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Explore exciting events and stay informed with breaking news in Shrewsbury, MA. Dive into the pulse of the community with our reliable source for local news. Your go-to Shrewsbury newspaper keeping you connected to the latest happenings.

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.

Beverage companies fund improvements to modernize Shrewsbury recycling system

The new large-capacity recycling carts will help Shrewsbury make the shift to single-stream recycling.

Agbay, Garbarino and infectious enthusiasm send Shrewsbury softball past Revere

"We have really high expectations of game-day energy… We did a lot of work on the core values of the program."

Bottle, can drive June 1 at Shrewsbury Town Hall

Shrewsbury scouts from troop 114 and 7114 will be holding a bottle and can drive on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.

‘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 allows zoning for microbrewery-related businesses

While the terms “microbreweries” and “nanobreweries” were already defined prior to Town Meeting, the businesses were permitted only in the Town Center District.

Shrewsbury officially pushes MBTA zoning vote to October

Shrewsbury’s Town Meeting rejected Article 44, pushing the MBTA zoning vote until the fall. Read more here.

Shrewsbury Town Meeting votes to relax definition of ‘farmers market’

The Planning Board, Select Board, and Finance Committee recommended the article prior to Town Meeting. Read more here.

Town Meeting rejects digital signage article

On May 21, the second day of Shrewsbury’s Annual Town Meeting, the town’s 240 elected representatives approved Article 42.