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 Education Foundation hosts fifth annual Trivia Night

November 25th, 2015

This year’s winning team, The A Team, consisted of Shrewsbury High School faculty members (l to r) Moira Lumley-Chan, Patrick Collins, Steven Sousa and Paul Wood.
Photo/Brenda Buckley

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) held its fifth annual Trivia Night Nov. 13, at the Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury, the biggest and best trivia night thus far. The SEF welcomed 29 teams of four and several of their friends came to cheer them on.

St. John’s headmaster prepares to step down from post

November 25th, 2015

Michael Welch

Shrewsbury – For the last 14 years Michael Welch has been an integral part of St .John’s High School, the all-boys Xaverian Brothers-sponsored Catholic School in Shrewsbury. Recently, Welch surprised the school community when he announced that he was stepping down from the position in June 2016.

Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 27 edition

November 25th, 2015

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Shrewsbury Tuesday, Nov. 10 6:08 a.m. Francis Ave. B&E motor vehicle. 6:42 a.m. Flint Meadow Ln. B&E motor vehicle. 7:58 a.m. Oak Ridge Way. B&E motor vehicle. 8:05 a.m. Lamplighter Dr. B&E motor vehicle. 8:21 a.m. Glen terr. B&E motor vehicle. 8:33 a.m. Old brook Rd. B&E motor vehicle. 9:42 a.m. Park St. West. B&E […]

Maria Lonergan, of Shrewsbury

November 24th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Maria Elisabete (Felix) Lonergan, of Shrewsbury, passed away Nov. 22, 2015 after a 15-month fight against colon cancer. Her life’s work was improving the lives of children with autism, which she did for 19 years at the New England Center for Children in Southborough. Maria is survived by her husband, Mark, and their […]

Local business, nonprofit team up to help neighbors affected by breast cancer

November 24th, 2015

Sue and Roger McCarthy, owners of McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, stand with Linda Halloran (center) on the day they presented a $2,000 check in support of the nonprofit organization Halloran co-founded, The Breast Friends Connection.
Photo/Lori Berkey

Shrewsbury – Each year, Roger and Sue McCarthy donate to a selected charity on behalf of the business they own, McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, Inc. Long-time supporters of breast cancer aid organizations, the couple had personal reasons this year for wanting to find an organization that helps local people affected by the disease. Sue’s research turned up the Breast Friends Connection, which offers a monthly support group in Shrewsbury as well as other assistance. After learning details about what the group provides, the McCarthys wrote them a check for $2,000 to support the organization.

Farmers’ Market to be held to benefit Shrewsbury Public Schools

November 19th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The first annual Local Artisans and Farmers’ Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St. Many of the farmers and other vendors who participated in the farmers’ market at Ski Ward this past summer will be present. There will also be a section […]

Floral Street first-graders learn about military service

November 19th, 2015

Staff Sergeant Daley speaks to first-graders at Floral Street Elementary School. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Staff Sergeant Martin Daley, an Army Recruiter from the Worcester recruiting station, visited Floral Street School Nov. 10 to present information about Veterans Day to first graders. Students learned about the different branches of the military and were informed of the purpose of Veterans Day – to honor those who have served or […]

Shrewsbury classmates celebrate 70th reunion

November 19th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School class of 1945 held its 70th reunion Oct. 16 at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Worcester. Twelve of the original 76 graduates attended. Seven additional responded. Seated front row (l to r) Russell Nordwell, Madelyn Bryant Maguire, Raymond Harlow and. Richard Green. Back row, (l to r) William Maguire, Robert Bartholomew, […]

Albert H. Uckerman, 71, of Shrewsbury

November 18th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Albert H. Uckerman, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Stoughton, entered into rest Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. He was 71. He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Estelle Judith (Kripke); the devoted father of Steve Uckerman and his fiancee Stacey Shapiro and Amie Gaston and her husband John; and the cherished grandfather of […]

Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 20 edition

November 18th, 2015

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Shrewsbury Thursday, Oct. 29 9:34 a.m. Main St. Larceny. 12:35 p.m. Memorial Dr. Larceny by check. 2:19 p.m. Arrested, Eileen M. Lynch, 51, of 21 Grand St., Apt. 2, Worcester, for possession of Class B substance. 2:30 p.m. Gulf St./Browning Rd. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 4:23 p.m. Oak/Marie Sts. Suspicious person/MV. 9:40 p.m. Boston Tpke. […]

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