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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Sean P. Nelson, 48, of Shrewsbury

March 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Sean P. Nelson, 48 of Shrewsbury, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at home. Sean was born in Malden and resided in Shrewsbury most of his life, and was a graduate of Shrewsbury High School. He worked for Analog Devices in Cambridge for 18 years as a manufacturing technician. He enjoyed being […]

Shrewsbury police log, March 10 edition

March 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury Sunday, Feb. 19 10:06 a.m. O’Donnell Ave. Medical call. 3:14 p.m. Fifth Ave. B&E attempted. 4:43 p.m. Williamsburg Crt. Disturbance. 5:05 p.m. Madison Place. Suspicious person/MV. 8:21 p.m. Maple Ave. Larceny. 8:47 p.m. Boston Tpke./South St. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 9:39 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 10:06 p.m. Arrested, Ernest P. Chaput, 54, of […]

Donations of new pajamas needed for Shrewsbury Girl Scout project

March 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Girl Scout Troop 11087 is preparing foster care comfort bags as their Bronze Project. The bags will be filled with hygiene items, books, comfort items and new pajamas. The focus of the effort is currently collecting donations of new girls’ pajamas in sizes 12 and up. The troop consists of five fifth-graders […]

Claudia Casello, 76, of Shrewsbury

March 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – On Nov. 16, 1963, Claudia Moller, from the Quinsigamond Village neighborhood in Worcester and of Swedish descent, happily married Shrewsbury Street native Joseph Casello in his parish, the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Ann Church. As a young couple, they mutually agreed after the marriage that their children would be […]

Peter J. Farland, 57, of Shrewsbury

March 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Peter J. Farland, 57, of Shrewsbury, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at home. He was the husband of the late Susan H. (Schwer) Farland. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy (Czechowski) Farland. He was raised and educated in Westborough and was a graduate of […]

Shrewsbury’s Spring Street School celebrates community at fun Fair

March 5th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Planning is under way for the Spring Street School’s annual Fun Fair Sunday, March 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. The year’s theme, for the second year, is “Beach Party.” The Fun Fair is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Parent-Teacher Organization. Co-presidents Mary Pergola and […]

Local students earn recognition at national Model UN conference

March 5th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Thirty-six students and their teachers from the Saint John’s High School Model United Nations Club attended the University of Chicago’s 29th annual conference from Feb. 1-5. Saint John’s is one of four schools to have attended the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC) since its beginning three decades ago. The […]

Shrewsbury resident sworn in as commissioner of the Asian American Commission

March 5th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Jonjy Ananth was sworn in Feb. 17 as a commissioner of the statewide Asian American Commission at the State House by Treasurer Deborah Goldberg with Worcester Mayor Joe Petty in attendance. The commission was established by statute in 2006 to serve as a resource on issues affecting Asian-American communities in the […]

Doris A. O’Brien, 90, of Shrewsbury

March 3rd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Doris O’Brien was always a phone call away… literally. She loved staying in constant contact either via cell phone, or landline with all of her family whom she adored. It’s one of those simple things in life that will now be a void, but always a fond memory in their lives. On Thursday, […]

Diane P. Keeney, 69, of Shrewsbury

March 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Diane P. (Pijus) Keeney, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 in St. Vincent Hospital after a long illness. She leaves her husband of 45 years, Kenneth R. Keeney; two sons, Michael Keeney of Shrewsbury and Robert Keeney and his wife Kim of Holden; a daughter, Sharyn Thomas and her husband Walter of Shrewsbury; […]

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