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    This is the time of year when towns celebrate Earth Day in a variety of ways. Do these efforts raise your awareness of the environment?
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    AYER NEWS
    OpenAyer is back for this spring

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- OpenAyer is going to get a spring edition. The initial festival, which happened Oct. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    A new view

    Upgrade for downtown, new view from Main Street Bridge
    PEPPERELL -- A new headquarters building project will change the face of a former mill site and its town center surroundings, officials say. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    Gardeners out in force

    GROTON -- The Gardeners are out in force, clearing the Hollis Street triangle of debris and letting the spring sunshine bring the dormant plants to life. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    ConsCom gives nod to one project, but not the other

    SHIRLEY -- The Conservation Commission dispatched a full agenda at its bi-monthly meeting, including two hearings with decidedly different outcomes. Full Story
    TOWNSEND NEWS
    Public safety log

    MONDAY, April 20 A.M. 3:57, North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, assist other agency; 5:56, Coppersmith Way, suspicious activity; 6:11, Warren Road, ambulance call; 7:55, Depot Street, motor-vehicle stop; 10:08, Dudley Road, officer wanted. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Baldino homers in A-S loss

    AYER -- Ayer Shirley senior catcher Danny Baldino thumped a solo home run into the brush in right center field in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough as Ayer Shirley fell on the first day of Mid Wach D league play to Maynard, 4-3. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Littleton, Devens shuttle surprises officials

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- MassDevelopment is in the process of establishing a shuttle service from the Littleton Commuter Rail stop to Devens, according to a notice from the agency. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    UNACC hosting 20th annual Unity Days

    Pow Wow May 16,17
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com DEVENS -- Lorena Novak, vice president of the United Native American Cultural Center, remembers when UNACC first began hosting pow wows. Full Story
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    Oyez! Town crier at royal baby birth captures attention

    LONDON (AP) — As dozens of journalists trained their lenses on a set of firmly shut double doors, waiting for a glimpse of Britain's new baby princess, a man in an outlandish costume stepped in to capture the world's attention. Full Story