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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Biking and mixing to benefit Best Buddies Challenge

April 3rd, 2014

Zack Daniels


Shrewsbury – Zack Daniels, marketing manager based at the main office of Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury, is preparing for the 100-mile bicycle route from Boston to Hyannis Port for the 15th annual Best Buddies Challenge. The key word for him is “challenge.”

“I hadn’t ridden a bicycle since 2000,” he shared. “This is going to be a huge undertaking for me.”

Shrewsbury police log, April 4 edition

April 2nd, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, March 20 9:41 a.m. Arbor Dr. Domestic. 12:46 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:26 p.m. First Ave. Vandalism. 2:33 p.m. Maple Ave. Harassment. 5:57 p.m. Boston Tpke. MVA with injury. 8:15 p.m. Arbor Dr. Medical call. 11:27 p.m. Arrested, Robert L. Berthiaume, 62, of 375 Oak St., Shrewsbury, on warrant. Friday, March 21 [...]

Brian J. McNamara, 60

March 31st, 2014

Obit Brian J. McNamara_crop

Shrewsbury – Brian J. McNamara, 60, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in his home after being stricken ill. He was born in Attleboro and raised in Shrewsbury, son of the late James P. McNamara Sr. and Janice (Burchard) McNamara. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1971 and received his Bachelors of Arts degree from [...]

Patricia J. Galli, 78

March 31st, 2014

Obit Patricia Galli

Shrewsbury – Patricia J. (Bouvier) Galli, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester with her family by her side. She was 78. Born April 28, 1935 to Arthur and Mary (McGrath) Bouvier, she attended school in Worcester. She worked as a switchboard operator for [...]

Shrewsbury residents, officials debate merit of Proposition 2 -1/2 override

March 31st, 2014


By Michelle Murdock, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Calling themselves “Community Supporters for Shrewsbury,” a group of concerned citizens have filed paperwork to form a ballot question committee to advocate for a Proposition 2½ override in Shrewsbury. Comprised of six co-chairs, Chris Coghlin, Joyce Danielson, Mel Gordon, Robert “Bob” Holland, Ken Largess, Clint Mills, Treasurer Kathleen [...]

Re-zoning proposals get additional looks

March 31st, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen at its March 25 meeting continued discussion of proposals by local businesses to re-zone some Shrewsbury parcels. The results were mixed.

Beaton meets with Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

March 31st, 2014

Shrewsbury – State Representative Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewbury) met with the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen during the board’s March 25 meeting. His visit coincided with a discussion earlier in the meeting of the plunge in most local aid from the state.

Shrewsbury resident graduates from state firefighting academy

March 28th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighter Benjamin Gerber graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) March 21. Gerber is veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iraq. He earned numerous service medals and awards while a member of the military, including Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, [...]

Priya Rathnam named Shrewsbury’s new assistant library director

March 28th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Patrons of the Shrewsbury Public Library are already familiar with the new assistant director and head of adult services: Priya Rathnam, who joined the staff in 2006. Prior to her current position, she served as a volunteer, page, children’s librarian and reference librarian. She was chosen to succeed George C. Brown, who retired in January.

After earning her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English language and literature at the Madurai Kamaraj University in India, she received her master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Rhode Island.

Rathnam immediately felt comfortable at the library when she moved to Shrewsbury in 2004.

Garden club junior members learn about frogs and toads

March 26th, 2014

Tyler Boehnke creates a frog life cycle.

Shrewsbury – A hint of spring took place at the Shrewsbury Public Library March 18 when the Shrewsbury Garden Club presented “The Life Cycle of the Frog and Toad” to its junior members. Martha Gach from the Audubon Society taught the members the differences between frogs and toads. Members created diagrams of the frog’s life [...]

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