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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Young Shrewsbury baseball team hopes to continue winning ways in tough league

April 9th, 2016

Shrewsbury High varsity baseball senior captains Casey Boudeeau and Adam Twitchell.
Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – Never let it be said that a youth movement is under way in Shrewsbury High (SHS) varsity baseball and that newer, perhaps less experienced talent taking the field may have an adverse effect on game outcomes. Colonial baseball has long been synonymous with winning baseball and despite the loss of a staggering nine players from 2015, this team pushes on with hard work and expectations that are higher than ever.

June Maloney, 85, of Shrewsbury

April 7th, 2016

Obit June Maloney

Shrewsbury – June Maloney always knew that while other things in life may change…it always starts and ends with family. She found the greatest joy in the closeness of her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She leaves a legacy of love and devotion. June’s five-year struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy came to an end peacefully […]

Vincent D’Errico, 78, of Shrewsbury

April 5th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Vincent “Jim” D’Errico loved life and all his family and friends in it. He died peacefully Sunday, April 3, 2016 with family gathered around him. He was 78. Vincent Thomas D’Errico, lovingly known to many as “Jim,” was born Nov. 21, 1937 in Worcester, a son of Italian immigrants Matteo and Isabel (Piccinino) […]

Raymond A. Plante Sr., 76, of Shewsbury

April 5th, 2016

Obit Raymond A. Plante Sr.

Shrewsbury – Raymond A. Plante Sr., 76, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester and Sutton, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, peacefully, with his family by his side. Raymond was born in Worcester, son of Louis J. Plante and Louise (Favreau) Plante.  After serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, he married his love, Therese […]

Barbara J. Hayes, 86, of Shrewsbury

April 4th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Barbara J. (Martin) Hayes, 86, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the Beaumont Rehabilitation Center in Worcester, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Norman H. and Alice M. (Kender) Martin. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. She married Edmond P. Hayes […]

Rita M. Dziemian, 92, of Shrewsbury

April 4th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Rita M. (Ledoux) Dziemian, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Friday, April 1, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 92. She was born May 28, 1923 in Worcester, a daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Ledoux. She was raised in Worcester with her four siblings and attended the Worcester […]

Margaret M. Corazzini, 91, of Shrewsbury

April 4th, 2016

Obit Margaret Corazzini

Shrewsbury – Margaret M. (Gaulin) Gaudette Corazzini, 91, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough, surrounded by her devoted family. Margaret was born in Marlborough, daughter of Oscar H. And Margaret M. (Kerr) Gaulin. She graduated from Worcester High School of Commerce in 1942 […]

Shrewsbury High athletes to hold sports equipment collection drive

April 4th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Colonials will hold an athletic and recreation equipment drive Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come to the gym entrance of the school, 64 Holden St., with any new or gently used sports or recreation equipment to donate.

They will accept most equipment, such as basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks, bats, gloves, cleats, Frisbees, jump ropes and playground balls. Oversized items such as bicycles, clothing or broken equipment will not be accepted.

Demonstration of ancient instrument at Shrewsbury Library

March 31st, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Musician Sean Gaskell will give a performance/educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, Sunday, April 10, at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St., at 2 p.m. Gaskell will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Koras musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Admission is free to the public.

Shrewsbury High School to host community awareness forum on the opioid epidemic

March 31st, 2016

Shrewsbury – An important community awareness forum on the opioid epidemic will be held Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at Shrewsbury High School, 64 Holden St. The event is sponsored by the Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education (SCAPE), Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s Central Mass. Opioid Task Force, Senator […]

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