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Shrewsbury library amnesty to benefit WWI project

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Public Library is now holding an amnesty period throughout the month of November, to benefit the World War I Memorial...

A ‘YES’ vote for the library project is a “Win-Win-Win”

To the Editor: Shrewsbury voters have an important decision to make on November 5. Our library is in dire need of repairs, and something must be...

“Game Night for Twentysomethings” Jan. 10 at Shrewsbury Public Library

Shrewsbury - Board gamers wanted! The first gathering of the Twentysomething Gamers of Central Massachusetts will take place Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m....

Shrewsbury selectmen approve water hikes

Shrewsbury - The Board of Selectmen voted to increase Shrewsbury's water rates at its Sept. 25 meeting. The residential base rate for households consuming zero to 5000 gallons of water will rise from $19 to $21 per quarter. For every gallon used over that 5000 gallon base there will be an additional charge per 1000 gallons used. That tier is: 5,001 to 25,000 gallons, $3.40; 25,001 to 60,000 gallons, $6.30; and over 60,000 gallons, $10.00.

Public invited to inaugural Harvest Moon Community Auction in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Trinity Episcopal Church of Shrewsbury invites the local community to participate in the first Harvest Moon Community Auction Saturday, Nov. 12, from...

Selectmen accept recommendation for new short-term loan

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen approved a short-term bond loan during its July 9 meeting for the Sherwood Middle School/Spring Street Elementary School construction projects. According to Town Treasuer Carolyn Marcotte, who presented the proposal, the town has received a very favorable loan from Jefferies and Company of Boston for $2.22 million for the period July 2013 to January 2014. At just 1 percent, this loan will cost Shrewsbury only $12,400 in interest while a long-term loan is acquired.

Community dinner at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

Shrewsbury - Mount Olivet Lutheran Church will host its next monthly community potluck dinner and worship service - “The Fellowship Table” - Sunday, Aug....

Shrewsbury Cultural Council offers grants

Shrewsbury - C Past grants have supported school field trips, afterschool programs, concerts, lectures, theater, dance, music and art projects. Programs take place in...

LETTER: Shrewsbury resident endorses DePalo

To the Editor, It has been my pleasure to know Moe DePalo for many years, professionally, personally and through Shrewsbury Town Government. Moe's ...

Writing the next chapter

Shrewsbury - Although digital technology is rapidly changing the way we consume information, many believe that a town's support of its library speaks volumes...

Pro Shrewsbury library vote #6

I am writing this letter on behalf of the hundreds of children who visit the Shrewsbury Public Library each week. They do not...

Shrewsbury selectmen set policy for next fiscal year

Shrewsbury - At the top of the policy statement discussed by the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen (BOS) at its Oct. 9 meeting is the assertion that the board will not seek a Proposition 2 ? override during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Instead, Town Manager Daniel Morgado urged the selectmen to ensure that budget recommendations from the BOS stay within the town's existing levy limit. The exception would be an article on the 2013 Annual Town Meeting warrant to pay for an unanticipated disaster or state of emergency.

Crews work to stay ahead of beetles

Shrewsbury - Tree removal experts hoist a chopped tree on Bailey Avenue in Shrewsbury, July 30, as part of the Asian longhorn beetle eradication...

Steering committee discusses Shrewsbury’s master plan with selectmen

Shrewsbury - Representatives of the Shrewsbury Master Plan Steering Committee met with the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen Feb. 23.

McGovern meets with Shrewsbury seniors

Shrewsbury - U.S. Representative James McGovern, 2nd district, met with local seniors June 30 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center. The open forum format allowed for the seniors present to talk with the congressman about the issues that matter most to them.

Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting to be held Oct. 30

Shrewsbury – Town Meeting members will convene at the Oak Street Middle School Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a Special Town Meeting (STM). There are 14 articles on the warrant up for discussion, including a request to approve rescinding a $600,000 bond authorization to fund design work for the new Sherwood Middle School project. According to documentation from Town Manager Daniel Morgado, the bond authorization was established at the direction of the Massachusetts School Building Committee to fund costs associated with design work for the new school, but the authorization was never used.

Health officials offer cold weather safety tips

Region - With the season's first cold snap upon us, health officials are offering the following cold weather safety tips to help protect you...

Shrewsbury selectmen to consider regional meeting in push for local, education funding

Shrewsbury - After several years of decreasing levels of local aid from the state and irregular commitments of funding from the state level, Shrewsbury...

Take a walk through Shrewsbury's history Sept. 10

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society will be presenting the 7th annual "Walk Through History Tour" Saturday Sept. 10 at Mountain View Cemetery. Join the...

Middle Eastern music and dance workshop

Shrewsbury – As part of its Summer Multicultural Festival, the Shrewsbury library will host a workshop, "Introduction to Middle Eastern Music and Dance," Saturday,...