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Joseph L O’Brien, 79

Cape Coral, Fla. - Joseph L O'Brien, 79, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Shrewsbury and Northborough, died at home Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014,...

School officials say alleged threat at Sherwood Middle School is unfounded

Shrewsbury - Officials from the Shrewsbury Public Schools released a statement this afternoon regarding a situation that occurred at the Sherwood Middle School. According to the release, "the incident involved the discovery of a document written by a sixth grade student that included a list labeled "assassination list."" The release included a statement from Dr. Joseph Sawyer, superintendent of schools and an email that was sent by Dr. Jane Lizotte, Sherwood Middle School principal to families. Those statements are below:

Shrewsbury officials note excellent credit rating while planning for fiscal 2015

Shrewsbury - The main order of business at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen was a continued review of the town's financial plan for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Town Manager Daniel Morgado noted that the town has a rating of Aa2 from Moody's Investors Services, which translates to "Prime-1," meaning high quality and very low credit risk. Morgado noted that Shrewsbury continues to have a "fragile economic stability" since the town is meeting its financial obligations with the possibility of a slight improvement in FY2015, which begins in October 2014. On the plus side are a sizable, affluent tax base and adequate financial reserves. On the minus side are the town's ever-growing expenses for pensions and other post-employment benefits (OPEB)/health insurance and the continuing practice of using cash reserves to supplement the annual budget.

Longtime Shrewsbury friends rally to ‘Bring Kim Home’

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Twenty years ago, a friendship was formed among three families from Shrewsbury. The Hallys Clearys and Magners family...

Shrewsbury Cultural Council Awards Grants

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Cultural Council (SCC) has awarded 21 grants totaling $8,314 to help support a variety of cultural programs offered locally during 2014. Twelve grants received total funding and nine received partial funding due to the limited funds available.

Shrewsbury's Gymnastics Learning Center celebrates 30 years

Shrewsbury - Marianne Frongillo began participating in gymnastics when she was a freshman at Shrewsbury High School. It was not long before her love for the sport spawned aspirations of a career in gymnastics. After participating for four years at Shrewsbury High School, Frongillo competed for Westfield State College where, in 1979, she graduated with a degree in physical education and health.

Shrewsbury Library receives grant for English learning program

Shrewsbury – The New Year began with great news for the Shrewsbury Public Library, as it procured a $4,000 discretionary grant from the Greater...

Traffic to begin shifting to new Burns bridge

Region - Traffic is soon anticipated to start shifting from the existing Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge and onto the first half of the...

Antique Mall to open at site of former Spag's

Shrewsbury - Doug Thomson is keenly aware of the space left by Anthony Borgatti. It's evident by the cavernous, now-empty Spag's building off Route 9 in Shrewsbury, and it's evident by the tales of Borgatti that Thomson has collected from locals over the past year. Thomson said he wants to capture some of the Borgatti spirit when he opens Spags" Antique Mall on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the site of the former department store of the same name.

Shrewsbury Library to start e-book pilot project

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Public Library has been chosen to participate in the MA eBook Pilot Project.?Along with 50 other libraries, Shrewsbury will be...

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Shrewsbury resident sings with international Parkinson’s chorus

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