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 Cheer to hold clinic

September 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School Cheer

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Cheer Clinic Monday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. The clinic, held on Columbus Day at Shrewsbury High School 64 Holden St.., is open to all children in grades kindergarten to 8. Registration before Oct. 10 is $25 and $30 at […]

SHS volleyball’s ‘Dig Pink’ event supports breast cancer care and research

September 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Girls’ Volleyball team will hold its fifth annual “Dig Pink” matches Tuesday, Oct. 4, versus Wachusett Regional High School. The JV-1 and JV-2 teams will play at 5 p.m. followed by varsity at 6 p.m. Admission is $1 for students and seniors; $5 for adults…but only $3 if you […]

Shrewsbury police log, Sept. 30 edition

September 28th, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Sept. 16 7:04 a.m. Harrington Farms. Medical call. 9:21 a.m. Northland Rd. Larceny. 9:47 a.m. Colonial Dr./Colonial Way. Well-being check. 10:08 a.m. Lexington Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 11:02 a.m. Atwood Ln. Medical call. 11:39 Paton Rd. Medical call. 2:48 p.m. South St. Threats. 3:13 p.m. Edgemont Rd. Medical call. 3:37 p.m. North Quinsigamond. Threats. […]

Scarecrows now on display in Shrewsbury

September 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – For the 12th year the Shrewsbury Garden Club is sponsoring its annual Scarecrows on the Common Display. Individuals, groups, businesses and clubs have all contributed charming (and some a little bit scary!) scarecrows that are now displayed on the Town Common, at the intersection of Main Street and Route 140. The scarecrows will […]

Spirit of Shrewsbury holds annual parade

September 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The cool weather continued Sept. 25 as hundreds of people gathered to view the annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival parade. Longtime town volunteer Martha Gach served as the grand marshal for the parade which featured floats and marchers from many of the town’s nonprofit organizations and school groups. Senior citizens over the […]

Residents and visitors enjoy 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2016

The Shrewsbury High School Chinese Honor Society

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – On a beautiful and cool early fall weekend, both residents and visitors alike, flocked to Shrewsbury Sept. 24-25 to enjoy the 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival events. On Sept. 24 over 100 town organizations, nonprofit and community groups, as well as many local businesses, were sited […]

Walter E. Madler, 90, of Shrewsbury

September 27th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Walter E. Madler, 90, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 in Saint Vincent Hospital after an illness. Walter was born and raised in Worcester son of the late Samuel and Anna Madler. He graduated from Commerce High School and received a drafting certificate from Whitter Technical School. He had worked for Morgan […]

Shrewsbury Public Library dedication culminates an 18-year journey

September 26th, 2016

State and local officials, as well as members of the Shrewsbury Public Library staff and board of directors celebrate the official grand opening of the renovated building.

By Melanie Petruccci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined other state and local officials, as well as members of the Shrewsbury Public Library staff and board of directors, to celebrate the official grand opening of the renovated facility Sept. 21. “It’s a glorious day,” Ellen Dolan, the library’s director declared. Matt Hogan, […]

Shrewsbury Selectmen discuss tax rate and expenses

September 22nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – At the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 Town Manager Daniel Morgado presented figures used in planning the Fiscal Year 2017 town budget. The tax rate is estimated to be $12.82 as compared to the 2016 rate of $13 per $1,000 of property value. This is pending state Department of Revenue certification assuming the Monday, Sept. 26, Town Meeting authorizes proposed spending. Free cash is estimated to be $6.1 million. If adjusted by Special Town Meeting, the effective amount would be $5.6 million, a slight increase over 2016. The reserve percentage will be 7 percent, going into 2018. Adjusted free cash will be $5,596,000, larger than previous years and about equal to the 2012 amount.

Songbird Dental – New dental practice opens in Shrewsbury

September 21st, 2016

The Songbird Dental team, from left, Kim Wooten, Dr. Luciana Messina, and Marie Troy.


Shrewsbury—Luciana Petto Messina is living her dream after years of dedicated effort.

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