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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Philip C. Lyseth, 84, of Shrewsbury

August 1st, 2016

Obit Philip C. Lyseth

Shrewsbury – Philip C. Lyseth, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at CareOne in Millbury. He was 84. Born July 3, 1931 to Philip and Lucille (Chadwick) Young Lyseth, Philip attended Westfield and Bridgewater State Colleges and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, Conn. He went on to serve his […]

Lorna Water, 81, of Shrewsbury

August 1st, 2016

Obit Lorna Waters

Shrewsbury – Lorna Water’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease came to its end peacefully Thursday, July 28, 2016. She was 81. Lorna E. Bryant was born May 20, 1935 in Port Union, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Peach) Bryant. Raised and educated in Port Union, at age 16 she attended boarding school […]

Shrewsbury Little League wins Jimmy Fund tournament

August 1st, 2016

(top, l, to r) – Coaches Steve Urbanik and Eric Cayton; Dylan Goral, Felix Pittorino, , Michael Urbanik, Josh Hamm, Cooper Ackerman, Ryan Walker and coaches David Walker and , Chris Marques. (bottom, l to r) - Ryan McTigue, Drew Perris, Carter Marques, Colby Coghlin, Luke Gallo and Jason Cayton  

Shrewsbury- Shrewsbury Little League won the District 5 10YO Jimmy Fund Tournament held in Oxford July 23. The team also raised $886 that will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.

Children’s book author and illustrator is a local treasure

July 29th, 2016

Ralph Masiello (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Shrewsbury – Thanks to a lot of talent, and some fortunate encounters, Ralph Masiello became a successful author and illustrator of children’s and how-to-draw books. He has given back to local students by creating a mural at the Boylston Elementary School, where he was a student. Masiello also recently completed a mural – involving students – at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Shrewsbury.

Financing again a topic for selectmen

July 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – On July 26, Carolyn Marcotte, Shrewsbury town collector and treasurer, reviewed for the selectmen permanent and temporary financing for the new library and for school heating system upgrades. She reported that the town had obtained a most favorable average interest rate of just 2.34 percent on the loans. The library has obtained permanent financing and there had been five bidders for both the library and schools.

Selectmen vote to appeal 2017 storm water management regulations

July 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – At their July 26 meeting, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen discussed whether to file an appeal to the allegedly onerous and overly expensive Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit regulations outlining requirements for cities’ and towns’ storm water management. The single-spaced, 42-page directive is a result of a process begun 10 years ago.

Shrewsbury police log, July 29 edition

July 27th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, July 14 1:39 a.m. Church Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:28 a.m. Woodway Dr. Medical call. 9:51 a.m. Gates Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 2:18 p.m. Brookside Place. Harassment. 6:00 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person/MV. 6:47 p.m. Old Mill Rd. Harassment. 7:03 p.m. Yorkshire Terr. Larceny. 9:59 p.m. Grafton St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:06 p.m. South St. Suspicious […]

Helen T. McCabe, 92, of Shrewsbury

July 27th, 2016

Obit Helen T. McCabe_crop

Shrewsbury – Helen T. McCabe, 92, a resident of Southgate at Shrewsbury, died Friday, July 22, 2016 in her home. Helen, daughter of the late Francis J. and Helen E. (Falvey) McCabe, was born in Cambridge and raised in both Cambridge and Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School. She had lived in Waltham and […]

Matthew L. Bisceglia, 65, of Shrewsbury

July 25th, 2016

Obit Matthew L. Bisceglia_crop

Shrewsbury – Matthew L. Bisceglia, 65, a lifetime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Thursday, July 21, 2016, surrounded by loved ones, in the UMass Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Matt leaves his loving family, including two brothers, Joseph J Bisceglia and his wife Sharon of Holden and Mark Bisceglia of Shrewsbury; a nephew, Anthony […]

Regatta Players working on ‘9 to 5: the Musical’

July 24th, 2016

Regatta Players members (l to r) Bri Ryder, Tessa Newell and Christina Pierro rehearse “9 to 5: the Musical." (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – After clocking several hours at day jobs, members of the Regatta Players are gladly working overtime. They’re rehearsing “9 to 5: the Musical” to be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Aug. 5 to 14, at Southgate at Shrewsbury’s Flanagan Theater, located at 30 Julio Dr.

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