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High flying Frisbee dogs return to Shrewsbury for family fun

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury - Dogs and Frisbees go together like peas and carrots. On June 24, Mike Piazza and his four Border...

Shrewsbury Legion wins Zone 4 championship

Shrewsbury - There’s just no place like home when a Zone 4 Samko American Legion Championship Series title is on the line, players and coaches of the Shrewsbury Quaranta Post 397 team unanimously agree. Top-seed Shrewsbury found out that home cooking is what it’s all about as the team defeated visiting second-seed Northbridge, 7-3, on July 19 to capture the coveted championship, its first since 2011. Shrewsbury now advances to double-elimination State competition in Norwood on July 23 versus to-be-determined Section 8 champions.
Matt Armenti, relationship branch manager at UniBank (l ) with Jackie and Melissa Pratt and their kids Liam and Willa Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Families enjoy Lakeway Commons first holiday event

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Lakeway Commons kicked off the holiday season on Dec. 1 as many of the plaza’s businesses and...

Little Medical School teaches future doctors and vets

Shrewsbury – Budding medical interns are getting younger now that a fun and educational program has opened in the area. The first six-week course of Little Medical School for ages 5 to 12 was recently offered in Shrewsbury.

On the road to support veterans’ needs

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – A comfortably cool morning Nov. 7 drew nearly 200 runners and walkers to participate in the 11th...

Local students to perform “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”

Shrewsbury - Centre Stage Productions of Shrewsbury is preparing to transport audiences to the French Riviera with its summer show "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Center Stage...

Record number of seniors enjoy Sheriff’s annual picnic

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – On an overcast and humid afternoon Aug. 17, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis held what his office...
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Nicholas R. Sassone, 37, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Nicholas Richard Sassone, 37, of Shrewsbury passed away suddenly on April 30, 2020. Nicky was the loving son born to Christine (Kramek)...

FEMA to run nationwide Emergency Alert test today at 2 p.m.

Region - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting the first ever nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test today, Wednesday, Nov. 9...
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Jacqueline Kennedy, 27, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Jacqueline Ann “Jackie” Kennedy, 27, of Colonial Drive, passed away Aug. 27, 2019 after her long battle with cystic fibrosis. She died...
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Vote for Ananth for Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

To the Editor: I am voting for Dr. Jonjy Ananth for Board of Selectmen for 2019 in Shrewsbury. He is the only selectman candidate voicing...

Shrewsbury native to perform in ‘Elf the Musical’ in Boston

Shrewsbury – It’s been another busy year for Nick Silverio since graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) in 2013. After studying business as a freshman in 2013-2014 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania while performing with its Arts House Dance Company, he decided to take a gap year. That plan has been extended as Silverio completes a five-city tour of “Elf the Musical,” including performances from Tuesday, Nov 17, through Sunday, Dec 6, at the Wang Theatre of the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

VNA Care Network & Hospice offers booklet “Choosing Hospice”

Region - "Choosing Hospice," a free guide to specialized care for the terminally ill, is available from VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit...

Michael E. Bolton, 74, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Michael E. “Mike” Bolton, 74, of Shrewsbury, formerly a longtime resident of Somerville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic...

Shrewsbury Public Schools: A History

By Alexandra Molnar and Zenya Molnar Contributing Writers GENERAL INFO In 1851, Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts with one school building for each district. Each...
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Jennie A. Berthiaume, 97, of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Jennie A. (Linkavitch) Berthiaume, 97, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2021 at Shrewsbury Nursing Home, with her family at...

Shrewsbury Cultural Council announces grants for 2018 

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Cultural Council has announced the award of 22 grants, totaling $7800, to help support a variety of cultural programs to...

Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center basket raffle tickets available

Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. basket raffle continues to raise funds for the senior center. The seven baskets to...

Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114 plans centennial celebration

Shrewsbury - February 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop 114. The troop, which has been chartered by the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury (FCC) since 1916, is one of the oldest troops in Mohegan Council as well as one of the oldest troops within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Resident gather in Shrewsbury to peacefully protest racial inequality

On June 1 one protest took place in the Shrewsbury Town Center with another scheduled for Saturday, June 6.