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Shrewsbury High School in top tier of national ranking

Westborough, Algonquin also perform well By Laura Hayes, Contributing Writer SHREWSBURY — Shrewsbury High School is ranked among the top six percent of high schools nationwide,...

Local Realtor inspires a brigade of seamstresses to make homemade masks

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – As the number of COVID-19 cases have risen, Shrewsbury residents have been revving up their sewing machines...

Shrewsbury gives Town Manager green light to negotiate Beal agreement

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SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury’s Town Manager will soon begin to negotiate a land disposition agreement with the potential developers of a project at the former...

Shrewsbury sends letter asking for turn restrictions

By Laura Hayes, Contributing Writer SHREWSBURY — The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen moved forward May 11 with sending a letter to the Massachusetts Department of...

Shrewsbury green lights McGovern’s permits for Route 9 site

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Plans for a McGovern collision and fit-up center on Route 9 are moving forward after the Shrewsbury ZBA voted to approve a series of permits.

High school scoreboard: Power rankings bring good news for area teams as winter season...

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REGION - A handful of area basketball and hockey teams celebrated favorable rankings this past week through the state’s new power ranking system. Weighing win-loss...
Matthew R. Chamberlain

Matthew R. Chamberlain, 47, of Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury - Matthew R. Chamberlain, 47, passed away peacefully on October 4th surrounded by his loving family, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He...

Shrewsbury Police seek alleged bank robber

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this evening: Shrewsbury Police responded to 200 Boston Turnpike (Rt. 9) TD Bank on July 7th,...

Woman faces heroin trafficking, reckless endangerment of a child charges following Shrewsbury traffic stop

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SHREWSBURY – A Worcester woman is facing charges including trafficking heroin and reckless endangerment of a child following a traffic stop in Shrewsbury early...

Residents voice concerns over proposed 55+ development in Shrewsbury

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SHREWSBURY - Community members voiced concerns earlier this month as the Shrewsbury Planning Board got its first look at plans for a 55+ development...
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Shrewsbury officials set the stage for $9.5 million Prop. 2 1/2 operational override

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – In a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee, held March 2, officials discussed...

Shrewsbury Public Schools closed Friday, March 13

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Shrewsbury – Dr. Joseph Sawyer, the Superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools, released this statement this afternoon: Dear Shrewsbury Families, While there are NOT any confirmed or presumed...

Spotted Lanternfly remnants found in Shrewsbury

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SHREWSBURY – Remnants of a Spotted Lanternfly have been found in Shrewsbury. Town Manager Kevin Mizikar told the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 11 that...
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Shrewsbury seeks developers to transform Town Center District

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Last August, Shrewsbury’s Annual Town Meeting approved a slate of zoning bylaws that created a new Town...

Worcester man killed in Route 20 accident in Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon: On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:40 p.m., the Shrewsbury Police responded to a...

Shrewsbury official talks timeline for Edgemere Diner removal

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SHREWSBURY – The new owner of Shrewsbury’s historic Edgemere Diner is working with a contractor on the process of removing the diner, according to...

Shrewsbury Schools Superintendent decries “hateful” language incidents

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SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Public Schools Superintendent Joe Sawyer addressed a pair of incidents involving “unacceptable” and “hurtful” language at Shrewsbury High School during a...

Man dies after being pulled from Shrewsbury pool

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SHREWSBURY - A man died, Wednesday, after being pulled from a pool on Spring Street in Shrewsbury, police say. An initial 911 call came in...

Shrewsbury resident continues battle with leukemia

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Now cancer free, but battling lasting effects of that relapse, Jonathan Tomashefsky is thanking his community while eyeing a long road ahead.
Supporters hold signs along Maple Avenue during a recent rally held by the Shrewsbury Paraprofessionals Association. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

Shrewsbury paraprofessionals hold rally amid contract negotiations

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter SHREWSBURY – Supporters stood along Maple Avenue in Shrewsbury on Oct. 27, holding signs that read “honk for fair...