Inmate charged in brutal attack on guard appears in courtOctober 20, 2022 GMT
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A convicted murderer charged with using a heavy piece of weightlifting equipment to savagely beat a guard at a Massachusetts prison thought the attack would get him returned to his home state of Virginia, a prosecutor said in court on Thursday.
Inmate charged in violent attack on prison guardSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for murder has been charged with using a heavy piece of weightlifting equipment to violently attack a Massachusetts prison guard who remains in the hospital more than a month later.
Number of Confirmed Opioid-related Deaths by City/town of Residence for the Decedent for 2017. Additional Cases Are Still to Be Confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner:February 14, 2019 GMT
Outlook for 2019: A Big Year for Growth Expected in DevensJanuary 8, 2019 GMT
DEVENS -- Commerce continues to flourish at the old fort and a review of 2018 reveals an impressive litany of new and expanded manufacturing, industrial and residential activity, bringing jobs, residents and revenue to the surrounding towns of Shirley, Harvard and Ayer.
A Fierce Battle for Lego LegacyDecember 12, 2018 GMT
By Scott Shurtleff
LEOMINSTER -- The gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster had a fierce competition that didn't involve basketballs or nets, but rather, robots built from Legos
Selectmen Tweak Debt Exclusion QuestionNovember 5, 2018 GMT
By M.E. Jones
SHIRLEY -- The selectmen at their meeting Monday night quickly dispatched as routine business a change in the wording of the Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion referendum set for Dec.
Police discover massive stockpile of weapons at man’s homeNovember 2, 2018 GMT
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man was arrested after police found dozens of unlicensed firearms stockpiled in his home...
School Fields Plan Leaps First HurdleOctober 7, 2018 GMT
Voters in Ayer and Shirley approved one stage of a plan to spend $7.1 million to improve athletic fields in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District on Saturday.
Ayer voters favored a referendum to allow the district to incur debt, by 425 to 238.
Murphy the New Offensive Boss at Holy CrossSeptember 21, 2018 GMT
LOWELL -- Surely, Patrick Murphy has moved several times during his nomadic coaching career.
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After all, since leaving Dracut High, where he coached from 2004-07, Murphy has coached at Harvard, Bryant, Saint Anselm, Tufts and now Holy Cross.
Overdoses by the NumbersAugust 30, 2018 GMT
Opioid-related overdose deaths by city/town of the decedent.
Local Residents on Middlesex Community College Merit List and Dean’s ListAugust 28, 2018 GMT
Nashoba Tech ’18 Graduates Receive Awards, ScholarshipsAugust 13, 2018 GMT
After Recent Sale, Moore’s Lumber & Hardware Moves into ShirleyAugust 3, 2018 GMT
SHIRLEY -- There's a new hardware store in the village, right where the old one was.
Lambert's Hardware Store on Main Street is now Moore's Lumber & Hardware.
Small by today's big box standards, the hardware store stayed in business for over a century, according to longtime former owner James Thibault, who recently sold the place, lock, stock and barrel.
Driver Posts Bail in Fatal Shirley CrashJuly 6, 2018 GMT
By Scott Shurtleff
SHIRLEY -- An Ashby woman who was allegedly driving drunk when she crossed the center line on Route 2A and crashed head-on into an SUV on June 28, killing one of its occupants, posted $5,000 bail on Monday and is out of jail.
Sex Offender Faces Child-porn Possession ChargeMay 12, 2018 GMT
SHIRLEY -- A Shirley man was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges following an investigation into a purchase he allegedly made through an e-commerce company.
The investigation began when the company alerted the State Police Cyber Crime Unit that a registered Level 3 sex offender identified as Sean McClure, 48, had purchased a "love doll" sex toy, which resembles a child, according to the State Police.
At Forum, State Officials Urged to Bring Development to Nashoba ValleyJanuary 28, 2018 GMT
By Mina Corpuz
SHIRLEY -- Small towns in North Central Massachusetts and the Nashoba Valley want state leaders know that they're open for business and ripe for economic development.
Lun./Ayer Shirley Team Stars in RoutJanuary 6, 2018 GMT
FITCHBURG -- The Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley boys hockey team got a second-period hat trick from Jacob Mauro and rolled to a 6-1 win over Northbridge on Friday evening at the Wallace Civic Center.
Freshman Aaron O'Connor added a pair of goals for the Blue Knights, who improved to 6-2-0 on the season.