Poll Question 0425
Are you planning to, or did you, vote in your town's 2014 Annual Town Election?
 Yes
 Maybe
 No
Electrifying lightbulbs,

and minds Unitil hoping to ignite a passion for science
TOWNSEND -- Students in Judy Brown's fifth-grade class pored over their desks last Thursday morning, connecting pencils and rubber bands to batteries and wires to see if a small bulb would light. Full Story
AYER NEWS
Ayer Childcare Program spaghetti aupper April 30

The Ayer Childcare Program is holding its 12th Annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, April 30, from 5-6:30 p. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Officials largely support elected to appointed

PEPPERELL -- If approved by voters at next Monday's election, the new town charter would change the positions of town clerk and treasurer/tax collector from elected to appointed. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Town Meeting to vote on Prescott sale proposal

GROTON - Disposition of public buildings was at the top of the agenda for the Board of Selectmen when members were asked to address questions dealing with former elementary schools Tarbell and Prescott. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
If school assessment stands, Shirley can't pay, says FinCom

SHIRLEY -- With Ayer Shirley Regional School District Superintendent Carl Mock, Finance Director Evan Katz and School Committee representatives at the table, the Finance Committee tried one more time to tackle an issue town officials have been wrestling with for weeks: The seemingly unbridgeable gap between the 8. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Capital planning chair resigns following selectmen spat

TOWNSEND -- Capital Planning Committee Chairwoman Lorna Fredd announced her resignation Thursday night following a long-running dispute with selectmen and the town administrator over the role of the committee. Full Story
SPORTS
Crusaders wage epic comeback

BOLTON -- The Nashoba Chieftains started Saturday morning's make-up contest in thrilling fashion building a 6-0 lead, but the Crusaders dug deep. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Selectmen OK longboarding days with split vote

Blair says event is a 'nuisance'
HARVARD -- Selectmen last week approved the annual Longboarding Festival, set for August. But the vote was not unanimous. Full Story
Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville. Full Story
'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' top Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. Full Story
'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' top Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. Full Story