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 police log, April 7 edition

April 5th, 2017

Shrewsbury Friday, March 24 9:17 a.m. Main St. Medical call. 10:52 a.m. Nelson Point Rd. Animal complaint. 11:25 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:10 p.m. Boston Tpke. Threats. 4:15 p.m. Boston Tpke. Disturbance. 4:16 p.m. Main St. Medical call. 4:27 p.m. Maple Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 5:37 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Dispute. 8:27 p.m. Edgewater Ave. Suspicious […]

Alice Tishue, 98, of Shrewsbury

April 4th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Alice Anne Tishue, 98, of Shrewsbury, passed Friday, March 24, 2017, on the eve of her 71st wedding anniversary, surrounded by her family at Milford Regional Medical Center. Alice was born in Varennes-sur-Allier, Allier, France, the daughter of Pierre-Clement Perichon and Gabrielle Baudet, and was fluent in three languages. She grew up in […]

Richard Hemenway, 88, of Shrewsbury

April 4th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Richard Ashworth Hemenway, 88, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Friday, March 10, 2017 at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine. He was born March 26, 1928 in Worcester, a son of the late Mortimer and Florence (Ashworth) Hemenway. He graduated from South High School in three years, and following that attended and […]

Francis Waters, 88, of Shrewsbury

April 3rd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Frank Waters, a well-respected orthopedic surgeon at St. Vincent Hospital and later Fallon Clinic, knew that in life you needed three bones to survive: a wish bone, a funny bone and a back bone. He had all three. Dr. Francis J. Waters MD died peacefully Thursday, March 30, 2017 after a period of […]

Medication take back day in Shrewsbury

April 1st, 2017

Shrewsbury – A medication take back day will be held Saturday, April 29, at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the general public. Bring any unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication to this event. No fee. No identification required. No questions asked.

Shrewsbury Police Department alerts residents to break-ins

March 31st, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department is alerting residents to be vigilant after a string of house break-ins took place March 29 and 30: The Shrewsbury Police are reporting several residential house breaks that have occurred in Shrewsbury in the last two days (March 29th & 30th, 2017). A total of five house breaks have […]

Francis S. Brisebois, 91, formerly of Shrewsbury

March 29th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Francis S. Brisebois, 91, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Life Care Center in Leominster. Francis is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years, Irene A. (Szydlowski) Brisebois; three sons, John F. Brisebois of Shrewsbury, David F. Brisebois and his wife Linda of Hubbardston, and Mark F. Brisebois […]

Shrewsbury police log, March 31 edition

March 29th, 2017

Shrewsbury Wednesday, March 15 8:05 a.m. Maple Ave. Well-being check. 10:15 a.m. Hickory Dr. Medical call. 1:08 p.m. Bay View Dr. Larceny. 2:17 p.m. Main Blvd. Identity theft. 4:39 p.m. Stonybrook Ln. Illegal dumping. 9:49 p.m. Bumblebee Cir. Vandalism. 10:06 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. Thursday, March 16 8:42 a.m. Toblin Hill Dr. Medical call. […]

Karen A. Zona, 60, of Shrewsbury

March 28th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Karen A. (Tymon) Zona, 60, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, March 24, 2017 after a short illness. Karen was born in Worcester and raised in Shrewsbury, daughter of the late Francis and Nellie (Tozeski) Tymon. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1974 and Quinsigamond Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Services. […]

Allen L. Legendre Sr., 87, of Shrewsbury

March 28th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Allen L. Legendre Sr., of Shrewsbury, died Monday, March 27, 2017 in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 87. He was born Dec. 18, 1929 in Worcester, a son of the late Emile C. and Irene (Veroneau) Legendre. A graduate of South High […]

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