A big, red addition to fire dept.

01/18/2019 02:36 PM EST
SHIRLEY -- When a shiny, new fire truck pulled up in front of the Town Offices on a recent Friday morning, there was no fire, no emergency. 
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Shirley DPW chief named
01/10/2019 08:21 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed Brandon Kelly, a former staff engineer for the city of Lowell, as DPW director, fulfilling their long-held goal to shore up and professionally head the Highway Department, which now has four full-timers Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer woman indicted for allegedly killing cousin

WOBURN -- A 26-year-old Ayer woman accused of murder for allegedly stabbing her cousin to death during an argument in her Groton School Road apartment in late September was indicted and arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court. 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
MacLean choice is rejected by Board

PEPPERELL -- The Board of Selectmen did not accept Town Administrator Andrew MacLean's choice on Monday night of an independent investigator to probe town finances. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Call goes out to teen bands for FutureStars '19

01/18/2019 03:16 PM EST
SHIRLEY -- City Music is looking for local teen bands and musicians who love to perform for the FutureStars Showcase on Sunday, March 31, from 4 p. 
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Health officials ask for proper disposal of plastic trash bags
01/18/2019 02:59 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Styrofoam, bubble wrap, store-bought trash bags and those ubiquitous plastic bags rolled out at department and grocery store checkout lines that may end up blowing in the breeze as roadside litter should be properly disposed of, but not in local recycle bins, according to the Board of Health. Full Story

Brookside Grill cooks up quite the buzz
01/18/2019 03:05 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Buzz about the new restaurant in town began last summer, when Ryan DeWolf came to the Board of Selectmen with his plans. Full Story

A big, red addition to fire dept.
01/18/2019 02:36 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- When a shiny, new fire truck pulled up in front of the Town Offices on a recent Friday morning, there was no fire, no emergency. Full Story

Shirley DPW chief named
01/10/2019 08:21 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed Brandon Kelly, a former staff engineer for the city of Lowell, as DPW director, fulfilling their long-held goal to shore up and professionally head the Highway Department, which now has four full-timers Full Story

In centennial of Armistice, Historical Society publishes WWI memoir
12/31/2018 12:02 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- When events that inspired Shirley Lawton Houde's WWI memoir "Water for Soldiers" took place, the author was 20, living with her parents in Shirley Village. Full Story

Access channel sounds alarm on FCC change
12/31/2018 12:01 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Most area towns have contracts, typically for 10 years, with their cable providers that include public-access channels and a stipend to cover programming and production costs, including equipment. Full Story

On second try, auto license renewed
12/31/2018 11:49 AM EST - SHIRLEY - Selectmen have approved a license renewal for Insurance Auto Auctions, on Going Road off Route 2A, which caused a stir when it came up earlier this year.  Full Story

Shirley prison officer charged in assault on inmate, 86
12/28/2018 07:30 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- A corrections officer at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center was arrested at the prison last Thursday after he allegedly punched an 86-year-old inmate multiple times. Full Story

RESIDENTS: RAT PROBLEM WORSENING
12/07/2018 01:44 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- A family says it has been driven out of its home by a rat infestation that has plagued numerous residents for months, but which they say has not been addressed by the town. Full Story