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 grads will use lessons learned in gymnastics as they head to college

August 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Three recent Shrewsbury High School graduates, who are students of the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are prime examples that devotion to a sport they love leads to rewards. Sydney Malko, Alexandra Smyrnios and Reilly Peloquin, have received awards on the state, regional, and national levels, but have gained rewards in life as well.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 26 edition

August 24th, 2016

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Shrewsbury Friday, Aug. 12 8:51 a.m. Avalon Way. Well-being check. 10:07 a.m. Crescent St. Suspicious person/MV. 10:51 a.m. Bellridge Dr. Trespassing. 12:08 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 12:42 p.m. Greenleaf Farm Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 5:26 p.m. Parker Rd. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 7:55 p.m. Bridle Path. Medical call. 9:06 p.m. South Quinsigamond, Road hazard – […]

Plans are now under way for 20th Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

August 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – During the month of September, a number of events will be happening throughout Shrewsbury as part of the annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. This year’s festival, the 19th in its history, will feature many of the time-honored favorites as well as some new events, culminating with final celebrations the weekend of Saturday, Sept 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.

Katherine M. Turnan, 73, of Shrewsbury

August 22nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Katherine M. Turnan, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was 73. Born April 2, 1943 in Worcester, daughter of the late John & Mary (Sullivan) Turnan, Kathy was a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School, class of 1961, and went on to […]

John M. Casey, 85, of Shrewsbury

August 22nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – John M. Casey, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at UMass Memorial Hospital. He was 85. Born March 14, 1931 in Worcester, son of the late Peter & Isabelle (Carney) Casey, John was one of six children raised and educated in Worcester. He graduated from South High School, class […]

James A. LaBua, 70, of Shrewsbury

August 22nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – James A. LaBua passed away peacefully at home alongside his family Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. He was 70. Jim was born Feb. 21, 1946 in Lawrence to James J. LaBua and Rose (Champigny) LaBua. He grew up in Methuen and graduated from Lawrence Central Catholic High School and Merrimack College. In 1968, Jim […]

Seniors enjoy sheriff’s annual picnic

August 21st, 2016

( l to r) Steve Cohen, his mother, Ruth and Evangelidis

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff’s Seniors’ Annual Picnic was a great success Aug. 20.  Sponsored by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis, the picnic is an annual event that brings together seniors from all over Massachusetts. The event, held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club in Shrewsbury was attended by well over […]

2016 USRowing Masters National Championships held on Lake Quinsigamond

August 21st, 2016

The Saugutuck Rowing Club (Westport, Conn. ) Women’s Straight Four team competes in their heat at Lake Quinsigamond.

Region – The 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships were held on Lake Quinsigamond Aug. 18 – 21. Over 2,000 athletes from rowing clubs around the country participated.

Baker-Polito Summer Picnic Aug. 27

August 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Baker-Polito Summer Picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at SAC Park, 438 Lake St., in Shrewsbury from 1 to 5 p.m. “Building on a great tradition started by my mentor Paul Cellucci, we’re excited to host this family friendly picnic for you, our most committed supporters,” Lt. Governor Karyn Polito said. […]

Shrewsbury Senior Men’s Club seeking new members

August 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Gentlemen. Are you senior citizen, retired, and looking for an opportunity to meet and interact with other guys? Would you like to fill a hole in your weekly routine? Perhaps you might want to come in and experience a meeting of the Shrewsbury Senior Men’s Club.

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