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 Road Scholars 5K benefits schools

April 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Over 300 participants of all ages start the seventh annual Shrewsbury Road Scholars 5K and One-Mile Fun Run held April 6, beginning and ending at Oak Middle School. Finishing first overall in 18:29 was Tom Cairns, a junior at Shrewsbury High School (SHS). The first-place female finishing in 21.54 was Erin Hickey of [...]

Alfred C. Acciardo, 87

April 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Alfred C. “Fred” Acciardo, Maj. USAF Ret., of Shrewsbury, died Monday, March 31, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare – University Campus in the care and presence of his wife. He was 87. He died after a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was born August 20, 1926 in Barrington, Rhode Island, a [...]

Alvin L. Pratt, 93

April 4th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Alvin L. Pratt, 93, a resident of Shrewsbury for over 60 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Mary A. (Verdini) Pratt; two daughters, Paula P. Renkas and her husband Richard of Franklin and Sandra P. Stratton of Derry, [...]

Salvatore Mangano, 77

April 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Salvatore “Sal” Mangano, 77, longtime Shrewsbury resident and retired Worcester Police Officer, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, April 2, 2014, surrounded by his devoted family. Sal was born in Worcester, a son of Italian immigrants Salvatore “Sam” and Raffaela “Mary” (Gallo) Mangano. He was raised, educated and lived in Worcester, before moving [...]

Helen C. Masiello, 97

April 3rd, 2014


Worcester – Helen C. (Karlon) Masiello, 97, of Worcester, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014 at Shrewsbury Crossings, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Palmer, a daughter of the late Martin and Christina (Grigis) Karlon. She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer Schools, and eventually moved to Worcester where [...]

Biking and mixing to benefit Best Buddies Challenge

April 3rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Zack Daniels, marketing manager based at the main office of Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury, is preparing for the 100-mile bicycle route from Boston to Hyannis Port for the 15th annual Best Buddies Challenge. The key word for him is “challenge.”

“I hadn’t ridden a bicycle since 2000,” he shared. “This is going to be a huge undertaking for me.”

Shrewsbury police log, April 4 edition

April 2nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury Thursday, March 20 9:41 a.m. Arbor Dr. Domestic. 12:46 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:26 p.m. First Ave. Vandalism. 2:33 p.m. Maple Ave. Harassment. 5:57 p.m. Boston Tpke. MVA with injury. 8:15 p.m. Arbor Dr. Medical call. 11:27 p.m. Arrested, Robert L. Berthiaume, 62, of 375 Oak St., Shrewsbury, on warrant. Friday, March 21 [...]

Brian J. McNamara, 60

March 31st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Brian J. McNamara, 60, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in his home after being stricken ill. He was born in Attleboro and raised in Shrewsbury, son of the late James P. McNamara Sr. and Janice (Burchard) McNamara. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1971 and received his Bachelors of Arts degree from [...]

Patricia J. Galli, 78

March 31st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Patricia J. (Bouvier) Galli, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester with her family by her side. She was 78. Born April 28, 1935 to Arthur and Mary (McGrath) Bouvier, she attended school in Worcester. She worked as a switchboard operator for [...]

Shrewsbury residents, officials debate merit of Proposition 2 -1/2 override

March 31st, 2014


By Michelle Murdock, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Calling themselves “Community Supporters for Shrewsbury,” a group of concerned citizens have filed paperwork to form a ballot question committee to advocate for a Proposition 2½ override in Shrewsbury. Comprised of six co-chairs, Chris Coghlin, Joyce Danielson, Mel Gordon, Robert “Bob” Holland, Ken Largess, Clint Mills, Treasurer Kathleen [...]

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