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Food trucks return to Shrewsbury Town Hall

Food Truck Thursdays returned to Shrewsbury Town Hall on May 18. The event will return for the next 21 Thursday nights.

Shrewsbury Girl Scouts receive volunteer award

Several Shrewsbury Girl Scouts have earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award. A ceremony took place to recognize the recipients.

Local students earn National Merit scholarships

Four area students were awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Saint John’s headmaster to leave in 2024

Headmaster of Saint John’s High School Alex Zequeira plans to depart at the end of next school year in June 2024.

Bottle drive at Shrewsbury Town Hall

Troop 114 and 7114 will be holding their final 2023 bottle drive June 3 at Shrewsbury Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Memorial Day observances in the region

On Monday, communities across the region will hold observances as part of Memorial Day. Check out what's happening in your town...

Appeal filed for Beal Commons project

Several residents have filed an appeal with the Land Court seeking to annul the Planning Board’s approval of the Beal Commons project

Saint John’s holds graduation ceremony

Hundreds of friends and family gathered to celebrate the 204 seniors graduating as part of the Saint John’s High School Class of 2023. 

St. John’s baseball holds off Shrewsbury

In the latest chapter of Shrewsbury’s intra-town rivalry, the St. John’s Pioneers held off the Shrewsbury Colonials baseball team, winning a hard-fought and highly competitive game by a score of 4-2.
A sign in downtown Marlborough asks residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Casavant becomes chair following post-election reorganization

Following the election, the Select Board chose the re-elected Beth Casavant as chair during its May 9 meeting.

Shrewsbury police remind of handicapped parking fine increase

Handicap parking violations are increasing in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury Town Meeting members approved the fine’s increase from $100 to $300.

Plant sale comes to Shrewsbury senior center

The Shrewsbury Garden Club is inviting the community to its plant sale on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Shrewsbury funds emergency medical services study

Members approved Article 48, which funds an emergency medical services study to evaluate the current ambulance and emergency care practices.

Shrewsbury’s Community Preservation Committee spends first dollars

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) presented its first project proposals during the second night of the 2023 Town Meeting on May 16.

Citizens’ petition regarding Beal out of order at Shrewsbury Town Meeting

A citizens’ petition concerned with 1-7 Maple Avenue, the former site of Maj. Howard W. Beal School, was ruled out of order by the moderator.
Shrewsbury High School is over capacity in terms of enrollment, with 1,875 students currently learning in a building built for 1,475. Photo/Dakota Antelman

Shrewsbury School Committee revises district homework policy

A new homework policy is coming to Shrewsbury Public Schools after the School Committee voted to approve a revised policy April 26.

Cemetery expansion funding approved by Shrewsbury Town Meeting

Shrewsbury Town Meeting members have officially voted to fund the expansion of Mountain View Cemetery across the street to Prospect Park.   

Shrewsbury establishes tricentennial celebration fund

At the annual Town Meeting on May 15, community members voted to establish the town’s 300th Centennial Celebration Fund.

Wall of fame, new shell names unveiled

As part of the project, the wall shows photographs, oars and memorabilia from the Shrewsbury High School Crew’s history.

Sheriff Evangelidis to host annual Senior Picnic

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office announce the return of the annual Sheriff’s Senior Picnic