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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Drought causing problems with water system upgrades, repairs in Shrewsbury

August 10th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Robert Tozeski, Shrewsbury’s water and sewer superintendent, met with the Board of Selectmen at its Aug. 9 meeting. He reported that, following water restrictions adopted in July, the town’s water usage is down, with the past week’s usage about 3.7 million gallons per day, down from approximately 5 million gallons per day. That was the good news, he noted. The bad news was residents’ complaints about the water being delivered to homes and businesses.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 12 edition

August 10th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, July 20 8:39 a.m. Gold St. Harassment. 11:54 a.m. Elma Cir. Assaults. 12:53 p.m. Hartford Tpke. B&E motor vehicle. 4:06 p.m. Adams Farm Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 4:14 p.m. Worthington Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 7:14 p.m. Boylston St. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 10:15 p.m. Ridgeland Rd. Illegal dumping. 11:07 p.m. Sherwood Ave. Suspicious person/MV. Thursday, […]

Craig W. Belba, 41, of Shrewsbury

August 10th, 2016

Obit Craig Belba

Shrewsbury – Craig W. Belba, 41, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Craig is survived by two sons, Jordan and Gabriel Belba, a daughter, Alise Lavigne Belba, all of Holden; his mother and step-father, Angie M. Hanley and husband Gary of Shrewsbury; his father, William C. Belba of Shrewsbury; a sister, Stacia A. […]

Shrewsbury Public Library move soon underway

August 8th, 2016

The renovated Shrewsbury Public Library is scheduled to open Tuesday, Sept. 6. 

Shrewsbury – With the renovation and expansion of the library building nearly complete, programs and services of the Shrewsbury Public library will soon be moving back to 609 Main St.

To begin the move process, the temporary library at 214 Lake St. will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The library will remain closed for three weeks, during which time the collection of over 130,000 items will be moved and reintegrated, information technology systems will be finalized, and staff will prepare for starting services and programs at the “new” library.

Shrewsbury is home to one of the world’s best snowboarders

August 7th, 2016

Mike Ravelson (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury is home to one of the world’s best snowboarders. And although that may seem like an improbable statement, it’s true. Though the northeast has historically produced some outstanding ski and snowboard talent, it’s typically in places much further north than Shrewsbury. But that hasn’t hindered Mike Ravelson from becoming one of the most-recognizable up and coming names in snowboarding.

Shrewsbury student participates in Mass. State Police Student Trooper Program

August 5th, 2016

Kevin Freud participates in a timed shuttle run with tire.

Shrewsbury – Kevin Freud, a Shrewsbury High School junior, has wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement for as long as he can remember. Through an application process, he was chosen to participate in the Massachusetts State Police Student Trooper Program. The American Legion, Department of Massachusetts, Inc., sponsors this program in cooperation with the Massachusetts State Police Academy every year.

Shrewsbury Farmers Market is a big hit

August 4th, 2016

SH Farmers market-rs

Shrewsbury – Mary and Dick Dale entertain the shoppers Aug. 3 at the Shrewsbury Farmers Market.

The market is open every Wednesday through Sept. 30, from 2-6:30 p.m. at Ski Ward, 1000 Main St.

Recent Shrewsbury High graduate to serve mission in Taiwan

August 4th, 2016

Ben Balmforth (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Ben Balmforth, a 2016 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, will have quite a different packing list than other recent high school graduates who are preparing to go to college. In August, Balmforth will depart to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the capital city of […]

Lois Donahue, 84, of Shrewsbury

August 3rd, 2016

Shrewsbury – Lois A. (Hagerstrom) Donahue, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at her home with her loving family at her side. She was 84. Born in Worcester, daughter of the late Hugo and Henrietta (Haas) Hagerstrom, Lois was raised and educated in Shrewsbury and graduated from Shrewsbury High School. She […]

Casper J. Perednia, 97, of Shrewsbury

August 3rd, 2016

Obit Casper J. Perednia

Shrewsbury – Casper J. Perednia, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Whittier Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. He was 97. Casper was born July 4, 1919 in Norwood, a son of Lithuanian immigrants August and Annie (Belaketvitch) Perednia. He graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School in 1937. He honorably served his country in […]

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