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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Roland L. Breault, 91, of Shrewsbury

August 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Roland L. Breault, 91, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Charlton, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Worcester. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Lucy (DeMaria) Breault. Roland is survived by two sons, Francis Breault and his wife Nancy of Shrewsbury and Arthur Breault and his wife […]

Doris E. Brunette, 97, of Shrewsbury

August 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Doris E. Brunette, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. She was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Worcester, the daughter of Joseph N. and Delia M. (Malboeuf) Brunette. Doris graduated from Commerce High School and worked as an assistant chief operator for New England […]

Francis J. Horan Jr., 84, of Shrewsbury

August 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Francis J. “Frank” Horan, Jr., 84, longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. Frank leaves behind his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Madeline J. (Cavanaugh) Horan, and four children, James and his wife Diana of Worcester, Timothy and […]

Meryl A. Giedymin, 24, of Shrewsbury

August 8th, 2017

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 Shrewsbury – Meryl Anastasia Giedymin, a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, was born Feb. 13, 1993, the second of five children. Fiercely independent, wildly artistic, and ever loyal, Meryl loved to express herself through drawing, photography, and her ever-expanding collection of tattoos. She loved living life to the fullest: being outdoors, taking […]

Shrewsbury student organizes health walk in memory of late grandmother

August 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – A Summer Health Walk for Heart Disease Prevention will be held at Dean Park, 805 Main St., Shrewsbury, Saturday, Aug. 12 from 8 -10 a.m. The public is invited to participate in this event which will serve as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The fee is $10 in advance (sign up […]

Northborough native performs with two bluegrass bands

August 5th, 2017

Northborough/Shrewsbury – Although Northborough native and former Shrewsbury resident John Tibert recently moved to Worcester, he still spends plenty of time and energy in his hometown. He works in Northborough at Gray’s Carpet Center, a family business founded by his grandfather in 1943. Additionally, he finds time to sing and play mandolin with two bluegrass bands: Local Freight and Southern Rail.

Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury offers routine to complex care

August 5th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Dr. Mehdi Karimipour (known as Dr. Mehdi) and his wife, Dr. YiChen (Jenn) Wei, owners of Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, are celebrating two major milestones: the upcoming birth of their second daughter, and the first anniversary of acquiring the practice.

Octogenarian earns college degree after 63 years

August 4th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Like many other students, Spencer graduated from Worcester State University with a degree in English this year. Although that is admirable there is another aspect that makes this a particularly notable story. This Shrewsbury resident (who prefers not to share his last name in this article) is 80 years old and he received his degree 63 years after he first attended college.

Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Spencer first attended college at 16, after graduating from high school in three and a half years. It was 1953 – the post-World War II era – and baby boomers were flooding schools.

Norma M. Gemma, 83, of Shrewsbury

August 3rd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Norma Marie (Marrone) Gemma passed away peacefully Sunday, July 30, 2017 surrounded by loving family. She was a resident of Shrewsbury for the past 37 years. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph G. Gemma. She was the mother of Jay D. Gemma and Lynne Gemma Perreault and grandmother of Luke and Liza […]

Alice M. Randall, 81, of Shrewsbury

August 1st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Alice M. (Hertz) Randall, 81, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died peacefully Saturday, July 29, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Lawrence and Alice V. (Leduc) Hertz. She attended Classical and Commerce high schools. Alice had worked for Vellumoid Inc. in Worcester for […]

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