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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Free workshop to be held regarding Alzheimer’s signs

October 5th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In an effort to inform the public on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association will present a workshop on Monday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St. “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” addresses the difference between typical aging and memory loss and behavior changes severe enough to disrupt […]

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 7 edition

October 5th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, Sept. 20 8:41 a.m. Settlers Rd. Medical call. 9:15 a.m. Arrested, Hector Gonzalez-Ortiz, 26, of 21 Barclay, Apt. 2, Worcester, on warrant. 9:53 a.m. South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 12:15 p.m. Latura St. Suspicious person/MV. 1:40 p.m. Egret Cir. Identity theft. 4:49 p.m. Francis Ave. Dispute. 6:17 p.m. Old Brook Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 10:23 […]

Central One donates $20,000 to Shrewsbury High School athletics

October 4th, 2016

(l to r) Central One Assistant Vice President of Retail David Kaiser, Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Vice Principal P.J. O’Connell, Shrewsbury Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, student athletes, SHS Athletics Director Jason Costa, and Central One Shrewsbury Branch Manager Joan Day
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – For the fourth year, Central One Federal Credit union has donated $20,000 to the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Athletic Department.

Rep. Kane urges caution on marijuana vote

October 4th, 2016

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – State Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) appeared before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen to brief them on her take of state Ballot Question 4 – to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. She claimed that the industry expects within two years of legalizing recreational marijuana it could be a $1.2 […]

Shrewsbury Fire Department to host open house Oct. 8

October 3rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Fire Chief James Vuona and the Shrewsbury Firefighters invite local families to a free open house, at Shrewsbury Fire Headquarters, 11 Church Rd., Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to learn more about fire safety. October is National Fire Safety Month and during the open house, families will learn about […]

Special Town Meeting votes down two petition-generated articles

October 2nd, 2016

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – The first and second articles on the warrant for the Sept.  26 Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting (STM) were brought by citizen petition. Speaking for the petitioners of the first article, John Lukach asked the TM to vote on the procedure for setting water rates. Under the petition, water […]

Kenneth F. Burns, 69, of Shrewsbury

September 30th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Kenneth F. Burns, 69, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 29 years, Maryellen (Kennedy) Burns, and his four beloved children, Alysa Lofstrom and her husband David of Kingston, Kenneth Burns and his wife Gaby of Worcester, Bridget […]

Shrewsbury Social Club donates supplies for Oak Middle School

September 30th, 2016

(l to r) Beth McCollum, executive assistant to School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer, and Shrewsbury Social Club Service group co-chairs Judy Kuhtreiber and Kerry Tylicki. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC) recently donated dozens of paper towels, tissues and bottles of hand sanitizer to the Oak Middle School.

Francis Garden to hold fall flea market and bazaar

September 30th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Francis Gardens, a Shrewsbury senior housing residents association, will be holding its annual fall flea market and bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 24 Francis Gardens Court. Donations, gift cards and prizes for a raffle will be greatly appreciated. For more information call 508-842-6851.

Arts on the Green to host piano recital in memory of Shrewsbury resident

September 30th, 2016


Shrewsbury –Arts on the Green will be hosting a piano recital by Fernando Ramsés Peña Díaz Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd. Currently a student of Arts on the Green Director Malcolm Halliday, Ramsés Peña has won prizes in numerous piano competitions in Mexico, as well as […]

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