• Poll: Public sours on MBTA conditions - 04/17/2015 04:55 PM EDT
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    Spring is finally here and thoughts are turning to summer vacations. What are your plans?
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    AYER NEWS
    Dispatchers are the heart of public safety

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Without dispatchers, public safety departments -- Police and Fire/EMS -- wouldn't function. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    HS administrators not supportive, student reports

    TOWNSEND -- Amber Edmonds, a student representative to the school committee, spoke out during a recent meeting, voicing concerns with the school administration. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    'Soldier, engraver, forger' at May 5 Groton Historical Society

    GROTON -- The Groton Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Deborah M. Child titled "A Stranger in our Midst -- Richard Brunton, Soldier, Engraver, Forger," on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Study finds old, inequitable wage system

    SHIRLEY -- Based on a request from the Personnel Board, the town hired a professional human resources consultant to conduct a study of the town's wage and pay scales compared to those of nonunion public employees in other communities. Full Story
    TOWNSEND NEWS
    Baby-sitter training class

    TOWNSEND -- A Baby-sitter Training Class is being offered through Townsend Recreation open to Townsend and surrounding communities. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Chieftains nab G-D in 2OT

    BOLTON -- Nashoba Regional went into halftime with a comfortable 7-2 lead. Groton-Dunstable head coach Rick Arena instructed his troops to not pack it in, and the Crusaders battled to the very end. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Bargains in the Belfry spring season is here

    HARVARD -- Finally spring is here, and Bargains is ready. Come in and find some women's and men's clothes -- shirts, suits, jackets, slacks, skirts, scarves, shoes -- to outfit you for spring. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    NRWA announces free stream ecology workshops

    The Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public, including families, scout groups and seniors, to stream ecology discovery events to learn what it takes to determine the health of a river or stream. Full Story
    Family wins back seized gold coins that could fetch millions

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Friday overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80 million. Full Story
    (Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
    George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own. Full Story