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JP Sullivan expands solar with second system

AYER -- Joseph P. Sullivan & Co., Inc., a family-owned packer and shipper of local apples grown in New England and Eastern New York, has partnered with Solect Energy Development to install a 260 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roofs of its Ayer apple packing and storage facilities. Full Story
July 4th celebration grows again

By Stephanie Michaud Correspondent AYER -- The 4th of July Committee met July 14 to discuss how not only how this year's festivities went by to brainstorm ideas for 2016. Full Story
Road work next week, expect delays

PEPPERELL -- Highway Superintendent Peter Shattuck reported that the Highway Department will be working on Lawrence, Wheeler and Cranberry streets next week. Full Story
Town having no success

in filling Park Comm. seat
GROTON -- Prepared to appoint a new member to the Park Commission to fill a vacancy, selectmen were frustrated Monday night in the attempt when they learned that there were no applicants for the open position. Full Story
New police officer sworn in

SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed Matthew Euliano to a full-time patrol officer's position on the Police Department they had tried to fill for some time. Full Story
Athletic fees hiked at NM

TOWNSEND -- School athletic fees will increase this fall. Families will see a $40 per sport increase at the high school and an additional $20 at the middle schools. Full Story
Ex-Pats' back passes advice on to local youngsters

"We met during April vacation. They came down and they loved this site," said Nashoba Tech Assistant Principal Matthew Ricard. Full Story
Harvard public safety log

MONDAY, JULY 6 AM 0432 motor-vehicle accident, with injury, Route 2 West. PM 108 motor-vehicle stop, citation/written warning, Mass Ave. Full Story
Monty Tech's incentive program pays off for students

FITCHBURG -- Monty Tech's student motivational incentive program, known as Bulldog Pride, was established many years ago for the purpose of increasing student attendance, decreasing discipline issues and promoting a better school atmosphere. Full Story
(Rick Bowmer/AP)
'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters. Full Story
Train co-founder Hotchkiss back on track with new band

The Grammy singer-songwriter Rob Hotchkiss won as a founding member of the multiplatinum band Train sits inconspicuously on a shelf in the hillside house in Fairfax that he and his wife, Pam, recently moved into,returning to the Bay Area after years of semi-retirement on Vashon Island in Washington's Puget Sound.