• State may sell - 12/18/2014 02:58 PM EST
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    Bemis: 17th year marks another toy drive record

    SHIRLEY -- A dazzling array of toys awaiting pick-up by a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" crew filled the lobby of Bemis Associates last Friday morning, stacked along the walls and blanketing the floor beneath a towering, picture-perfect Christmas tree. Full Story
    Ayer police log

    AYER POLICE DEPARTMENT Page: 1 Dispatch Log From: 12/01/2014 Thru: 12/08/2014 0700 - 0700 Printed: 12/08/2014 For Date: 12/01/2014 - Monday Call Number Time Call Reason Action 14-16192 0835 Initiated - TRAFFIC /MOTOR VEH. Full Story
    EPA metal limits too low for drinking water

    DPW challenging new limits
    PEPPERELL -- When the EPA sent a pre-draft of the wastewater-treatment permit to Pepperell, it contained metal limits that exceed the capability of the plant. Full Story

    reviews released to correct violation Haddad eval done out of public view
    GROTON -- After a sometimes testy meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to release all records of past job performance reviews of town manager Mark Haddad in order to rectify a failure to comply with the state's Open Meeting Law. Full Story
    STM voters side with Library

    SHIRLEY -- On a secret ballot that prolonged Tuesday night's single-issue Special Town Meeting by at least an hour, 123 yes votes carried the motion to add $4,602 to the Hazen Memorial Library expense line. Full Story
    Bumper crop of Toys for Tots

    TOWNSEND -- Thanks to the folks who pass by the Harbor Mall and take the time to read the signs, Toys for Tots has more presents than ever from the community to give to needy children. Full Story
    Kilian's Trojans are buying in

    HARVARD -- At the end of his first-year, Bromfield boys basketball head coach Ryan Kilian encouraged his team to play more basketball. Full Story
    Project manager chosen for Town Hall

    HARVARD -- During a brief, off-cycle session last week, selectmen met with Town Hall Construction Committee Chairman Richard Maiore to review the group's choice for owners project manager. Full Story
    Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Full Story