Shrewsbury

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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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Lindsay receives Shrewsbury Garden Club scholarship

July 1st, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club encourages students residing in Shrewsbury, pursuing a course of study in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, or a related field, with annual scholarships. Recently, the club awarded John Lindsay a $1000 scholarship to help with finishing his degree from McGill University in Montreal in Environmental Science. Lindsay’s emphasis centers on […]

Shrewsbury’s Ford just misses cut at golf championship

July 1st, 2016

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Washington, N.J – Julia Ford, who just graduated from Shrewsbury High School, spent the first part of her summer vacation not only preparing for her freshman year at the University of Virginia, but also trying to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.

Shrewsbury selectmen approve additional car lot

July 1st, 2016

Shrewsbury – At their June 28 meeting, Shrewsbury selectmen considered an application from Patrick Motors to add a 25-car lot nearby their sales location at 247 Boston Turnpike. The application was for an Extension of Premises to a Class II License to be displayed at 255 Boston Turnpike.

Shrewsbury’s Legion baseball excels in summer action

June 30th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Don’t blame Shrewsbury Victor R. Quaranta Post 397 American Legion Baseball manager Frank Vaccaro if there’s an extra bounce in his step and inflection of enthusiasm in his voice when he talks about his 2016 squad.

Coggeshall leads by example for Bravehearts

June 30th, 2016

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Worcester – A player with all the tools and the makeup of Shrewsbury native and Assumption College senior Mike Coggeshall is a rare find, according to Worcester Bravehearts manager J.P. Pyne. The 6’3”, 200 lb. Coggeshall swings a hot bat, is more than solid defensively at third base, but also brings intangibles such as leadership and guidance to a clubhouse with many first-year players seeking to make the transition from college baseball.

Shrewsbury Master Plan discussed by selectmen

June 30th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Updating the existing Master Plan was discussed at the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting June 28. Kristen Las, Shrewsbury assistant town manager and economic development coordinator, made the presentation.

Attention shoppers!

June 30th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The parking lot at the Christmas Tree Shop plaza is undergoing a major renovation on the Route 20 side to include more spaces.

Sheriff’s picnic to be held Aug. 20

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has announced the Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic will be held at SAC Park in Shrewsbury Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all seniors.

“As Sheriff, hosting the Annual Senior Picnic is one of the great highlights of the year. This year’s Senior Picnic will be a wonderful fun filled day to give back to the seniors of Worcester County who have given so much to their communities over the years, ” said Evangelidis.

Sherwood School to hold summer reading program

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Summer R.E.C.E.S.S (reading everyday can ensure student success) Reading Program for grades K-4 will be offered at the Sherwood Middle School this summer. During this free class, teachers will read and discuss the required reading book with the children and work on a related craft.

Local lawyer committed to supporting work of the Red Cross

June 29th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – According to Jeffrey E. Swaim, a member of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts Board of Directors, between July 2015 and April, the Red Cross responded to home fires affecting 174 central Massachusetts families. He said it also trained 9,901 area residents in preparedness and health and safety classes. But these are just some of the services that fuel the Shrewsbury resident’s dedication to the nonprofit. A partner at the Mirick O’Connell law firm and a single dad to three children, he’s serving as a board member for the third year in a three-year term. But his admiration for the Red Cross developed years ago.

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