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103-year-old donates journal, lettersResident's memoir offers window to Shirley's past

07/16/2019 10:29 AM EDT
SHIRLEY — Letters, journals, memoirs, vintage family albums offer glimpses into bygone eras that public records alone can't provide. 
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Rocco Longo, former town manager, passes away
07/12/2019 11:43 AM EDT - SHIRLEY — Rocco Longo, a well-known municipal manager who worked in Billerica and later Shirley, died Sunday after a brief illness. Full Story

AYER NEWS
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Nashoba valleyTowns come prepared

With rising chemical levels reported, towns reiterate treatment options
AYER — Over a year after first discovering traces of chemical compounds in public water wells, the town is coming closer to buckling down and removing the chemicals from public drinking water. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
11 Town Meetings agree: Nashua River is 'Wild and Scenic'

It's official: Nashoba Valley residents believe the Nashua, Squannacook and Nissitissit rivers deserve the designation of "Wild and Scenic. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
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PEPPERELLNew water plant targets iron, manganese levels

PEPPERELL — With concerns of chemical levels rising in two local water pumps, the town is looking to build a filtration plant at the end of Bemis Road. Full Story
 
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103-year-old donates journal, lettersResident's memoir offers window to Shirley's past

07/16/2019 10:29 AM EDT
SHIRLEY — Letters, journals, memoirs, vintage family albums offer glimpses into bygone eras that public records alone can't provide. 
Full Story
Rocco Longo, former town manager, passes away
07/12/2019 11:43 AM EDT - SHIRLEY — Rocco Longo, a well-known municipal manager who worked in Billerica and later Shirley, died Sunday after a brief illness. Full Story

Rocco Longo, former Billerica, Shirley town manager, passes away
07/09/2019 10:46 AM EDT - SHIRLEY — Rocco Longo, a well-known municipal manager who worked in Billerica and later Shirley, died Sunday after a brief illness. Full Story

Pair faces more drug charges only 11 days after first bust
07/05/2019 11:37 AM EDT - FITCHBURG — Only 11 days after being arrested on drug charges when police executed a search warrant on a camper parked on Snow Street and found illegal narcotics, the same two suspects are facing identical charges after police searched the same camper on Monday and discovered crack cocaine, according to police. Full Story

Selectmen hopeful pot opportunities will not go up in smoke
07/05/2019 11:37 AM EDT - SHIRLEY Seeking to tap into a potential pool of pot purveyors seeking to set up shop here, Selectmen have established a seven-person advisory group to help them find the best fit for the town. Full Story

Officials hope to grow open space
07/05/2019 11:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY With only eight undeveloped land tracts of 50 acres or more left in town that are not "protected," the Conservation Commission is looking to acquire one of them. Full Story

'He was a gentleman, a fine, decent man'
06/19/2019 10:36 AM EDT - SHIRLEY — Friends, family, former colleagues and fellow police officers gathered Tuesday morning at St. Full Story

DPW director lays out road paving plans
06/07/2019 02:37 PM EDT - SHIRLEY — When Department of Public Works Director Brandon Kelly presented his town-wide paving plan to the selectmen Monday night, the board not only approved the plan, they welcomed it, given the poor condition many roads and sidewalks are in, and with repairs and upgrades long overdue. Full Story

A special place
05/24/2019 11:41 AM EDT - SHIRLEY — Vintage folkies, nostalgic jazz buffs, amateur musicians and music lovers of virtually every stripe and age group are invited to the Senior Center at 9 Parker Road on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 for a musical mystery tour that's sure to get everybody's yesteryears in tune again. Full Story

Jacques, Quinty triumph in town elections Jacques AND Quinty triumph in elections
05/21/2019 10:17 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- With two contested races on the Annual Town Election ballot, Andree Lourdes Jean Jacques won the three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen with 366 votes versus 284 for her opponent, former town accountant Karen Barrett. Full Story