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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Pioneer soccer eager for return to post-season play

October 21st, 2016

St. John's High School boys' varsity soccer senior captains (l to r) Kyle Archambault, Tim Smith and Kevin Schwalm. Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – Senior forward John Fay lofted a perfectly placed corner kick into traffic in the opening minutes of St. John’s High School varsity soccer team’s Oct. 17 matchup with powerful Doherty High at Worcester’s Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium.

Dennis Cummins, 64, of Shrewsbury

October 21st, 2016


Shrewsbury – It is said that “where words fail…music speaks” but Dennis Cummins had both covered. As a well-known guitar, keyboard player and singer with “Beatles For Sale,” he sang and entertained many with endless cover songs of the much-loved Beatles with the band he’d been a member of for nearly 10 years. He also […]

Rosemary Rennie, 78, of Shrewsbury

October 21st, 2016


Shrewsbury – Rosemary (Breen) Rennie, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Wayne, and her beloved daughter, Ellen. Rosemary leaves behind her husband, Wayne M. Rennie; her daughter, Ellen Tripp; her son-in-law, William D. Tripp; and her much-loved granddaughter, Ellie Tripp. Rosemary was born July 7, […]

Family enjoys classic car collection

October 21st, 2016

Bill and Marion Marsten saved for years to buy this 1928 Buick and hope to work on it this winter.

Shrewsbury – Who hasn’t admired an old car that’s is still being driven on the road? Talk to anyone who restores old cars, and they’ll tell you that there’s an almost magnetic attraction to antique vehicles. Finding a classic, then searching all over the country for the proper parts and putting the whole thing back together becomes an obsession. Ask Bill Marsten of Marsten Greenhouses in Shrewsbury.

Joan A. White, 80, of Shrewsbury

October 20th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Joan A. (Boyle) White, 80, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Joan is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. White; her son, Robert J. White Jr. and his wife Michelle of Worcester; three daughters, Nancy J. Golas and […]

SHS girls’ soccer in hunt for district playoff berth

October 20th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The remainder of the 2016 campaign projects to be a fight to the finish for the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls’ varsity soccer team. The nice part is that they know it and have clearly embraced the challenge.

Sheriff’s association hosts wellness event for Shrewsbury seniors

October 19th, 2016

(l to r)  Samantha Atchue, who has worked at Chick-fil-A "since day one"with Katie Lawson, who owns the Westborough franchise with her husband, Mike.

Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association held its 1st Annual Healthy Harvest and Safety Symposium at the Shrewsbury Senior Center Oct. 13 to a full house. The free events included talks and advice on Hidden Health and Safety Issues As You Age,” “The New Age of Medicine: Less Is More,” “The Amazing […]

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 21 edition

October 19th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Oct. 4 9:03 a.m. Eagle Dr. Harassment. 9:55 a.m. Spring St. Medical call. 11:42 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Medical call. 1:55 p.m. Grafton St. Animal complaint. 3:48 p.m. Rosedale Ave. Dispute. 3:58 p.m. Wesleyan St. Dispute. 6:01 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 6:28 p.m. Arrested, Shawn C. Chesbrough, 38, of 232 North Orange Rd., […]

Police to host ‘Medication Take Back’ Oct. 22

October 18th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department is sponsoring a Medication Take Back event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Bring in expired or unused medication for safe and proper disposal. No sharps, please. This is a free event and is open to the general […]

Vigil to be held in Shrewsbury for domestic violence awareness

October 16th, 2016

Shrewsbury – ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education Project) will hold a vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence  on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on the Shrewsbury Common. The rain location will be the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury located adjacent to the common. The vigil is co-sponsored […]

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