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Posted on: July 7, 2020

State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Handout Image. Protect yourself against this virus.

Date of Record: July 7, 2020: Baker-Polito Administration PRESS RELEASE. Governor Charlie Baker on TWITTER.

Date of Record: July 3, 2020 -  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA: Phase III - Step I - Effective July 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date of Record: July 2, 2020 

Phase III - "Vigilant" of the state’s plan will be deployed Monday, July 6, 2020 allowing additional businesses such as gyms, sporting events, casinos, museums, and movie thea...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Weekly Report: 1 Additional Positive Case of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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1 additional positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury bringing the total to 318. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Town Hall will be opening to the public on Tuesday July 7, 2020 for appointment only for essential services when other methods are not suitable. Appointments can be ma...
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Posted on: June 12, 2020

2020 Yard Waste Summer Drop-Off Dates

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WHERE:  MUNICIPAL GARAGE at 211 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545

TIME:  7:30 am to 11:30 am

WHEN: 

  1. Saturday, June 13th - COMPLETE

  2. Saturday, July 11th

  3. Saturday, August 8th

  4. Saturday, September 12th

*IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • LEAVES ...
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Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updated Guidance for those traveling to MA

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Ham...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Tips during the 4th of July and the Summer months

The Massachusetts Health Officer’s Association (MHOA) has been working with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) who have produced infographics for local Boards of Health for both the 4th of July and the summer months. &am...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Important Message from the Water & Sewer Division - Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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The annual drinking water quality report for calendar year 2019 is now ready and can be viewed at www.shrewsburyma.gov/depreportccr  

This document, also known as the Customer Confidence Report, contains important information about Shrewsbury&...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Town Officials Discuss Racial Inequalities, Proclaim June 19th as Juneteenth, Propose Task Force

On June 15, 2020, the Board of Selectmen proclaimed June 19th as Juneteenth:

This is following a discussion from June 4th in which the Board released a statement regarding death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the resulting protests across the nation. The...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Vacancy Notice: Historic District Commission

The Board of Selectmen is seeking a qualified person interested in serving on the Historic District Commission for a three year term to expire on June 30, 2023.  This seven person commission is charged with all powers and duties associated with a...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Reminder for all MA Residents to Wear Masks in Public due to COVID-19

Face Mask Instructions

COVID-19 Order 31 - Effective May 6, 2020

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can st...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Board of Selectmen & Town Moderator Meet to Discuss 2020 Annual Town Meeting Quorum Reduction

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Pursuant to Section 7 of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2020, the Board of Selectmen of the will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 7:15 p.m., remotely via Google Meet, to consider, in consultation with and with the approval of the Shrewsbury ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Annual Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 17 thru September 30, 2020

About the Market

The Shrewsbury Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from June 17 thru September 30, 2020 offering fresh fruits and vegetables including specialty Asian and micro green produce. Local, grass fed, free range and antibiotic free meats inclu...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Annual Town Meeting Postponed to July 29, 2020 at Shrewsbury High School

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Due to COVID-19, The Annual Town Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Shrewsbury High School Field House, 64 Holden Street, as determined by the Town Moderator pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 39 Section 10A

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Solid Waste & Recycling Update_Fiscal Year 2021 Service Calendar

The Fiscal Year 2021 Solid Waste & Recycling Service Calendar provided through Waste Management is now available.  Residents should receive the mailer by the end of the month if not already.  The mailer may also be found here. &n...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

June 22 Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Route 20 Sewer Project Will Start Night Work

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Update on the Route 20 sewer upgrade project which includes details on night work that will be completed:  

J.L Raymaakers began construction on Route 20 (Hartford Turnpike) on May 18, 2020 and has progressed from Lakeside Drive to Lake Street wit...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Water & Sewer Permit Update

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing innovative, up-to-date, and efficient services, the Town of Shrewsbury Department of Public Works will migrate the Water & Sewer permitting process to ViewPoint and join the effort started by the Building...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA: Phase II - Step II - June 22, 2020

Date of Record: June 19, 2020 - Governor Charlie Baker’s Press Release

The following businesses/services will be eligible reopen in Step II in Phase II on June 22, 2020:

  • Indoor table service at restaurants - please visit RESTAU...
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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Weekly Reporting of Positive COVID-19 Cases in the Town of Shrewsbury

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Please be advised that the Town of Shrewsbury will be transitioning to weekly reporting of new COVID-19 Positive Cases, as opposed to daily reporting. Updates of positive cases will be provided each Thursday afternoon.  The Worcester City Manager...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA: Step 1 of Phase II - Effective June 8, 2020

Date of Record: June 6, 2020 - Governor Charlie Baker’s Press Release: The Governor initiated Phase II of the Re-Opening Plan by formal EXECUTIVE ORDER 35 and only following a careful review of public health data. This Order outlines details for...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

2019 Annual Town Report

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The Town of Shrewsbury 2019 Annual Town Report is now available to view. Click here.

