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Shirley switches developers on landfill solar project

06/29/2016 09:59 AM EDT
SHIRLEY -- The solar facility under construction at the old town landfill on Leominster Road has been taken over by Altus Power America. 
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10 Questions: New kid at the Shirley Senior Center
06/24/2016 10:45 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Council on Aging recently welcomed a new team member. According to a press release from COA Director Kathryn Becker, Outreach Worker Patrick Curtin -- a Gerontology student at UMass Boston who is also an EMT and a Notary Public -- now works eight hours a week at the Senior Center on Parker Road. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Plan the future of Ayer: tour streets with the economic development director

AYER -- Become a "Great Streets" citizen planner. You will engage in designing great streets and development patterns. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Civil War coming to Harvard

HARVARD -- The town of Harvard will host a living history event on the town common. The 28th Massachusetts Regiment will stage a living history encampment from Friday through Sunday. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
1A Auto plans 7th Summer Charity Car Show

PEPPERELL -- 1A Auto is planning its 7th annual Summer Roundup Charity Car Show to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and North Middlesex Athletic Boosters. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Shirley is the stage for Shakepeare's 'Comedy of Errors'

07/15/2016 09:02 AM EDT
SHIRLEY -- Shakespeare has returned to Shirley! Over the past few weeks, a cast and crew of high school students from Shirley, Groton, and Dunstable have been rehearsing William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" at the Shirley Town Center. 
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Shirley police hire tabled as sparks fly over Cappucci's background check
07/12/2016 10:56 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- With two police officer interviews on their agenda Monday night, selectmen talked to both candidates Police Chief Thomas Goulden brought before them, but after some discussion they tabled their hiring decision until the next session. Full Story

Celebrate Shirley Golf Classic will become annual event
07/06/2016 10:25 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- It was a picture perfect day for the Shirley Charitable Foundation's first "Celebrate Shirley Golf Classic," held at Townsend Ridge Country Club on a warm, sunny Tuesday morning recently. Full Story

Welcome home! Shirley resident returns from Marines
07/01/2016 09:48 AM EDT - Welcome home to Christopher Bonaccolta of Shirley. Chris has completed his four-year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. Full Story

Shirley switches developers on landfill solar project
06/29/2016 09:59 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The solar facility under construction at the old town landfill on Leominster Road has been taken over by Altus Power America. Full Story

Tennis courts at Ayer Shirley Regional High now open to public
06/27/2016 10:55 AM EDT - AYER -- The tennis courts at Ayer Shirley Regional High School, restored to better-than- new condition as part of the high school renovation project, are now open, according to a recent e-mail announcement from ASRSD Superintendent Mary Malone. Full Story

10 Questions: New kid at the Shirley Senior Center
06/24/2016 10:45 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Council on Aging recently welcomed a new team member. According to a press release from COA Director Kathryn Becker, Outreach Worker Patrick Curtin -- a Gerontology student at UMass Boston who is also an EMT and a Notary Public -- now works eight hours a week at the Senior Center on Parker Road. Full Story

Student detectives unable to solve teacher 'murder'
06/23/2016 11:10 AM EDT - AYER -- All the elements needed to solve a fictional murder mystery had been assembled in Jessie Yackel's classroom when her students arrived one recent morning and, as anticipated, found the room cordoned off with crime tape and their Advanced Algebra teacher and another Ayer Shirley Regional High School teacher, Catelyn Hillman, lying on the Full Story

Shirley moves to expedited permitting
06/21/2016 02:37 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen met briefly on Monday to set up the necessary mechanism to implement 43D, an expedited permitting process that Town Meeting previously agreed to adopt. Full Story

Selectmen: Those who file suit against town will not be appointed to boards
06/16/2016 10:27 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Arguably the best news to come out of this week's selectmen's meeting was that the town has a substantial amount of money in the bank as the end of the fiscal year approaches versus dealing with deficits, as it has in the past. Full Story