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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Marietta Foster, 96, of Shrewsbury

May 27th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Marietta (Ollis) Foster, 96, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Holy Trinity Nursing Home of Worcester after an illness. Her husband of 67 years, Francis E. Foster Sr., died in 2008. She leaves her son, Francis E. Foster Jr. and his partner Deborah May of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren, Ryan, Jamie, and […]

Freshmen making an impact on St. John’s varsity tennis

May 26th, 2016

Brendan Gallagher, senior co-captain for St. John's varsity tennis

Shrewsbury — Veteran talent gets the job done in competitive tennis, but this season an infusion of youth combined with senior experience is having a huge impact on the St. John’s High varsity tennis team.

Letter to editor: Shrewsbury bag ban is anti-business

May 25th, 2016

The Shrewsbury town meeting members who voted with glee for Article 13 to ban traditional plastic bags should be ashamed they were led like lemmings to impose one of the worst anti-business by-laws in the history of the town by progressives with a personal agenda. Next they will seek to ban all plastic bags, plastic water and juice bottles, and once they make the town The People’s Republic of Shrewsbury, like Cambridge and Concord, they’ll likely push for Sanctuary Status.

Diana M. Wolf, 77, of Shrewsbury

May 25th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Diana M. “Heidi” Wolf, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center with family members at her bedside. She was 77. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry F. Wolf and Alice Constant Francis Wolf; her grandmother, Amy Alice Wilson; and her brother, Harry F. Wolf Jr. Heidi […]

Shrewsbury police log, May 27 edition

May 25th, 2016

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Shrewsbury Thursday, May 5 5:38 a.m. Arrested, Isaac Mutesasira, 24, of 297 Turnpike Rd., Apt. 315, Westborough, for OUI liquor 3rd offense, operating MV with license suspended for OUI, false name to police, drinking alcohol from open container in MV. 3:26 p.m. Arrested, Zorivette Sanchez, 25, of 315B Pleasant St., Worcester, for larceny over $250, […]

Top Mass. gymnast makes time for other pursuits

May 25th, 2016


Marlborough – For as long as Marlborough resident Jacqueline McKinnon can remember, she has always wanted to go to the Olympics. She started gymnastics at age 3 and has recently been ranked number one in the state for her age group and will be going to the Xcel Regional Championship in late May. Other gymnasts from New England and New York will also be competing.

Former Marine earns graduate degree with honors from Clark University

May 25th, 2016

Dave and Julianne Thompson at a U.S. Marine Corps Ball. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Dave Thompson wears many hats: active-duty marine, father and husband, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) webmaster, and – thanks to the GI Bill – scholar.

Patricia A. Holloway, 69, of Shrewsbury

May 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Patricia A. (Rafferty) Holloway, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 69. In heaven, she celebrates her 70th birthday with her many family and friends who have gone before her. Pat was born May 25, 1946 in Worcester, a […]

John M. Hayes Sr., 83, of Shrewsbury

May 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – John M. Hayes Sr., 83, lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, died Friday, May 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. John was born and raised in Shrewsbury, son of the late Patrick J. Hayes and Delia (Cocoran) Hayes. He served his country proudly with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married […]

Duck Dash to benefit camp for kids with chronic skin diseases

May 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The second annual Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk for Camp Wonder will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Sherwood Middle School, 28 Sherwood Ave., Shrewsbury.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Wonder, a camp in Livermore, Calif., for children with chronic or life-threatening skin diseases. The event is named for the camp’s mascot, a duck.

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