Court effort to stop Shirley recall will be down to the wire

Judge expects injunction ruling just days before Jan. 30 election
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. 
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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

AYER NEWS
Ayer firefighters rescue dog trapped on thin ice

AYER -- A few minutes of time and quick rescue work saved a small dog stuck on the ice. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
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
PEPPERELL NEWS
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Lead and copper found in two North Middlesex schools' water

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com One school water tap was found to have an elevated level of lead and two showed elevated copper levels in schools in Townsend and Pepperell during a voluntary test done in December. Full Story
 
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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. 
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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

Choir debuts piece by local composer
12/30/2016 10:11 AM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Choir students got a taste of how the creative process works when they debuted a piece by a local composer. Full Story

Santa's helpers at Bemis bring in a giant haul for Toys for Tots
12/27/2016 08:32 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- The super-sized stack of brand new toys, books, games and kids' sports gear that surrounded the towering Christmas tree in the lobby of Bemis Associates' recently - gifts for the U. Full Story

Haase, Wilson step up as candidates in possible Shirley recall
12/26/2016 07:58 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Two people have thrown their hats in the ring, ready to become selectmen if a recall election succeeds. Full Story

Shirley man seeks new trial in Groton teen's 2010 death
12/26/2016 08:15 AM EST - BOSTON -- A Shirley man convicted in the murder of a 19-year-old Groton woman in 2010 says he was not fully represented by his original attorney and wants a new trial. Full Story