The Report Card

08/07/2015 12:33 PM EDT
As if the Commonwealth isn't fraught with enough accountability issues to occupy its lawmakers and other Beacon Hill pols, many have chosen to enter a fray prematurely and consequently ill-founded. 
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BOY TO THE WORLD
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. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer fire log

MONDAY, AUG. 24 0221 out-of-town medical, removed to hospital, Saddle Lane; 0600 out-of-town medical, Longley Road; 0856 medical/mental, removed to hospital, Dan's Place, West Main Street; 1038 out-of-town medical, West Main Street; 152 out-of-town medical, removed to hospital, Leominster Road; 427 out-of-town medical, removed to hospital, Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
(Pictures by Sherry Graham for the Harvard Historical Commission and used with the HHC's permission. )
Shaker cemetery restoration celebrated, new gate dedicated

HARVARD -- Assisted by donations and a small, dedicated army of hands-on volunteers, the Historical Commission has been working to restore one of the town's most unique historic treasures: the 19th Century Shaker Cemetery. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell garden Club

will start new season with a plant swap
PEPPERELL -- If you love flowers and working in your yard, you may want to consider joining the Pepperell Garden Club or attending an informative meeting or two. 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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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.