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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Taxes and spending dominate Shrewsbury BOS meeting

Shrewsbury - Christopher Reidy, the principal assessor for Shrewsbury, discussed the fiscal year (FY) 2013 tax rate and related items with the Board of Selectmen at its Dec. 11 meeting. Subject to state approval, the proposed single tax rate will be $11.67 per one thousand dollars. This is an increase of $187.06 over the FY 2012 rate and is in keeping with the town's annual increase since 2010. Total assessed value for town property is $4.78 billion, with $4.16 billion coming from residential property and the rest from commercial, industrial, and personal property. The total increased tax levy over FY 2012 is $55.8 million. The average value for a single family house declined slightly from $372,559 to $370,331, a drop of 0.6 percent.

Giving tree brings holiday cheer to Shrewsbury families

Shrewsbury - Each holiday season a giving tree is placed in the lobby of Shrewsbury's Sherwood Middle School. The purpose of the tree is to help the school's families in need during the holiday season. Patricia McCaffrey, MS, RN, lead nurse, and Kelly O"Connell, adjustment counselor, are the impetus behind the holiday tree each year.

“Death by Chocolate” looking for more participants

Shrewsbury – The Second Annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cyprian Keyes...

Good neighbor Fallon helps out St. Anne's

Shrewsbury - Although it has only been in the neighborhood a little over a month, the Fallon Community Health Care (FCHC) Information Center in the White City Shopping Center has already proven itself to be a good neighbor. On Dec. 10 the center donated $3,500 worth of gift cards to St. Anne's Church after hearing how toys and gift cards had been stolen from the church the prior week. The center is located just minutes away from the church's Turnpike Road (Route 9) location. Kim Salmon, the center's director of community relations, said her team was saddened to hear of the misfortune that had befallen their neighbors.

After theft, Hasbro comes to aid of Shrewsbury church's toy drive

Shrewsbury – They didn's come by sleigh and they weren's led by a team of reindeer. But on Monday, Dec. 10, the mood was definitely merry as nearly a dozen employees of Hasbro, the Pawtucket, RI-based toy giant got the chance to play Santa's elves. The lucky recipients? St. Anne's Church, which just days before had been devastated after thieves broke into a locked shed on the church's 130 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) property and stole nearly 100 gifts slated for children in need this holiday season.

Shrewsbury police grateful for Toys for Tots support

To the Editor, On Saturday December 8, 2012 the Shrewsbury Police Department Patrolman's Union Local 426 held a Toys for Tots drive at the police...

Cara Brindisi leads musical life

Shrewsbury - After graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) in 2006, Cara Brindisi elected to attend the highly respected Berklee University in pursuit of her music dream. Brindisi always enjoyed singing, but one of the requirements of her music therapy degree was to learn an instrument. That was when Santa got involved. Under the tree on Christmas morning was a Seagull guitar, which would become Brindisi's "weapon of choice" for the next five years.

Thieves break into St. Anne's Church, steal toys

Shrewsbury – The St. Anne's Church community is reeling after discovering that thieves broke into a locked shed and stole nearly 100 items that were collected as part of the church's annual Christmas toy drive for children in need. Although the church officials are "dismayed and heartbroken," the Rev. John Foley, the church's pastor, said he is confident that "God will provide."

‘Pictures with Santa” to benefit Shrewsbury's police dog

Northborough- The public is invited to attend a special event Saturday, Dec. 8 to help raise money for a new bullet-proof vest for Shrewsbury's...

Shrewsbury Boy Scout honors local vets with service project

Shrewsbury - In the Boy Scouts of America program, the highest rank one can achieve is that of Eagle Scout. Those who have become Eagle Scouts will say that it is no small feat. Over the course of their scouting career, in order to receive the rank, Scouts are required to earn at least 21 merit badges and lead an extensive service project that often takes months to complete.

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