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Posted on: September 23, 2020

COVID-19: FREE Testing - Week of September 28, 2020



UMass Memorial Healthcare is offering FREE COVID-19 community testing the week of September 28, 2020.  

Below, please find the testing sites in Worcester:


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Posted on: September 22, 2020

COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) would like to hear from communities in an effort to better assist residents through the COVID-19 crisis. By taking this survey, you can help identify new solutions to community problems while providing ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

COVID-19 Reopening Update: Updated Restaurant Guidance - Effective September 28, 2020

On September 22, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced revised safety standards for restaurants which will take effect on Monday, September 28, 2020. Restaurants remain subject to the previously issued, August 11, 2020 Safety Standards until the...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Special Town Meeting Information - September 29, 2020

Town Meeting

The Board of Selectmen have scheduled and signed the warrant for a Special Town Meeting on September 29, 2020:

Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury High School Field House or on the grounds t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

TOWN CLEAN UP DAY - October 3, 2020

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Keep Shrewsbury Beautiful hosts the annual Town Clean Up day and works with local groups to do smaller clean ups. 

We provide the bags, you provide the people power. Together we can Keep Shrewsbury Beautif...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Halloween - October 31, 2020

The Town of Shrewsbury does not regulate Halloween. Trick or Treat is at the discretion of each household. 

On 09/21/20, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) advised against "traditional" trick-or-treating" this year due to COVID-19...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Vacancy Notice: Zoning Board of Appeals

The Board of Selectmen is seeking qualified individuals interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill a vacant term set to expire on March 31, 2021. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of (5) members appointed for two year terms a...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Important Message from the Water & Sewer Division - Potential for Discolored Water on Tuesday 9/22

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The Town’s contractor for the Route 20 Sewer Project, J.L Raymaakers, will be pressure testing the new sewer force main on Arrowwood Drive on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  They will need to use a hydrant beginning around 9:00 a.m. and e...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Weekly Report: 6 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

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6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 10, 2020 bringing the total to 387. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release.

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Press Release of September 17, 2020 Home
Posted on: August 19, 2020

New Influenza Vaccine Requirement for Children and Students

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Date of Record: August 19, 2020:  New Influenza Vaccine Requirement - PRESS RELEASE from MDPH

The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has added a new influenza vaccine requirement for all children 6 months of age and older atte...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Flu Prevention: Protect Your Health This Season

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This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthc...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

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

To be held in the Senior Center Parking lot located on 98 Maple Avenue. 

The market will run every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - for folks over 60 years of age and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the general public. ALL ARE WEL...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Governor Baker Proclaims September to be Emergency Preparedness Month in Massachusetts

During September, MEMA and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will share information on their respective social media accounts about emergency preparedness topics including emergency planning, building an emergency kit, preparing for disasters,...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Selectmen Selections - August 2020

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

COVID-19: Traveler update from MEMA

Effective 12:01 am, August 29, 2020, CO, DE, PA and WV are removed from the higher risk state list for MA’s travel order due to decreases in these states’ positive test rates and cases per 100,000.

Travelers arriving from these...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Important Message from the Department of Public Works_Highway Permits

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 HIghway permitting process to ViewPoint and join the effort started by the Building Inspector...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Important Message from the Department of Public Works_Drought Status

On behalf of MEMA’s Director, please see the message below.

Due to above normal temperatures throughout July and early August and more than three months of below normal rainfall, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharid...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Community-Level Data Reporting

Outline of the State of MA stating STOP THE SPREAD COVID-19

August 19, 2020: 

The Commonwealth is reporting enhanced community-level data on key COVID-19 metrics as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts to partner with cities and towns to slow the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19 Community-Level Data Interactive Map Home
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Governor Announces Decrease on Gathering Limits to 50, New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19




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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Creates Cross-Agency Enforce...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

COVID-19: All MA Residents Must Wear a Mask in Public

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: August 10, 2020

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Prevention - How to Keep Yourself and your Family Safe

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (SRMCB), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) have issued educational material regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) preve...

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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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Mosquito Prevention Home
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Town Meeting Information - August 8, 2020

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The following information has been mailed to Town Meeting Members for the Saturday August 8, 2020 Annual Town Meeting:

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

REMINDER: Notice Regarding Reusable Bag and Plastic Bag Use in Grocery and Retail Stores

REMINDER:  Effective September 1, 2020, the Town of Shrewsbury’s plastic bag reduction bylaw will be enforced.

Plastic Bags:

Effective July 1, 2017, The Town of Shrewsbury adopted a Plastic Bag Reduction by-law. 

Due to t...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

FY21 Fiscal Projection 2

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, and the residents and taxpayers of Shrewsbury:

I am pleased to present this revised financial plan for fiscal year 2021. These revisions come after several challenging months of working through the ch...

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FY21 Fiscal Projection 2 Home
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Masks for Shrewsbury Businesses in Need

Attention Shrewsbury Businesses.  We are proud to announce that an anonymous donor provided the town with a limited supply of surgical masks for businesses in need.  Please reach out to the Town Manager’s office at 508-841-8508...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

July 21, 2020 Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Route 20 Sewer Project

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J.L Raymaakers began construction on Route 20 (Hartford Turnpike) on May 18, 2020 and has installed approximately 2,800 linear feet of new 8-inch sewer force main from Lakeside Drive to Lake Street. Installation of 280 linear feet of new 15-inch gravity s...

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Map of Route 20 Sewer System Upgrades Home
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: 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  

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 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 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: 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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Press Release of April 9, 2020 Home
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Make payments online through UNIPAY.


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: 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: 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: 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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