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    Academy Lancers shear off locks for charity

    COURTESY PHOTO Academy of Notre Dame students, from left, Grainne Casey, of Pepperell, Mollie Anderson, of Billerica, Emily Paquette, of Tyngsboro, and Carsyn Fisher, of Ayer, donated their hair to Lancer's Locks, a hair donation event to aid women and children suffering from hair loss. Full Story
    AYER NEWS
    Callahan, Hughes, O'Connor named to citizen rail committee

    AYER -- As the town awaits a response from private landowner Phil Berry, a group of residents to be known as the Ayer Train Station Advisory Committee is working to move forward with the long-awaited plan to expand the downtown parking lot near the Rail Trail to 180 spaces. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
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    Environmental legend joins pipeline protest

    By Hiroko Sato MediaNews PEPPERELL -- Carrying a big, colorful sign that read, "No pipeline. Not In My Back Yard," on her back on Tuesday, Kristin Yargeau paddled into the Nashua River in a canoe. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
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    Environmental legend Marion Stoddart joins pipeline walk

    By Hiroko Sato MediaNews PEPPERELL -- Carrying a big, colorful sign that read, "No pipeline. Not In My Back Yard," on her back on Tuesday, Kristin Yargeau paddled into the Nashua River in a canoe. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    EDC steps up efforts to bring business, revenue

    SHIRLEY -- With a five-member roster and a reinvigorated mission, the Economic Development Committee is stepping up efforts to bring businesses and new, nonresidential tax revenue to town. Full Story
    TOWNSEND NEWS
    Nashoba Tech to hold family athletic nights at new sports facilities

    WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Road, is hosting two family athletic nights on Wednesday, July 30, and Friday, Aug. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Gansett stuns Ayer Shirley

    FITCHBURG -- Ayer Shirley led 42-41 with under a minute remaining in Monday's Monty Tech Summer Basketball league game against Narragansett, but a turnover led to a pair of Warrior baskets, as it fell 45-42. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    NVMC gets $318K for behavioral health

    AYER -- Nashoba Valley Medical Center has received more than $300,000 in state funding to boost programs that its president says are addressing a growing need. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Tordella, EMIT pushing for prison reform

    Sen. James Eldridge pushing for expanse of restorative justice program
    AYER -- Susan Tordella has spent a good amount of time volunteering in prison. But when she read Michelle Alexander's book about mass incarceration, she said, she became an activist. Full Story
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    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story
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    TV team: Actor, detective role paired for 25 years

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills. Full Story