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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Saint Mary School students participate in declamation competition

April 22nd, 2016

(Front row, l to r) Camryn Hughes, Isabella Villani, Ciara Boyle, Aliya Larkin, Isabel George, Mary Seraichick; (back row, l to r) Helen Collins, Rilie Saba, Axel Johnson, Alex Nedelescu, Maria Hickson, Amanda Lo, Grace Clifford and Margaret Sullivan. (Photo/Stacey Hughes Photography)

Shrewsbury – Students from Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently participated in the Diocese of Worcester Speech Declamation Competition at St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School. The students represented Saint Mary School well as they were successful in a variety of oratory categories. Saint Mary faculty members Mary Seraichick and Helen Collins helped prepare the students […]

SELCO hosts first Earth Day Farmers Market

April 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) announced that it will be hosting the first Earth Day Farmers Market in Shrewsbury Friday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center parking lot, 98 Maple Ave.

The event will include more than 20 vendors offering local products.

Presentation on Lincoln at Shrewsbury Historical Society

April 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, will present “The Lincoln Assassination” by Christopher Daley Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. This lecture features primary source materials, period photographs, present-day photographs and video. It includes a short synopsis of the Civil War, an examination of the plot to kidnap Lincoln and the scheme to assassinate him. Both Lincoln and Booth’s movements are chronicled using a simultaneous timeline and the assassination, escape and capture of John Wilkes Booth and trial of the conspirators are described in detail.

Lebeaux and Miller to run for re-election

April 21st, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Selectmen John Lebeaux and Moira E. Miller have both announced that they are seeking re-election to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen in the town election which will be held Tuesday, May 3. No other residents took out papers for the two seats that are open on the board in this year’s race.

Here, in their own words, Lebeaux and Miller tell why they are running:

Grafton Indians boys’ lacrosse defeats Shrewsbury Colonials

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School goalie JT Rather makes a save on the shot by Grafton High School's Mike Najemy (on ground).

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosted the Grafton High School Indians on April 19. Grafton’s Cole Fontana scored the first goal quickly at the 11:12 mark while Shewsbury’s first goal wasn’t scored until the second quarter by Alec Buduo. The Indians lead 8-2 at the end of the first half and came out firing in the third quarter, going on to defeat the Colonials 14-4.

Shrewsbury High School’s National Chinese Honor Society celebrates culture and first year

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School students enjoy an event hosted by the National Chinese Honor Society. (Photo/Melanie Petrucci)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) recently hosted an event at Sherwood Middle School, “Under the Chinese Lanterns,” which was a fun family night with food, games, crafts and student performances celebrating Chinese culture. The event also was a way of celebrating a very successful first year in existence at Shrewsbury High School.

Shrewsbury police log, April 22 edition

April 20th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, April 7 4:54 a.m. Atwood Ln. Medical call. 8:56 a.m. Julio Dr. B&E motor vehicle. 4:16 p.m. Fox Hill Rd. identity theft. 4:56 p.m. Lake St. Larceny. 6:43 p.m. Walnut St. Disturbance. Friday, April 8 1:31 a.m. Holden St. Suspicious person/MV. 8:15 a.m. Maple Ave. Animal complaint. 8:40 a.m. Green St. Suspicious person/MV. […]

Paul O’Brien, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 20th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Paul Peter O’Brien, 87, of the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury, formerly of Harwich, died Saturday, April 16, 2016 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Dorchester, he was son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Bowen) O’Brien. He graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1946, and served […]

Manuel Simonian, 82, of Shrewsbury

April 20th, 2016

Obit Manuel Simonian

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury – The life given us by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal. Manny Simonian’s memory is eternal. He died peacefully Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was 82. Manuel Simonian was born Nov. 17, 1933 in Worcester, a son of Armenian immigrants Simon and Margaret (Aslanian) Simonian. […]

Shrewsbury selectmen talk school funding

April 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Coming one night before a special Town Meeting dealing with town school funding, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen April 12 discussed with State Senator Michael Moore, D-Millbury, and State Representative Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, pending legislation before the state legislature dealing with charter schools.

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