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    Do you plan to attend Fourth of July festivities?
     Yes, in my town
     Yes, in another town
     No
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    Commission okays demolition of former 1836 school

    TOWNSEND -- One of the potential obstacles to building a new fire station in West Townsend has been eliminated. Full Story
    AYER NEWS
    With skill, promise, students move on

    SHIRLEY -- All dressed up for their shining moment, the Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School Class of 2015 received a rousing send-off at the 8th-grade graduation ceremony Monday night. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    Two men arrested for breaking-and- entering into Lawrence Street home

    PEPPERELL -- Police Chief David Scott reports that the Pepperell Police Department arrested two men in connection with a residential breaking-and-entering. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    Boutwell House project wins Groton Garden Club state, national honors

    GROTON -- At the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts annual meeting June 3, the Groton Garden Club was presented with state and national awards for its civic beautification project at the Groton Historical Society, also known as the Boutwell House. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Shirley boards hear concerns on solar farm

    SHIRLEY -- Meeting with the Energy Committee, members of the Board of Selectmen entertained concerns from the public about a proposed experimental solar panel farm to be located on town owned land off Patterson Road. Full Story
    TOWNSEND NEWS
    Townsend trash contract okayed, with reservations

    TOWNSEND -- After much discussion, with a day to spare and a motion that included four additional points, Townsend might have a trash-hauling contract for fiscal year 2016. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Babcock's one resilient Panther

    AYER -- Ayer Shirley softball senior captain Tina Babcock suffered a foot injury during the basketball season that caused her to miss the first week of the softball season. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
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    Harvard 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 2 through August 13 Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Lawrence Academy profiles local grads

    GROTON -- On May 29, 16 local students were among the 104 who graduated from Lawrence Academy during the school's 222nd commencement exercises in Groton, Massachusetts. Full Story
    Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday. Full Story
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    Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" — "You're fired! Full Story