Habitat funding, Planning Board terms on STM warrant

10/22/2014 05:10 PM EDT
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Board of Selectmen met briefly Monday night to address three things: motion protocol at Town Meeting, a Fire Department Reserve Fund transfer of $12,195, and an alcohol license for New England Flat Bread Company. 
Full Story
Ayer Library and ArtsNashoba plan community Yuletide celebration
10/21/2014 09:34 AM EDT - Vendors, exhibitors and presenters sought for regional holiday event. AYER -- Ayer Library, in partnership with ArtsNashoba, will be hosting a community Yuletide Celebration on Dec. Full Story

HARVARD NEWS
Couple celebrates home's 250th birthday in period style

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Stepping into Debra and Mark VanderWerf's home, which just turned 250, flings you back into the past. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Prescott sale falls short of two-thirds vote

GROTON -- For the second time since the spring, residents at town meeting again voted against support of a plan by the town's administration to sell the former Prescott Elementary School building to a private developer. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Big things coming from Ayer Shirley arts

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Picture this: You've just been released from a psychiatric hospital, and you, along with your spouse, decide to rent a cabin in the woods, whose owner is a creepy farmer. Full Story
 

MOST RECENT


Habitat funding, Planning Board terms on STM warrant

10/22/2014 05:10 PM EDT
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Board of Selectmen met briefly Monday night to address three things: motion protocol at Town Meeting, a Fire Department Reserve Fund transfer of $12,195, and an alcohol license for New England Flat Bread Company. 
Full Story
Teacher's life-saving gift spotlights need for organ donors
10/22/2014 12:17 PM EDT - AYER -- When Kaitlin O'Connell offered to donate one of her kidneys to a local man with late-stage polycystic kidney disease who is in urgent need of a transplant, she had never met Richard Finlay, his wife Karen or their three children. Full Story

Ayer Library and ArtsNashoba plan community Yuletide celebration
10/21/2014 09:34 AM EDT - Vendors, exhibitors and presenters sought for regional holiday event. AYER -- Ayer Library, in partnership with ArtsNashoba, will be hosting a community Yuletide Celebration on Dec. Full Story

Gas station proposal is withdrawn
10/17/2014 07:31 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Representatives from Global Montello Group Corporation withdrew a gas station and convenience store proposal at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Wednesday night, after members of the board and residents expressed concerns about variances. Full Story

Have you been touched by cancer?
10/17/2014 07:31 AM EDT - AYER -- Ayer Relay for Life wants more members. Katy Nowoswiat, a Relay for Life specialist for the American Cancer Society, said they'd like to host "an open forum" that will "introduce (Relay) to people who have never heard about it before. Full Story

Anutas file complaint against ConsCom
10/17/2014 07:33 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Jean and Mike Anuta, the couple whose house sits on wetlands they say they were not aware of when they purchased the house, have filed a complaint against the Conservation Commission with the Town Clerk, alleging that the Conservation Commission violated Open Meeting Law. Full Story

BOS approves 4 TM articles
10/17/2014 07:33 AM EDT - AYER -- Due to a family emergency, Chairman Christopher Hillman was absent Oct. 7, and selectmen -- Vice Chairman Jannice Livingston and Clerk Gary Luca -- followed an abbreviated agenda. Full Story

Klimkiewicz: MCAS
10/17/2014 07:31 AM EDT - WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School officials expressed satisfaction with the performance of the district's 10th-grade students in the latest round of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing. Full Story

Have you taken the survey?
10/17/2014 07:32 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- There were a few economic updates at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Wednesday night, including one from David Maher, Ayer's director of community and economic development. Full Story

Updates from the Board of Selectmen
10/17/2014 07:32 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Here are some highlights from Tuesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting: The board appointed Sam Goodwin to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Full Story

Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another. Full Story