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 High School presents 401 diplomas in 2017

June 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Diplomas were presented to 401 graduates in the class of 2017 during a ceremony June 1 at the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Field House. Speakers included Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer; SHS Principal Todd Bazydlo; and School Committee Chair Dr. B. Dale Magee.

Wildlife Tracking Walk in Shrewsbury June 10

June 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Join Bob Moore, an experienced wildlife tracker and Shrewsbury Trails Committee member, Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. to explore Carlstrom Forest and Town woods and learn about the creatures that inhabit these Shrewsbury wild areas. The Trails Committee is sponsoring this walk, which will be appropriate for ages 12 years […]

Shrewsbury schools garden project to benefit students and community

June 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – There are models across the country where classroom learning extends outdoors. The students, in a very hands-on approach, get to implement and support what is presented within the confines of the building and establish a very meaningful connection.

Shrewsbury couple dedicate themselves to community service

June 1st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Volunteers from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Northborough and Charter Communications gathered April 29 at a west-side Worcester home to help with overdue household projects for a retired woman in her 80s. This group was led by Martha Gach who is also a parishioner and Rebuilding Together Worcester (RTW) Board member.

GLC summer programs begin June 19

May 31st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Beginning in June, The Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St., will be offering Gymnastics and Swimming Summer Camps. Their Camps & Swim weeks will begin Monday, June 19, and run through Friday, Aug. 18. Their six-week gym and swim lessons will begin Monday, July 10, and run through Aug. 18.     Summer sign-ups […]

John P. Kouvaros, 80, of Shrewsbury

May 30th, 2017

Shrewsbury – John P. Kouvaros, 80, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center. His wife of 43 years, Sally (Patronas) Kouvaros, passed away in 2010. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa M. Sanderson, her husband Steven Sanderson, and their children Nicole […]

John J. Beando, 82, of Shrewsbury

May 30th, 2017

Shrewsbury – John J. Beando, 82, of Shrewsbury, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at UMass Hospital in Worcester. His loving wife, Helen (Hanson) Beando, predeceased him in 2000. John is survived by his loving family, a son, John J. Beando Jr. and his wife Karen of Shrewsbury and Yarmouthport and Patricia Morris and her […]

Kilaharee Legro, 14, of Shrewsbury

May 30th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Kilaharee “KK” Holly (McCreary) Legro, 14, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Friday, May 26, 2017 at Boston Children’s Hospital after bravely fighting a brain tumor she called “Charlie” for over 25 months, surpassing the median survival range…a fact for which she was very proud. Kilaharee was born in Springfield on July 28, 2002. […]

Yard sale and bake sale at Mt. Olivet

May 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St., Shrewsbury, will hold a yard sale and bake sale Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of treasures to be found including household items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry and much more. Delicious homemade baked goods available. No early birds please! The event takes place rain […]

Shrewsbury High baseball working towards strong finish

May 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Forgive the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) varsity baseball team for its penchant for disdain of the color purple. Not the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name but in this case the colors that adorn St. Peter-Marian High (SPM) uniforms and all team logo.

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