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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The history of Labor Day

September 1st, 2016

Isabelle Chang 
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To the Editor: Labor Day is celebrated in North America every first Monday in September. It first started with the Knights of Labor in 1882 under the leadership of Peter J. Maguire from Camden, N. J.  Other organizations adopted the idea.  By 1887, Colorado passed the first act making it an official holiday. Soon afterwards, all […]

Shrewsbury police log, Sept. 2 edition

August 31st, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, Aug. 18 8:30 a.m. Hamilton Cir. Medical call. 11:36 a.m. Vista Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 6:08 p.m. Bridle Path. Animal complaint. 6:27 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 9:29 p.m. Manor Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 10:02 p.m. Smith Rd. Suspicious person/MV. Friday, Aug. 19 12:02 a.m. Arrested, Wayne J. Watson, 44, of 108A Plantation […]

Shrewsbury’s Doherty honored by WPI for as NCAA Woman of the Year honoree

August 30th, 2016

Emily Doherty

Worcester – In just over one-week’s time, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) women’s soccer team will host Salem State University in its 2016 home-opener, and while third-year head coach Steph Schafer will field a more-than competitive team as always, the absence of one former player in particular will necessitate some time for her to get used to.

Judith A. Girouard, 83, of Shrewsbury

August 29th, 2016

Obit Judith Girouard

Shrewsbury – Judith A. (McCourt) Girouard, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with her daughters by her side. She was 83. She was born in Portland, Maine on July 10, 1933, daughter of the late James and Mary (Carson) McCourt, and was raised in Worcester and graduated from […]

Shrewsbury High School graduate travels to South Africa

August 26th, 2016

Peyton Heller (far right, front, in white t-shirt) and other students from Lead Abroad pose with Heller's host family at a nearby township where the group completed a week of community service. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Seeking exposure to the issues facing the rest of the world, Shrewsbury High School graduate Peyton Heller recently spent five weeks in Cape Town, South Africa, volunteering in a local township, taking classes and exploring the country.

Vickie Lou Goss, 78, of Shrewsbury

August 26th, 2016

Obit Vickie Goss

Shrewsbury – Vickie Lou “Vicki” (Basham) Goss, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 after suffering a stroke. She was born in Wichita, Kans., daughter of the late Lee and Marjory (Blackburn) Basham of Wichita. A Cornell University graduate with her Master’s in Business Administration, Vicki worked for the Dean of Architecture, Arts […]

Shrewsbury grads will use lessons learned in gymnastics as they head to college

August 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Three recent Shrewsbury High School graduates, who are students of the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are prime examples that devotion to a sport they love leads to rewards. Sydney Malko, Alexandra Smyrnios and Reilly Peloquin, have received awards on the state, regional, and national levels, but have gained rewards in life as well.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 26 edition

August 24th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Aug. 12 8:51 a.m. Avalon Way. Well-being check. 10:07 a.m. Crescent St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:51 a.m. Bellridge Dr. Trespassing. 12:08 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 12:42 p.m. Greenleaf Farm Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 5:26 p.m. Parker Rd. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 7:55 p.m. Bridle Path. Medical call. 9:06 p.m. South Quinsigamond, Road hazard – […]

Plans are now under way for 20th Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

August 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – During the month of September, a number of events will be happening throughout Shrewsbury as part of the annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. This year’s festival, the 19th in its history, will feature many of the time-honored favorites as well as some new events, culminating with final celebrations the weekend of Saturday, Sept 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.

Katherine M. Turnan, 73, of Shrewsbury

August 22nd, 2016

Obit  Katherine M. Turnan

Shrewsbury – Katherine M. Turnan, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was 73. Born April 2, 1943 in Worcester, daughter of the late John & Mary (Sullivan) Turnan, Kathy was a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School, class of 1961, and went on to […]

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