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E. coli bacteria puts Shirley well off-line
AYER – The first day of school Wednesday was even more special than usual this year at Page Hilltop Elementary School, where students were greeted with colorful “Welcome Back” signs, bright, bobbing balloons and the smiling (masked) faces of their teachers and other school staff. With pandemic protocols such as mask-wearing and distancing still in […]
AYER – The Ayer Shirley Regional High School fields project, which has been a work in progress, off and on, for more than three years, is geared up to get going again, this time with the barrier that had stopped it in its tracks removed. Specifically, passage of debt exclusions in both member towns, a […]
SHIRLEY – A proposal to build a 52-unit townhouse condominium development on Benjamin Road that has been under review by two town boards for months came up for review again at the Conservation Commission meeting July 12. With three of six members members present and participants attending in person and via Zoom, the commission reopened […]
Ayer Shirley fields project on track
SHIRLEY – The American Civil War (1861-1865) preserved the union and abolished slavery in the United States. But it also cost many lives. Of the 620,000 soldiers who died during or after the war, on and off the battlefield, 360,000 fought for the “Grand Army of the Republic.” Fifty-seven men from Shirley were among the […]
TOWNSEND – With the town administrator’s chair still empty after the recent departure of James Kreidler, reportedly by mutual agreement, the Board of Selectmen is performing the administrative functions assigned to that position. Basically, that means conducting town business, day to day, in addition to their duties as elected town officials. Working through a packed […]