Sparks fly as Shirley collector challenges process for merged position

02/02/2016 10:25 AM EST
SHIRLEY -- What might have been a routine discussion turned into a battle of wills between Town Collector Holly Haase and Town Administrator Patrice Garvin on Monday night. 
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5 reserve officers interviewed for full-time position in Shirley
01/13/2016 12:41 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- With one full-time police officer's position to fill and another anticipated after a couple of recent resignations, selectmen interviewed five candidates Monday night, all of whom are currently working as part-time reserve officers in town. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable make a Community Compact

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable joined the ranks of Massachusetts municipalities that have signed Community Compact agreements with the state, agreeing to implement best practices in exchange for state assistance. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Rollstone Bank donates $5,000 for new Harvard fire truck

HARVARD -- Rollstone Bank & Trust recently gave $5,000 to the Harvard Fire Department for help purchasing a truck with an aerial lift. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell finances called in good shape

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- Town officials were pleased by the recently completed audit and the proposed fiscal 2017 budget. Full Story
 
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Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable make a Community Compact

02/04/2016 05:20 PM EST
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable joined the ranks of Massachusetts municipalities that have signed Community Compact agreements with the state, agreeing to implement best practices in exchange for state assistance. 
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Ayer Shirley school budget proposal up 2.9 percent
02/03/2016 07:47 AM EST - AYER -- The preliminary budget the Ayer Shirley Regional School District School Committee presented in a public hearing at the high school Tuesday night totaled $29,662,059,  Full Story

Sparks fly as Shirley collector challenges process for merged position
02/02/2016 10:25 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- What might have been a routine discussion turned into a battle of wills between Town Collector Holly Haase and Town Administrator Patrice Garvin on Monday night. Full Story

Shirley, Townsend partner for CDBG grant
01/28/2016 05:18 PM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@ nashobavalleyvoice.com For low- to moderate-income homeowners, bringing their home up to code can be cost-prohibitive. Full Story

A robotics team in every school? Ayer Shirley students bring dream to governor
01/28/2016 09:35 AM EST - AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional High School FIRST Robotics Team has launched an original initiative called MASSFIRST, the aim of which is to introduce FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs in school districts statewide. Full Story

Shirley selectmen appoint 3 new police officers, resolve War Memorial issue
01/26/2016 08:56 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed three new full-time police officers, selecting their top choices from a pool of five candidates they interviewed two weeks ago and based on Police Chief Thomas Goulden's recommendations. Full Story

Shirley gets 3 new police officers
01/26/2016 06:39 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed three new full-time police officers, selecting their top choices from a pool of five candidates they interviewed two weeks ago and based on Police Chief Thomas Goulden's recommendations. Full Story

ASRHS discards last remnant of old high school: its accreditation warning
01/21/2016 01:30 PM EST - AYER -- Ayer Shirley Regional High School has discarded the warning status bestowed upon the former Ayer High School in 2009 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which found the school's renovation corrected previous problems. Full Story

Charlie Farren ready to rock Ayer Shirley to help drama club
01/21/2016 01:23 PM EST - AYER -- The Nashoba Valley Region's own legendary singer/songwriter Charlie Farren will perform a special live acoustic performance in February to benefit the Ayer Shirley Regional High School Drama Club Scholarship Fund. Full Story

5 reserve officers interviewed for full-time position in Shirley
01/13/2016 12:41 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- With one full-time police officer's position to fill and another anticipated after a couple of recent resignations, selectmen interviewed five candidates Monday night, all of whom are currently working as part-time reserve officers in town. Full Story