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Shrewsbury group to stage ‘Nunsense’ with ‘divine intervention’

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Members of Shrewsbury’s community theater group Square One Players have faith in the showbiz axiom “The show must go on.”

Shrewsbury student wins first place prize at state science fair

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Nevin Thinagar won major recognition in May when he earned first place for his project at the 2022 Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair.

Shrewsbury Girl Scout Troop collects backpacks for foster children

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Shrewsbury Girl Scout Troop 65174 members received their Bronze Award earlier this year after collecting 110 backpacks for DCF in Worcester.

Industrial building proposed for former Pointe at Hills Farm site in Shrewsbury

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A 134,000-square-foot industrial building may be coming to Route 20 in Shrewsbury, pending approval from town boards and commissions.

WRTA may extend bus route to Shrewsbury’s Edgemere Crossing

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Area residents will soon have an opportunity to weigh in on proposed bus route and schedule changes for the WRTA.

Co-response mental health clinician joins Shrewsbury Police Department

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The Shrewsbury Police Department responded to nearly 1,000 mental health calls between 2017 to 2021. That marked an uptick.
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State mattress waste ban will end Shrewsbury mattress disposal program

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Starting Nov. 1, Shrewsbury residents will no longer be able to have their mattresses collected through curbside collection.

Shrewsbury senior living community honored in national ranking

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings was as one of the best assisted living and memory care communities in the state. 
Beatles for Sale perform at Dean Park.

Beatles tribute band to perform in Shrewsbury on Sunday

Beatles tribute band Beatles for Sale is heading to Dean Park  in Shrewsbury tomorrow as part of a celebration for Independence Day.

Shrewsbury Legion baseball nabs back-to-back wins in doubleheader

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A busy day of baseball ended with a pair of wins for the Shrewsbury Legion Post 397 team on Friday in Framingham.

Elvis Presley at the Edgemere Drive-In

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A recently acquired scrapbook provides a look back into the life and times of a teen-aged Elvis fan from Milford during the late 1950s. 

Shrewsbury selectmen discuss phase two of ARPA funds

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The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen got a first look at new proposed ARPA projects during their June 14 meeting. 
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E. coli. prompts health advisories in Shrewsbury

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Reports of high levels of E. coli. bacteria prompted health advisories in Shrewsbury on Thursday at two bodies of water.

Shrewsbury selectmen sign development agreement for South Street 55+ project

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Plans for a nearly 200-unit housing development near Route 20 and South Street are moving forward following a Selectmen vote.

Shrewsbury property owner to pay state following 2016 fire, chemical release

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A Shrewsbury resident will pay the state roughly six years after an explosion and fire on his property in 2016.

Avidia Bank president and CEO Mark O’Connell to retire in 2023 

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Avidia Bank has announced that President and CEO Mark O’Connell will retire in May of next year, capping a 35-year career with the bank.  

Crush nail salon embraces high health standards for its customers

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The nail care industry is a dirty one, according to Carla Miller, owner of Crush nail salon and boutique in Shrewsbury.

MidWach League announces 2022 spring all-stars

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Several dozen high school student athletes were recently honored as MidWach League all-stars following the spring sports season.

Shrewsbury plans food truck festival in August

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Every Thursday evening this summer, community members gather on the lawn in front of Shrewsbury’s Town Hall to enjoy the sun and food trucks. 

Shrewsbury Oak Middle School softball notches undefeated season

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Shrewsbury’s Oak Middle School softball team recently completed its first undefeated season, notching an unbeaten 14-0 record.