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  • Fire Danger
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    Gardner and other Fire Trucks in Ashby MA

    Fire Danger very Real in Greater Gardner MA

    From the Gardner Fire Department August 26, 2022: “A few photos from Gardner Engine 3 responding with the Mass District 8 tender task force to Ashby. Crews battled a fire in a very large stump and debris dump. 19 water tankers hauled well over 600,000 gallons of water up to the scene so crews could maintain a flow onto the fire of 1750 gallons a minute!”

    Gardner FIre Dept. continued,, “That’s a very impressive task to be able to maintain in an area with no fire hydrants. Gardner’s Engine 3 was dispatched at 8 a.m. and was back in the City by 3 p.m.

    Unfortunately due to our extreme drought and dry conditions, the fire has re kindled and Ashby and surrounding towns are back fighting the fire again today. We need rain and lots of it!!”

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    Stump and Debris Fire Ashby MA
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    Putting out Fire Ashby MA
  • Mosquitos

    Mosquito Control Team Back Again to Greater Gardner MA

    The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project is sending its team to the area on August 4, 11, 18, 25, and September 1.  Dates are tentative and weather permitting.   Requests for service may be recorded by calling  the CMMCP office at (508) 393-3055 between 7am and 3:30pm weekdays.   For more info visit the website.  CLICK  HERE.

  • 988 Lifeline

    Nation including Greater Gardner MA has new number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    The new number, 988, is easy to remember and is designed to save lives. The number is accessible across the United States and will connect callers with a trained counselor at any time. You can even text the number and get a response.

    Gardner Magazine found it difficult to find a high quality image, so we’re making it available here in a pdf you can print for the office or workplace. CLICK HERE. Note: even if you have only a B/W laser printer, print and display this and you may just save a life.

    Note: To avoid confusion, we are not publishing the old longer number which is still working for now.


  • Ashby 5-6-22

    Unofficial Election results of the Town Election April 25, 2022 CLICK HERE

    The Town of Ashby website is a useful source for updated information:

    The 2021 Annual Town Report is available online. CLICK HERE.

  • Covid 4-1-22
    Massachusetts Covid Positivity 4-1-22

    Massachusetts Covid Positivity under 2% as of 4-1-22

    Trends bode well for the Greater Gardner area as shown by the map at left. The City of Gardner is identified by the red G.

    CLICK MAP for larger view.

  • School Closings

    Greater Gardner MA School Closings

    The three network TV affiliates in Boston each publish updated school closing information for our area: Here are the links: ABCNBCCBS

  • Saturday Blizzard
    Saturday Blizzard

    Is Greater Gardner MA in for a Saturday Blizzard?

    We’re ready at the Greater Gardner Weather Center. CLICK HERE We have several forecast services plus Interactive Maps which show you the various forecast models.

    PARKING BANS: Many communities will have parking bans in various areas. Times will vary, but the intent is the same, KEEP CARS OFF THE ROAD so plows can clear the snow.


  • Ashby Election

    Ashby Town Election April 25, 2022

    List of town offices involved, CLICK HERE

  • Work for Ashby

    From the Town of Ashby website dated 01-21-22: “The Town of Ashby Police Department is seeking a highly motivated, proactive and community-oriented full-time Police Officer. A letter of interest and resume should be submitted to: Ashby Police Department893” 01-17-22 “The Town of Ashby Highway Department is accepting job applications for a full-time Highway Mechanic, starting immediately. Complete an employment application and submit it to: Steve Beauregard Highway Superintendent92 Breed Rd Ashby”

  • Test Reimbursement

    UPDATE: Free Covid-19 Test Kits and Reimbursement for Greater Gardner MA

    The Federal Government has a website in effect NOW from which Americans can order free COVID-19 tests. This began on January 19th. For the site CLICK HERE. These kits are absolutely free (limited to 4 tests per address) and don’t require any payment upfront.

    In addition, private insurers must cover the cost of up to eight at-home Covid-19 tests per month. (This started   January 15, 2022.) Consumers pay for the tests up front and get reimbursed by insurance. Previous purchases don’t count and tests must be on approved government list: Rapid Antigen —- Molecular (PCR).

    The Biden Administration has also announced that FREE masks will soon be available through your local pharmacy. Ask your pharmacy for details.

    Additional suggestion: With many venues requiring proof of vaccination, we suggest the purchase of an inexpensive all-in-one printer (less than $70 from any major retailer) so you can scan your vax card. Back up any documents and keep a file on your phone. Now an even easier suggestion: Get a digital Vax Card through the State of Massachusetts. To visit the portal, CLICK HERE.


Around the Community of Ashby MA

Community Facts

Ashby is a town in Middlesex County Massachusetts with a population just over 3200 people. Ashby is a member of the North Middlesex Regional School District and has its own elementary school. Ashby was first settled in 1676 and incorporated in 1767.


Ashby Elementary School: (978) 743-1005


Selectboard: (978) 386-2501 ext 11

Fire Department: (978) 386-5522

Police Department: (978) 386-5652

Town Clerk: (978) 386-2424 ext. 10


Ashby Free Public Library: (978) 386-5377

Ashby Historical Society: (978) 386-7981

Council on Aging: (978) 386-2424 ext 27

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