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 Garden Club honors St. Mary’s Church

November 12th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club recently presented the Iris Award for Community Beautification to Msgr. Michael Rose and St. Mary’s Church. The club recognizes residents, businesses and community organizations for their contributions to making Shrewsbury a more beautiful community. To nominate someone for the Iris Award, contact Margie White at or visit […]

Sherwood students show off tech prowess at state conference

November 12th, 2015

Sherwood sixth graders Dylan LeMay, Vidyut Veedgav, Madeline Duke, Kate Hitchcock, Megan Albertson, Ann Titus, Aishwarya Narayanan and Zaineb Irfan take to the field at Gillette Stadium after presenting on a variety of tech projects at the recent MassCUE technology conference.

Shrewsbury – Even though they are barely into their sixth-grade year, a group of students from Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury can now add both “public speaker” and “tech wizard” to their resumes. The eight students were recently presenters at the fall MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and M.A.S.S. (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents) annual Technology Conference Oct 21and 22 at Gillette Stadium. The theme of the conference this year was “Dare to Innovate” and challenged students to create tech-based projects and give a clear presentation to educators from all over New England.

Shrewsbury Police report pedestrian seriously injured in hit and run

November 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this evening: On November 12th at 1:07 PM Shrewsbury Police responded to 103 Harrington Ave in Shrewsbury for a report of a pedestrian that had been hit by a motor vehicle at this location. Shrewsbury Police, Shrewsbury Fire Department and Worcester EMS responded to the scene. […]

Shrewsbury voters easily defeat proposed pipeline ban

November 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Of the ten articles on the warrant for the Nov. 9 Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting, perhaps the most contentious was one that would have asked the selectmen to ban any pipeline carrying “fracked” gas through the town. A proposed 125-mile pipeline project, Access Northeast, is being developed by National Grid, Eversource Energy, and Spectra Energy to complement an existing pipeline that runs from New Jersey to Maine. About 400 of the approximately 740 area property owners who could be directly affected are in Shrewsbury. Algonquin Gas Transmission would be the operator. Local opposition to the proposed pipeline generated a petition submitted to the Board of Selectmen bearing more than 100 signatures, enough to place it on the town meeting warrant.

Shrewsbury selectmen approve new wine retailer, bridge closure

November 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – At the Nov. 10 Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting – the night following the Nov. 9 Special Town Meeting – the hearing on the petition from Total Wine and More was continued.

Tax rate set for Shrewsbury

November 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – New property tax rates were presented by the Assessor’s Office to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen for approval Nov. 10. According to the presentation, class rates would be kept at just one and the rate will be $13/1,000, down from $13.20/1,000. However, private property valuations will rise about 5 percent, meaning that the average tax bill will be based upon an increase from $381,000 to $398,000. On average, the average quarterly tax bill will increase.

Coolidge Elementary School exceeds goal for Coins for Construction Drive

November 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury Library Director Ellen Dolan with Coolidge School's fourth-rade Student Council who helped with announcements and tracking the donations: (back row) Liz, Kenzie, Viviane; (middle row) Drew, Thiago, Felipe; (front row) Sarah, Mikaela, Michaela, Siri and Aarushi. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Calvin Coolidge Elementary School set a goal of raising $1,000 during the three-day Coins for Construction Drive to benefit the Shrewsbury Library construction project Oct. 19, 20 and 21. But when the coins were totaled, Coolidge had raised $1219.49, exceeding their goal. Across the district in all participating elementary and middle schools, […]

On the road to support veterans’ needs

November 11th, 2015

Representatives from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office Basic Recruit Training Academy #44 begin the road race.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – A comfortably cool morning Nov. 7 drew nearly 200 runners and walkers to participate in the 11th annual Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk, beginning and ending at Veterans Inc. in Shrewsbury. Matthew Depari of Worcester finished first overall in 17:22. The first-place female finishing in 23:58 was […]

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union kicks off donation drive for Shrewsbury Public Schools

November 10th, 2015

Jim Dupont, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union president and CEO, and Dr. Joseph Sawyer,

superintendent of Shrewsbury Public Schools 

Photo/Michelle Biscotti

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Colonial Fund has been established, according to its website, “to fund high impact innovations within our schools that would not otherwise be feasible” due to budgetary reasons.

As such, the fund, which is overseen by Michelle Biscotti and Kathleen Keohane, coordinators of development and volunteer activities, is seeking donations from local residents and businesses.

Shrewsbury police warn of motor vehicle break-ins

November 10th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon regarding a series of breaking and entering into motor vehicles:

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