• State correction commissioner resigns - 07/25/2014 03:18 PM EDT
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    AYER NEWS
    (NASHOBA PUBLISHING/AMELIA PAK-HARVEY)
    Public opinion sways toward keeping status quo in trash disposal in Ayer

    AYER -- Residents again backed the town's transfer station on Thursday night at a public-input meeting on possible townwide curbside trash pickup. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    (Julia Malakie)
    Environmental legend joins pipeline protest

    By Hiroko Sato MediaNews PEPPERELL -- Carrying a big, colorful sign that read, "No pipeline. Not In My Back Yard," on her back on Tuesday, Kristin Yargeau paddled into the Nashua River in a canoe. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    (Julia Malakie)
    Environmental legend Marion Stoddart joins pipeline walk

    By Hiroko Sato MediaNews PEPPERELL -- Carrying a big, colorful sign that read, "No pipeline. Not In My Back Yard," on her back on Tuesday, Kristin Yargeau paddled into the Nashua River in a canoe. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    EDC steps up efforts to bring business, revenue

    SHIRLEY -- With a five-member roster and a reinvigorated mission, the Economic Development Committee is stepping up efforts to bring businesses and new, nonresidential tax revenue to town. Full Story
    TOWNSEND NEWS
    Nashoba Tech to hold family athletic nights at new sports facilities

    WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Road, is hosting two family athletic nights on Wednesday, July 30, and Friday, Aug. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Bromfield romps past Monty Tech

    FITCHBURG -- Bromfield fell behind early in the first half of Monday's Monty Tech Summer Basketball League to host Monty Tech, but it recovered nicely behind the offensive performance of junior Jake Frackiewicz. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Tordella, EMIT pushing for prison reform

    Sen. James Eldridge pushing for expanse of restorative justice program
    AYER -- Susan Tordella has spent a good amount of time volunteering in prison. But when she read Michelle Alexander's book about mass incarceration, she said, she became an activist. Full Story
    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Full Story
    Correction: Obit-James Garner story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of TV legend James Garner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the actor was "found dead. Full Story