9th annual motorcycle ride to benefit Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund

09/11/2018 10:04 AM EDT
SHIRLEY -- The Annual Shirley Fire Ride that firefighters from Hose Co. #1 organize every year might not be their biggest fundraiser in terms of participation or the till take, but it is arguably the flashiest, as enthusiasts from all over gather at the main fire station, rev up and ride out together on their big shiny bikes, engines purring like 
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No Reservation Required
08/24/2018 02:58 PM EDT - Whether it's a beer garden or a flower garden that you fancy, they've got you covered. The Trustees of Reservations oversee and preserve more than 100 properties in Massachusetts, making them available for public enjoyment throughout the year. Full Story

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Girls GROTON-DUNSTABLE League: Mid-Wach B Key Losses: Emily Willson, Allie Demers, Meagan Odell, Sarah Mullins Captains: Julianna Higgins, sr. Full Story
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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
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Pepperell library hosts 'Three Sisters in Crime' authors

PEPPERELL -- What makes a modern heroine? Three Sisters in Crime authors, Leigh Perry, Connie Hambley, and Susan Oleksiw, will be at the Lawrence Library to talk about their female protagonists through the prism of modern expectations of femininity and the concept of heroism. Full Story
 
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Residents complain about rat 'infestation'

09/14/2018 03:23 PM EDT
SHIRLEY -- Residents in the Valley View and Apple Rock Way area, housing developments off Lancaster Road, have seen rats in their neighborhood recently and are worried there's an "infestation problem," said Janice Mancini, who brought the issue to the selectmen Monday night. 
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FINCOM BALKS AT HS FIELD PROJECT
09/14/2018 02:50 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Finance Committee Chairman John O'Keefe told the selectmen Monday night that his board has concerns about the $7. Full Story

9th annual motorcycle ride to benefit Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund
09/11/2018 10:04 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Annual Shirley Fire Ride that firefighters from Hose Co. #1 organize every year might not be their biggest fundraiser in terms of participation or the till take, but it is arguably the flashiest, as enthusiasts from all over gather at the main fire station, rev up and ride out together on their big shiny bikes, engines purring like Full Story

Ales and Trails Brew Fest at Shirley Meeting House
09/07/2018 02:56 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Bring your friends and neighbors to the lawn in front of the Shirley Meeting House at 41 Brown Road, on Saturday, Sept. Full Story

Property owner wins dispute over removal of trees
08/31/2018 03:11 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Two trees that the owners of a property at 86 Center Road petitioned the selectmen and the Planning Board to have taken down are headed for the scrap pile, having been determined dead or dying, respectively and dangerous in both instances by a professional arborist hired by the town. Full Story

No Reservation Required
08/24/2018 02:58 PM EDT - Whether it's a beer garden or a flower garden that you fancy, they've got you covered. The Trustees of Reservations oversee and preserve more than 100 properties in Massachusetts, making them available for public enjoyment throughout the year. Full Story

POLITO TOUTS MASSWORKS SUCCESS ACROSS VALLEY
08/17/2018 03:20 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was busy in central Massachusetts on Monday, touting the results of the administration's MassWorks projects and seeing first-hand how those projects have turned out. Full Story

Center Road tree removal tangled in tape
08/17/2018 03:15 PM EDT - SHIRLEY --Selectmen and the Planning Board failed to reach consensus on Monday night on Bill and Janet Poitras' application to remove two shade trees near their new house, now under construction at 86 Center Road. Full Story

Chapman tentatively scheduled for Dec. trial
08/09/2018 09:26 AM EDT - LOWELL -- A tentative date of Dec. 11 has been slated for convicted child molester Wayne W. Full Story

Banner day for Shirley vets
08/08/2018 10:44 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The spiffy new banners flying from lamp posts along Front Street -- aka "the avenue of flags," and the town's main thoroughfare -- went up over the blistering 4th of July weekend, installed by War Memorial Trustee volunteers. Full Story