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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Eleanor J. Lundberg, 85, of Shrewsbury

November 28th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Eleanor J. (Payne) Lundberg, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 after being stricken at home. Eleanor’s husband, Kenneth C Lundberg, died in 1985. Eleanor was born in Douglas, daughter of the late Edgar and Elizabeth (Kuzara) Payne. She graduated from Commerce High School. She had worked for many years for Allegro […]

Shrewsbury Library Holiday Open House Dec. 3

November 26th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Friends of the Shrewsbury Library, 609 Main St., will hold the annual Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 3, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. There will be fun for all ages featuring crafts, games, stories and refreshments. Santa will be making a special visit from 1 – 2:30 p.m. This program is free and open […]

Former veteran, business grad and actor finds his calling as a minister

November 25th, 2016

Reverend Robert Henry Hyde in his office at the Shrewsbury First Congregational Church. Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Cyrano de Bergerac have been called Renaissance men. They excelled in a wide range of different fields. Whatever they pursued, they did extremely well. The new minister of congregational life at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury comes from that same kind of background and received his calling to the ministry after many other pursuits.

Henry G. Grosse, 65, of Shrewsbury

November 25th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Henry “Hank” G. Grosse, 65, of Shrewsbury, joined his beloved childhood sweetheart and wife of 24 years, Eileen “Ike” (Villatico) Grosse, in Heaven Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Hank leaves his only beautiful daughter, Ayla R. Grosse; a sister, Jane Grosse Fiumara, wife of the late Fred Fiumara of Rockport; a brother, John J. […]

New initiative at Shrewsbury Montessori School

November 22nd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Montessori School has announced a new gardening program for all students as well as a makerspace in the STEAM program which incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students participate in activities such as preparing gardening beds, planting, and harvesting seeds. In STEAM, students build and create with Keva blocks, robotics, recycled […]

Kronlund joins RE/MAX Vision’s Shrewsbury office

November 22nd, 2016

Sue Kronlund 

Shrewsbury – Sue Kronlund has joined RE/MAX Vision’s 181 Main St. office. Spanning 30 years, Kronlund’s vibrant career has included buyer and seller representation in single and multi-family transactions as well as land sales. Kronlund counts on her in-depth knowledge of local markets and negotiating skills to best serve her clients and secure them a […]

Shrewsbury police investigating fatal car-tractor trailer crash

November 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this evening: On Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 12:53 A.M. the Shrewsbury Police responded to 307 Hartford Turnpike (Rt. 20), in front of Flynn’s Truck Stop for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival Shrewsbury Police determined the vehicles involved were a 2007 Infinity G35 and a […]

Cleanup continues at Shrewsbury site

November 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona released this statement regarding the cleanup efforts at 396 Oak St.: There were numerous containers of chemicals stored in an 8 foot  x 21 foot shed on the property. Unfortunately, a demolition company tore down the shed without checking the contents to determine what might be stored inside. […]

Welcome to the world, Erik!

November 20th, 2016

Erik Havalotti (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Mary Russell and Joel Havalotti of Shrewsbury have announced the birth of their son Erik Havalotti. Erik, who was born on Sept. 9, was welcomed by his big sister Susan Havalotti, who celebrated her birthday Nov. 10 and by his “Uncle Grumps,” (Joe Perreault, owner of Perreault Nurseries in Grafton).

Angela G. Manna, 91, of Worcester

November 18th, 2016


Worcester – Angela G. Manna, 91, of Worcester, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in the Beaumont at University Commons Skilled Nursing Facility. Angela is survived by her cherished sister, Nicola M. Wyman of Shrewsbury; her brother, Joseph Manna in Puerto Rico; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Three brothers, […]

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