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Shrewsbury Schools Superintendent decries “hateful” language incidents

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SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Public Schools Superintendent Joe Sawyer addressed a pair of incidents involving “unacceptable” and “hurtful” language at Shrewsbury High School during a...

Worcester man killed in Route 20 accident in Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon: On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:40 p.m., the Shrewsbury Police responded to a...

MidWach League announces 2022 spring all-stars

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Several dozen high school student athletes were recently honored as MidWach League all-stars following the spring sports season.

Shrewsbury resident continues battle with leukemia

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Now cancer free, but battling lasting effects of that relapse, Jonathan Tomashefsky is thanking his community while eyeing a long road ahead.

Man dies after being pulled from Shrewsbury pool

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SHREWSBURY - A man died, Wednesday, after being pulled from a pool on Spring Street in Shrewsbury, police say. An initial 911 call came in...
Supporters hold signs along Maple Avenue during a recent rally held by the Shrewsbury Paraprofessionals Association. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

Shrewsbury paraprofessionals hold rally amid contract negotiations

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter SHREWSBURY – Supporters stood along Maple Avenue in Shrewsbury on Oct. 27, holding signs that read “honk for fair...

Heartbroken Shrewsbury woman seeks to find missing rings

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – A Shrewsbury woman, Barbara Lehmann, is asking for the public’s help as she seeks to find two rings she...

Songbird Dental in Shrewsbury to re-open May 18

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Shrewsbury - At Songbird Dental, the health and well-being of their patients, families, and staff is their number one priority. The office is closed...

Tavern in the Square in Shrewsbury supports those in need

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Amidst uncertainty as to when restaurants in the commonwealth will be allowed to re-open due to Gov....

UPDATE: State police, FBI ‘monitoring the situation’ after cluster of school threats, superintendent says

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to note that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been in touch with the State Police,...

Shrewsbury releases unofficial election results

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Shrewsbury voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, casting their ballots to settle contested Selectmen and School Committee races.

Fire wrecks car, burns Shrewsbury garage, other cars

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SHREWSBURY - A fire damaged three cars and the side of a garage in Shrewsbury on Friday, prompting a response from Shrewsbury firefighters.  Firefighters arrived...

A sweet gift of thanks from Shrewsbury’s Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Shrewsbury – Robin Ann, a staff member at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, accepts this generous donation from Nothing Bundt Cakes. The bakery,...

‘Live bullet’ found in Shrewsbury’s Oak Middle School

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SHREWSBURY – A live bullet was found in a hallway of Oak Middle School this morning, according to a statement posted on social media...

Shrewsbury Police seek information related to alleged Santander Bank robbery

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department released this statement this afternoon: On Friday, April 10h, 2020 at 9:10 a.m. the Shrewsbury Police responded to a...
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Shrewsbury is now deemed in ‘high risk’ COVID-19 category

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – With the news that there were 43 new positive COVID-19 tests in the last two weeks, Shrewsbury has...

Shrewsbury selectmen declare ‘State of Emergency’

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury –  The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed to declare a State of Emergency for the town of Shrewsbury at...
Shrewsbury Paraprofessional Association President Noreen Christie speaks during a School Committee meeting on Oct. 6. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

Shrewsbury School Committee approves contract with paraprofessionals

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SHREWSBURY – After months of negotiations, the Shrewsbury Paraprofessionals Association (SPA) has a new three-year successor contract. The School Committee unanimously ratified the agreement during...

Man found dead in pond following multi-agency search

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SHREWSBURY – A man was found in a pond following an extensive search throughout the night of Nov. 24. According to a Shrewsbury Police Department...

Shrewsbury High School Art Festival

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Shrewsbury – On May 18, Shrewsbury High School presented a large impressive gallery in their cafeteria that exhibited collections of artwork by students during this school year.