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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Lebeaux and Miller announce intentions to run for re-election

January 31st, 2016

Moira E. Miller

Shrewsbury – Selectmen Moira E. Miller and John Lebeaux have both announced that they are seeking re-election to the Board of Selectmen in the town election which will be held Tuesday, May 3. Elected to the board in 2007, Miller currently serves as chair and is seeking to serve for a fourth term. Miller has […]

Marianne Pierre, 83, of Shrewsbury

January 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Marianne Pierre, 83, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 into the loving arms of the Lord. She leaves her husband, Legouaze Jean-Louis Sr.; her children, Antonine “Nina” Pahl, Maud Jean-Louis, Marie LeRoy, and Legouaze “Gary” Jean-Louis Jr.; her grandchildren, Gregory Pahl, Mayra Jean-Louis, Yves LeRoy, Hans Jean-Louis, Melissa Lemaistre LeRoy, Rajiv LeRoy, Eder […]

Shrewsbury Girl Scouts kick off cookie season

January 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury Girl Scouts at the cookie season kick-off event. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On Jan. 9 at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, the Shrewsbury Girl Scouts kicked off the cookie season. At the event, approximately 20 Girl Scouts learned how to set goals and create sales strategies, and tasted the products they will be selling. Cookie season officially began Jan. 15 and will run through Sunday, […]

Water issues top Shrewsbury selectmen’s agenda

January 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – A “Public Works Workshop” was the focus of much of the Jan. 26 Board of Selectmen’s meeting.

Nearly every town maintenance, building, roads, recreation, and water/sewer issue on the books was discussed.

Selectmen deny traffic signage request

January 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen reviewed during its Jan. 26 meeting a citizen’s request to place a stop sign at the intersection of Deergrass Road and Thestland Drive. The board concluded that present traffic does not warrant such an action as the police department reported that traffic usually adheres to the posted speed limit and that neighbors questioned stated that they had seen no problems existing with traffic. Selectman Maurice DePalo had also gone to that intersection and stated that he had observed no speeding vehicles or dangerous situations. As such the board declined to act on the request.

Antoinette Guyer, 96, of Shrewsbury

January 28th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Antoinette (Girard) Guyer, 96, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, in her home at Shrewsbury Crossing. Antoinette is survived by her husband of 23 years, Charles Guyer; her two sons, Allan Risedorf and his wife Doreen of Winsted, Conn. and Bruce Risedorf and his wife Denise […]

‘Snow’ problem at all

January 27th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Caroline Strickland did not let the Jan. 23 snowstorm keep her from her important job of selling Girl Scout cookies door to door.

Special needs’ athletes and peers play together in Shrewsbury’s Unified Basketball Program

January 27th, 2016

Players and helpers with coach Dan McGinnis (center)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury is one of the growing number of towns that has embraced a Unified Basketball program for athletes with developmental disabilities and their typical peers who assist them and play alongside them.

Shrewsbury fire captain graduates from Firefighting Academy training program

January 27th, 2016

(l to r) State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Shrewsbury Fire Captain Aaron Roy and Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona 

Shrewsbury – Captain Aaron Roy of the Shrewsbury Fire Department was one of 32 fire officers who graduated Jan. 25 from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program. The 13-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards for chief fire officers, and is delivered jointly by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. It is a comprehensive course providing training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing fire departments.

Shrewsbury, Algonquin skate to 2-2 tie

January 25th, 2016

Shrewsbury’s Liam Quinlivan (#25) defies gravity as he flies thru the air in pursuit of the puck.

Region – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks and the Shrewsbury High School Colonials skated to a 2-2 tie in a boys’ ice hockey matchup played Jan. 23 at Northstar Ice Sports.

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