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List of posts to be included in the Shrewsbury newsletter email.

Meet the Shrewsbury Police Department’s new comfort dog

The latest member of the Shrewsbury Police Department has four paws, a tail and big, floppy ears. Blue is the town’s new comfort dog.

Shrewsbury, Grafton review proposed 845,500-SF UPS warehouse

The Shrewsbury and Grafton Planning Boards held a joint hearing to review the plans for a proposed UPS warehouse and distribution facility.

Class of 2024 visits former schools for Senior Walk

Shrewsbury High School seniors took one last stroll through their preschool and elementary school classrooms.

DEIB Committee reflects on accomplishments

"We all want to have this sense of community and have our kids grow up happy and safe.” Read more about the committee here.

Shrewsbury Fire Chief Vuona to retire after 32 years

A lifelong Shrewsbury resident and 1980 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, Chief Jim Vuona has spent his entire career at the department.

Shrewsbury pivots MBTA zoning plan, shifts proposal west on Route 20

Director of Planning and Economic Development Christopher McGoldrick announced that the town has created an alternative MBTA zoning proposal.

PHOTOS: St. John’s baseball beats Xaverian, punches ticket to finals

The Saint John's baseball team will be heading to Polar Park on June 15 to compete in the MIAA Division 1 state championships.

1,200-plus meals distributed at annual Senior Picnic

SAC Park was home to one highly anticipated picnic. On June 8, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis hosted his annual senior picnic.

Shrewsbury Police Department holds first annual awards ceremony

Officer Alex Desimone received the Distinguished Action Award for saving a man trapped in mud at Flint Pond.

PHOTOS: Saint John’s walk-off sends Pioneers to semifinals

Conor Secrist's ninth-inning, up-the-middle single won the game for the Pioneers. Read more about the exciting extra-inning win here.

Shrewsbury police charge man with drug trafficking following check of storage facility

A Worcester resident is facing several charges, including drug trafficking, following a security check at a storage facility.

Shrewsbury rolls out new single-sort recycling program

Residents can begin using your cart on your pick-up day, beginning July 1, 2024.

‘There’s so much to celebrate’: Shrewsbury High School holds 2024 graduation

"Congratulations, Class of 2024. Best wishes for a very bright future marked by humility and full of kindness."

Residents weigh in on proposed improvements to Route 20

On May 23, representatives from the Mass. Department of Transportation held a hearing regarding the Route 20 Corridor Improvement Project.

Residents rally behind SELCO as town weighs Charter application

The application, which the Select Board was legally required to consider, would put Charter in direct competition with SELCO.

Shrewsbury holds Memorial Day parade, honors sacrifice of military personnel

The crowd quietly observed as Ashley Gerstel performed the Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony. Read more about it here.

First responders honored for reviving Shrewsbury resident

On May 22, Worcester County DA Joseph D. Early Jr. presented the TEAM award – short for Team Excellence and Merit – to 12 first responders.

Town Meeting votes to keep Clinton St. an industrial zone

Clinton Street will remain industrial. Read everything about Shrewsbury's late-night Town Meeting vote here.

Shrewsbury-based piano educator earns Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award

Lisa Leong, a Shrewsbury-based piano educator, has been honored with the 2023 Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award.

After playing basketball for Shrewsbury 66 years ago, Bryan returns to the court

She was 14 when she scored her first point in this gym; she’ll be celebrating her 80th birthday this time around.