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    Big things coming from Ayer Shirley arts

    10/17/2014 10:06 AM EDT
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Picture this: You've just been released from a psychiatric hospital, and you, along with your spouse, decide to rent a cabin in the woods, whose owner is a creepy farmer. 
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    Hazen's summer reading program biggest yet
    09/04/2014 02:40 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Hazen Memorial Library is proud to once again be a part of the Massachusetts summer reading program that makes a difference in children's lives. Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    The Posting Board

    Sunday breakfast The Ayer Sportsman's Club will hold a Sunday breakfast through Mother's Day 2015, 8-11 a. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Blair proposes major voting change for STM

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com SHIRLEY -- A proposal brought to the Joint Boards of Selectmen would change the way in which the towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley vote at Super Town Meetings. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    PACH Outreach to distribute holiday food packages

    PACH Outreach will be distributing holiday food packages to Pepperell residents in need again this year. Full Story
     

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    The evolution of Fredonian Park

    10/31/2014 03:55 PM EDT
    Part 2 in a series By M.E. Jones Correspondent SHIRLEY -- In the early 1970s, the Conservation Commission acquired 7 acres of land on Fredonian Street from McElroy Electronics Co. 
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    Garvin suggests town should pay more for plowing
    10/31/2014 07:31 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- In her report to selectmen this week, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin suggested that as budget-building talks begin, they should consider raising fees the town pays for private plowing services. Full Story

    Two foreclosures vacated but tax collections ongoing
    10/31/2014 03:40 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- At the request of Town Collector Holly Haase, selectmen Monday night agreed to vacate foreclosure decrees on two properties now that the town has been paid in full. Full Story

    Friendship Fund seeks seasonal donations
    10/31/2014 07:31 AM EDT - Dear Shirley residents, businesses, community organizations, Greetings from the Shirley Friendship Fund. Full Story

    What's happening at the Senior Center
    10/31/2014 07:31 AM EDT - Halloween Party Thursday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come in costume or not, but don't miss our annual Halloween Party. Full Story

    Shirley police log
    10/31/2014 07:30 AM EDT - Monday, Oct. 6 A.M. 12:35, Great Road, traffic stop, verbal warning; 12:48, same; 6:58, Leominster Road, assault, investigated; 8:22, Ayer District Court, police services; 9:56, Lakeview Drive, Fire Dept. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    10/31/2014 07:30 AM EDT - Briefs PIES, PIES and more PIES are needed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Pie Sale!!! The 6th Annual Pie and Bake Sale will be Tuesday, Nov. Full Story

    Variances granted by ZBA
    10/31/2014 07:30 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- With five appointed members, the Zoning Board of appeals has a full roster for the first time in recent memory. Full Story

    Shirley musician and his singing group to perform in ASMS
    10/31/2014 07:29 AM EDT - ShirleyArts! is proud to be bringing some great a cappella music to the stage of the Ayer Shirley Middle School on Saturday, Nov. Full Story

    Blair proposes major voting change for STM
    10/31/2014 07:29 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com SHIRLEY -- A proposal brought to the Joint Boards of Selectmen would change the way in which the towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley vote at Super Town Meetings. Full Story

    (Tina Fineberg/AP)
    Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Full Story
    (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
    Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it. Full Story