• Ayer Shirley school aid rises $97G - 04/17/2014 02:09 PM EDT
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    Sewer rates to rise

    Benson: State attitude toward school regionalization has changed
    04/18/2014 07:31 AM EDT
    AYER -- Selectmen passed fiscal 2015 water and sewer rates, with water rates remaining the same and sewer rates increasing about 3 percent. 
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    Doig leaving Ayer for HR position in Groton
    04/18/2014 07:31 AM EDT - AYER -- Assistant Treasurer Melisa Doig is leaving Ayer for Groton after being appointed the town's new human resources director. Full Story

    HARVARD NEWS
    Stow Road carriage house will live again on Rhode Island farm

    HARVARD -- While there are still no interested takers in the barn on Stow Road, the seemingly dilapidated old carriage house across the street will be restored and moved to a farm in Rhode Island. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    Phragmites kill all in their path

    GROTON -- Department of Public Works director Tom Delaney met with the Conservation Commission to discuss phragmites, an invasive plant species that threatens to swallow every shallow wetland and swamp in town if nothing is done to stop it. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Final curtain falls on high school auditorium

    AYER -- Director Fran Betlyon opened the last production of the Ayer Shirley Regional High School musical "Footloose" with a stark announcement. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    Selectmen candidates sound off on trash pickup, school budget in debate

    04/18/2014 10:48 AM EDT
    AYER -- Selectmen candidates made their first televised appeal to the public on Saturday, filming an hour-long debate scheduled for broadcast on the Ayer Public Access Channel. 
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    Robotics team motto:
    04/18/2014 10:49 AM EDT - Ayer Shirley Regional High School Robotics Team 4905 and Andromeda One - the robot the 23 students and 20 mentors built together in six weeks - are having an amazing competitive season as the team gears up for its fourth event next week. Full Story

    Sewer rates to rise 3%, water rates stay put
    04/16/2014 09:49 AM EDT - AYER -- Selectmen passed fiscal 2015 water and sewer rates, with water rates remaining the same and sewer rates increasing about 3 percent. Full Story

    Hillman: Not afraid to ask tough questions
    04/18/2014 10:49 AM EDT - AYER -- Selectman Christopher Hillman is not afraid to be the bad guy. Rounding up his first term -- shortened after the town voted to reduce the board to three members -- Hillman has headed a new property-enforcement initiative with a philosophy of addressing issues immediately. Full Story

    Ayer candidates for tax collector, town clerk talk goals for offices in debate
    04/18/2014 10:50 AM EDT - AYER -- The two candidates for town clerk and tax collector faced off in their first debate on Saturday, the second of two pre-filmed sessions that will air on the Ayer Public Access Channel in the coming weeks. Full Story

    Doig leaving Ayer for HR position in Groton
    04/18/2014 07:31 AM EDT - AYER -- Assistant Treasurer Melisa Doig is leaving Ayer for Groton after being appointed the town's new human resources director. Full Story

    Devens Committee shows cold feet for JBOS, overlay governance idea
    04/14/2014 11:05 PM EDT - DEVENS -- Members of the Devens Committee expressed frustration at the seemingly repetitive movements of the Joint Boards of Selectmen on an initiative for an overlay governance of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. Full Story