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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‘Winters of the Revolution’ to be presented at the Shrewsbury Historical Society

January 14th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, presents “Winters of the Revolution” by John Horrigan Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. The harsh winters during the Revolutionary War affected the outcome of several battles and changed America’s destiny. The cold weather hampered British mobility and forced them to cease “campaigning” during the winter months. […]

Shrewsbury selectmen approve manager change for Price Chopper

January 14th, 2016

Shrewsbury – At its weekly meeting Jan. 12, Shrewsbury selectmen approved a change of manager for Price Chopper #229 at 733 Boston Turnpike. Theresa Broderick was approved to replace James Carlson Jr. as manager and for transfer of the store’s All Alcoholic Beverage and Common Victualler licenses. The board took the opportunity to thank Broderick for the store’s commitment to recycling its shopping bags.

James W. Cawley Sr., 81, of Shrewsbury

January 13th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – James William Cawley Sr., 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at UMass Medical Center after a brief illness. He was predeceased by Marjorie Anne (Coyle) Cawley, his beloved wife of 48 years, his brother, Thomas Cawley, and sister, Helen Oliver. He is survived by his loving children, James W. Cawley Jr. […]

Adriana Lanzarini, 50, of Shrewsbury

January 13th, 2016

Obit Adriana Lanzarini

Shrewsbury – “Be still. Close your eyes. Breathe. Listen for my foot fall in your heart. We are not gone but merely walk within you.” Adriana Lanzarini now walks and dances in the hearts of those whom she loved. Her year-long battle with lung cancer came to its end peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 with […]

Shrewsbury police log, Jan. 15 edition

January 13th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Monday, Dec. 28 12:38 a.m. Bowditch Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 1:37 a.m. Maple Ave. Threats. 2:03 a.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 9:29 a.m. Fyrbeck Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 12:05 p.m. Venus Dr. Preserve the peace. 1:20 p.m. Whitney St. Animal complaint. 3:37 p.m. Francis Gardens Crt. Medical call. 6:07 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:24 p.m. […]

Demolition starts at Spag’s

January 12th, 2016

SH Spags 5 (Mobile)

Shrewsbury – Its definitely the end of an era as demolition has started on the buildings that made up the iconic Spag’s property on Route 9. The location is slated to be the site of a new multi-use complex which have a Whole Foods, Starbucks and other restaurants, as well as shops and condominiums. The […]

Violet Masciandaro, 89, of Shrewsbury

January 11th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Violet Masciandaro grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. in a large Italian household. Her parents, Giovanni (John) and Celia Randazzo did their best to always provide a loving, generous home for each of their seven children. In heaven, Violet has now been reunited with her family. She died peacefully Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 in […]

Alexander H. McLean Jr., 76, of Shrewsbury

January 11th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Alexander H. McLean Jr., 76, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the Luther Home of Worcester. His wife, Alice A. (Stewart) McLean, predeceased him in December 1990. Alexander is survived by a son, Mark McLean and his wife Linda of Morrisville, Pa.; a step-son, David Morel and his wife Margie […]

St. Mary School to hold open house

January 11th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – St. Mary School, 16 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will host its open house and registration for the 2016-2017 school year Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. Classroom tours will be given for pre-school to eighth grade. St. Mary School welcomes students and families from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds.

Men share 50-year legacy of ‘brotherhood’

January 11th, 2016

Dr. H. Martin Deranian and Cameron Fersch 

Shrewsbury – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s premiere donor and volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization, celebrates National Mentoring Month during the month of January. In collaboration with that initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. is delighted to share this story of a very special match.

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