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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Autumn exercise

Shrewsbury – Multi-tasking mom Jenny Shanley enjoys a walk on a beautiful autumn afternoon with kids Rory, 5, and Maeve, 3, as well as...

Toy drive under way in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – The 10th annual holiday toy collection benefiting needy families has begun and will continue until Friday, Dec. 12. New, non-violent toys may...

Opposed to Shrewsbury library vote #4

Town officials want to increase your taxes again! They want to spend $19.2 million to expand the library with an overpriced, over sized public...

Selectmen hear pros, cons of Proposition 2-? request

Shrewsbury - A standing-room-only crowd attended the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen's meeting March 18. The topic on the agenda was the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Capital Budget, but the crowd's interest was squarely on funding for the town's schools, which participants claimed is woefully inadequate. Over a period of nearly three hours, 29 voters, plus School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer and School Board Committee Chair Sandra Fryc, rose to address the selectmen and the audience with claims that inadequate funding has damaged the town's schools and has resulted in a drop from Level 1 to Level 2 in achievement. First to speak was Robert Holland, 8 Raymond Drive, who listed what he believes are some of the schools" shortcomings and which were repeated numerous times by other attendees. He claimed that Shrewsbury has been irresponsible in funding its schools, in part because the town has refused to raise its property tax rates. This was a common theme during the meeting as voters addressed selectmen and urged them to put before the voters a Proposition 2-? override.

Shrewsbury fire chief issues cold weather safety warning

Shrewsbury - Fire officials issued a fire safety warning as the area enters the first period of extremely cold weather this winter. “Sub-freezing temperatures dip...

Shrewsbury selectmen praise work of late town manager

Shrewsbury - On Oct. 25, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen opened its meeting praising the public service career of former Town Manager Richard Carney, who died Oct. 14.

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.

Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade to be held Sept. 5

Shrewsbury – A popular tradition, the Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade, will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s...

Shrewsbury cancels Fourth of July festivities

Shrewsbury - The town of Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department's 4th of July Celebration at Dean Park? is canceled due to the weather forecast...

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...

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A Buxton postcard mystery

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