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Let it snow
12/27/2013 07:36 AM EST
I sat at the kitchen table, alone with a cup of reheated coffee and my phone. I tapped on my Facebook app. 
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The Cog
12/06/2013 07:37 AM EST - By Peter T. Macy Here's an idea for the holidays: A ride with Santa on the Mount Washington Cog Railway (Dec. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer Police Dept. hosting its yearly toy drive

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Looking to do something nice during the holiday season? Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
School will be in session on Christmas Eve day

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Harvard Public Schools will hold classes for half a day on Christmas Eve, thereby completing its 2010 decision to eliminate religious observances from the school calendar. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Scouts to collect coats, sing, more

PEPPERELL -- The Scouts will be out in force at the Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, at 6:45 p.m., at Lawrence Library. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Mario Guerra for state Senate in 32nd District: Endorsement

05/15/2014 06:20 PM EDT
In the race for the southeast Los Angeles County and northern Orange County state Senate seat now known as the 32nd District, it might seem scandal-plagued incumbent Ron Calderon is a hard act to follow. 
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Gov. Jerry Brown faces politics of prosperity in California: Dan Walters
05/15/2014 06:16 PM EDT - By Dan WaltersAs Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state's roller coaster finances. Full Story

Gov. Jerry Brown faces politics of prosperity in California: Dan Walters
05/15/2014 06:11 PM EDT - By Dan WaltersAs Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state's roller coaster finances. Full Story

Mike Argento: Vlad the Impaler, master of the ice
05/15/2014 06:09 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: Russian President Vladimir Putin, playing in an amateur hockey tournament called the "All-Russia Festival of Amateur Teams of the Night Hockey League," scored six goals and had five assists in a game in which his team prevailed, 21-4, the state-owned Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reported. Full Story

OUR SAY: Good data = good policy on heroin deaths
05/15/2014 06:09 PM EDT - Many law enforcement officials in local jurisdictions across the state are reporting a surge in heroin overdoses and deaths. Full Story

A mystery virus, still
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - Saudi Arabia crossed a grim threshold Wednesday, announcing that the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, caused by a novel coronavirus, has exceeded 500 in the kingdom, with 157 deaths among them. Full Story

The commencement speech
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - Commencement addresses have been caught up in protest culture, engulfing activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Full Story

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NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables

NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off New York City residents have paid $100 each for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church. Full Story
Correction: Obit-Diem Brown story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 reporting the death of Diem Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was 32, based on statements Brown gave to the media. Full Story