Shrewsbury

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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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Re-zoning proposals get additional looks

March 31st, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen at its March 25 meeting continued discussion of proposals by local businesses to re-zone some Shrewsbury parcels. The results were mixed.

Beaton meets with Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

March 31st, 2014

Shrewsbury – State Representative Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewbury) met with the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen during the board’s March 25 meeting. His visit coincided with a discussion earlier in the meeting of the plunge in most local aid from the state.

Shrewsbury resident graduates from state firefighting academy

March 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighter Benjamin Gerber graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) March 21. Gerber is veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iraq. He earned numerous service medals and awards while a member of the military, including Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, [...]

Priya Rathnam named Shrewsbury’s new assistant library director

March 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Patrons of the Shrewsbury Public Library are already familiar with the new assistant director and head of adult services: Priya Rathnam, who joined the staff in 2006. Prior to her current position, she served as a volunteer, page, children’s librarian and reference librarian. She was chosen to succeed George C. Brown, who retired in January.

After earning her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English language and literature at the Madurai Kamaraj University in India, she received her master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Rhode Island.

Rathnam immediately felt comfortable at the library when she moved to Shrewsbury in 2004.

Garden club junior members learn about frogs and toads

March 26th, 2014

Tyler Boehnke creates a frog life cycle.

Shrewsbury – A hint of spring took place at the Shrewsbury Public Library March 18 when the Shrewsbury Garden Club presented “The Life Cycle of the Frog and Toad” to its junior members. Martha Gach from the Audubon Society taught the members the differences between frogs and toads. Members created diagrams of the frog’s life [...]

Shrewsbury resident completes Navy basic training

March 26th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Navy Seaman Wesley A. Edlinger, son of Mark A. and Joyce M. Edlinger of Shrewsbury, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Edlinger completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety [...]

Shrewsbury preschoolers get a head start on healthy living

March 26th, 2014

Kristin Stewich stands next to one of the workshops that Home Depot of Shrewsbury built and donated for each classroom. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – First Lady Michelle Obama’s push for a healthier generation has really caught on over the last few years. However, she has some competition with Kristin Stewich, nurse at Shrewsbury’s Parker Road Preschool, whose passion and energy have inspired a school garden and united volunteers to work toward one healthful, common goal. She even has three- and four-year-olds talking about kale.

Development group hopes turn former Spag’s property into mixed-use complex

March 26th, 2014

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – For decades, the Spag’s property on Route 9 was a destination for locals as well as those from far away looking for a bargain. When the store closed in 2004, Building 19 took over the property, but was never able to really catch on. Now, a Southborough development [...]

Shrewsbury resident graduates from state firefighting academy

March 26th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighter Benjamin Gerber graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) March 21. Gerber is veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iraq. He earned numerous service medals and awards while a member of the military, including Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, [...]

Shrewsbury police log, March 28 edition

March 26th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Tuesday, March 11 11:10 a.m. Boston Tpke. Preserving the peace. 11:46 a.m. Ireta Rd. Medical call. 1:10 p.m. Arrested, Dante M. Blackwell, 22, of 44 Linden St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, for larceny over $250 (2 cts). 1:19 p.m. Avalon Way. Larceny. 3:40 p.m. Stoney Hill Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:25 p.m. Flagg Rd. Larceny. 6:05 [...]







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