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    Local woodworker offers free classes to vets as 'thank you'

    09/12/2014 10:00 AM EDT
    AYER -- On a Wednesday evening, veteran Lee Curll stands in the basement of Ayer resident Steve Branam, watching him shave a block of wood. 
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    Parking-fee talk tabled as school opens smoothly
    09/11/2014 11:44 AM EDT - AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional School District School Committee took a guided tour of the high school building last Thursday night, which is now entering the second phase of a the multi-million-dollar makeover that includes new construction and extensive renovations. Full Story

    HARVARD NEWS
    COA supports request for Hildreth House funding

    HARVARD -- The Hildreth House Improvement Committee could not come to a decision Monday on what recommendations they want to make to selectmen regarding Hildreth House renovations. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    Fire bell rings for Groton's new station

    Dedication celebrates facility to meet needs of next century
    GROTON -- A fire can double in size every 30 seconds. That's why time-saving features such as a one-button shut-off for the kitchen stoves and the iconic fire pole were included in Groton's new Center Fire Station on Farmers Row. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Hazen's summer reading program biggest yet

    SHIRLEY -- The Hazen Memorial Library is proud to once again be a part of the Massachusetts summer reading program that makes a difference in children's lives. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    Low voter turnout in Ayer

    09/12/2014 10:01 AM EDT
    AYER -- Residents began entering Town Hall starting at 7 a.m. to cast their state primary votes on Tuesday. 
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    Holdenwood Trail Run in its 8th year
    09/12/2014 10:03 AM EDT - By Kelly Carrion kcarrion@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Holdenwood Trail Run, hosted by the Holdenwood Trail Run Committee and the Holden family, was started eight years ago as a way to get families and their children out to exercise. Full Story

    Saint Gobain closure may be temporary
    09/12/2014 07:33 AM EDT - DEVENS -- Two years after announcing its expansion to Devens, the manufacturer Saint Gobain is shutting down its facility at 112 Barnum Road. Full Story

    Public input on grant sought
    09/12/2014 07:32 AM EDT - AYER --The town's community development office held one of three public hearings Sept. 3, to get public input on a grant for which the town is applying. Full Story

    From the Eco-Efficiency Center
    09/12/2014 07:31 AM EDT - Collaborative Training Plans Friday, Sept. 26, 8-9:30 a.m. 33 Andrews Parkway Responses to a recent survey identified opportunities for local firms to collaborate on employee training needs to achieve cost savings and delivery efficiencies; now we can take action! Full Story

    Correction
    09/12/2014 07:31 AM EDT - Pauline Conley is a member of the Finance Committee, not Planning Board, as incorrectly stated in a Sept. Full Story

    Kids art contest entries due Sept. 18
    09/12/2014 07:30 AM EDT - The Shirley Center Farmers Market "Kids Art Contest" is open to all children in grades one through five. Full Story

    Ayer fire log
    09/12/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Sept. 2: 7:22 A-1 ALS Groton; 11:51 A-1 to 91 Groton School Road; 15:37 A-1 ALS Groton; 20:25 A-1 to 14 Brook St. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    09/12/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Join Girl Scouts Fall is here and the local Girl Scouts invites all girls from kindergarten through 12th-grade to join in the fun. Full Story

    Parking-fee talk tabled as school opens smoothly
    09/11/2014 11:44 AM EDT - AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional School District School Committee took a guided tour of the high school building last Thursday night, which is now entering the second phase of a the multi-million-dollar makeover that includes new construction and extensive renovations. Full Story

    People's Choice Award to "Imitation Game" at TIFF

    TORONTO (AP) — A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Full Story
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    Nicki Minaj says old high school doesn't want her back

    “Anaconda” rapper denied a chance to talk to students at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.