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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Shrewsbury resident touts joy of classic cars

August 10th, 2014

Jim Goodwin stands with his 1986 Chevelle at Dean Park in Shrewsbury. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Sometimes it takes a dare to get you to start something new. A dare is the reason Jim Goodwin of Shrewsbury started the New England Chevelle and El Camino Club.

McGovern continues to fight against plan to close Shrewsbury mail distribution center

August 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Local and state officials are frustrated that a proposal to close the Central Massachusetts US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center (USPS Central MA) may still happen. Adding to that frustration, they said, is that they cannot get any firm information on when it might actually occur.

Teams take the field for fourth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Wiffle Ball Tournament

August 7th, 2014

Homemade signs thank the many sponsors of the tournament.

Shrewsbury – On July 26, players, volunteers, sponsors and spectators attended the fourth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Wiffle Ball Tournament. Approximately 28 teams, including children and adults, took to the fields at Coolidge Elementary School in Shrewsbury. All of the funds raised at the event were for the Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship Fund. “Jake” [...]

Central One Federal Credit Union donates to Shrewsbury library

August 7th, 2014

(l to r) Zachary Daniels, marketing manager, Central One;  David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO, Central One; Matt Hogan and Mary Casey, co-chairs, Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation’s Building for the Future;  April Healey, vice president of retail services, Central One;  and Ellen Dolan, library director, Shrewsbury Public Library.  
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union has made a donation of $25,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation’s Building for the Future capital campaign. The donation is in support of the foundation’s $1.75 million philanthropic effort to support the $23.3 million expansion and revitalization of the library building.

Shrewsbury issues public health advisory for Dean Park

August 6th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Health has issued a public health advisory due to the observation of high levels of cyanobacteria algae (blue-green) in Dean Park Pond. Individuals are being encouraged to avoid coming in contact with the body of water until further notice. The town will be working with environmental health specialists to [...]

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 8 edition

August 6th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, July 18 12:37 a.m. Hill/Boylston Sts. Suspicious person/MV. 8:28 a.m. Crescent St. Medical call. 8:56 a.m. Maple Ave. Identity theft. 11:06 a.m. Stoney Hill Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 2:22 p.m. Howe Ave. Vandalism. 4:46 p.m. Berkshire Rd./South St. Suspicious person/MV. 6:27 p.m. North Quinsigamond. Illegal dumping. 6:35 p.m. Yorkshire Terr. Vandalism. 8:06 p.m. Eaglehead [...]

Shrewsbury 11-year-old All-Stars are District 5 baseball champions

August 6th, 2014

The 2014 11-year-old Shrewsbury National team included (middle row, l to r) Connor Schmautz, Ben Smith, Jake MacIsaac, Jack Foley, Tyler Joseph, Tyler Ojerholm, Johnny Considine and Tommy Belbin; and (front row, l to r) Ryan Cayton, Kyle Lusignan, Connor Lyons, Mason Bates and Angelo Ritacco. The team was coached by (back row) Darrin Schmautz and assistant coaches Peter Ojerholm, Andy MacIsaac, Brian Lusignan and Dave Lyons. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – For the second year in a row, the Shrewsbury National 11-year-old All-Star baseball team won the Thomas Dunford Memorial District Five Tournament July 26-27. Shrewsbury capped off the 2014 tournament beating Westborough in the championship game 13-8 to take the title of District 5 champions. “The boys accomplished every one of their goals,” said [...]

My Ngo, 59, of Shrewsbury

August 4th, 2014

Obit My Ngo

Shrewsbury – My Ngo, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at home. She was 59. She was born March 1, 1955 in Can Tho, Vietnam, a daughter of the late Nguyen Van Nam and Nguyen Thi Nu. My grew up in a small house on the bank of the Mekong River. Several years after [...]

Sachs Jewelers pet adoption day

August 3rd, 2014

“Kaylee” with her new adoptive parents

  Shrewsbury – Sachs Jewelers held a pet adoption day July 26 in collaboration with the Pandora jewelry company and SweetPea Friends of Rutland Animals, a no-kill, nonprofit animal welfare organization. The event allowed customers to meet with pets who are temporarily staying at SweetPea until they find their new “forever” homes. Three lucky pets [...]

Shrewsbury library fundraiser with an Indian flavor

August 3rd, 2014

Mansi Gera and Divya Raghunathan, both 11, volunteer to help with the bullhorn ring toss game.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – A diverse representation of the community attended the India Summer Festival held July 27 at SAC Park. The festival celebrated the food, games and cultures of different states of India. Among the activities were Bollywood dance lessons, beanbag toss on a kathakali mask, temporary henna tattoos, rangoli [...]

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