Injunction denied: Shirley recall election will go on

01/19/2017 04:11 PM EST
LOWELL -- A superior court judge on Thursday denied a preliminary injunction that was a last-ditch legal effort to thwart the recall election of two Shirley selectmen at the end of the month. 
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Court effort to stop Shirley recall will be down to the wire
01/12/2017 05:39 PM EST - LOWELL -- With each side in the Shirley selectmen recall battle accusing the other of trying to "circumvent" the process, a superior court judge warned both sides on Thursday he will rule on a preliminary injuction designed to stop the recall probably only days before the election. Full Story

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Ayer Shirley students already on road to science careers

Ayer Shirley Regional High School students Shaizee Valentin-Feliciano and Jacob Miska come from disparate backgrounds but they have much in common. Full Story
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Swastikas, racist graffiti found at Bromfield School

HARVARD -- Police were notified Friday morning that a rock in front of The Bromfield School in Harvard was vandalized with swastikas and other offensive vandalism. Full Story
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Man pleads guilty in Pepperell motor-vehicle homicide case

LOWELL -- More than three years after Kendall Van Schoick was killed in an early-morning car accident in Pepperell, Schoick's friend, the 23-year-old driver, will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to motor-vehicle homicide. Full Story
 
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Injunction denied: Shirley recall election will go on

01/19/2017 04:11 PM EST
LOWELL -- A superior court judge on Thursday denied a preliminary injunction that was a last-ditch legal effort to thwart the recall election of two Shirley selectmen at the end of the month. 
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Ayer Shirley students already on road to science careers
01/19/2017 11:11 AM EST - Ayer Shirley Regional High School students Shaizee Valentin-Feliciano and Jacob Miska come from disparate backgrounds but they have much in common. Full Story

In rare noon meeting, Shirley selectmen sign recall election warrant
01/17/2017 05:03 PM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- Two selectmen met briefly and signed the warrant Tuesday for a recall election targeting two members of the Board of Selectmen. Full Story

It's full steam ahead for Ayer Shirley
01/17/2017 09:37 AM EST - AYER -- Members of Ayer Shirley's FIRST Robotics team packed a computer classroom for the live stream reveal of the 2017 challenge for FIRST Robotics Competition on Jan. Full Story

Lilly the hero pit bull is still changing lives
01/13/2017 10:44 AM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- When a Boston shelter dog unexpectedly scurried into a volunteer's truck as if to say, "Take me home," he could ever have imagined the way that animal would change his mother's life. Full Story

CAUTION: RAILS MEAN MORE THAN TRAINS
01/13/2017 10:41 AM EST - In 2012, the action of a rescued pit bull went viral. Full Story

Court effort to stop Shirley recall will be down to the wire
01/12/2017 05:39 PM EST - LOWELL -- With each side in the Shirley selectmen recall battle accusing the other of trying to "circumvent" the process, a superior court judge warned both sides on Thursday he will rule on a preliminary injuction designed to stop the recall probably only days before the election. Full Story

Son of former chief hired as police officer in Shirley
01/10/2017 05:25 PM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- Selectmen appointed a new police officer following the termination of Sgt. Full Story

Official: Rioting prisoners in Shirley were 'getting ready for war' (SLIDESHOW)
01/10/2017 05:46 PM EST - BOSTON -- Around 50 inmates rioting Monday at the state's maximum security prison in Shirley prepared themselves for "war" against the facility's correctional officers before they were subdued by those Full Story

Mother: Fired Shirley officer let son's abuse case languish
01/08/2017 03:06 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- On Dec. 27, a frustrated citizen came into Police Chief Thomas Goulden's office to inquire about the handling of a sexual assault investigation led by former police Sgt. Full Story