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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Letter to Editor: Large commercial water users subsidized by Shrewsbury residents

November 6th, 2015

To the Editor:

The September 18th edition of the Community Advocate had an article on rising water rates in Shrewsbury.

Lena DiPilato, 81, of Shrewsbury

November 5th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Lena (Armenti) DiPilato, longtime Shrewsbury resident and family matriarch, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, with those she loved gathered by her side. Lena, one of 14 children, was born in Worcester, a daughter of Italian immigrants Giuseppe and Angelina (Bodinizzo) Armenti. She grew up in the Italian neighborhood of Shrewsbury Street. In […]

Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 6 edition

November 4th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Sunday, Oct. 18 5:48 a.m. Floral St. Medical call. 7:48 a.m. Carlton St. Suspicious person/MV. 9:14 a.m. Catalina Dr. Medical call. 3:39 p.m. Smith Rd. Dispute. 9:40 p.m. Eagle Dr. B&E motor vehicle. Monday, Oct. 19 1:15 a.m. Holden St. Disturbance. 7:41 a.m. Yorkshire Terr. Disturbance. 9:59 a.m. Prospect St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:36 p.m. […]

Shrewsbury High cheerleaders to hold clinic

November 3rd, 2015

The Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders
Photo/Kevin Whitcomb

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders will be holding a cheer clinic Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at SHS, 64 Holden St. The clinic is open to all children in grades kindergarten to 8. Registration before Nov. 11 is $25 and $30 at the door.

Clubs to hold collection drive for Veterans Inc.

November 3rd, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and the Shrewsbury Lions Club will be holding a collection drive for Veterans Inc. Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Price Chopper, 731 Boston Turnpike. Requested items include: bar soap, hand cream, shampoo/conditioner, shaving cream, toothpaste/toothbrushes, hair brushes/hair combs and white tube socks. Please note – no products containing alcohol will be accepted.

Amelia LoPriore, 62, of Shrewsbury

November 3rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Amelia LoPriore, 62, of Shrewsbury, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 in Saint Vincent Hospital, surrounded by loving family members. Amelia is survived by her loving brothers, Robert LoPriore III and Stephen P. LoPriore and his wife Sandra; a nephew, Jason LoPriore; a niece, Kelly LoPriore, all of Shrewsbury; and aunts, uncles, and […]

Students show off super powers at Sherwood School fun run

November 2nd, 2015

Quinn students show off their superpower costumes.

Shrewsbury – About 25 fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherwood Middle School (SMS) and their parents recently participated in the Super Power Fun Run, which included a one-mile run around the track and the school. Students were asked to wear costumes that reflected their super power and awards were given to the most creative costumes. Super […]

Region celebrates completion of Burns Bridge

November 1st, 2015

The sky is lit up over Lake Quinsigamond with a spectacular fireworks display.

Shrewsbury/Worcester – Hundreds of people gathered at Regatta Point Park in Worcester on a crisp, cool Sunday evening Nov. 1 to celebrate the dedication of the new Kenneth F. Burns Bridge which spans Lake Quinsigamond connecting Shrewsbury and Worcester. After a program featuring local and state dignitaries, the contractor for the project, Middlesex Corp., treated the crowd to a spectacular fireworks display.

Shrewsbury Garden Club to host Holiday House Tour

November 1st, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will host a Holiday House Tour Sunday, Dec. 13, from 1 – 5 p.m. The tour will feature the holiday decorated homes of Ron and Christine Yablonski, Rocco and Ann Trotto, Tom and Helen Porter, Matthew and Ann Cairns, and James and State Rep. Hannah Kane. Tickets are $20 […]

Oak Middle students hike Mt. Monadnock

November 1st, 2015

The group poses for a photo before the hike.

Shrewsbury – On Oct. 18, “8 Gold” Oak Middle Students, along with their teachers Derek Pizzuto. Jeremy Mularella and David Ahlin, and several parent chaperones, climbed the White Dot trail up to the summit of Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H. A snow storm rolled in just as they reached the summit. The group then took […]

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