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It's music in the evening on Channel 8 for the next seven evenings. There should be a varied series of shows from our se...
07/29/2020

It's music in the evening on Channel 8 for the next seven evenings. There should be a varied series of shows from our server each night from six till nine and sometimes beyond.
I am also working on finding new Sci-Fi and horror shows so our sci-fi/ horror nights can return. I'll keep you posted.

We'd love to get a twice a month news brief show for Channel 8. If one or two individuals could gather and read the news...
07/16/2020

We'd love to get a twice a month news brief show for Channel 8. If one or two individuals could gather and read the news we'll shoot it, edit, title, and get it out on our channels. We were thinking something like five minutes, but you could do interviews or whatever took your fancy. Please share it if needed. Contact me at [email protected]

We completed our system and program upgrades on Thursday. The process had been planned for early April, but the pandemic...
06/20/2020

We completed our system and program upgrades on Thursday. The process had been planned for early April, but the pandemic delayed everything. Thanks for your patience with us during this process.

Just a reminder that Thrive will be holding a virtual community meeting as part of the required steps in obtaining a lic...
06/10/2020
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Just a reminder that Thrive will be holding a virtual community meeting as part of the required steps in obtaining a license from the State Cannabis Control Commission. The below information for the ZOOM meeting. Also, attached is the presentation.
This is the virtual Community Outreach Meeting for Thrive Cultivation and Dispensary, a proposed marijuana establishment looking to operate in Shirley. To participate in this meeting residents can attend the Zoom meeting to be hosted on June 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the below information.
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Now that some of the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased we'll be starting the process of upgrading our server system ...
06/10/2020

Now that some of the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased we'll be starting the process of upgrading our server system software and applications. Delay on this has only made the process more urgent. We apologize for the disruptions this will cause. we should be finished by June 16th. Until then you can expect periodic disruptions in the channels and the VOD while services are down for an upgrade.

On Memorial Day we'll have Dana Maloney out getting shots of the parade. We'll also be showing presentations from previo...
05/25/2020

On Memorial Day we'll have Dana Maloney out getting shots of the parade. We'll also be showing presentations from previous Memorial Days on channel 8.

05/11/2020

Board of Selectmen and ZBA live on 99 tonight 5/11

05/08/2020
04/21/2020
Loaves & Fishes Reopening on April 24th

Loaves & Fishes Reopening on April 24th

After a short closing to re-group and solve some logistical challenges, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Devens, MA, serving Ayer, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, H...

04/13/2020
04/08/2020
We've received thousands of request from people asking us to save them from binge watching streaming services ( Ok, one ...
04/03/2020

We've received thousands of request from people asking us to save them from binge watching streaming services ( Ok, one or two). They insist that Horror on Channel 8 is not enough. We've heard your pleas. Starting Tuesday in the 9 PM slot on Channel 9 we'll begin digging into the Shirley Way Back Machine. All the old stuff we've shot over the years that focus on Shirley.

We are also holding in reserve a special collection of old Town Meetings and Selectmen's meetings for those needing a real plunge into nostalgia, but they'll wind up in the midnight to two AM slot. Sometime in early May.

Had enough binge watching of Dr. Who? Netflix just not doing it for you anymore? Channel 8 has the answer. Between 6 and...
04/02/2020

Had enough binge watching of Dr. Who? Netflix just not doing it for you anymore? Channel 8 has the answer. Between 6 and 10 in the evening we'll be programming a wide variety of spook, sci-fi, horror and just plain strange stuff: We got the good stuff - Dungeon Of Dr. Dreck, Midnight Mansion, Spook Show Macabre, Lord Blood Rah...some of it is great, some cheesy, but it'll take back to the good old days when everyone went to the drive in and jumped when the monster howled.
Snacks not included. Sorry we are out of 3-D glasses.

Last night we cablecast the live Board of Selectmen's meeting on channel 99. Last week we did a very brief live Zoning B...
03/24/2020

Last night we cablecast the live Board of Selectmen's meeting on channel 99. Last week we did a very brief live Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. For the short term there will be fewer meetings, and fewer still recorded as we work with limited personnel and availability. We have left our live cablecast equipment setup in the Selectmen's meeting room so we can respond quickly to requests from Town officials for live cablecast. We'll update as soon as we have further information.
Lou

03/20/2020
The current Covid-19 crisis has forced many changes in our  lives. One of those is temporary changes in the open meeting...
03/18/2020

The current Covid-19 crisis has forced many changes in our lives. One of those is temporary changes in the open meeting law. Many meetings will simply be delayed. But, some most go on.
We have tested our ability to cablecast a live meeting on channel 99 and it works. This will permit everyone to view a live cablecast meeting as it occurs on channel 99. Those who do not have Comcast can also watch live by going to the Shirley Media web site : https://www.shirleytv.org
Once they are at the website they will see at the top of the screen a row of tabs indicating different services and channels. They need too click on the tab that says LIVE. The live tab will show what is streaming at that moment on channel 99 - if a meeting is live it will be shown live. When there is no live cablecast the live tab will just show the replay of the 99 schedule.

Ayer-Shirley Regional School District
03/14/2020

Ayer-Shirley Regional School District

March 13, 2020

Dear Ayer Shirley School Community:

First, I want to extend my thanks and appreciation for your patience and understanding during this very challenging time. My decision to open schools today was not only based on waiting for guidance from the Governor, Commissioner, and DPH, but to enable us to bring closure for our students. The State is not issuing a directive for all schools to close. It is a local decision.

The Superintendents in the area have collaborated and have issued a joint statement on school closure. The Ayer Shirley Regional School District will be closed for two weeks from March 16, 2020, through March 27, 2020. Please see announcement below.

