• State correction commissioner resigns - 07/25/2014 03:18 PM EDT
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    Public opinion sways toward keeping status quo in trash disposal in Ayer

    08/01/2014 02:22 PM EDT
    AYER -- Residents again backed the town's transfer station on Thursday night at a public-input meeting on possible townwide curbside trash pickup. 
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    Callahan, Hughes, O'Connor named to citizen rail committee
    07/25/2014 09:56 AM EDT - 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

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    Tension apparent in talks over use of pond by rowers

    HARVARD -- Tensions between the town and Bare Hill Rowing Association rose again on Monday, when the Parks and Recreation Commission spent a good hour renegotiating parts of the contract. Full Story
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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
    A castle on a hill

    Historical Society hosts playground's 25th birthday party
    SHIRLEY -- The Mystical Maze Playground turned 25 this year, and the Shirley Historical Society hosted a celebration to mark the occasion. Full Story
     
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    Private landowner submits two proposals for Ayer commuter access issue

    08/01/2014 02:55 PM EDT
    AYER -- The attorney of private landowner Phil Berry says he's waiting on a response to two of Berry's proposed pedestrian pathways to the Ayer commuter station, an issue that heated up this week as residents mailed over 100 postcards to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 
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    Public opinion sways toward keeping status quo in trash disposal in Ayer
    08/01/2014 02:22 PM EDT - AYER -- Residents again backed the town's transfer station on Thursday night at a public-input meeting on possible townwide curbside trash pickup. Full Story

    MBTA to receive over 160 postcards on Ayer commuter rail access issue
    07/30/2014 06:27 PM EDT - AYER -- Residents are calling for a solution to the Ayer commuter rail access issue by Labor Day, the latest stress on transportation officials that will leave the head of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority with over 160 signed postcards. Full Story

    Facing lack of budget and office help, Planning Board chairman resigns
    07/29/2014 04:56 PM EDT - AYER -- Citing a lack of response from the Board of Selectmen and a complete lack of budget, Ayer Planning Board Chairman Morris Babcock has resigned. Full Story

    Garvin: School district has surplus funds
    07/25/2014 07:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Town Administrator Patrice Garvin told selectmen Monday night that according to her calculations, the Ayer Shirley Regional School District has surplus money in its coffers. Full Story

    Public hearing on subdivisions canceled due to lack of quorum
    07/25/2014 07:33 AM EDT - AYER -- Citing a lack of quorum and budget, Planning Board Chairman Morris Babcock told the crowded Town Hall room Thursday that the public hearing for two subdivisions had to be canceled. Full Story

    New service for tax collector's office
    07/25/2014 07:32 AM EDT - A lock box has been installed outside of the Columbia Street entrance of Ayer Town Hall for the tax collector's office. Full Story

    Public meeting July 31
    07/25/2014 07:31 AM EDT - A public input meeting on a solid waste curbside collection study will be held Thursday, July 31, at 7 p. Full Story

    Ayer fire log
    07/25/2014 07:32 AM EDT - July 14: 6:15 A-1 mutual-aid Littleton; 6:36 A-2 to 214 Old Farm Way; 11:11 A-1 to 9 Old Towne Road; 12:45 A-1 to Rail Trail; 16:27 A-1 to 25 Third St. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    07/25/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Calendar Well adult clinic July 25 Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ayer Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public: Friday, July 25, at the Town Nurses office, 51 Cambridge St. Full Story

    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Full Story
    Correction: Obit-James Garner story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of TV legend James Garner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the actor was "found dead. Full Story