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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Shrewsbury mom creates organization to promote worldwide autism acceptance

January 7th, 2017

Jagger holding the first book in the “Jagger’s World of Autism” series.

Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury mom Stacey Levine Lavely witnessed her son’s touching performance of “Let It Go” in a local talent show in April, she was hit with inspiration.

Sculpting studio creates niche in downtown Hudson

January 6th, 2017


Hudson/Shrewsbury – Garrett Prince of Shrewsbury brings a lifetime of experience as an artist to his most recent venture. In August 2016, he and his girlfriend Maureen Conlon of Hudson opened I Sculpt U. He now teaches sculpting in their studio overlooking Wood Square at 14 Main St., Suite 1, in downtown Hudson.

Prince developed an interest in sculpting at age 3 when his parents bought him clay.

Inspired to start second career as filmmaker at age 50

January 5th, 2017

Bob Heske and his mother Carlotta Maria

Shrewsbury – Bob Heske of Shrewsbury credits his late mother for inspiring him to pursue his dream of completing a full-length screenplay. He wrote and produced the award-winning drama “Blessid,” which is now available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo on Demand.

GLC students donate to Toys for Tots

January 4th, 2017


Shrewsbury – Students from God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten and the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) recently participated in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive for the 25th year. The families and students generously donated over 600 new, unwrapped toys for children in need. During the month of December GLC makes a commitment […]

Morgado to step down as Shrewsbury’s Town Manager

January 4th, 2017

Daniel Morgado

Shrewsbury – For nearly two decades Daniel Morgado has served as town manager, overseeing all aspects of the town’s municipal needs. It has been, he said, “a wonderful and fascinating experience.”

Shrewsbury police log, Jan. 6 edition

January 4th, 2017

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Dec. 20 9:20 a.m. Heywood St. Medical call. 11:37 a.m. Prospect St. Harassment. 2:55 p.m. Brookdale Cir. Vandalism. 4:34 p.m. Julio Dr. Disturbance. 9:06 p.m. Main St. Suspicious person/MV. 11:21 p.m. Hawthorne Rd. Medical call. Wednesday, Dec. 21 12:17 a.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 1:16 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:01 a.m. Oak […]

Laramee twins continue family legacy of athletic excellence at Shrewsbury High

January 3rd, 2017


By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – It’s a surname that has become iconic in the rich tradition of Shrewsbury High School (SHS) sports. There have been generations of athletes past, present and future that have left and will leave their mark as true-blue Colonials in a wide variety of sports all the while competing […]

Shrewsbury boys’ basketball rolls over Burncoat

January 3rd, 2017

Shrewsbury’s Nathan McGregor is fouled as he attempts to shoot while being defended by Burncoat’s  Justin Mange (#23) and Travon Williams (#0).

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys’ basketball team easily defeated the Burncoat High School Patriots by a score of 61-31 in a game played Jan. 2.

Harry Der Harootunian, 81, of Shrewsbury

January 3rd, 2017


Shrewsbury – Harry Der Harootunian, 81, of the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 after a brief illness. Harry was born in Worcester, son of the late Bedros and Manooshag (Chalikian) Der Hartootunian. He graduated from South High School in 1953. He attended WPI and graduated from Worcester Junior College. Harry served […]

Eleanor F. Norwood, 92, of Shrewsbury

January 3rd, 2017


Shrewsbury – Eleanor F. “Farmer” Norwood, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 in UMass Memorial Hospital after an illness. She leaves two brothers,  Robert Norwood and George Norwood, both of Worcester; a sister, Shirley E. Amlaw of Worcester; several nieces and nephews, including Karen L. Amlaw of Westborough and Robert E. Amlaw of Worcester; and […]

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