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Shrewsbury Newsletter

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

Olympic Rowing Trials at the Lake – 1952

By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Almost 70 years ago, in early July 1952, Lake Quinsigamond was host to the U. S. Olympic...

Shrewsbury’s ‘Scarecrows on the Common’ to honor essential workers

Shrewsbury – For the past 15 years, the Shrewsbury Garden Club has sponsored its popular “Scarecrows on the Common,” as part of the town’s Spirit...
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Shrewsbury to hold Special Town Meeting Sept. 29 for new police station

If measure passes, voters will be asked to approve $42 million in November   By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury - The  Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen...

Shrewsbury wildlife rehabilitator will continue caring for birds of prey

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Animal behaviorist and Shrewsbury resident Jessica Zorge was jubilant after the Shrewsbury Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)...
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Officials express concerns over costs of Shrewsbury Schools’ reopening plans

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public School (SPS) announced Aug. 6 that they would be reopening Tuesday, Sept. 15, with a...

Ward receives scholarship award from Saint Anselm College

Shrewsbury - Matt Ward, a resident of Shrewsbury, and the senior captain of the Saint Anselm College men's lacrosse program, was recently selected to...

Shrewsbury Fire Department receives coronavirus emergency grant

Shrewsbury – Fire Chief James Vuona announced that the Shrewsbury Fire Department has been awarded an approximately $34,000 grant from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental...
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Casavant to serve as selectman delegate on Shrewsbury’s new diversity task force

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen discussed the need to appoint one of their own to the newly...

Lifelong Shrewsbury resident marks 100 years with week-long celebration

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – “I’ve had a full life,” reflected Doris Paolini, lifelong resident of Shrewsbury who marked her 100th birthday Aug....

Remembering summer fun – a century ago

By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer    Shrewsbury/Worcester - Lincoln Park was a very early amusement park – located on the Worcester shore of Lake Quinsigamond. It...

Shrewsbury man charged with multiple counts related to firearms, drugs

Shrewsbury – Police Chief Kevin Anderson released this statement this evening: On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at about 5:20 PM, the Shrewsbury Police Department, while...
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Shrewsbury teachers push back on district plans to reopen

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – During public participation during the School Committee’s Aug. 19 meeting, held at Town Hall, Shrewsbury High School teacher...
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Shrewsbury Board seeks members for newly created Diversity Task Force

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – After weeks of consideration and deliberation, the Board of Selectmen formally established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...
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Shrewsbury’s Open Space and Recreation Plan to host virtual public forum Aug. 31

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury - At the Annual Town Meeting that was held on August 8, the importance of open space and...

Open Mic Night in Shrewsbury benefits NAACP and WHO

Shrewsbury – Nearly 100 people came out to attend an Open Mic Night Aug. 1 on the Shrewsbury Town Common. The event, organized by Deeptha Ganesh...
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Shrewsbury School Committee votes for hybrid model for school reopening

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury School Committee met in person on Aug. 6 at Town Hall for the first time since...

Shrewsbury Town Meeting approves $125 million dollar budget

Shrewsbury’s elected Town Meeting finally assembled on Aug. 8 to vote on 41 warrant articles.
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Shrewsbury to vote on Community Preservation Act in November

Town Meeting members voted, Aug. 8, to move a vote on the Community Preservation Act to the November ballot so the voters could weigh options.
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Thank you to Shrewsbury

  To the Editor: As I embark on the retirement from my 32 year career with the Town of Shrewsbury, I find myself reflecting on how...
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Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen discusses older adult needs assessment

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen met with Christine Mowry, executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, and...