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Karyn Polito’s home left off town’s online database — at husband’s request

Polito on Wednesday noted, correctly, that the records are publicly available at Shrewsbury’s town offices, where the Globe obtained a two-page document showing that the 5,969-square-foot, Colonial-style home, built along Lake Quinsigamond, was recently assessed at $1.49 million.

Karyn Polito is sworn in as Massachusetts lieutenant governor by then state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, left, as Polito's husband, Stephan Rodolakis, right, looks on.

SHREWSBURY — Before settling into their new lakeside home in 2016, Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito’s husband had a request that one town official said he’d never gotten before: that details of their $1.5 million house be scrubbed from an online public database.

Christopher Reidy, Shrewsbury’s principal assessor, said he consulted with then-town manager Daniel Morgado, who knew Polito because she was among the town officials who had selected him for the job two decades earlier. And “probably within a day,’’ Reidy said, he removed the information, a first in his 10 years with the department.

While legally allowed, the exclusion of Polito’s home from easily accessible records is unheard of among the state’s other highest-ranking elected officials. It’s also an anomaly in Shrewsbury, Polito’s lifelong hometown, where she served for years as a selectwoman and state representative and where her family runs — and she owns a piece of — a real estate development company.