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AYER NEWS
Survivor of marathon bombing starts foundation, to give back

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com REGION -- Brittany Loring, originally of Ayer, knew she'd one day have to give back. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Town saves big thanks to sheriff's Work Program

PEPPERELL -- Two rooms at Town Hall are all spiffed up, thanks in part to a program run by the Middlesex sheriff's office. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Audtioning for The Voice a 'thrilling' experience

GROTON -- In the pursuit of her dreams, former Groton resident Julia Agresto had no regrets after the producers of NBC television's The Voice decided not to choose her for the show following an audition over the weekend of Jan. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Norman Albert: Town notable, Marine, world traveler

First in a 3-part series By M.E. Jones Correspondent SHIRLEY -- Once a Marine, always a Marine, as the saying goes. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Clark announces run for selectman

TOWNSEND -- Gordy Clark knows that running a good team and getting solid results takes skill. Listening, learning and getting all the facts is key. Full Story
SPORTS
North Middlesex hockey hasn't missed a beat

When the North Middlesex Regional ice hockey team made the jump from Division 3A state champion to Division 3 this winter, head coach Mike McCarthy didn't quite know how his team would handle the elevated competition. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
The Posting Board

BRIEFS Girl Scout cookies now on sale Now through March, Harvard Girl Scouts will have the once-a-year treat, Girl Scout cookies, available for sale to the public. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Free parenting program in Bolton

Mom to Mom is being offered in Bolton on Thursdays, starting Feb. 5. Mom to mom is a program designed to encourage and support all mothers, grandmothers and caregivers with biblically-based teaching on parenting, women's health, and relationships. Full Story
Suspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women. Full Story
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Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the devil in Sundance epic

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Epic is not usually a term associated with films coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, which makes director Rodrigo Garcia's imagined story of Jesus's journey through the desert even more striking. Full Story
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.