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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Peter L. Terry, 69, of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

Obit Peter Terry

Shrewsbury – Peter L. Terry, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Friday, April 11, 2014 while vacationing in Florida. He was 69. He was born April 5, 1945 in Rockville Center, New York, a son of the late Lloyd and Roberta (Rifenburgh) Terry. While attending Port Jefferson High School, he was a triathlete: football, track and baseball. [...]

Margaret Rakauskas, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Margaret (Peg) Rakauskas, 87, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She leaves her loving husband of 57 years, Vitie S. Rakauskas; a son, Stephen J. Rakauskas of Sutton; two daughters, Lorri P. Rosenbruch-Gerry [...]

Robert J. Maesto Sr., 82, formerly of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2014

Obit Robert Maesto

Millbury – Robert J. “Bob” Maesto Sr., 82, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, April 10, 2014, with his family gathered by his side, after a period of declining health. Bob was born in Worcester, one of four sons of Joseph and Loretta (Berthiaume) Maesto. He graduated from Commerce High School and [...]

Godfrey and Armstrong announce engagement

April 12th, 2014

SH Armstrong Godfrey engagement cr

Shrewsbury – Amy Kathleen Godfrey, daughter of Patricia and Charles Godfrey, and Brandon Michael Armstrong, son of Deborah Watson and William Armstrong Jr.,  have announced their engagement. Godfrey is from Shrewsbury and Armstrong is from Mendon. The couple were engaged on Sept. 4, 2013 and are now planning a Sept.  4, 2015 wedding.

Louise M. Butler, 90, of Shrewsbury

April 11th, 2014

Obit Louise Butler

Shrewsbury – Louise M. Butler, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. She was 90. Louise was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Cambridge, a daughter of the late James F. Butler Jr. and Mary L. (Keenan) Butler Clements. A graduate of Simmons College in Boston, she was an [...]

Shrewsbury girls top central Mass teams at Division 1 state finals

April 11th, 2014

(Top row, l to r) Shrewsbury swimmers Meghan Kean, Samantha Du, Sarah Arsenault and Erin Kean; (bottom row, l to r) boys’ state qualifier Michael Stroz, diver Hannah Murray and alternate Leah Murphy. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Coming off of a strong fifth-place finish at the Central/South Sectional meet at Wellesley College, the Shrewsbury High School girls’ swim and dive team was the top central Mass team, placing 10th at the Division 1 state finals at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Feb. 15. The team finished the year strong [...]

Special Shrewsbury Town Meeting will address former Spag’s property development ‘vision’

April 10th, 2014

An artist's initial rendition of "Lakeway Commons" 
Photo/courtesy Grossman Development Group, LLC

Shrewsbury – A plan to develop the former Spag’s/Building 19 property into a multi-use complex will be on the agenda for the Tuesday, April 29, Special Town Meeting (STM). The warrant will ask voters to approve nine articles that would substantially change the rules and roadways of the property located on Route 9.

The developer, Grossman Development Group, met with the Board of Selectmen during the board’s April 8 meeting to discuss the initial “vision” for the project, which they have dubbed “Lakeway Commons.”

LaCroix wins third place in boardercross championship

April 9th, 2014

Mikey LaCroix, 15, (far right) who competes out of Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, poses for a photo after winning third place in boardercross in the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Mikey LaCroix, 15, who competes out of Ski Ward, placed third in the country for boardercross amongst 14 and 15 year olds at the recent United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship held in Copper, Colo. Boardercross is a snowboard competition in which a group of snowboarders start as a [...]

Getting lost in a book

April 9th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Bhavita Kunda, 3, enjoys a book at the Shrewsbury Public Library Book Sale, held April 4. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

SELCO to celebrate Arbor Day in Shrewsbury

April 9th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Join Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) for its annual Arbor Day celebration Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Shrewsbury Town Common. SELCO will be giving away 750 free trees to Shrewsbury residents. All selected varieties are resistant to Asian Longhorn Beetle infestation, and are not classified as host [...]

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