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SHIRLEY — The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 14 Special Town Meeting is Nov. 4.

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day to accept voter registrations. Voter registration forms are available at the Town Clerks’ Office, Hazen Memorial Library and on the Town Clerk’s Page of the town website

Please visit the home page of the Town Website for information about Special Town Meeting or contact the Selectmen’s Office at 978-425-2600 X200 or

Copies of the warrant will be posted by a constable for public viewing at the US Post Office, Hazen Memorial Library, Town Offices and Center Town Hall. Please contact Town Clerk Amy McDougall at 978-425-2600, x1 or for information about registering to vote.

Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund seeks grant applications

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (Community Foundations) are accepting applications for grant funding from the Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund through Nov. 20.

The Fund’s purpose is to advance the health of residents in 13 communities: Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford.

“Grant awards will range from $5,000 up to $20,000 and should be appropriate to the scale of the project and demonstrate a wise and prudent use of funds,” noted Phil Grzewinski, president of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. “We are especially interested in proposals that address systemic issues like opiate addiction, food scarcity, obesity, substance abuse, suicide screening and prevention, and other issues as indicated by community needs.”

Priority will also be given to, but not limited to, proposals pertaining to: prevention of health problems, access to healthcare, elder health, youth and adolescent health, mental health, use of technology and health care service provision

Additional information, such as the application and award process, is available at

Shirley Senior Center offers veterans’ breakfast

SHIRLEY — Thanks to funding from the Shirley Charitable Foundation and the Friends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center, the Shirley Senior Center will be offering a monthly veterans’ breakfast beginning Nov. 9, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. All local senior veterans and their spouses are invited to attend. This month’s breakfast menu will feature blueberry pancakes with bacon, fruit, orange juice and coffee or tea. The breakfast will continue monthly on the second Monday of each month with the exception of holidays.

Cooks for the breakfast will be members of the Shirley Police Department with volunteers from the Shirley community assisting with grocery shopping, serving and clean up.

“This is a chance for the Shirleycommunity to give back to our veterans who have sacrificed for us all,” said COA Director, Kathryn Becker. “This is truly a heartfelt community effort and we are very thankful to everyone involved.”

If you’re interested in volunteering to help with the breakfast or if you’re a veteran who would like to attend, please call the Shirley Senior Center at 978-425-1390 or email You don’t have to register, but it will help us determine how many to expect.

Open house for Nashoba Valley Tech

WESTFORD — Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s annual Open House is Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 3 p.m.

The event is open to all seventh- and eighth-graders in the school’s district and their parents, as well as all community members. It will feature guided tours and an opportunity to meet with academic teachers and technical instructors.

Students and parents can tour Nashoba Tech’s 20 technical programs, which include: Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing; Automotive Technology; Banking, Marketing & Retail; Carpentry/Cabinet Making; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Design & Visual Communications; Early Childhood Education; Electrical Technology; Electronics/Robotics, Engineering Technology and Biotechnology (which, combined form the Engineering Academy); Health Assisting; Hotel & Restaurant Management; Machine Tool Technology; Plumbing & Heating; Programming & Web Development; TV & Media Production/Theatre Arts; and Veterinary Assisting.

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