If you were driving along a road and came upon a turtle that was trying to cross, what would you do?
 Get out and help it cross the road
 Stop and wait for it to cross
Janis Bresnahan Run for Education

Malone impressed with 'magnitude' of event
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Perhaps nothing sums up the town of Ayer and the Ayer Shirley Regional School District better than the Janis Bresnahan Run for Education, which held its 11th annual race May 17. Full Story
'It was all about the children'

A gifted musician and retiring educator leaves his mark
PEPPERELL -- "Thank you, Kevin." Students past and present joined community members and fellow musicians to celebrate Kevin Tellier. Full Story
Voters re-elect Selectman Petropoulos; Manugian, Cronin, Sjoberg win school seats

GROTON -- While the seemingly endless infighting among town leaders prompted multiple candidates to run for the Board of Selectmen, David Gray, a resident of three years, cast his ballot Tuesday with just one thing on his mind: fiscal responsibility. Full Story
Democrats to elect delegates to state convention

SHIRLEY -- Democrats in Shirley will be holding a caucus on Saturday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hazen Memorial Library Meeting Room to elect three delegates and three alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Full Story
Townsend police log

MONDAY, May 11 A.M. 5:17, Fitchburg Road, motor-vehicle stop; 6:27, Emery Road, motor-vehicle stop; 6:59, Main Street East, motor-vehicle stop; 8:06, Proctor Road, fire alarm; 9:09, Main Street East, motor-vehicle accident no injury; 9:45, Dudley Road, ambulance call; 11:19, Pierce Road, domestic/family; 11:44, Brookline Road, neighbor/tenant. Full Story
Trojans are one win shy of districts

HARVARD -- The magic number for first-year head coach Dan Joyce and his Bromfield lacrosse program is one win to make the districts. Full Story
Turtles, cute and in danger

Watch for them as they cross our roads
GROTON -- The group of women inside UNION Coffee Roaster in Ayer did not seem like they were out to change the world as they sipped warm beverages and chatted. Full Story
UNACC hosting 20th annual Unity Days

Pow Wow May 16,17
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com DEVENS -- Lorena Novak, vice president of the United Native American Cultural Center, remembers when UNACC first began hosting pow wows. Full Story