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Shirley joins federal opioid lawsuit

04/13/2018 01:48 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- The Selectmen on Monday night agreed to join 80 other municipalities across the Commonwealth in a Federal lawsuit versus three major pharmaceutical firms that seeks damages related to the opioid epidemic, including the cost of increased medical and emergency services and the drug Narcan, administered to reverse the effects of an 
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St. Mary's thrift rings in spring
04/06/2018 02:20 PM EDT - We are celebrating spring with new clearance sales at St. Mary's Catholic Church Thrift Shop, located in the basement of Kiddie Depot, 33 Shirley St. Full Story

AYER NEWS
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By day, Ayer man waits for a kidney. At night, a machine takes over.

AYER -- Less than a year ago, Bill Blocher felt nauseous, weak, and found it difficult to walk. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Fruitlands keeps past alive into the future (SLIDESHOW)

HARVARD -- For the past 103 years, Fruitlands has been welcoming visitors seeking nature, art and history. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
New sergeant is a friend

The Pepperell Police Department has promoted Detective Jay Friend sergeant. Sgt. Friend recently participated in a four-part promotional process in which he compiled the highest aggregate score. Full Story
 
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Hear that lonesome whistle!Magic of the rails comes alive at Shirley model train show

04/17/2018 08:04 AM EDT
SHIRLEY -- Spend any amount of time at the Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association's open house and you'll hear the gasps and any number of adjectives, spoken with gusto. 
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Hearing on Shirley marijuana zoning set for Wednesday
04/16/2018 12:13 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- When voters considered marijuana-related articles at Special Town Meeting last month, they rejected the first two, which would have banned recreational marijuana facilities in town. Full Story

Snapchat threats have Shirley schools on edge
04/12/2018 04:18 PM EDT - By Mina Corpuz mcorpuz@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- Anonymous Snapchat messages have Shirley police stepping up patrols at Lura White Elementary School and Ayer Shirley Middle School until Friday. Full Story

Shirley joins federal opioid lawsuit
04/13/2018 01:48 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Selectmen on Monday night agreed to join 80 other municipalities across the Commonwealth in a Federal lawsuit versus three major pharmaceutical firms that seeks damages related to the opioid epidemic, including the cost of increased medical and emergency services and the drug Narcan, administered to reverse the effects of an Full Story

St. Mary's thrift rings in spring
04/06/2018 02:20 PM EDT - We are celebrating spring with new clearance sales at St. Mary's Catholic Church Thrift Shop, located in the basement of Kiddie Depot, 33 Shirley St. Full Story

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center cited for nearly 600 health violations
03/29/2018 04:50 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- State health inspectors have cited the Commonwealth's only maximum security prison for nearly 600 health code violations -- about half that were repeat violations. Full Story

Naming rights may offset field costs
03/30/2018 12:29 PM EDT - AYER -- School officials are eyeing an updated athletics complex to match the modern building at Ayer Shirley Regional High School. Full Story

For 17 minutes, silence for shooting victims
03/23/2018 01:08 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Police cruisers, lights flashing, cordoned off the main entrance at the Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School last Wednesday morning as students stood outside in a biting March wind for 17 minutes. Full Story

Devens public works director aids Shirley
03/23/2018 12:00 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Seeking to right rumor mill wrongs and perhaps quell Internet buzz, Selectman Debra Flagg on Monday night denied that the board kept things secret that should be made public. Full Story

REGIONAL DISPATCH READY TO LAUNCH
03/22/2018 10:07 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Ayer Shirley Regional Dispatch Center will start taking all E-911 calls starting next month, Police Chief Samuel Santiago and Fire Chief Dennis Levesque told Shirley selectmen this week. Full Story