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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Ban on plastic bags poses difficulties for senior citizen

July 16th, 2017

As a senior citizen having a hard time living on Social Security, which has not increased in three years, and having a more difficult time paying Shrewsbury taxes which have increased $1,200 in the past three years, I want to thank you  – the voters – for getting rid of plastic grocery bags.

Donald McGlory, PhD, 95, of Shrewsbury

July 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Donald Herbert McGlory, PhD, 95, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Rehoboth, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home. Born Nov. 17, 1921 in Westborough, he was the son of the late Howard and Margaret (Johnson) McGlory. He attended Westborough schools and graduated high school in 1940. During WWII he served with the United […]

A link to the past

July 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – As Shrewsbury prepares to move forward with several significant new developments, it also aims to retain its connections to the past. To that end, the Board of Selectmen is currently seeking an individual who would be interested in serving as the Town Historian for a three-year term volunteer position.

Shrewsbury police log, July 14 edition

July 12th, 2017

Shrewsbury Monday, June 26 9:15 a.m. Arrested, Richard W. Fegreus, 63, of 36 North Quinsigamond, Apt. 612, Shrewsbury, on warrant. 10:46 a.m. Lexington Rd. Animal complaint. 11:07 a.m. Boston Tpke. Harassment. 2:11 p.m. Walnut St./Hartford Tpke. Illegal dumping. 5:31 p.m. Gulf St. B&E residential. 7:02 p.m. Clinton St. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 7:37 p.m. Willow […]

Shrewsbury High student commemorates her Native American ancestors through drawings   

July 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Olivia LeBlanc is a recent graduate of the Shrewsbury High School class of 2017. One of the talents that she demonstrated during her academic career was drawing. Throughout the course of her senior year, LeBlanc assembled a portfolio of Native American-themed work that focused on various aspects of their lifestyle, including clothing and animals that were part of their culture.

Mizikar sworn in as Shrewsbury Town Manager

July 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury bid farewell to Town Manager Daniel Morgado and welcomed incoming Town Manager Kevin Mizikar in a brief ceremony held in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room in the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, July 7.

Patricia Brewin, 86, of Shrewsbury and Florida

July 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury/Naples, Fla. – Patricia (Boughan) Boyle Brewin, 86, of Shrewsbury and Naples, Fla., and formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was the wife of the late Leonard E. Boyle prior to being William F. Brewin’s wife. Born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1931 […]

Iconic Shrewsbury barn to be relocated to Boylston

July 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – High in its rafters, the Bonnie Dell Farm barn bears signatures of visitors dating back decades.

135 years after it was built, the barn, signatures and all, is being relocated to Boylston’s Spring Ridge farm where its new owners say they’re excited to save a piece of local history.

“It’s very well preserved,” said Tricia May, a co-owner of the Spring Ridge Farm. “It’s just a beautiful barn.”

Completion of 12th season of Sunday Hours at Shrewsbury Library

July 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Trustees of the Shrewsbury Public Library announce the completion of the 2017 Sunday Library Season. Thanks to the contributions of generous individuals, businesses and civic groups, library users were able to enjoy a full season of Sunday hours from Oct. 2, 2016 to May 21, 2017.

It’s in the bag

July 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Last year, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members voted to approve a citizens’ petition that requested a ban on plastic shopping bags that are not compostable and marine degradable. At this year’s TM, another citizens’ petition requesting that the ban be overturned was not passed. As a result, the town will implement the ban starting on July 1.

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