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TOWNSEND – With a special town election that will seat a full complement at the selectmen’s table Saturday, the two-person board on Tuesday night reiterated its standing town hall access policy in response to a query from Board of Health Chairman Christopher Nocella. Given that town offices were closed to the public when the town’s […]
AYER/SHIRLEY – The Regional School Committee at its recent meeting voted to relaunch the high school fields project, contingent on passage of a debt exclusion (temporary Proposition 2 ½ override) in Shirley, where the ballot question was voted down in a town election last year. The same question was fielded in Ayer, where it passed. […]
SHIRLEY — A resident who attended Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting via Zoom came seeking the board’s help to settle a decades-old dispute with the town’s Water Department. Selectman Debra Flagg put the discussion on the agenda hoping a water commissioner would attend to address the issue, but none did. While Selectmen Debra Flagg […]
TOWNSEND – Selectmen tackled a lengthy agenda in their Zoom-enabled session Tuesday night, with 19 remote participants, including a resident whose Open Meeting Law complaint came up about midway through the meeting. Joan Savoy said she’d hand-delivered the complaint to Town Clerk Kathy Spofford on Oct. 22, the date noted in her letter, which was […]