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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
Official: Mosquito-borne diseases could hit state 'any time now'

By Andy Metzger State House News Service BOSTON -- If 2015 turns out to be a typical year for mosquito-borne diseases, positive cases should start turning up "anytime now," according to a state veterinarian who said a gap remains in understanding the annual cycle of the deadly eastern equine encephalitis. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Townsend student's thesis has real-world impact

TOWNSEND -- A local college student combined her love of teaching and the environment with scientific skills to wind up her undergraduate studies. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
St. Anthony's Bazaar set for Aug. 7,8

SHIRLEY -- St. Anthony's Parish Bazaar will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. For decades now, St. 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

(AP)
Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said. Full Story
( Jordan Strauss )
Katy Perry still battling nuns for former convent

Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary deny singer's bid to buy a Los Angeles convent, in favor of restaurateur's higher bid, but judge opens the door for renting the property -- and Perry hopes to make her case.