Survivor of marathon bombing starts foundation, to give back

01/30/2015 10:30 AM EST
By Jon Bishop REGION -- Brittany Loring, originally of Ayer, knew she'd one day have to give back. 
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Juno slams New England
01/29/2015 10:13 AM EST - By Jon Bishop AYER/HARVARD/DEVENS -- Winter Storm Juno blasted through New England Monday night and Tuesday, dropping snow totals as high as 30-plus inches. Full Story

MLK banner to be a permanent fixture

By Jon Bishop HARVARD -- Martin Luther King Day, celebrated this past Monday, commemorates one of the most significant figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Full Story
Audtioning for The Voice a 'thrilling' experience

GROTON -- In the pursuit of her dreams, former Groton resident Julia Agresto had no regrets after the producers of NBC television's The Voice decided not to choose her for the show following an audition over the weekend of Jan. Full Story
Devens fire chief: Elders large share of fire deaths

Departments hope to change that
By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- People over 65 account for 40 percent of annual fire-related deaths in Massachusetts, said Devens Deputy Chief Tim Kelly. Full Story
Historical Comm. sees significance

in old fire station
01/30/2015 10:30 AM EST
By Jon Bishop AYER -- There is significance to the former Central Fire Station, which is located at 14 Washington St. 
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ASRSD finance director resigns, interim eyed
01/30/2015 07:31 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- An interim business manager will likely fill in for Ayer Shirley Regional School District Finance Director Evan Katz, who has resigned, effective March 16. Full Story

Never too early to think mosquitos
01/30/2015 07:31 AM EST - AYER -- It's still the middle of winter, but it's already time to start thinking about mosquitos. According to Jane Morriss, administrative assistant for the Ayer Board of Health, the Central Mass Mosquito Project recently sent out a letter asking land owners if they would like their property to be excluded from spraying. Full Story

Ayer elections just around the corner
01/30/2015 07:30 AM EST - By Jon Bishop AYER -- Elections, which this year will be on April 27, might seem like they're pretty far away. Full Story

Ayer Police to run RAD program
01/30/2015 07:30 AM EST - AYER -- According to Sgt. Todd Crumption, the Ayer Police Department will run a Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, class, beginning at the end of February and running to the end of March. Full Story

Vacancy on the Planning Board
01/30/2015 07:29 AM EST - AYER -- Per Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand, the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board want applicants to fill the vacancy of a 5-year, unexpired term, which began July 1, 2014, and will end on June 30, 2017. Full Story

Ayer fire log
01/30/2015 07:31 AM EST - Jan. 19: 0:53 Engine 2 to 42 West Main St. for alarms sounding; 5:31 A-1 to 18 Pond St.; 11:45 A-1 to 37 Groton School Road; 13:35 A-1 to 9 Pearl St. Full Story

The Posting Board
01/30/2015 07:31 AM EST - Sunday breakfast The Ayer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Sunday breakfast through Mother's Day 2015, 8-11 a. Full Story

New rules ban in-session photos in House chamber
01/29/2015 10:53 AM EST - By Gintautas Dumcius STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE -- Lawmakers, staffers and guests would be banned from taking photographs and videos during sessions inside the Massachusetts House chamber under rules that are scheduled for a vote on Thursday afternoon. Full Story

Local business leaders excited for 2015
01/28/2015 10:53 AM EST - By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Monday's Public Policy Forum, held at the Devens Common Center and sponsored by Mount Wachusett Community College and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Full Story

Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's largest newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. Full Story
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.