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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Public Art, Your Art: The Mark Twain Murals

July 5th, 2014

Mural of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher by Marjorie Needels

Shrewsbury – Mark Twain was one of the United States’ most popular and prolific writers. In 2013, Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Public Library, collaborated with the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury to honor his most famous book, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The collaboration was undertaken to commemorate the Big Read Project, a Shrewsbury-wide reading initiative that highlighted the Mark Twain book.

Carnival kicks off summer reading at Shrewsbury library

July 5th, 2014

Jake the Lion, the mascot of the Worcester Bravehearts baseball team, wishes Brian Healy a happy 4th birthday.

Shrewsbury – Families gathered July 1 for the annual Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival at the Shrewsbury Public Library. Festivities included carnival games, snacks, a magic and juggling show with Flippo the Clown and a belly dance performance by the Silver Moon Gypsies.

Shrewsbury cancels Fourth of July festivities

July 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department’s 4th of July Celebration at Dean Park  is canceled due to the weather forecast for July 4.

Patriotism in Shrewsbury

July 2nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – For the 4th of July, Shrewsbury resident Jared Kronlund decided to make a patriotic statement. With the help of two friends, Dom Faiola and Jake Morgan, he made a template, got a bunch of cans of spray paint and proceeded to decorate his front lawn with a giant American flag.

Shrewsbury police log, July 4 edition

July 2nd, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Monday, June 16 10:25 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 11:38 a.m. Commons Dr. Medical call. 3:52 p.m. Spring Cir. Harassment. 4:37 p.m. Blackthorn Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:03 p.m. Oak St. Disturbance. 5:42 p.m. Lake/Grove Sts. Suspicious person/MV. 7:33 p.m. Oak St. Vandalism. Tuesday, June 17 12:24 a.m. Spring St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:39 a.m. Main St. [...]

St. John’s breaks ground on new building

July 1st, 2014

(l to r) Teachers Ann Shi, Dr. Russell McClintock, and Richard Monroe, Student Activities Council President Joseph Tamilio-Awed ’15, Col. A. Russell Pytko, USMC (Ret.) ’44, Chairman of the Board Paul Stuka ’73, Ron Etre (trustee), Trish Haylon (trustee), Bro. Robert Flaherty C.F.X. (trustee), and Headmaster Michael Welch ’78 at the groundbreaking for St. John’s High School’s new Founders Hall. (Photo/Courtesy of Saint John’s High School)

Shrewsbury – On June 25, Saint John’s High School broke ground on the new fine arts and academics building in a ceremony with students, faculty, trustees, benefactors and other members of the school community. The new building, to be named Founders Hall, is set to open in September 2015. The 48,000 square-foot, three-story facility will [...]

Special Olympian looks forward to a future ‘heavy’ with promise

July 1st, 2014

Sam Belinsky competes in the Special Olympics Summer Games (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Sam Belinsky had just returned from his trip to New Jersey, where he participated in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games. The 20-year-old Shrewsbury resident was tired but triumphant. He had come in second place in his weight class and had been awarded four silver medals, one for each lift: squat, bench, deadlift, and one for overall accumulated weight.

McGovern meets with Shrewsbury seniors

July 1st, 2014

U.S. Representative James McGovern talks with Shrewsbury seniors as a part of the Seniors in Session program.
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Shrewsbury – U.S. Representative James McGovern, 2nd district, met with local seniors June 30 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

The open forum format allowed for the seniors present to talk with the congressman about the issues that matter most to them.

Shrewsbury garage fire displaces four

July 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Four people have been displaced, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries, after an early morning garage fire that officials say was started by the disposal of smoking materials near bags of mulch.

George R. Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury

July 1st, 2014

Obit George R. Harris

Shrewsbury – George R. “Bob” Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, 2014 after being stricken at home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Lorraine (Potvin) Harris, and their children, Mark Harris and his wife Nancy of Shrewsbury, Debora MacLean and her husband Brian of Abington, and Chris Harris [...]

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