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    Shriver Job Corps celebrates 50 years

    08/29/2014 10:11 AM EDT
    DEVENS -- Shriver Job Corps celebrated 50 years of workforce training on Wednesday, when state officials piled into a packed auditorium at the Devens site to congratulate the center. 
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    New supt. hits the ground running
    08/15/2014 12:02 PM EDT - AYER SHIRLEY -- When you first meet Dr. Mary Malone, Ayer Shirley Regional School District's new superintendent as of July 1, you know that you are meeting someone with a lot of energy and passion for her work. Full Story

    No action on curbside trash pick-up

    Hillman reports a phoned-in threat
    AYER -- Selectmen approved a recommendation from the curbside solid-waste-collection working group to table the implementation of curbside trash collection. Full Story
    BOS passes on Lawton land, opens door to HCT

    HARVARD -- Selectmen voted to exercise the town's right-of-first-refusal for the Lawton property on Littleton Road and to cede its purchase option to the Harvard Conservation Trust. Full Story
    Traffic patterns for new high school firmed up

    TOWNSEND -- Every morning and afternoon, hundreds of students, teachers and others arrive and depart from the high school. Full Story
    Shirley Chief Thomas Goulden sworn in

    More aggressive schedule for tax scofflaws
    08/26/2014 11:22 AM EDT
    SHIRLEY -- In a fast moving meeting, selectmen ran through a number of issues led off by the swearing in of the town's new chief of police. 
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    Officials considering Berry rail proposal
    08/29/2014 07:33 AM EDT - AYER -- Parties in the downtown commuter station dispute are one step closer to finding a possible resolution, Rep. Full Story

    Paid in full: Process worked, eviction avoided
    08/29/2014 07:34 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- With a green light from the land court and no other viable options left to collect more than $100,000 due on a tax-delinquent Harvard Road property that has been in "tax title" since 1994, the town was moving ahead with eviction proceedings when the 23-year old bill was paid off at the eleventh hour. Full Story

    Planning Board seats finally filled at brief BOS meeting
    08/29/2014 07:33 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen quickly polished off a single but key item on their agenda Wednesday night, Aug. Full Story

    NVMC expands, upgrades under new leadership
    08/29/2014 07:32 AM EDT - AYER -- Since Sal Perla took the helm as president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center, he has met with 11 local town administrators and numerous EMS services to learn about the communities the hospital serves. Full Story

    Shirley Industrial School for Boys exhibit to close Sept. 8
    08/29/2014 07:33 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Shirley Historical Society's display about the Shirley Industrial School for Boys will remain up through Monday, Sept. Full Story

    Fresh veggie food drive to benefit L &F
    08/29/2014 10:05 AM EDT - Is your garden overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables? This time of year, many gardeners find themselves harvesting more than they can eat. Full Story

    Holdenwood run registration now open
    08/29/2014 07:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Who has already signed up to take part in Shirley's eighth annual Holdenwood Trail Run to benefit the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation? Full Story

    Shaker tours in September, October
    08/29/2014 07:32 AM EDT - There are only a few days in the year when people can go to MCI Shirley and have a guided tour of the Shirley Shaker Village buildings. Full Story

    Mandatory water restriction in Devens
    08/29/2014 07:31 AM EDT - In accordance with MA DEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, a mandatory water restriction is now in place. Full Story

    Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. Full Story