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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Beatles for Sale to perform in Shrewsbury

July 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library in conjunction with the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department will present an outdoor concert featuring Beatles for Sale, an award winning Beatles Tribute Band based in New England. Pack a picnic and join neighbors and friends on Wednesday, July 20, at Dean Park, beginning at 6 […]

Jamros signed by New England Revolution to play in Special Olympics match

July 15th, 2016

Joey Jamros

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Shrewsbury – Joey Jamros, a resident of Shrewsbury, was signed by the New England Revolution as one of 13 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners to play in a Unified Match against a team from Special Olympics New York on July 6 at Gillette Stadium before the Revs home game against New York City FC.

Shrewsbury adopts additional water restrictions

July 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In January 2006, the town launched the Shrewsbury Water Conservation Project to help promote water conservation. This program was launched in response to the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection’s water conservation requirements. Under the plan, drinking (tap) use should be kept to a minimum to ensure that there is enough flow for everyday use as well as fire protection in town. Water is to be saved by limiting use of in-ground lawn sprinklers, using rain water when possible, and using low-flow fixtures. This aims to avoid environmental degradation, preserve a precious natural resource, and save considerable capital and operating costs.

Shrewsbury selectmen approve numerous license requests

July 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The July 12 Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting opened with a moment of silence for the 12 police officers shot in Dallas, Texas.

Billy’s Pub on Clinton Street was also mentioned briefly as it has apparently started offering entertainment without the proper licensing. The board agreed to invite the owner to come before it regarding required licensing.

A welcome treat on a hot day

July 13th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Eric Smith (far left) and Derek Bellerive from McCarthy’s Landscaping  enjoy some lemonade courtesy of (l to r) Sophia Howard, Katie, and Sara Howard. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Beverly Latino, 66, of Worcester

July 13th, 2016

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Worcester – Beverly Ann (Marcimo) Latino, 66, a beautiful woman passed away suddenly Monday, July 11, 2016 while vacationing in Maine. Beverly was born in Worcester, and her father was the late Robert Marcimo. She grew up the daughter of a Shrewsbury Fire Fighter and graduated from Shrewsbury High School. On July 31, 1970, at […]

Wiffle ball tournament to be held in Shrewsbury

July 13th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The 6th annual Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit the Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School fields, 1 Florence St., Saturday, July 23.

Barlok shines for Holy Cross and Bravehearts

July 12th, 2016

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Worcester – When it came time to switch uniforms to transform into a Worcester Braveheart this spring, the transition was probably the simplest for Shrewsbury’s Danny Barlok than any other team member.

That’s because Barlok is a member of the baseball team for the College of the Holy Cross and since the Bravehearts play their home games at Worcester’s Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, the same venue as the Crusaders, the 6’, 190 lb. right-handed pitcher was already where he needed to be.

Shrewsbury graduate will attempt to climb 67 mountains in one week to honor grandfather

July 12th, 2016

John Thompson

Shrewsbury – This summer, John Thompson, 24, of Shrewsbury, will attempt to climb all 67 of the mountains in New England that are more than 4,000 feet high. This may seem ambitious, but consider that Thompson intends to do this in one week and it becomes seemingly impossible. In fact, if he succeeds he will set a record for the fastest ascent of the NE67, which are known colloquially as the “4kers.”

Urmilla Singal, 80, of Shrewsbury

July 12th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Our family is deeply saddened to inform you that Urmilla Singal, widow of Vidyasagar Singal, passed away Monday July 11, 2016 at her residence. She was 80. She has been a great daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother for everyone in our family. She was very simple and patient women who […]

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