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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George M. DiTerlizzi, 88, formerly of Shrewsbury

April 12th, 2017

South Chatham – George M. DiTerlizzi, 88, of South Chatham, formerly of Villa Road in Shrewsbury, passed away with his loved ones at his side Wednesday, April 5, 2017. George is survived by his wife, Lena; his two children, Maurice DiTerlizzi in West Yarmouth and Paula J. Donahue and her husband Stephen of Shrewsbury; two […]

Shrewsbury police log, April 14 edition

April 12th, 2017

Shrewsbury Friday, March 31 10:27 a.m. Sheryl Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 10:57 a.m. Holden St./Shirley Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 3:34 p.m. Emerson Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 3:42 p.m. Canna Dr. Identity theft. 4:42 p.m. Hawthorne/Faulkner Rds. Suspicious person/MV. 6:45 p.m. Berkshire Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 7:19 p.m. Arbor Dr. Well-being check. 7:38 p.m. Oriole Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 8:42 p.m. […]

Kathleen M. Carraher, 80, of Shrewsbury

April 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Kathleen M. Carraher, 80, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Harry and Genevieve (During) Callahan, she lived in Hudson and Peoria, Ariz. before moving to Shrewsbury in 2013. Her husband, Donald Carraher, passed away in June 2016. She […]

David McFarland, 84, of Shrewsbury

April 10th, 2017

Shrewsbury – David McFarland was a warm, charismatic man who lived life his own way and with gentle and caring tact. His family will always remember him as one of the nicest guys ever to exist. Even tempered, funny, loyal, good looking and smart are some of the words used easily to describe and remember […]

State marijuana policy committee to hold hearing in Shrewsbury

April 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury – On Monday, April 10, the Committee on Marijuana Policy, chaired by State Rep. Mark J. Cusack (D-Braintree) and State Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), will hold a public hearing to discuss an “act the regulation and taxation of Marijuana Act,” [Chapter 334 of the Acts of 2016]. This hearing will allow the committee to […]


April 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury—Joe Marinelli uses the word “refresh” a lot. He applies it not only to the way carpets, furniture or tile and grout look when his cleaning company finishes its work, but also to the way that work makes customers feel.

Marjorie Hopewell, 93, of Shrewsbury

April 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – When Marjorie Hopewell is buried Monday, April 10, 2017 it will be with the same military honors her husband, George, received when he was buried in December 2012. A proud Navy veteran, she honorably served her country in World War II. She enlisted with the United States Navy on June 15, 1943, and […]

Fundraiser to benefit Shrewsbury infant and family

April 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – After an uneventful pregnancy nothing could have prepared Dan and Kate Brown for the premature birth of their daughter, Ella, and the hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) diagnosis that followed.

The end of another era

April 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – A decaying sign at the Edgemere Drive-In keeps watch over a large parcel of land on Route 20. The property, which has long been vacant, is being considered for development, including a Market Basket grocery store, a restaurant, 298 apartments, and 18 town houses.  Shrewsbury voters at the Monday, May 15 Annual Town […]

Country Western Night to benefit cancer walk April 22

April 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – A Country Western Night will be held Saturday, April 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park, 438 Lake St. in Shrewsbury. Organizing the event is Vikki Crowley of Marlborough, a four-time cancer survivor. Proceeds will benefit the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk, a three-day 60-mile fundraiser. The evening […]

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