Shrewsbury – Marie (Ruffanelli) Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in the tender care of her daughter-in-law and the caring staff at Beaumont Rehabilitation in Northborough. Marie was predeceased by her only son, George J. DelFem of Shrewsbury, who died in April 2015, and by her great-grandson, Caleb Hasselstrom. She is […]
July 22nd, 2016
Shrewsbury – Phyllis E. (Fyffe) Francis, of Shrewsbury, died at home Wednesday, July 20, 2016 with family gathered at her side. She was 75. Family and friends will honor and remember Phyllis’s life by gathering for calling hours Monday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 […]
July 21st, 2016
Shrewsbury – There’s just no place like home when a Zone 4 Samko American Legion Championship Series title is on the line, players and coaches of the Shrewsbury Quaranta Post 397 team unanimously agree.
Top-seed Shrewsbury found out that home cooking is what it’s all about as the team defeated visiting second-seed Northbridge, 7-3, on July 19 to capture the coveted championship, its first since 2011. Shrewsbury now advances to double-elimination State competition in Norwood on July 23 versus to-be-determined Section 8 champions.
July 20th, 2016
Shrewsbury – Leonard “Lenny” K. Hensas III, 40, of Shrewsbury, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Taunton. Lenny is survived by his mother, Joanne C. Hensas of Shrewsbury; his father, Leonard K. Hensas Jr, and his wife Joanne E. Hensas of Foxboro; a sister, Stacey R. Hensas-Tula and her fiancé Eric S. Arthur […]