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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Special Shrewsbury Town Meeting will address former Spag’s property development ‘vision’

April 10th, 2014

An artist's initial rendition of "Lakeway Commons" 
Photo/courtesy Grossman Development Group, LLC

Shrewsbury – A plan to develop the former Spag’s/Building 19 property into a multi-use complex will be on the agenda for the Tuesday, April 29, Special Town Meeting (STM). The warrant will ask voters to approve nine articles that would substantially change the rules and roadways of the property located on Route 9.

The developer, Grossman Development Group, met with the Board of Selectmen during the board’s April 8 meeting to discuss the initial “vision” for the project, which they have dubbed “Lakeway Commons.”

LaCroix wins third place in boardercross championship

April 9th, 2014

Mikey LaCroix, 15, (far right) who competes out of Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, poses for a photo after winning third place in boardercross in the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Mikey LaCroix, 15, who competes out of Ski Ward, placed third in the country for boardercross amongst 14 and 15 year olds at the recent United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship held in Copper, Colo. Boardercross is a snowboard competition in which a group of snowboarders start as a [...]

Getting lost in a book

April 9th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Bhavita Kunda, 3, enjoys a book at the Shrewsbury Public Library Book Sale, held April 4. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

SELCO to celebrate Arbor Day in Shrewsbury

April 9th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Join Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) for its annual Arbor Day celebration Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Shrewsbury Town Common. SELCO will be giving away 750 free trees to Shrewsbury residents. All selected varieties are resistant to Asian Longhorn Beetle infestation, and are not classified as host [...]

Shrewsbury woman celebrates 15 years as volunteer host of advocacy show

April 7th, 2014

Robbin Miller 
Photo/Lore Berkey

Shrewsbury- Fifteen years ago, Robbin Miller was fed up with the way people with disabilities were portrayed in mainstream media as heroes rather than as people who were living their lives like everyone else. A busy licensed mental health counselor, Miller made time to start a show on Shrewsbury Media Connection’s Public Access Channel 28 that would project people with disabilities in a more even light, raise awareness about resources, and teach people how to be “disability sensitive.” She’s been hosting the program, “Miller Chat Show,” that airs five times weekly, ever since.

Shrewsbury Road Scholars 5K benefits schools

April 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Over 300 participants of all ages start the seventh annual Shrewsbury Road Scholars 5K and One-Mile Fun Run held April 6, beginning and ending at Oak Middle School. Finishing first overall in 18:29 was Tom Cairns, a junior at Shrewsbury High School (SHS). The first-place female finishing in 21.54 was Erin Hickey of [...]

Alfred C. Acciardo, 87

April 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Alfred C. “Fred” Acciardo, Maj. USAF Ret., of Shrewsbury, died Monday, March 31, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare – University Campus in the care and presence of his wife. He was 87. He died after a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was born August 20, 1926 in Barrington, Rhode Island, a [...]

Alvin L. Pratt, 93

April 4th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Alvin L. Pratt, 93, a resident of Shrewsbury for over 60 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Mary A. (Verdini) Pratt; two daughters, Paula P. Renkas and her husband Richard of Franklin and Sandra P. Stratton of Derry, [...]

Salvatore Mangano, 77

April 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Salvatore “Sal” Mangano, 77, longtime Shrewsbury resident and retired Worcester Police Officer, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, April 2, 2014, surrounded by his devoted family. Sal was born in Worcester, a son of Italian immigrants Salvatore “Sam” and Raffaela “Mary” (Gallo) Mangano. He was raised, educated and lived in Worcester, before moving [...]

Helen C. Masiello, 97

April 3rd, 2014


Worcester – Helen C. (Karlon) Masiello, 97, of Worcester, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014 at Shrewsbury Crossings, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Palmer, a daughter of the late Martin and Christina (Grigis) Karlon. She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer Schools, and eventually moved to Worcester where [...]

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