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Shrewsbury High School graduates Class of 2011

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Shrewsbury - Gathered prior to the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2011, held June 2 at the Shrewsbury High School Field House, are...

Joyce A. Johnson, 76

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Shrewsbury/Worcester - Joyce A. (Kender) Johnson, 76, of Worcester and formerly of Shrewsbury and West Brookfield, died Tuesday June 14, 2011 after an...

Shrewsbury will add a 10th voting precinct

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Although the town just wrapped up its election season, most of Shrewsbury's Town Meeting members will soon have to once again start thinking about re-election.
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Denise M. Martin, 82

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Shrewsbury - Denise M. (Williams) Martin, 82, a resident of the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury, died Sunday June 12, 2011 in UMass Memorial ...

Bob Terkanian gets it done in Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury - When Shrewsbury businessman Robert Terkanian sees a public sign that is in disrepair or a patch of ground that needs landscaping, he works closely with town officials to get permission to make the necessary improvements.

Edward P. O”Connor, 89

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Shrewsbury - Edward P. O"Connor, 89, died peacefully at his home Friday June 10, 2011, surrounded by his family. Beloved by his late wife,...

EDITORIAL: A puzzling problem – where do towns draw the line?

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Region - By law, municipalities must submit a plan for a reorganization of precincts to the state a year after census results are released....

Shrewsbury native honored at Tribeca Film Festival

Shrewsbury - Michael Collins, the son of Jack and Grace Collins of Shrewsbury, recently won two top awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. He received the audience award and the best new documentary director special jury prize for his film, "Give Up Tomorrow."

Shrewsbury students pitch in to help Japanese tsunami victims

Shrewsbury - In the weeks that followed the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, much of the world watched and sent aid to the country.

Students visit Shrewsbury Electric and Cable

Shrewsbury - Fourth-graders from Coolidge Elementary School (l to r) Shaloni Patal, Olivia Meuse, Rebecca Shan, Alex Cashman, Grace Zucchero and Joe Morgan learn...

Learning a tasty lesson in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Yashika Gandhi, 8, samples the "edible aquifer" she created during a fun and educational program presented April 20 by the...

Heartfelt fun for Shrewsbury family while raising awareness, funds

Shrewsbury - The King brothers of Shrewsbury enjoy Friends With Heart family night at the Worcester Sharks game. Ben (front, center), 13,...

Volunteers honored at Ice Cream Social

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Council On Aging ( COA) celebrated National Volunteer Week with its annual Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social at...

Shrewsbury Borders prepares for closing

Borders at 476 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury will close its doors permanently sometime in May as part of the company's Chapter 11 reorganization process. Shrewsbury - Borders at 476 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury will close its doors permanently sometime in May as part of the company's Chapter 11 reorganization process.

Royal wedding celebration in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - A group of properly "hatted" Shrewsbury ladies gather at the home of Rosemarie Boyd to watch the royal wedding of...

Floral Street School in Shrewsbury promotes literacy

Shrewsbury - Storyteller Diane Postoian performs for the crowd at Floral Street School's Literacy Night April 8. Students also had the opportunity...

Candlelight vigil in Shrewsbury held for tsunami victims

Shrewsbury - Attendants hold candles at a prayer vigil for the victims of the devastating tsunami that hit many coastal communities in...

Booking it for the Shrewsbury library

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury's Public Library officials have come up with a unique way to help both their patrons who have been tardy...

Shrewsbury student shows disabilities can's stop determination

Barbara Fink always knew her son, Zack, would get easily frustrated and seemed a bit different as a young child. But it wasn's until one fateful day, when the Shrewsbury mother was volunteering in his third-grade classroom, that she saw the first signs that something more serious was happening.

BASEBALL: Lorusso has commanding performance for St. John's

Shrewsbury - St. John's High School first baseman Andrew Lorusso (#11, center) is congratulated by his coach and teammates after his first ...