COMMUNITY NEWS
Electrifying lightbulbs,

and minds Unitil hoping to ignite a passion for science
04/24/2014 10:15 AM EDT
TOWNSEND -- Students in Judy Brown's fifth-grade class pored over their desks last Thursday morning, connecting pencils and rubber bands to batteries and wires to see if a small bulb would light. 
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Senior center director to retire after 32 years
04/23/2014 11:09 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Longtime Senior Center Director Christine Clish is planning to retire this summer after 32 years leading the organization. Full Story

HARVARD NEWS
Selectmen OK longboarding days with split vote

Blair says event is a 'nuisance'
HARVARD -- Selectmen last week approved the annual Longboarding Festival, set for August. But the vote was not unanimous. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
GD school board votes to cut HR position

GROTON -- The Groton-Dunstable School Committee voted Thursday (April 24) night to eliminate a human-resource position as it works to narrow a shortfall in its fiscal 2015 budget. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
If school assessment stands, Shirley can't pay, says FinCom

SHIRLEY -- With Ayer Shirley Regional School District Superintendent Carl Mock, Finance Director Evan Katz and School Committee representatives at the table, the Finance Committee tried one more time to tackle an issue town officials have been wrestling with for weeks: The seemingly unbridgeable gap between the 8. Full Story
 
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Electrifying lightbulbs,

and minds Unitil hoping to ignite a passion for science
04/24/2014 10:15 AM EDT
TOWNSEND -- Students in Judy Brown's fifth-grade class pored over their desks last Thursday morning, connecting pencils and rubber bands to batteries and wires to see if a small bulb would light. 
Full Story
Senior center director to retire after 32 years
04/23/2014 11:09 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Longtime Senior Center Director Christine Clish is planning to retire this summer after 32 years leading the organization. Full Story

$1.8M fed grant to boost Devens
04/23/2014 08:47 AM EDT - DEVENS -- The final stretch of the Jackson Road reconstruction project will receive a helping hand from the federal government, as the... Full Story

IN GOOD TASTE
04/22/2014 10:11 AM EDT - By Dianne Bunis Creamy Low-fat Asparagus Soup Serves 6 Asparagus, a spring vegetable, is a great source of potassium and fiber. Full Story

He got the call, his heart sank
04/21/2014 10:29 AM EDT - PEPPERELL -- On the night of April 18, 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Ken Spooner told his friend, Officer Sean Collier, to come up and say hello at the end of his shift. Full Story

Military collectors tell tales of discovery
04/18/2014 10:01 AM EDT - DEVENS -- Come Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. to the Fort Devens Museum to hear four collectors of military paraphernalia astound you with what things they have found to bring home. Full Story

10th annual Janis Bresnahan 5K Run for Education set for May 18
04/18/2014 07:37 AM EDT - Please join us Sunday May 18, for the 10th annual Janis Bresnahan 5K Run for Education! This year's event will feature a competitive 5K run through Ayer, as well as a 2K, noncompetitive Fun Run and Walk and a Tot Trot for children through age 6. Full Story

Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville. Full Story
'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' top Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. Full Story
Britain's young royal family end Australian tour

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, ended their 10-day tour of Australia on Friday with veterans' day commemorations in the national capital. Full Story