'Honk' if you want to see new ShirleyArts! musical

07/19/2018 02:07 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- This summer's ShirleyArts! youth musical is "Honk Jr.," by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, and will be performed at Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, on Friday, July 20, at 7 p. 
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Shirley gravestones restored by a pro
07/05/2018 07:46 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Eight gravestones in the oldest part of the historic Town Center Cemetery that were in rough shape not long ago look much better now, thanks to an ongoing restoration project by the Cemetery Committee and to the savvy, can-do professional Full Story

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'Honk' if you want to see new ShirleyArts! musical

07/19/2018 02:07 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- This summer's ShirleyArts! youth musical is "Honk Jr.," by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, and will be performed at Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, on Friday, July 20, at 7 p. 
Full Story
Shirley gravestones restored by a pro
07/05/2018 07:46 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Eight gravestones in the oldest part of the historic Town Center Cemetery that were in rough shape not long ago look much better now, thanks to an ongoing restoration project by the Cemetery Committee and to the savvy, can-do professional Full Story

Budget mishap remains on Cappucci's mind
06/21/2018 11:08 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- When Jonathan Deforge, one of the town's three representatives on the Ayer Shirley Regional School District School Committee, brought a budgetary mixup to the selectmen's attention last month that in effect had mistakenly marked $173,843 in surplus funds from the district's Excess and Deficiency (E&D) account for both the school Full Story

Master Mason becomes amateur woodworker at Caleb Butler Lodge
06/21/2018 11:05 AM EDT - First in a two-part series about local Masons and their time-honored traditions SHIRLEY -- When Gary Trollope joined the Caleb Butler Masonic Lodge four years ago, he had retired from decades-long careers in the military and the high tech industry and was seeking new paths to pursue. Full Story

Poverty on Eldridge's mind at Trinity Chapel forum
06/15/2018 03:12 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- "Inequality is stark in Massachusetts," Sen. James Eldridge told the audience at a Community Forum on Poverty held at Trinity Chapel last week. Full Story

Who was roaming closed Shirley Town Offices?
06/14/2018 11:30 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Town Accountant Karen Barrett was working n March when she saw a man she didn't know walk past her second floor office in the closed Town Offices, presumably continuing on downstairs and out. Full Story

Shirley's share of ASRHS fields: $2.8 million
06/08/2018 02:41 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- If the $7.4 million proposed sports complex project the School Committee's Athletic Fields SubCommitee presented in Ayer and Shirley, respectively, last week, passes muster in both towns, the regiona' school district would assess $2. Full Story

Oops! Shirley budget accidentally included $173,843 earmarked for regional schools
06/06/2018 01:58 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Article 3 on the May 14 Annual Town Meeting Warrant -- a $173,843 supplemental appropriation for Fiscal Year 2018 that was approved -- is "non effective, " interim Town Administrator Rocco Longo told the selectmen Monday night. Full Story

Shirley's Dean receives Girl Scout award
05/25/2018 02:55 PM EDT - Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts recognized Shirley volunteer Susan Dean for her service to girls and the community. Full Story

MassDevelopment gives another try for Vicksburg Square zoning
05/25/2018 02:18 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- MassDevelopment is launching what may be its final push to save historic Vicksburg Square, according to a low-key pitch that Richard Henderson, Executive VP for Devens Real Estate, presented to selectmen Monday night. Full Story