In 1973, Ashland joined a consortium of other South Middlesex towns (Framingham, Natick, Holliston and Hopkinton) as source communities for the newly-built Joseph P. Keefe Technical School. Over the years, hundreds of students have selected to attend Keefe Tech, as the school evolved to meet the growing needs of the economy for technically-skilled professionals in the Nation’s workforce. That era has become history, and Keefe Technical School now boasts a facility, staff and curricula that make a strong case for students and parents to consider the potential benefits of attending.
A 2009 graduate of Ashland High School has produced and directed the first in a series of films about Ashland called the Ashland Archives. Christine Scherer presented a 35 minute film about Henry E. Warren on January 18th at the Ashland Historical Society with about 50 people in attendance. Christine acknowledged the support of many friends and family, as well as the Historical Society for source material, and local cable station WACA-TV which provided equipment and facilities.