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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Joan A. White, 80, of Shrewsbury

October 20th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Joan A. (Boyle) White, 80, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Joan is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. White; her son, Robert J. White Jr. and his wife Michelle of Worcester; three daughters, Nancy J. Golas and […]

SHS girls’ soccer in hunt for district playoff berth

October 20th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The remainder of the 2016 campaign projects to be a fight to the finish for the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls’ varsity soccer team. The nice part is that they know it and have clearly embraced the challenge.

Sheriff’s association hosts wellness event for Shrewsbury seniors

October 19th, 2016

(l to r)  Samantha Atchue, who has worked at Chick-fil-A "since day one"with Katie Lawson, who owns the Westborough franchise with her husband, Mike.

Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association held its 1st Annual Healthy Harvest and Safety Symposium at the Shrewsbury Senior Center Oct. 13 to a full house. The free events included talks and advice on Hidden Health and Safety Issues As You Age,” “The New Age of Medicine: Less Is More,” “The Amazing […]

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 21 edition

October 19th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Oct. 4 9:03 a.m. Eagle Dr. Harassment. 9:55 a.m. Spring St. Medical call. 11:42 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Medical call. 1:55 p.m. Grafton St. Animal complaint. 3:48 p.m. Rosedale Ave. Dispute. 3:58 p.m. Wesleyan St. Dispute. 6:01 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 6:28 p.m. Arrested, Shawn C. Chesbrough, 38, of 232 North Orange Rd., […]

Police to host ‘Medication Take Back’ Oct. 22

October 18th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department is sponsoring a Medication Take Back event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. Bring in expired or unused medication for safe and proper disposal. No sharps, please. This is a free event and is open to the general […]

Vigil to be held in Shrewsbury for domestic violence awareness

October 16th, 2016

Shrewsbury – ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education Project) will hold a vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence  on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on the Shrewsbury Common. The rain location will be the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury located adjacent to the common. The vigil is co-sponsored […]

Sherry Casey, 65, of Shrewsbury

October 14th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Sherry Casey’s five-year struggle with cancer came to its end Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. She died peacefully while surrounded by her family at home. She was 65. She was born Aug. 2, 1951 in Holden, a daughter of Richard H. and Virginia I. (Pyne) Lavigne. Raised in Shrewsbury, she was a graduate of […]

Shrewsbury girls welcome two new ‘siblings’

October 13th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Bubbling with excitement, Spring Street School students Maddie Moyal (left) and her sister Olivia recently welcomed two new rescue dogs to their family.  Maltipoo Molly (on the left with Maddie) is a female while Bentley, also a Maltipoo, is a male.  The dog couple and their three female puppies, who went to other […]

Shrewsbury Fire Department hosts open house

October 13th, 2016

Giovanni Booker, 4 and Kayden Booker, 6 from Worcester

Shrewsbury – Families, especially their young children, enjoyed visiting the open house held at the Shrewsbury Fire Department’s Church Street headquarters Oct. 8. Kids enjoyed the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck and chat with firefighters about the importance of fire safety. Shrewsbury firefighter Bob Warren also answered questions on […]

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 14 edition

October 12th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Sept. 30 10:21 a.m. Sandpiper Dr. B&E motor vehicle. 10:39 a.m. Moulton Ave. Vandalism. 1:44 p.m. Wesleyan St. Identity theft. 3:51 p.m. Old Salem Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 5:01 p.m. Barnard St. Suspicious person/MV. 5:19 p.m. Longfellow Rd. Identity theft. 5:57 p.m. Forest Hill Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 7:26 p.m. Howe Ave. Disturbance. 7:54 p.m. […]

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