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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Madeleine M. Etre, 87, of Shrewsbury

July 16th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Madeleine M. (Chamberland) Etre, 87, a 50-year resident of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 in her home. Madeleine leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Albert Paul Etre, with whom she shared a million laughs, smiles, hugs, and many family adventures. She leaves her eight children, Robert F. Etre and [...]

Coming Sept. 19 – a special issue focusing on Shrewsbury!

July 15th, 2014


Shrewsbury – The Community Advocate is planning on a special issue that will be mailed to every home and business in Shrewsbury Sept. 19.* In this issue, we will be featuring stories about the many interesting people, places and events that help make Shrewsbury such a great community. As such, we would love to hear [...]

Frank G. Kronoff, 87, of Shrewsbury

July 15th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Frank G. Kronoff, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 87. Born and raised in Worcester, he was the son of Frank G. and Margaret S. (Ojerholm) Kronoff Sr. He lived many years in Northborough, which he considered his home. He is predeceased [...]

Public invited to ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The public is invited to come and meet local first responders at a family-oriented event, “LiveLife Family Day,” Sunday, July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event will be hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen


Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Nominations for ‘Spirit of Shrewsbury’ grand marshal now being accepted

July 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Nominations for grand marshal of the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival are now being accepted through Thursday, July 31. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 26-28 at Oak Middle School, featuring returning favorites such as the town expo, craft fair and parade. To nominate a resident, contact Maria Smith at 508-842-4436 or [...]

Local dancers perform at Disney World

July 12th, 2014

Dancers from the Judy A. Hermans School of Dance perform June 30 at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Members of the Judy A. Hermans School of Dance in Shrewsbury became stars of their own Disney show June 30, when they entertained resort guests at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Disney Performing Arts program. The dance ensemble, under the direction of Judy Tenore and [...]

Selectmen express concerns about Montessori School expansion plans

July 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Officials expressed some reservations and concerns at the July 8 Board of Selectmen meeting regarding a proposal to expand and rebuild the Montessori School on Oak Street.

“Personally, I feel that this project may be like trying to put 15 pounds into a 10-pound bucket,” Town Manager Daniel Morgado said.

Concert hits the right note in Shrewsbury

July 11th, 2014

The Tom Nutile Big Band performs a free concert at Southgate at Shrewsbury on July 8. 
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Shrewsbury – Southgate at Shrewsbury held a free summer concert for residents and members of the community July 8. The weather was beautiful as the Tom Nutile Big Band performed on the lawn for over 150 seniors and their families. The band was a big hit with the audience as they  played classic swing songs [...]

Clemence A. Narris, 85, of Shrewsbury

July 11th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Clemence A. (Laliberte) Narris, 85, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after an illness. Her husband, Mitchel E. Narris, died in 2005. Clemence leaves her children, Dennis W. Narris and his wife Evelyn of South Carolina, Joyce C. Record and her husband Richard of Shrewsbury, and [...]

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