ConsCom violated Open Meeting Law, says AG

02/26/2015 10:05 AM EST
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Conservation Commission violated open meeting law, the Office of the Attorney General, then under Martha Coakley, has found. 
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New fee a no-go
02/25/2015 12:14 PM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- After a public hearing Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 to keep the current stormwater utility funding method -- using the general fund -- instead of switching to a fee structure. Full Story

HARVARD NEWS
Dwight proposes 5 school days for college visits or vacations

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Superintendent Linda Dwight and members of the Harvard School Committee wondered at their meeting on Monday whether it would be prudent to offer families five days that would count toward college visits or vacations. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Records request bill: $3,102

By Hiroko Sato MediaNews GROTON -- Selectman Jack Petropoulos says he will give fellow Selectman Peter Cunningham one year of emails that he is requesting -- for $3,102. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
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Former NBA player talks of addiction and recovery

AYER -- Former Boston College basketball star Chris Herren was playing for the Boston Celtics, a hometown hero and every hoop dreamer's fantasy come true. Full Story
 
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The Posting Board

02/27/2015 07:33 AM EST
Sunday breakfast The Ayer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Sunday breakfast through Mother's Day 2015, 8-11 a. 
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Former NBA player talks of addiction and recovery
02/27/2015 07:33 AM EST - AYER -- Former Boston College basketball star Chris Herren was playing for the Boston Celtics, a hometown hero and every hoop dreamer's fantasy come true. Full Story

FinCom reviews preliminary fiscal 2016 budget
02/27/2015 07:32 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The preliminary budget for fiscal 2016 is in, and at their meeting on Wednesday, Finance Committee members began taking a look at it. Full Story

Low turnout at Ayer
02/27/2015 07:32 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Ed Starzec, director of land entitlements for MassDevelopment, and Lee Smith, in-house counsel at MassDevelopment, came to Ayer earlier this month for the second round of public hearings for the proposed zoning changes in Devens. Full Story

Ayer Cultural Council awards grant money to local organizations
02/27/2015 07:32 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Ayer Cultural Council has awarded $5,100 to various organizations throughout the region, according to a press release from the group. Full Story

Ayer Police Logs
02/27/2015 07:32 AM EST - MONDAY, FEB. 16 P.M. 4:50, medical/mental, removed to hospital, Pond Street; 6:19, local ordinances/by-law verbal warning, Sandy Pond Road; 7:23, traffic/motor vehicle, traffic warning issued, Fitchburg Road; 7:34, traffic/motor vehicle, traffic warning issued, Fitchburg Road; 7:47, traffic/motor vehicle, traffic warning issued, Park Street; Full Story

Devens disc golf tournament sells out
02/27/2015 07:31 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com DEVENS -- The disc golfers come in heavy coats and gloves and hats and they gather in back of the Ayer-based Hawk's Nest, a store for disc golf enthusiasts, where Ric Hamel shouts: "I'm so proud of you guys. Full Story

Help heaven-sent for widow stuck in snow
02/27/2015 07:31 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- In February, Taft Street resident Elaine Carlson lost her husband Warren, whom she described as a loving man and father. Full Story

ConsCom violated Open Meeting Law, says AG
02/26/2015 10:05 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Conservation Commission violated open meeting law, the Office of the Attorney General, then under Martha Coakley, has found. Full Story

School district presents budget at Ayer FinCom
02/25/2015 10:23 PM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Superintendent Mary Malone and Finance Director Evan Katz presented the Ayer Shirley Regional School District preliminary fiscal 16 budget to the Finance Committee Wednesday night. Full Story

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Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning. Full Story