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Statement Regarding the Recent Death of George Floyd and the Resulting National Protests

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The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen strongly denounces the shocking and horrific actions of those Minneapolis police officers that resulted in the tragic death of George Floyd. Their actions reflect poorly on the hundreds of thousands of honorable and profe...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Re-opening MA - Phase II: "Cautious" Effective Date TBD

The Governor initiated Phase II of the Re-Opening Plan by formal EXECUTIVE ORDER 35 and only following a careful review of public health data. This Order outlines details for Phase II.

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at Home Farm Water Treatment Plant

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In a ceremony in Ware, April 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration, though MassDEP’s Clean Energy Results Program, with support from the Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, awarded $4 million in state Gap II...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Project Approval and New Speed Limit along Route 20

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Office of Representative Hannah E. Kane

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Contact: Anna Darrow, 617-722-2810, Anna.Darrow@mahouse.gov 

June 1, 2020

$15.4M Shrewsbury Route 20 Project Approved by MassDOT

Rep. Kane and Town Off...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Annual Town Meeting Warrant - June 29, 2020

Town Meeting

The 2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant has been posted. The Town Meeting has been scheduled by the Board of Selectmen for June 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Shrewsbury High School Field House located at 64 Holden Street (please note location change).

Given the ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

COVID-19: Steps Businesses need to take before Re-opening

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) also launched www.mass.gov/reopening, which has detailed information about how reopening will proceed. 

There are several steps businesses will need to take to take before re-opening.&a...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mosquitoes - Protect yourself this Summer!

Central MA Mosquito Control’s 2020 Spray Schedule

If you would like to opt out of spraying, please complete the Pesticide Exclusion Request online  

Please click the Mosquito Prevention link below for more information.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Water Use Restrictions

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Water Use Restrictions

Whereas The Board of Selectmen has determined that a shortage of water exists and conservation measures are necessary to ensure an adequate supply of water to all water consumers, and 

Whereas The conditions set forth in the ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Annual Town Meeting & Election Postponed

The Board of Selectmen, acting under newly granted authority by the Legislature and Governor (Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020) is announcing the postponement of the Annual Town Election, originally scheduled for May 5, 2020, and the Annual Town Meeting, or...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Board of Selectmen extend payment due dates for Property Tax Bills and Exemptions

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On April 7, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted on tax-payer initiatives including 

  • changing the 4th quarter tax bill due date from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020
  • waiving interest and penalties for certain bills if paid in full by June 30, 2020
  • extendin...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Make payments online through UNIPAY.

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Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Town Hall is closed to the public and Town offices are working with reduced staffing levels.  To assist all of our community’s clients we are encouraging individuals to make payments online throug...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for the Town of Shrewsbury

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As concerns rise over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), town officials are proactively monitoring the situation to provide Shrewsbury residents, town employees, businesses and the general public with updates on some of the measures that have been taken to date ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Report from the Town Manager - 3/24/2020


The following is a transcript of the report given to the Board of Selectmen at its meeting on March 24, 2020.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Board of Selectmen vote to enact a Declaration of Local State of Emergency in response to COVID-19

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On March 24, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted to enact a Declaration of Local State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.As Town Manager Kevin Mizikar stated,"First and foremost, the Declaration of Emergency will acknowledge just how s...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Town of Shrewsbury Launches New Fiscal Transparency Center

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Shrewsbury, MA  (February 26, 2020) - The Town of Shrewsbury announced today that it has partnered with ClearGov, a leading provider of transparency, budgeting and forecasting solutions for local governments.

This new transparency center will allo...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

The Senior Edition- Senior Newsletter

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The Senior Edition- The Shrewsbury Senior Center and Council on Aging have been undergoing some changes in the past few months. We appreciate your patience through the process. Due to some of these changes, starting March 1st, 2020, if you would like to c...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

FREE Smoke Detector Installation to Eligible Residents

Smoke Detector Installation

As part of a community risk reduction and public education initiative, the Shrewsbury Fire Department (SFD) is launching a pilot program that will provide smoke detector installations and home-safety assessments to eligible Shrewsbury residents at NO COST...

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