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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. 
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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. Full Story

    Ayer police log

    AYER POLICE DEPARTMENT Page: 1 Dispatch Log From: 09/08/2014 Thru: 09/15/2014 0700 - 0700 Printed: 09/15/2014 For Date: 09/08/2014 - Monday Call Number Time Call Reason Action 14-12039 0735 Initiated - TRAFFIC /MOTOR VEH. Full Story
    Harvard Citizens Caucus and nomination papers

    A Town Caucus to nominate candidates to fill the vacancy on the Board of Selectmen will be held on Saturday, Sept. Full Story
    Stop the Pipeline coalition to meet Sept. 24

    The Pepperell Stop the Pipeline Homeowner Coalition Group will hold a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p. Full Story
    Cash-strapped Legion bows out

    of Veterans Day Selectmen at a loss until vets group steps up
    09/16/2014 11:11 AM EDT
    SHIRLEY -- Citing recent correspondence from American Legion Post #183, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin told selectmen last week that the Legion won't be sponsoring Veterans Day activities this year. 
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    Holdenwood Trail Run in its 8th year
    09/12/2014 07:30 AM EDT - By Kelly Carrion kcarrion@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Holdenwood Trail Run, hosted by the Holdenwood Trail Run Committee and the Holden family, was started eight years ago as a way to get families and their children out to exercise. Full Story

    Low turnout for state primary
    09/12/2014 07:31 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- It was cool, cloudy and quiet at the polling place Tuesday morning as people trickled into the Town Offices to vote in the state primary election. Full Story

    Draft warrant rolled out for Nov. Town Meeting
    09/12/2014 10:52 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night paged through the draft warrant Town Administrator Patrice Garvin has been working on for the fall Town Meeting. Full Story

    Do you remember Shirley Main Street?
    09/12/2014 10:53 AM EDT - Do you remember when Main Street Shirley looked like this? Two businesses and a house are now long gone. Full Story

    EDC's rezoning session empty
    09/12/2014 07:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Invitations sent out to a dozen property owners in the Lancaster Road area to attend informal sit-downs with the Economic Development Committee and selectmen on Saturday drew no takers. Full Story

    Local woodworker offers free classes to vets as 'thank you'
    09/12/2014 07:30 AM EDT - AYER -- On a Wednesday evening, veteran Lee Curll stands in the basement of Ayer resident Steve Branam, watching him shave a block of wood. Full Story

    Kids art contest entries due Sept. 18
    09/12/2014 07:30 AM EDT - The Shirley Center Farmers Market "Kids Art Contest" is open to all children in grades one through five. Full Story

    August motor-vehicle accidents
    09/12/2014 07:31 AM EDT - Tuesday, Aug. 12 A single vehicle versus a deer accident occurred at 9:48 p.m. on Great Road near Farnsworth Lumber Co. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    09/12/2014 07:30 AM EDT - Join Girl Scouts Fall is here and the local Girl Scouts invites all girls from kindergarten through 12th-grade to join in the fun. Full Story

    Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson's group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast's illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Full Story