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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

    Devens Committee shows cold feet

    over JBOS overlay governance idea
    DEVENS -- Members of the Devens Committee expressed frustration at the seemingly repetitive movements of the Joint Boards of Selectmen on an initiative for an overlay governance of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. Full Story
    BHRA, town reach agreement on use of Bare Hill Pond

    HARVARD -- The Bare Hill Rowing Association and the town have settled on an agreement for the nonprofit's use of the town beach, putting an end to months of debate stemming from concerns of crowding at Bare Hill Pond. Full Story
    Current treasurer/collector facing challenger

    PEPPERELL -- The current collector/treasurer and one challenger are facing off for the position at Monday's town election. Full Story
    (Brennan Linsley)
    Editorial: Looking in the pipeline on energy debate

    04/17/2014 11:08 AM EDT
    One of the pipeline project s drawbacks, arguably its major one, is shared with the controversial Keystone project -- its benefits to the area covered by the pipeline are modest compared to potential risks. 
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    Editorial: Illegal immigrants represent another pro-life issue
    04/14/2014 11:23 AM EDT - Addressing the issue of illegal immigration requires pragmatism as well as compassion for people who came to the land of opportunity primarily to pursue better lives, and their children. Full Story

    Editorial: More work to go on Obamacare
    04/11/2014 11:54 AM EDT - The ACA is Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, and his legacy rests largely on whether it works or fails. Full Story

    Editorial: Colorado considers making repeated DUI a felony, and should
    04/11/2014 11:22 AM EDT - Some people just won't stop driving drunk. Losing their license doesn't help and counseling isn't changing their ways. Full Story

    Editorial: Do not criminalize homelessness
    04/04/2014 02:42 PM EDT - We ve already done untold damage to society by trying to solve another public health problem drugs with absurd law enforcement solutions. The worst thing we could do now would be to criminalize homelessness. Full Story

    Editorial: The right to buy speech
    04/04/2014 12:45 PM EDT - That basic right is being taken away from average Americans when their modest $10 or $50 contributions are buried by the six- and seven-figure contributions from the wealthiest, who will expect a payback from the lucky recipients of their largesse. Full Story

    Editorial: Town's voters on target in sinking drone-hunting idea
    04/03/2014 03:14 PM EDT - Deer Trail had become a national laughingstock over the idea that it would sell $25 drone-hunting licenses to people who would then aim for the unmanned aircraft. Full Story

    Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story
    Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

    CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off, "I'll see you at the movies. Full Story
    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Full Story