Comedian Bill Cosby shares fatherly advice before upcoming show at San Manuel Casino

05/15/2014 06:30 PM EDT
Comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby portrayed fictional father Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable in probably his most famous role on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. 
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The Accidental Musician: Chad VanGaalen brings his quirky sound to town
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - A funny thing happened to Chad VanGaalen on the way to becoming an accomplished illustrator and animator: He became a hell of a songwriter and musician, too. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer Police Dept. hosting its yearly toy drive

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Looking to do something nice during the holiday season? Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
School will be in session on Christmas Eve day

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Harvard Public Schools will hold classes for half a day on Christmas Eve, thereby completing its 2010 decision to eliminate religious observances from the school calendar. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Scouts to collect coats, sing, more

PEPPERELL -- The Scouts will be out in force at the Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, at 6:45 p.m., at Lawrence Library. Full Story
 
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Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

11/29/2014 12:53 AM EST
CARACS, Venezuela (AP) — In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. 
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Jacqueline Woodson responds to racist joke
11/28/2014 09:13 PM EST - Author Jacqueline Woodson addressed Daniel Handler's (aka "Lemony Snicket") racist joke, Friday, with an unflinching response in The New York Times. Full Story

Correction: Obit-Diem Brown story
11/28/2014 06:52 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 reporting the death of Diem Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was 32, based on statements Brown gave to the media. Full Story

Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser
11/28/2014 07:06 PM EST - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Full Story

Former 'Real World' cast member dies in Wisconsin
11/28/2014 07:06 PM EST - KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Police say a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has died in Wisconsin. Full Story

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
11/28/2014 05:51 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — St. Full Story

Iconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85
11/28/2014 08:49 PM EST - MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday at age 85. Full Story

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Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

CARACS, Venezuela (AP) — In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Full Story