Devens fire chief: Elders large share of fire deaths

Departments hope to change that
12/26/2014 10:32 AM EST
By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- People over 65 account for 40 percent of annual fire-related deaths in Massachusetts, said Devens Deputy Chief Tim Kelly. 
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Lip Sync show raises over $3,600 for education
12/19/2014 11:48 AM EST - AYER -- The newly renovated Ayer Shirley Regional High School auditorium was packed to capacity for the 10th annual Lip Sync Show put on by the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation and sponsored by HILLCO Heating & Cooling, Inc. Full Story

Historical Comm. sees significance

in old fire station
By Jon Bishop AYER -- There is significance to the former Central Fire Station, which is located at 14 Washington St. Full Story
Warren: Add-on alternates should include elevator

HARVARD -- Speaking during the public comment period of the selectmen's meeting last week, retired fire chief and former selectman Peter Warren said the board's decision to install a lift for access to the second floor of Town Hall rather than a full elevator as part of the building's renovation is a mistake, despite the money it will save. Full Story
New policy: NMRHS unavailable to school clubs after 4:30 p.m.

TOWNSEND -- A new policy governing use of the high school building after school hours has drawn the ire of parents. Full Story
Norman Albert: Town notable, Marine, world traveler

01/30/2015 10:57 AM EST
First in a 3-part series By M.E. Jones Correspondent SHIRLEY -- Once a Marine, always a Marine, as the saying goes. 
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ASRSD finance director resigns, interim eyed
01/30/2015 07:30 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- An interim business manager will likely fill in for Ayer Shirley Regional School District Finance Director Evan Katz, who has resigned, effective March 16. Full Story

Train Station group dismayed with delays
01/30/2015 07:30 AM EST - By Jon Bishop AYER -- Members of the Ayer Train Station Advisory Committee aren't pleased about the delays in the Depot Square land transfer, a Jan. Full Story

MBTA meeting ends in compromise offer
01/30/2015 07:29 AM EST - By Jon Bishop AYER -- Parties involved with the Depot Square land transaction met at Attorney Roy Pastor's office Wednesday, but a resolution has yet to be reached. Full Story

The Posting Board
01/30/2015 07:30 AM EST - Sunday breakfast The Ayer Sportsman's Club will hold a Sunday breakfast through Mother's Day 2015, 8-11 a. Full Story

Shirley weathers a whopper
01/29/2015 10:08 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Snow fell thick and fast all day and continued into the evening hours, piling up 36 inches before ending Tuesday night, according to DPW Foreman Paul Farrar's measure for the town of Shirley. Full Story

Benjamin Hill ice skating rink open to the public
01/23/2015 12:26 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- More than two years in the planning and making, with its surface smoothly frozen after several days of frigid temperatures, the rink will soon be dedicated and named for Don Malloon, who is being recognized for his contributions to the project, Park Committee Chairman Donald Farrar said. Full Story

Gerlin: Devens well on its way to being self-sustaining
01/23/2015 12:52 PM EST - By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- Simon Gerlin, a self-described finance guy by trade, said he knew he needed to do something different. Full Story

Member towns happy with HHW center in Devens
01/23/2015 07:31 AM EST - By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- The Devens Household Hazardous Waste regional collection center is a success, according to many of its participant towns. Full Story

Miska soars to Eagle after sprucing up childcare center
01/23/2015 12:53 PM EST - By Jon Bishop AYER -- Jacob Miska, sophomore at Ayer Shirley Regional High School, who is, according to his parents, a car nut, athlete, actor, and robotics whiz, can add another item to that list: Eagle Scout. Full Story

Suspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women. Full Story
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Idina Menzel, John Legend shine ahead of Super Bowl

Ms. "Frozen" was on fire at the Super Bowl. Idina Menzel belted out an outstanding live rendition of the national anthem ahead of the big game Sunday in Phoenix. Full Story