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 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 [...]

Shrewsbury crew kicks off ninth annual Calendar Raffle

March 23rd, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) crew team will be selling tickets for its annual fundraiser – the May Calendar Raffle – beginning Friday, March 28 through Monday, April 28.  Each $10 ticket offers 31 chances to win a variety of prizes including two tickets to a Boston Celtics game, a Keurig coffee brewer, [...]

Local business seeks zoning change

March 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Representatives of the Wagner Motor Group of South Street met with the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen March 18. Wagner is in the process of negotiating with the University of Massachusetts to buy a four-acre lot along South Street, adjacent to other properties owned by the car dealer. In order to do this, the lot zoning must be changed from office/research to commercial/business. If the zoning change is approved at Town Meeting, Wagner would then also need a special permit from the town Zoning Board to proceed with the plan to use the lot for parking vehicles.

Selectmen hear pros, cons of Proposition 2-½ request

March 20th, 2014


Shrewsbury – A standing-room-only crowd attended the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting March 18. The topic on the agenda was the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Capital Budget, but the crowd’s interest was squarely on funding for the town’s schools, which participants claimed is woefully inadequate.

Over a period of nearly three hours, 29 voters, plus School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer and School Board Committee Chair Sandra Fryc, rose to address the selectmen and the audience with claims that inadequate funding has damaged the town’s schools and has resulted in a drop from Level 1 to Level 2 in achievement.

First to speak was Robert Holland, 8 Raymond Drive, who listed what he believes are some of the schools’ shortcomings and which were repeated numerous times by other attendees. He claimed that Shrewsbury has been irresponsible in funding its schools, in part because the town has refused to raise its property tax rates. This was a common theme during the meeting as voters addressed selectmen and urged them to put before the voters a Proposition 2-½ override.

Shrewsbury police log, March 21 edition

March 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Wednesday, March 5 7:34 a.m. Boston Tpke. Dispute. 10:49 a.m. Garfield Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 11:14 a.m. Old Mill Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 4:23 p.m. Melvin Ave. Larceny. 4:49 p.m. Muzzy Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 6:09 p.m. Arrested, Hau Nguyen, 57, of 7 Mattson Ave., Apt. 2, Worcester, for license not in possession, speeding, operating MV [...]

SYFS Gala marks 10th anniversary

March 17th, 2014

Speaking on behalf of Central One Federal Credit Union, President and CEO David L’Ecuyer accepts the Harry S. Cutting Jr. Award from SYFS Executive Director Terry Cassidy. Central One was recognized for its longtime generosity to the social service agency. L’Ecuyer served as SYFS board president 10 years ago, when the Gala began.

Shrewsbury – A record number of 375 guests attended the 10th annual Gala to support Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS), held March 15 at St. John’s High School.

The evening began with a reception and silent auction with music provided by vocalist John Howard and pianist Chris Leary. Following dinner, activities continued with a live auction and dancing to rock classics performed by Tension, a Shrewsbury-based band. Town Moderator Chris Mehne served as master of ceremonies. The Community Advocate was the media sponsor.

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