• Campaign Notebook - 08/29/2014 11:54 AM EDT
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    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
    No action on curbside trash pick-up

    Hillman reports a phoned-in threat
    AYER -- Selectmen approved a recommendation from the curbside solid-waste-collection working group to table the implementation of curbside trash collection. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    BOS passes on Lawton land, opens door to HCT

    HARVARD -- Selectmen voted to exercise the town's right-of-first-refusal for the Lawton property on Littleton Road and to cede its purchase option to the Harvard Conservation Trust. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    Traffic patterns for new high school firmed up

    TOWNSEND -- Every morning and afternoon, hundreds of students, teachers and others arrive and depart from the high school. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
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    Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

    09/01/2014 09:35 PM EDT
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. 
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    VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories
    09/01/2014 01:33 PM EDT - VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Full Story

    'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office
    09/01/2014 05:03 PM EDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. Full Story

    Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'
    09/01/2014 10:54 AM EDT - VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music. Full Story

    David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'
    09/01/2014 11:42 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. Full Story

    Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie
    09/01/2014 07:36 AM EDT - BEIJING (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday — more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas. Full Story

    Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest
    09/01/2014 11:48 PM EDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Full Story

    Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
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    Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Full Story