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    Terrorists are quickly expanding their influence in the Middle East and South Africa. Do you think the U.S. should get more involved in combating their advance?
    Green lights, bright lights

    New ideas spread to enterprising teens
    Nashoba Publishing/Anne O'Connor Junior Liz Palmer of Pepperell was awarded a $1,000 grant from United Way Youth Venture to install energy efficient bulbs in local homes. Full Story
    Forgotten Old Groton Road presents questions on accountability

    AYER -- Residents of Old Groton Road are calling for more work to be done on the roughly 0.1-mile gravel path suffering from erosion and in general disrepair. Full Story
    Town Administration Search Committee members sought

    PEPPERELL -- The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce the following vacancies: Town Administrator Search Committee members. Full Story
    Four Groton firefighters plan to sue town

    GROTON -- Four firefighters who recently lost their jobs or claim to have been forced to leave the Fire Department say they are planning to sue the town. Full Story
    Selectmen quiz 3 police chief candidates

    Decision next week, board says
    SHIRLEY -- With an interim chief heading the Police Department until a permanent, full-time chief is hired, selectmen on Monday night interviewed finalists for the position. Full Story
    Ayer Shirley stuns Parker

    FITCHBURG -- Ayer Shirley trailed by seven points at the half during Monday's Monty Tech Summer Basketball League game against rotary rival Parker Charter. Full Story
    This week at Harvard Library

    Harvard Public Library Storytimes Infant Storytime ~ Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up) - Ages 0 - 2 and up: Summer schedule for the Infant Storytime is: Thursdays at 10:30 from July 10 through August 7 Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for Full Story
    Monument to GWOT veterans planned

    His company, Bravo Company, traveled in AAV's -- tracked, amphibious vehicles with no armor -- packed with men, equipment and supplies. Full Story
    Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

    STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols. Full Story
    Review: La Roux returns with sexy, sassy second LP

    La Roux, "Trouble in Paradise" (Interscope/Cherrytree) Coming off an artistic hiatus after a widely acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning debut, La Roux returns in force with an off-beat, electrifying and synth-pop second album. Full Story