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    Former NBA player talks of addiction and recovery

    AYER -- Former Boston College basketball star Chris Herren was playing for the Boston Celtics, a hometown hero and every hoop dreamer's fantasy come true. Full Story
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    Training helps dog adoptions work

    PEPPERELL -- Not all dog adoptions work out. Maybe the adopters did not fathom the work involved with raising a puppy. Full Story
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    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Shirley police log

    Monday, Jan. 26 A.M. 12:00 to 5:30, town-wide, police conducted 27 building checks, all secure; 12:00, police station, general services; 1:45, Front Street and Roux's Market, police assisted other agency; 5:59, Leominster Road and Presidents Building, Fire Dept. Full Story
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    Each snowstorm covers hundreds of miles of roadway with snow and ice

    TOWNSEND -- Imagine driving 500 to 700 miles every single time it snows. If a big storm hits, that mileage could double. Full Story
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    NM 'Sharp' in Border War

    GROTON -- When North Middlesex and Groton-Dunstable go toe-to-toe, fans can be assured that they will be treated to a dandy of a game. Full Story
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    Devens disc golf tournament sells out

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com DEVENS -- The disc golfers come in heavy coats and gloves and hats and they gather in back of the Ayer-based Hawk's Nest, a store for disc golf enthusiasts, where Ric Hamel shouts: "I'm so proud of you guys. Full Story
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    VFW Patriotic Art contest entries due by March 31

    Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards in conjunction with the Department of Massachusetts and the national VFW Ladies Auxiliaries. Full Story
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    Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
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    AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble

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