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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Lois A. Ward, 74, of Shrewsbury

March 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Lois A. (Squillante) Ward, 74, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at UMass Hospital in Worcester. Lois is survived by her son, Kenneth A. Ward and his wife Joan of Shrewsbury, and their children, Elise and Kyra Ward; two sisters, Susanne Chiaverini of Randolph, N.J., and Arnelle Fuller of Fulton, N.Y.; […]

Shrewsbury boys’ hockey is State Division 3 champions

March 19th, 2017

Boston – The Shrewsbury High School boys hockey team capped a near perfect season with a 3-1 win over Old Rochester/Fairhaven in the State Division 3 finals Sunday, March 18 at the TD Garden in Boston.

Shrewsbury football player wins statewide honor

March 16th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) senior Justice Lane, a linebacker and special teams player for the 2016 SHS Super Bowl football team, was recently recognized at Gillette Stadium by the Mass. High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA). He was the sole winner from a statewide pool of candidates for the MHSFCA Leadership Scholarship of $2,000. T

SHS to hold athletic and recreation equipment drive

March 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Colonials will hold their second annual Colonials’ Athletic & Recreation Equipment (C.A.R.E.) Drive Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the gym entrance of the school, 64 Holden St. The first 200 people to donate will receive coupons for discounts off of new equipment courtesy […]

St. John’s loses division final to Franklin

March 15th, 2017

By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Photographer Region – The Central Massachusetts Division 1 finals between St. John’s High School and Franklin High School were held at Worcester State University March 10. These two teams are no strangers to battling it out on the court, and Franklin came up short three years in a row until this year.  St. John’s jumped out with […]

Shrewsbury’s Phil Krause is a good Samaritan and good neighbor

March 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Three years ago Phil Krause added an X Series Snow Thrower attachment to his Cub Cadet tractor. Far better than a snow blower, this powerful addition eats up whatever the toughest winter storm delivers. It quickly and easily clears extreme snow conditions like the five foot berms that town snow plows invariably leave at the top of driveways.

Shrewsbury police log, March 17 edition

March 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Feb. 28 11:16 a.m. Kinglet Dr. Harassment. 12:20 p.m. Lake St. Larceny. 1:42 p.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 4:03 p.m. Boston Tpke. Harassment. 4:58 p.m. Eastwood Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 10:27 p.m. Hawthorne Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 10:44 p.m. Arrested, Kevin D. Long, 38, of 445 Mill St., Worcester, on warrant. Wednesday, March 1 7:37 a.m. […]

Angels at St. Anne’s offer multitude of services

March 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – No halos or wings are in sight. The angels at St. Anne’s Human Services look like ordinary people, but they’re not. They give of their time and talents running a complicated, many-faceted operation to serve the needs of their community.

Shrewsbury boys’ hockey wins Division 3 title

March 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Having been snake bitten in each of the past two seasons with one-goal playoff losses – including a painful overtime shootout to eventual state-finalist Algonquin Regional High School in 2016 – there was overt determination that no allowance of a ‘three-peat’ would occur for the top-seed Shrewsbury High School hockey team.

The undefeated and spirited Colonials took to the ice at Fitchburg’s jam-packed Wallace Civic Center March 12 looking to reverse their recent playoff misfortunes and did just that quite handily with a 4-1 victory over second-seed Wachusett Regional High School in the Central Mass. Division 3 Tournament. Shrewsbury (21-0-1) moved on to face Western champion Westfield High School (17-5) March 15 at Springfield’s MassMutual Center in a state semifinal.

Shrewsbury High basketball to hold ALS fundraiser

March 10th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will be hosting the annual ALS Awareness Game Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Shrewsbury High School gymnasium, 64 Holden St. This game will be between the two varsity teams and some members of the SHS faculty. The game is […]

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