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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UniBank celebrates grand opening by donating to charitable Shrewsbury organizations

November 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Everyone was a winner at UniBank in Shrewsbury Nov. 15 when bank officials announced their Community Giving Program awards. Seven local organizations received some much-needed financial support – just in time for the holiday season.

On Oct. 4, UniBank, which recently opened its new Shrewsbury branch located in Lakeway Commons, kicked off its Community Giving Program by asking members of the community to come in and vote for their favorite local organizations. They provided a list of eight organizations for voters with the top three to receive the most financial awards. The list included Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Shrewsbury Public Library, Lake Quinsigamond Commission, St. Anne’s Human Services, Shrewsbury Special Olympics, Veteran’s Inc., Thom Worcester Area Intervention, and Shrewsbury Council on Aging.

Michael E. Bolton, 74, of Shrewsbury

November 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Michael E. “Mike” Bolton, 74, of Shrewsbury, formerly a longtime resident of Somerville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 50 years to Agnes F. (Ferris) Bolton of Shrewsbury. Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the […]

UniBank serves up a heaping helping of kindness to Shrewsbury’s finest

November 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Employees of Shrewsbury’s newly opened UniBank branch delivered sandwiches, salads and sodas to the town’s Police and Fire departments Nov. 17, as part of the bank’s “Random Acts of Kindness Week.”starbucks

Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 24 edition

November 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury Wednesday, Nov. 8 11:01 a.m. Sturbridge Cir. identity theft. 3:37 p.m. Main St. Suspicious person/MV. 3:52 p.m. Harrington Ave. Harassment. 4:34 p.m. North St. Identity theft. 4:58 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Assaults. 7:28 p.m. Arrested, David J. Dunkerly, 57, of 845 Hartford Tpke., Apt. 105, Shrewsbury, for miscellaneous MV equipment violation, possession Class A substance, […]

‘Santapalooza’ concert is coming to Shrewsbury

November 21st, 2017

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – A regional holiday tradition is continuing with Dave Rivers of Grafton and his fellow-musician friends working overtime as Santa’s helpers. The ninth annual Santapalooza: Concert for a Claus to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving comes early at Shrewsbury Senior Center

November 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) co-hosted a well-attended Thanksgiving luncheon at the Shrewsbury Senior Center Nov. 13. The annual event featured the traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings catered again by Goretti’s Supermarket in Millbury.

Moore was joined by Shrewsbury selectmen Moira Miller and Beth NeJaime Casavant, Housing Commissioner Gayle Vigeant, School Committee member Jason Palitsch, Town Manager Kevin Mizikar, and Senior Center Director Sharon Yager who were gracious servers. The lunch was coordinated by Shelly MacNeil, a member of Moore’s team.

Saint Mary Holly Fair to be held Dec. 2-3

November 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, located at 16 Summer St., in Shrewsbury, will host their annual Holly Fair Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by to shop for gifts and handmade crafts from a variety of new vendors, fresh wreaths, greens and cemetery boxes from Danielson Flowers and so much more.

Former NFL star inspires Shrewsbury football team

November 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School football team recently welcomed Nick Haag, a former linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, as an inspirational guest speaker at one of the team’s weekly pasta party dinners held at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury. Haag, a native of Grafton, spoke to the team about his NFL experience and the importance of working hard for what you believe in and being a leader and a loyal teammate.

Jill McDonald named executive director of the Residence at Orchard Grove

November 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Residence at Orchard Grove, 258 Walnut St., in Shrewsbury, and owned and operated by LCB Senior Living, LLC, recently announced the selection of Jill McDonald as the community’s new executive director.

Barry Clapp, 66, of Shrewsbury

November 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Barry Arthur Clapp, of Shrewsbury, passed away in Boston, surrounded by family, due to illness on his 66th birthday, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Rose (Henchey) Clapp of Shrewsbury; close friend Joe Krosoczka; and brother-in-law William Duffy. He is survived by his wife of […]

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