FROM FIRED TO PROMOTED

Cromwell's return includes a $45K discrimination settlement
09/08/2017 02:00 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- Alfreda Cromwell is back on the job, with a promotion but a cut in wages. 
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Shirley swears in police chief, sets special election
08/25/2017 02:46 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The new police chief was sworn in Monday and selectmen set a date to hold a special election to elect a third member to the board. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Judge removes impound order; some records on Groton slayings will be released

AYER - Some court records related to a Groton quadruple-murder case will be made public, after an Ayer District Court judge on Wednesday rescinded her impoundment of those documents. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Cuddle with a cria for Alpaca Farm Days in Harvard

HARVARD -- Matthew and Amy Varrell started with just eight alpacas a year ago. After nature took its course and a few more acquisitions, their herd is now up to 16. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell man held in self-inflicted gunshot case (VIDEO)

AYER -- Francis Banister called Pepperell police Saturday morning and said he was shot through the leg in a drive-by shooting on Leighton Street, but the story began to fall apart when nearby residents found a bullet in their bathroom, according to Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
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.  
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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

Shirley company's act of kindness: A car for a deserving family
09/05/2017 11:22 AM EDT - SHIRLEY-- With a generous gift, a family business changed the life of another family in town. "We wanted to give back a little bit to the community," said Adrian Chamorro of A&G Towing/Repair in Shirley. Full Story

Shirley woman will walk for Alzheimer's
09/03/2017 04:49 PM EDT - Susan Dempsey of Shirley will participate in the Alzheimer's Association Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sept. Full Story

CHROMEBOOKS COME TO ASRHS
08/25/2017 02:16 PM EDT - When Ayer Shirley Regional High School students return to their classrooms next week, each one of them will be issued a brand new Dell Chromebook, ensuring equal access to the perks today's technology provides and that all of them -- and their teachers -- will be on the same page. Full Story

Question for Shirley voters on Sept. 12: Yay or nay to a new ladder truck?
08/25/2017 12:14 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The town's 30-year-old ladder truck is past its prime and needs to be replaced, a purchase with an $800,000 price tag. Full Story

Shirley swears in police chief, sets special election
08/25/2017 02:46 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The new police chief was sworn in Monday and selectmen set a date to hold a special election to elect a third member to the board. Full Story

Fired Shirley officer returns as lieutenant
08/18/2017 02:02 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Alfreda Cromwell, fired from the police department in November, returned to the department today. Full Story