(Caley McGuane)
A day to 'to remember those who gave their lives'

05/29/2015 09:52 AM EDT
AYER -- The Memorial Day program Page Hilltop Elementary School Principal Fred Deppe and the school's 5th-grade Panther Leadership Team presented last Friday morning was as well presented as any of the annual events Deppe and his helpers have organized over the last several years. 
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Ayer Shirley postpones budget vote
05/29/2015 09:51 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Ayer Shirley Regional School District Committee decided Wednesday night not to recertify the district budget yet, based on an extension Superintendent Mary Malone had in hand that bumps out the deadline to June 13. Full Story

HARVARD NEWS
'Who will continue when I'm gone?'

HARVARD -- U.S. Army Master Sgt. (Ret.) Dennis Lyddy stood at the podium to address the crowd gathered on the Town Common Monday morning for the annual Memorial Day program. Full Story
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Egan: Remember the price paid for freedom

GROTON -- The town's luck held out on Memorial Day when blue skies and sunshine met residents as they lined the streets for the annual Memorial Day remembrance. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
'Their sacrifices must not be forgotten'

SHIRLEY -- Maj. Christopher Richardella, USMC, was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the Memorial Day program held at Whiteley Park on Sunday afternoon. Full Story
 
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A day to 'to remember those who gave their lives'

05/29/2015 09:52 AM EDT
AYER -- The Memorial Day program Page Hilltop Elementary School Principal Fred Deppe and the school's 5th-grade Panther Leadership Team presented last Friday morning was as well presented as any of the annual events Deppe and his helpers have organized over the last several years. 
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POW/MIA chair
05/29/2015 07:34 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Ayer, like many other places and communities, now has a POW/MIA Chair of Honor. Full Story

Ayer Shirley postpones budget vote
05/29/2015 09:51 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The Ayer Shirley Regional School District Committee decided Wednesday night not to recertify the district budget yet, based on an extension Superintendent Mary Malone had in hand that bumps out the deadline to June 13. Full Story

Forest fire brought under control
05/29/2015 07:33 AM EDT - By Rick Sobey MediaNews AYER -- Firefighters from several towns extinguished a 5-acre forest fire off Washington Street on Friday. Full Story

Ayer begins cyclical home inspections
05/29/2015 07:32 AM EDT - AYER -- Assessors began their cyclical inspections on properties in Ayer on May 20. Cyclical inspections are mandated by the Department of Revenue and require that all 351 towns in Massachusetts inspect properties at least once every nine years. Full Story

How to keep your dog safe
05/29/2015 07:34 AM EDT - REGION -- If your dog runs off, the key to getting it back is immediate action. "Do not wait," said Susan Piche, vice-president of Granite State Dog Recovery. Full Story

The Posting Board
05/29/2015 07:33 AM EDT - BRIEF Parade acts and vendors wanted Fresh Ayer Celebration of Independence The Ayer July 4th Parade and Fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 4, with a rain date of Sunday, July 5. Full Story

UPDATE: Forest fire under control in Ayer
05/22/2015 06:03 PM EDT - AYER -- More than 40 firefighters from several towns extinguished a 5-acre forest fire off Washington Street on Friday. Full Story

Janis Bresnahan Run for Education
05/22/2015 09:48 AM EDT - 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

New England Way pump station bid comes in over budget
05/22/2015 07:31 AM EDT - AYER -- Learning that construction of a new pump station for New England Way would cost more than its original appropriation, the Board of Selectmen decided to seek the counsel of voters at a special town meeting to be held June 8. Full Story

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Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Full Story
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Iggy Azalea cancels US tour for 2nd time

NEW YORK (AP) — Iggy Azalea has canceled her U.S. tour for a second time. The "Fancy" rapper tweeted Friday "as u may know, the tour is cancelled. Full Story
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Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.