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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Celia M. Cassanelli, 95, formerly of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Celia M. (Keisling) Cassanelli, 95, formerly of Shrewsbury, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter J. Cassanelli, who died in 1998. She leaves a son, Peter J. Cassanelli, Jr. of Marlborough; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and a […]

Grand marshal nominees sought for Spirit of Shrewsbury

April 14th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Committee is seeking nominations for the festival’s grand marshal. The grand marshal is chosen based on the following criteria:  has shown a record of volunteer community service; is an outstanding citizen; is well-known; directly associated with Shrewsbury; and bring pride and recognition to the town of Shrewsbury. […]

‘Treasures in the Trunk’ yard sale April 30 to benefit Shrewsbury Library

April 14th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library will hold “Treasures in the Trunk,” a community-wide yard sale, Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shrewsbury Town Hall parking lot, 100 Maple Ave. Rain date is Sunday, May 1. The event, featuring a used book sale, basket raffles, refreshments and games, […]

Verizon union workers go on strike

April 13th, 2016

Region – Nearly 39,000 union workers at Verizon, stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia went on strike April 13. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) maintain the landline phone and FIOS network.

Shrewsbury police log, April 15 edition

April 13th, 2016

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Shrewsbury Monday, March 28 6:54 a.m. Arrested, Jose Morillo, 22, of 868 Grafton St., Worcester, for speeding, unlicensed operation of MV, warrant. 10:41 a.m. Boston Tpke./South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 12:09 p.m. Lexington Rd. Medical call. 1:12 p.m. Maple Ave. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 3:46 p.m. Bumblebee Cir. Vandalism. 5:44 p.m. Appaloosa Dr. Animal complaint. Tuesday, […]

Paul J. Tivnan, 91, of Shrewsbury

April 13th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Paul J. Tivnan, 91, longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1924, son of the late Patrick and Bridget (Harvey) Tivnan. He graduated from St John’s High School in 1942, and served in the Navy in the South Pacific Theatre from Christmas Eve […]

Groups participate in town clean-up

April 11th, 2016

Girl Scout Troop 11571 (Brownie Junior) worked at Jordan Pond.

Shrewsbury – A number of local scout troops and community groups helped during the town of Shrewsbury’s annual clean-up April 2.

Groups participating besides the town’s scouts include the Lions club, First Congregational Church Earth Stewardship, Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Troop, Al Hambra School, the Trails Committee and several neighborhood groups.

Paul I. Mongeon, 77, of Shrewsbury

April 11th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Paul I. Mongeon, 77, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 in UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus after being stricken ill at home. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Ralph K. and Aino (Aalto) Mongeon. He graduated from South High School. He served with the United States Army and was […]

Alice Brennan, 73, of Shrewsbury

April 11th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Alice Brennan’s struggle with lung cancer ended peacefully in the comfort of her own home Thursday, April 7, 2016, surrounded by the love of her family. She was 73. Alice E. Buckley was born Sept. 25, 1942 in Mineola, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Alice (Walker) Buckley. She graduated from the […]

Oak Middle School student chosen to attend STEM workshop at West Point

April 11th, 2016

Evan Arsenault (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Like many boys his age, Evan Arsenault leads a busy life. A seventh-grade student at the Oak Middle School, he has a full curriculum which includes studying Chinese. He plays hockey, baseball, basketball, skis and plays the piano. And this May, Evan will be adding one more exciting thing to his schedule when he attends a prestigious four-day STEM workshop hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York.

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