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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Anti-prejudice youth group announces 2017 program

December 30th, 2016

Gathered together to plan for 2017 are members, advisors and facilitators of the S.T.O.P. program: (l to r, back row) Sherin Asker, Lydia Begag, Pamela Fanjoy, Sabina Terrades, Elizabeth Hylton, Layla Nayfeh, Tasneen Mohammed; (front row) Veronique Orcel, Badiaa Begag, Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Students Together Opposing Prejudice – S.T.O.P. – has announced plans for its seven-week middle school program next February and March. Described as an anti-prejudice youth education and leadership initiative, the sessions address all forms of discrimination.

Michael A. Trotto Sr., 81, of Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Local legend Mike Trotto hoisted his main sail, trimmed his jib and set his compass toward his next journey beyond earth’s great horizon Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 as he died peacefully amidst his large family. He was 81. Born Sept. 29, 1935 at his family’s home on Holden Street in Shrewsbury, Mike was […]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner

December 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) invites the greater Shrewsbury community to honor and celebrate this year’s educational grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence and this year’s Community Service Award honoree, Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado. The SEF annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, at […]

Calm before the Storm

December 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Abbie took Javier (l) and Jack out for a stroll on a mild Dec. 27.  Although the temperature hit 50 degrees that day, the wind made it seem colder.  Changes are on the way though: a winter storm watch is in effect from 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 to 10 a.m., […]

Plans under way for the annual SYFS fundraiser

December 28th, 2016

Co-executive directors of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services Justin Mussler and Annamaria Chittim. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) Board of Directors and co-executive directors Annamaria Chittim and Justin Mussler met recently to discuss plans for the 2017 fundraiser, which has been named, “Sparkle of Hope – An Evening in Support of Mental Health.”

Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 30 edition

December 28th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Dec. 16 7:23 a.m. Grove Ridge Path. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 12:17 p.m. Boston Tpke/South Quinsigamond. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 2:45 p.m. Phillips Ave. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 4:18 p.m. Maple Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 5:42 p.m. Oak St. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 7:06 p.m. Lake St. Medical call. 7:12 p.m. Boston Tpke. Harassment. […]

‘Disruptive’ snowstorm to hit area Thursday

December 27th, 2016

By James Arnold, Weather Specialist It is looking increasingly likely that our area will be impacted by a disruptive snowstorm later Thursday into Thursday night.  A weak disturbance will be approaching from the Great Lakes region Wednesday night and Thursday and a secondary coastal storm will form around the Delmarva peninsula later Wednesday into Wednesday […]

Albert A. Garganigo, 99, of Shrewsbury

December 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Albert A. “Lovey” Garganigo, 99, lifelong Shrewsbury resident and business owner, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 after being stricken at home. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Charles and Minnie (Morandi) Garganigo. He was raised on Baker Avenue in Shrewsbury and educated in the Shrewsbury schools. “Lovey” as he […]

James P. Tivnan, 93, of Shrewsbury

December 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – James P. Tivnan died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. He was 93. Born May 23, 1923, James Patrick Tivnan was one of five sons of the late Patrick and Bridget (Harvey) Tivnan. Raised and educated in the Grafton Hill neighborhood of Worcester he was a graduate of St. John’s High School. Jim honorably […]

Shankar L. Garg, MD, 73, of Shrewsbury

December 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Shankar L. Garg, MD was born July 31, 1943 in New Delhi, India. He was inspired and encouraged by his elder brother to pursue his dreams of studying medicine. With a modest upbringing, Shankar was selected to the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was also awarded a Gold Medal […]

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