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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Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members

July 24th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Retiring Spring Street School Nurse Mary Popp, R.N. (center), with Donna Morgan, media iunstructional assistant (left) and Judith Adair, secretary (right), after Mary received flowers during the school’s fourth-grade celebration in June. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools (SPS) staff members who packed up their tools of the trade as they embark on a new adventure: retirement.

Youth church group helps repair hurricane-damaged homes

July 24th, 2014

The group from Shrewsbury that traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On June 22, immediately after morning worship, First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury’s Youth Mission Group headed out with 34 youth and adults to work in Atlantic City, N.J., to help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. On the work site, they repaired homes that were hit with a storm surge of 2 to 10 [...]

Selectmen implement water restriction policy

July 24th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Residents who use town water must now follow outside water restrictions until at least the end of September. The Board of Selectmen passed this measure at its July 22 meeting.

The board had determined that there is a water shortage and conservation measures are necessary. Under Article 18 of the General By-Laws of the town of Shrewsbury, the following outdoor water measures are in effect as of July 22, based upon the street address as follows:

Shrewsbury police log, July 25 edition

July 24th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, July 11 8:00 a.m. Worthington Ave. Medical call. 11:20 a.m. Rawson Hill Dr. Larceny. 4:09 p.m. Memorial Dr. MV accident with injury. 5:25 p.m. South St. Suspicious person/MV. 7:00 p.m. Topsfield Cir. Disturbance. 7:34 p.m. Williamsburg Crt. Domestic. 8:36 p.m. Arrested, Alexandre Cesar, 39, of 431 Boston Tpke., Apt. 1, Shrewsbury, for A&B, [...]

Betty L. Onorato, 86, of Shrewsbury

July 24th, 2014

Obit Betty Onorato

Shrewsbury – Betty L. (Settegren) Onorato, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, July 21, 2014 in UMass Medical Center in Worcester after being stricken ill at home. She was 86. Betty was born on March 17, 1928 in Holden, a daughter of the late Adolph G. and Beatrice (LeDuc) Settegren. She married Nicholas L. Onorato July 19, [...]

Kathleen J. Kane, 56

July 23rd, 2014

Obit Kathleen Kane

Shrewsbury – Kathleen Joan Kane passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 56 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Kathleen, fondly called KJ, is preceded in death by her mother Joan. She is survived by her father Dick Kane of Northborough, brother Rick Kane, sister-in-law Lisa, nephew, Justin, nieces Paige [...]

Jane M. O’Connor, 89, of Shrewsbury

July 21st, 2014

Obit Jane O'Connor_crop

Shrewsbury – Jane M. (Leary) O’Connor, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Home in Northborough. Her husband, of 57 years, Francis R. O’Connor, passed away in 2005. She leaves her children, Eileen Ryan and her husband Robert of Hopkinton and Michael O’Connor and his wife [...]

Shrewsbury library goes “Outside the Box” to offer fun and free events

July 20th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Residents of Shrewsbury will soon get the chance to have some outdoor fun at the current library, 609 Main St., and its temporary location at 214 Lake St. The library is partnering with Redbox, Project for Public Spaces, and Online Computer Library Center, Inc., (OCLC) to develop a public space for community events. [...]

Shrewsbury police log, July 18 edition

July 16th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, July 1 12:38 a.m. Maple Ave. Disturbance. 1:29 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 10:38 a.m. Arrested, Maryann Particianone, 64, of 284 Boston Tpke., Apt. 2, Shrewsbury, on warrant. 1:19 p.m. Westmont Rd. Well-being check. 5:52 p.m. Howe Ave. 209A violation. 8:13 p.m. Arrested, Hien Quach, 38, of 23 Stratmore Rd., Worcester, for receiving [...]

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