After contentious dispute with selectmen, Goulden departs as town's top cop

07/14/2017 12:10 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- A brief joint statement from Thomas Goulden and the Board of Selectmen officially ended the police chief's employment with the town Monday. 
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Benson will discuss carbon-pricing bill at Shirley forum
06/23/2017 11:10 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Shirley, Ayer, Lunenburg, and Littleton Democratic Town Committees and the Indivisible Groton Area StateWatch Committee are holding a public forum with 37th Middlesex District Representative Jennifer Benson on June 29, 7 to 8:30 p. Full Story

AYER NEWS
CATANIA OILS SEES BIG GROWTH IN AYER

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
35 years after killing, Lowell family seeks answers

Raising money to exhume body for DNA testing
LOWELL -- Brenda Lacombe was just 19 years old. Her badly beaten and decomposing body was found off Interstate 495 in Harvard in 1982, and no one has been charged with her killing in the 35 years since. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Shooting for a Broadway star

Pepperell actress hopes she's found the recipe for success
PEPPERELL -- Caitlin Wilayto's path to a performing arts career that she hopes will eventually lead to Broadway, TV or films is shaping up nicely in New York City and although it hasn't been easy, the time and effort she has put into fulfilling her dream has been worth it, she said. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Family and friends celebrate Don Reed's well-lived life

07/21/2017 02:07 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- When Don Reed and his wife, Sally, moved to the small town where they made their home for over 35 years, Don began to immerse himself in the civic and social activities of the community, serving on the Master Plan Committee and on the Historical Commission, which he chaired for several years. 
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ShirleyArts! presents 'Madagascar'
07/19/2017 11:09 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Ayer Shirley Middle School stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Full Story

Shirley sculptor featured in garden exhibit
07/19/2017 11:02 AM EDT - This summer when visitors come to The Gardens at Elm Bank, they will experience something new -- an extensive sculpture exhibit created by artists of the New England Sculptors Association. Full Story

After contentious dispute with selectmen, Goulden departs as town's top cop
07/14/2017 12:10 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- A brief joint statement from Thomas Goulden and the Board of Selectmen officially ended the police chief's employment with the town Monday. Full Story

Poetry on the menu at historic Bull Run
07/03/2017 11:13 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- "We really strongly believe in building things. Full Story

Historical WWII treasure trove found in Groton closet (SLIDESHOW)
06/30/2017 04:03 PM EDT -

GROTON -- A trove of letters sent home by lonely servicemen during World War II, hidden for years at the bottom of a closet, surfaced when Sharon Blood took on the task of cleaning the Blood home after her former parents-in-law died.

Photo Gallery | Long-lost letters from WWII soldiers found Full Story

Benson will discuss carbon-pricing bill at Shirley forum
06/23/2017 11:10 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Shirley, Ayer, Lunenburg, and Littleton Democratic Town Committees and the Indivisible Groton Area StateWatch Committee are holding a public forum with 37th Middlesex District Representative Jennifer Benson on June 29, 7 to 8:30 p. Full Story

Take a pub crawl and raise a glass to Shirley history
06/23/2017 11:06 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- In 1752, the first tavern was built on land that would become Shirley. It served as a place for rest and refreshment for locals and travelers. Full Story

No decision for Shirley police chief's termination
06/16/2017 11:45 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Police Chief Thomas Goulden's fate remains unknown following a two-hour executive session Monday night. Full Story

CHIEF'S JOB IS ON THE LINE
06/09/2017 02:00 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The fate of Shirley Police Chief Thomas Goulden will be determined Monday following a special hearing Tuesday. Full Story