AYER NEWS
'This is all about the kids. This is their prom.'

SHIRLEY -- The FLLAC Prom, held last Thursday night at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, might not have been a typical, modern-day high school prom with stretch limos and all the fixings, but for about 120 students, alumni, staff, volunteers, parents and other family members, it had all the right stuff, from excited greetings at the door to tables decked Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Local peach crop is the pits this year

For brothers Frank and Bruce Carlson, owners of Carlson Orchards in Harvard, the damage their peach crop sustained after February's cold snap is unlike anything they've seen in decades. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Boy, 16, hospitalized in North Middlesex High fight

Suffers serious head injury; another 16-year-old charged
TOWNSEND -- A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized with what police describe as a serious head injury after he and another 16-year-old boy got into a fight at North Middlesex Regional High School Tuesday morning. Full Story
 
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'This is all about the kids. This is their prom.'

05/27/2016 09:46 AM EDT
SHIRLEY -- The FLLAC Prom, held last Thursday night at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, might not have been a typical, modern-day high school prom with stretch limos and all the fixings, but for about 120 students, alumni, staff, volunteers, parents and other family members, it had all the right stuff, from excited greetings at the door to tables decked 
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Shirley Charitable Foundation approves $1,500 grant to Hazen Memorial Library
05/27/2016 08:49 AM EDT - The Shirley Charitable Foundation has approved a grant to Hazen Memorial Library Endowment Fund for $1,500. Full Story

Shirley Fincom OKs $48G police OT transfer
05/25/2016 11:47 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- With the selectmen's split vote in its rearview mirror, the Finance Committee discussed the same slate of budget line-item transfer requests Tuesday night that the other board approved the night before, absent the acrimony that tinged the earlier discussion when Selectman Enrico Cappucci challenged Police Chief Thomas Goulden's request Full Story

Cappucci spars with colleagues over Shirley minutes
05/27/2016 12:09 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Controversy flared Monday night during the first full meeting of the Board of Selectmen since Enrico Cappucci was elected earlier this month. Full Story

Mission: 'To be a stable, ongoing resource that makes a difference in the Shirley community'
05/13/2016 08:48 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Shirley Charitable Foundation, founded in 1998, has evolved over the years, expanding its collaborative network and extending its outreach. Full Story

Letters About Literature
05/13/2016 08:34 AM EDT - Massachusetts Center for the Book welcomed more than 200 guests to the Great Hall at the State House to recognize student awardees in the Massachusetts Letters About Literature program. Full Story

Ayer Shirley student's work published in The Marble Collection
05/13/2016 08:33 AM EDT - BOSTON -- Owen Carpenter's poem, "A Funeral for the Flowers," was selected for publication in The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, the only statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, writing, poetry, photography and music by students in grades 8 to 12. Full Story

Shirley fincom backs new cash policy
05/11/2016 09:16 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Town Administrator Patrice Garvin rolled out for the Finance Committee on Tuesday night new procedures for handling cash transactions. Full Story

Tsongas admires progress at Phoenix Park
05/06/2016 12:48 PM EDT - "Our model is drastically changing" she told Tsongas. New computer programs will allow them to track outcomes on a daily basis. Full Story

10 Questions: Train fascination runs to models, travel
05/06/2016 08:09 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- Matt Betzner has a thing for trains. Full Story