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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Joseph A. DiLello, 91, of Shrewsbury

May 19th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Joseph A. “Joe” DiLello, 91, of Shrewsbury, formerly of New York, died Thursday, May 15, 2016 after being stricken ill at home. He was born and raised in Manhattan, N.Y., son of the late Nicholas and Anna DiLello. He leaves his wife of 66 years, Rita (DiLello) DiLello; three daughters, Carol Sheehy and […]

Harold E. MacCombie, 95, of Shrewsbury

May 19th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Harold E. MacCombie, formerly of Stoughton, 95 years young, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 after a short illness. He was born in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston and grew up in Stoughton. He was a graduate of Stoughton High School, class of 1940. He retired from Brookfield Engineering Labs in 1982. He […]

Shrewsbury voters ban plastic shopping bags

May 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In an event that took many people by surprise, voters at the May 16 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) voted to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in town.

The article, which has been submitted by citizen petition, had previously been rejected by both the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee (FINCOM).

One injured in tractor-trailer accident in Shrewsbury

May 17th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department reported on its Facebook page today the details of an accident that occurred this morning at the Worcester Sand and Gravel. According to the department, at 10:11 a.m. the Fire Department received a call from 182 Holden St. Worcester Sand and Gravel stating a tractor-trailer had rolled over and […]

Shrewsbury Police arrest suspect for B&Es and pursuit

May 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon:      On Monday, May 16th 2016 at 5:52 pm Shrewsbury Police responded to a residence on Balsam Circle for a suspicious male in the rear of the house but subsequently fled the area on foot. A description of the suspect, who was later identified […]

Ann M. Rohanna, 98, of Shrewsbury

May 16th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Ann M. (Russell) Rohanna, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Daboul) Russell. She attended Worcester Schools. In Buffalo, N.Y., Ann met and later married the love of her life, Robert J. Rohanna. Ann […]

Dancing fountains at Dean Park season opens May 17

May 16th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The popular musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park will open for the season Tuesday, May 17. During the day, the fountains dance to various types of music. At night, fountains come alive, not only to music, but with a colored lights display. Music to accompany the fountains can be heard on 91.7 FM on car or portable radios. Listen to big band sounds from the ‘40s, Disney songs, classical, patriotic and well-known hits from the past.

Resident’s Center for Narrative Practice offers bridge for interdisciplinary understanding

May 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury resident Scott Alderman reflects on the upcoming goals of the institute he founded, Center for Narrative Practice.

Shrewsbury –Shrewsbury resident Scott Alderman proclaims himself “a civilian,” neither a clinician nor an academic. He’s a man with passion for bringing people together from different disciplines and helping them use unique tools to better understand each other, communicate better and work better as a team. He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Narrative Practice.

Shrewsbury Garden Club to hold annual plant sale

May 12th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale Saturday, May 21, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Items will include plants, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, geraniums, herbs, memorial baskets, and vegetables. All plant sale proceeds go to town beautification […]

Shrewsbury selectmen again ponder 40 B housing development

May 12th, 2016

Shrewsbury – At their May 10 meeting, Town Manager Daniel Morgado began by noting that he had attended a meeting on the proposed Stoney Hill affordable housing development May 9. According to him, many issues remain unresolved, including emergency vehicle access to Stoney Hill, normal traffic access to the development, and required sewer capacity issues.

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