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    BOY TO THE WORLD

    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
    UPDATE: Forest fire under control in Ayer

    AYER -- More than 40 firefighters from several towns extinguished a 5-acre forest fire off Washington Street on Friday. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Yes, it can happen to you!

    Mock accident drives home the deadly dangers of drinking and driving
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- A car leaned against a tree in front of The Bromfield School the day before prom. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    'It was all about the children'

    A gifted musician and retiring educator leaves his mark
    PEPPERELL -- "Thank you, Kevin." Students past and present joined community members and fellow musicians to celebrate Kevin Tellier. 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

    Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

    May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 85. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 77. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 75. Full Story
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    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.