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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Beverly Latino, 66, of Worcester

July 13th, 2016

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Worcester – Beverly Ann (Marcimo) Latino, 66, a beautiful woman passed away suddenly Monday, July 11, 2016 while vacationing in Maine. Beverly was born in Worcester, and her father was the late Robert Marcimo. She grew up the daughter of a Shrewsbury Fire Fighter and graduated from Shrewsbury High School. On July 31, 1970, at […]

Wiffle ball tournament to be held in Shrewsbury

July 13th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The 6th annual Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit the Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School fields, 1 Florence St., Saturday, July 23.

Barlok shines for Holy Cross and Bravehearts

July 12th, 2016

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Worcester – When it came time to switch uniforms to transform into a Worcester Braveheart this spring, the transition was probably the simplest for Shrewsbury’s Danny Barlok than any other team member.

That’s because Barlok is a member of the baseball team for the College of the Holy Cross and since the Bravehearts play their home games at Worcester’s Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, the same venue as the Crusaders, the 6’, 190 lb. right-handed pitcher was already where he needed to be.

Shrewsbury graduate will attempt to climb 67 mountains in one week to honor grandfather

July 12th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – This summer, John Thompson, 24, of Shrewsbury, will attempt to climb all 67 of the mountains in New England that are more than 4,000 feet high. This may seem ambitious, but consider that Thompson intends to do this in one week and it becomes seemingly impossible. In fact, if he succeeds he will set a record for the fastest ascent of the NE67, which are known colloquially as the “4kers.”

Urmilla Singal, 80, of Shrewsbury

July 12th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Our family is deeply saddened to inform you that Urmilla Singal, widow of Vidyasagar Singal, passed away Monday July 11, 2016 at her residence. She was 80. She has been a great daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother for everyone in our family. She was very simple and patient women who […]

A tribute to fallen Dallas officers

July 12th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – On an overcast day, the flag in front of the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building is at half-mast to honor the police officers killed in the attack in Dallas, Texas last week. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

St. Mary School principal announces retirement

July 10th, 2016

Retiring St. Mary School Principal Joan Barry with some of her students. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Joan T. Barry, principal of St. Mary School in Shrewsbury, is retiring at the end of June, following 45 years in elementary and middle school education and eight years as principal of St. Mary School. Barry’s academic career includes serving as assistant principal at Shrewsbury Middle School, principal at Millennium School and Stony […]

Frances J. Nugent, 80, of Shrewsbury

July 8th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Frances J. (Boyle) ‘Frankie” Nugent, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was 80. Family and friends will honor and remember Frankie’s life by gathering for calling hours Monday, July 11, from 4-8 p.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury […]

Shrewsbury Girl Scouts hold bridging ceremony

July 7th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – One June 8, over 130 girls were “bridged” to the next level in their Girl Scout tenures in a ceremony held at Shrewsbury High School.                        

Indira Yaramaka, 62, of Shrewsbury

July 7th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – With profound grief and deep sorrow, we regret to inform you of the sad demise of Smt. Indira Yaramaka, wife of Venkata Krishna Reddy Yaramaka, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 62. She has been a great wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother for everyone in our […]

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