Our goal is to prevent a significant loss of learning for students during this time, and we are in the process of coordinating materials and modified lessons to provide continuity of learning for all students in the best way that we can. We will communicate with you on Monday, March 16, 2020, to inform you of available resources and materials for your child.

It may feel like there is no end to this in sight, but it will come to an end.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you again for your patience and support.

Sincerely,
Dr. Malone
Superintendent of Schools

03/12/2020
Ayer-Shirley Regional School District

Ayer-Shirley Regional School District

Dear Ayer Shirley School Community:

Effective today, March 12, 2020, I am suspending ALL after-school, evening, and weekend activities and events through Friday, March 27, 2020. This includes after-school clubs, athletic events and practices, PTO events, field trips, concerts, plays, rehearsals, performances, usage of buildings by community groups, mock exams, and any other events taking place in the school buildings outside of normal school hours.

The Commissioner of Education has recommended no out-of-state travel. We do have out- of-state field trips scheduled in May and June, and at this time we are not making final decisions about those trips.

We will reassess after the two-week period and determine if we can resume our after-school activities and reschedule events. This decision has been made in accordance with guidance from the Nashoba Board of Health, the Governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

At this time, we are most fortunate to have no presumptive positive cases in our school district or in our communities. This decision is based on continuing the essential function of ASRSD which is educating our students on a daily basis. This decision is also fundamental to the mitigation of the community spread of COVID-19. Keeping all students and all employees safe and healthy is our first priority.

The custodial personnel are disinfecting the buildings on a daily basis. Much of this work occurs during the evening shift and they cannot keep up with the heavy usage that occurs in the buildings during the afternoon, evenings, and on weekends. There are just not enough hours in each day for them to keep the pace. They have done a terrific job in disinfecting and maintaining the cleanliness in all of the buildings. It needs to be stressed, we have to maintain the essential function of the schools, which is educating our students while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all members of our school community.

Childcare (ACP and Extended Day) for families at Page Hilltop and Lura A. White will continue to be available to families as scheduled.

Tomorrow morning, I will be on a conference call with the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Jeff Riley, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This is a very fluid and serious situation, and I will keep you updated as new guidance and information becomes available.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but this is the right decision at this time. I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Sincerely,
Dr. Malone
Superintendent of Schools

03/11/2020
Later this week we'll be starting a long string of upgrades, first to the programs that run our stations, and then to th...
03/10/2020

Later this week we'll be starting a long string of upgrades, first to the programs that run our stations, and then to the systems that run the servers within the station.
During this time there will be service interruptions on the channels and on the Video On Demand server. Some of these will be very brief, but others could be extensive. At the end of the process our system software and all the automation programs will be the newest version . For those of you who have had contact me about shows on the VOD not showing up - we are pretty sure that this will resolve the issue.
We regret any inconvenience this will cause, but at the end of the process everything should operate smoothly . Thanks,
Lou

Shirley Council on Aging
03/07/2020

Shirley Council on Aging

Happening tomorrow at the War Memorial Building!

Due to early voting, the Board of Selectmen's meeting is being held upstairs tonight ( 2/24). As a result it will not be...
02/24/2020

Due to early voting, the Board of Selectmen's meeting is being held upstairs tonight ( 2/24). As a result it will not be live.

We have had intermittent issues this week with our automation software. We think it is resolved, but we are watching car...
01/31/2020

We have had intermittent issues this week with our automation software. We think it is resolved, but we are watching carefully. check the VOD for some shows we completed after this schedule was set- we'll get the on the regular schedule on Monday.

this comment period is important. Please let the Town know what your interests are.
01/29/2020
Town of Shirley, MA

this comment period is important. Please let the Town know what your interests are.

Shirley's current cable license with Comast expires on April 4, 2022. The town is now seeking citizens' input to

• identify future cable-related community needs and interests
• review the performance of the cable operator (Comcast) under the cable license during the current license term

Comments and/or suggestions are encouraged and may be submitted to the Board of Selectmen online at shirley-ma.gov/home/webforms/comments-questions; by mail to Town Administrator Michael McGovern at the Shirley Town Offices,
7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464; or in person at the Town Administrator's office during regular Town Offices business hours.

Candlelight Vespers begins it's run on Channel 8 this evening. Until New Year You'll be able to watch it on 8 in the 8 A...
12/19/2019

Candlelight Vespers begins it's run on Channel 8 this evening. Until New Year You'll be able to watch it on 8 in the 8 AM and 7 Pm slots. It is also available for viewing on our Video On Demand server.

We are wrapping up a bit more than a year of our enhanced meeting coverages. By contract, we are required to cover the B...
12/01/2019

We are wrapping up a bit more than a year of our enhanced meeting coverages. By contract, we are required to cover the Board of Selectmen and Regional School Committee (when it meets in Shirley). We've enhanced meeting coverage to include the Conservation Committee, Planning Board, Finance Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals. If you like this coverage you might want to thank the hardworking staff people who set up the cameras and (responding to requests for improved audio) the microphones. They are Dana Maloney, Marie Elwyn, Clay Gensel, and Dawn McCall. To the list I have to add our newest staffer John Driscoll and our former staff member Todd Fulheart who worked hard to get the program off the ground. Thanks!

The Fall Special Town Meeting on November 25th is now on the Video On Demand. Don't get up to get a snack...you might mi...
11/27/2019

The Fall Special Town Meeting on November 25th is now on the Video On Demand. Don't get up to get a snack...you might miss it.

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Shirley Media, Shirley Public Access, is dedicated to bringing the best available Public programming to our community. Our program offerings include documentary, news, commentary and many other forms of programming. We program on local Comcast channels 8, 9 and 99.

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