Shirley teen leaves artistic statement at Nashoba Tech

10/13/2017 02:35 PM EDT
WESTFORD -- One of the walls in the toddler room inside the Early Learning Center at Nashoba Valley Technical High School was sorely in need of artwork, a large, unadorned space crying out for a drawing or painting that would grab the eye of children in that fidgety age group. 
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She loaned her paintings to the bank. The bank merged. Where have they gone?
09/29/2017 01:51 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- After working successfully at her craft for some time, artist Kim Mellema gained local recognition for a series of portraits she painted of Shirley war veterans, from WWII to Desert Storm. Full Story

AYER NEWS
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The script calls for disaster

Training spectacle simulates MBTA collision in Ayer
AYER -- Their fates were decided by laminated cards, hung around necks on plain black lanyards. To give first responders the most realistic training, dozens of volunteers at a mock train collision Sunday had to pretend to be injured. 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
Ntv soars thanks to Eagle Scout Mclean

PEPPERELL -- Students at Nissitissit Middle School are enjoying a state-of-the-art video and media production studio thanks to the efforts of Andrew Mclean, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the spring for his work on the project. Full Story
 
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Shirley receives recycling grant

10/13/2017 02:09 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- The town of Shirley has been awarded a $3,500 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program grant that will help maximize their recycling, composting and waste reduction programs. 
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Shirley teen leaves artistic statement at Nashoba Tech
10/13/2017 02:35 PM EDT - WESTFORD -- One of the walls in the toddler room inside the Early Learning Center at Nashoba Valley Technical High School was sorely in need of artwork, a large, unadorned space crying out for a drawing or painting that would grab the eye of children in that fidgety age group. Full Story

For one day, it's the place to recycle almost everything
10/06/2017 11:37 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Think of it as one-stop dropping. The annual Recycle Your Reusables is coming on Oct. Full Story

What went wrong for Goulden?
10/06/2017 11:30 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- When Thomas Goulden was named police chief in 2014 he had a 10-year goal. Full Story

She loaned her paintings to the bank. The bank merged. Where have they gone?
09/29/2017 01:51 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- After working successfully at her craft for some time, artist Kim Mellema gained local recognition for a series of portraits she painted of Shirley war veterans, from WWII to Desert Storm. Full Story

Tour the former Shakers Village
09/29/2017 01:50 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- On the grounds of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution is a building built in the 1840's by a religious community known as the Shakers. Full Story

Shirley voters approve debt exclusion for ladder truck
09/14/2017 02:50 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- A new ladder truck will soon be on its way to town. Voters at a special town election with one question on the ballot approved a debt exclusion 286 to 141.  Full Story

FROM FIRED TO PROMOTED
09/08/2017 02:00 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Alfreda Cromwell is back on the job, with a promotion but a cut in wages. Full Story

Two pull papers for vacant Shirley selectman seat
09/08/2017 12:28 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Two residents have thrown their hats into the ring to become a selectman. Full Story

Loaned paintings missing from Shirley bank
09/06/2017 05:25 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Four original paintings by a local artist that she loaned to the in-town branch of the former North Middlesex Savings Bank on Front Street seem to have gone missing and the police are looking into the matter. Full Story