Thursday, May 28, 2020

Shrewsbury woman flies high in air race

Shrewsbury - For as long as she can remember, Shrewsbury native Danielle Erlichman has loved planes and flying. "We would travel when I was little and I loved the idea that a plane could bring members of our family closer together," recalled the 2008 Shrewsbury High School graduate. "I just loved being in a plane."

Road race to benefit Shrewsbury Special Needs program

Shrewsbury - A 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at the Floral School, 54 Floral St., Saturday, July 28...

Landmark Shrewsbury clock is destroyed in accident

Shrewsbury - An iconic clock located on the island of Maple Avenue and West Main Street was knocked over early yesterday morning after being hit by a car. Shrewsbury Police Lieutenant Joseph McCarthy said there were no injuries reported in the single-car accident, but the car was totaled.

Planning Board approves White City site plan

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Planning Board approved modifications to a site plan for the White City Plaza during a public hearing held at the board's July 12 meeting. Attorney Karen Johnson, a representative of Charter Realty and Development Corp., the owner of the plaza, showed the board drawings of engineering modifications for the plaza. Johnson explained how the proposed modifications would involve changes to a drive-through lane at a bank and a change in the number and configuration of parking lot spaces.

Work to start on new Burns Bridge this fall

Region – It is almost 100 years old, but the Kenneth F. Burns Bridge will not be celebrating a centennial birthday. Instead, the bridge, which spans Lake Quinsigamond and connects Shrewsbury and Worcester via Route 9, will be replaced by a new bridge nearly double the size. That project, officials said at a forum held at Worcester Technical High School July 11, will start this fall.

Two Lake Quinsigamond beaches reopen, but other problems persist

Shrewsbury- Two beaches on Lake Quinsigamond have been reopened after passing tests done by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the city of Worcester's Division of Public Health. The beaches located at Regatta Point and Lake Park Beach were temporarily closed over the weekend after being deemed unsuitable for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels.

N.E.T.Works Productions, Inc. donates to Brimfield Tornado Victims Fund

Shrewsbury - N.E.T.Works Productions, Inc. (New Experience Theater) recently chose the Brimfield Tornado Victims Fund, more widely known as the historical Harding Fund, to...

Small steps toward global harmony

Region - Often, people wonder how to make a difference in world harmony, global friendships and understanding other cultures. For one week this summer,...

Shrewsbury's White City Plaza gets a face-lift

Shrewsbury - The iconic White City Plaza is undergoing some extensive renovations this summer. The plaza's owners, Charter Realty & Development Corp. have said that they hope these changes will make the plaza even more of a pleasant destination for shoppers who wish to visit the many stores and restaurants located there. Some of these renovations include a new signal and improved entrance on South Quinsigamond Street, parking lot upgrades, ADA-compliant sidewalks and enhanced landscaping. And a new shop, I-Craze Frozen Yogurt, was just given approval by the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen to have a license to operate at the former Friendly's restaurant.

Shrewsbury selectmen honor longtime volunteer

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen honored Dorbert Thomas, a longtime member of the Conservation Commission, at its July 10 meeting. The board presented Thomas with a plaque and thanked her for her twenty-three years of work for the town's conservation efforts. The board also approved license requests made during three public hearings held during the meeting.

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