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    Forging ahead with the new, honoring the old

    09/19/2014 10:47 AM EDT
    GROTON -- They say the old must make way for the new, and at Lawrence Academy, time doesn't stand still. 
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    Erickson pleads to stay put in Prescott
    09/18/2014 11:22 AM EDT - GROTON -- With a final decision still up in the air, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee listened to arguments regarding space its administration staff occupies at the former Prescott Elementary School. Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    Finance Comm. concerned about unpaid premiums

    AYER -- The Finance Committee met Sept. 10 to start planning the fiscal 2016 budget calendar. Chairman Scott Houde talked about the management letter presented by Town Auditor James Giusti at the last Board of Selectmen meeting. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Friends of the Council on Aging to name November '60 plus' month

    HARVARD -- The Council on Aging met with the Friends of the Council on Aging Monday to discuss upcoming fundraising events and ideas. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    5th annual Shirley Fire Ride Sept. 20

    SHIRLEY -- The Shirley Fire Department will host its fifth annual Shirley Fire Ride on Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    PDs omit info from logs with new law

    Redact incidents of domestic violence
    09/19/2014 10:49 AM EDT
    Part 1 in a series By M.E. Jones Correspondent SHIRLEY -- Police logs record basic information, from phone calls that come through dispatch every day to walk-in police station visits, typically categorizing each incident under headers ranging from animal complaints to road hazards to serious crimes. 
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    Fire bell rings for new Center Station
    09/19/2014 10:44 AM EDT - By Brendan Lewis MediaNews GROTON -- A fire can double in size every 30 seconds. That's why time-saving features such as a one-button shut-off for the kitchen stoves and the iconic fire pole were included in Groton's new Center Fire Station on Farmers Row. Full Story

    The Elegant Chef
    09/19/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Culinary Arts department chef Fran Zentgraf, in his fourth year at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, said he ". Full Story

    The Posting Board
    09/19/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Join Girl Scouts Fall is here and the local Girl Scouts invites all girls from kindergarten through 12th-grade to join in the fun. Full Story

    Erickson pleads to stay put in Prescott
    09/18/2014 11:22 AM EDT - GROTON -- With a final decision still up in the air, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee listened to arguments regarding space its administration staff occupies at the former Prescott Elementary School. Full Story

    Stop the Pipeline coalition to meet Sept. 24
    09/17/2014 10:04 AM EDT - The Pepperell Stop the Pipeline Homeowner Coalition Group will hold a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p. Full Story

    Selectmen, FinCom review Town Meeting articles
    09/16/2014 04:53 PM EDT - GROTON -- In a joint meeting with the Finance Committee, selectmen at a public hearing Monday reviewed up to 26 articles to be listed on the warrant for the upcoming fall Town Meeting. Full Story

    Four firefighters sue town, claim threats, job loss
    09/12/2014 07:31 AM EDT - By Hiroko Sato MediaNews GROTON -- A group of former Groton firefighters is taking the town to court, alleging some town and elected officials threatened them and wrongfully terminated their jobs, violating their civil rights. Full Story

    Blood Farm plans 'soft' opening in late September
    09/12/2014 07:32 AM EDT - GROTON -- Nine months following a fire that devastated a local slaughterhouse business, owner Elliot "Barney" Blood indicated that his operation will be pretty much up and running by the end of the month. Full Story

    Big Book celebration Oct. 8 at JFK Library, world tour in the works
    09/12/2014 02:02 PM EDT - GROTON -- The long-running story of the Biggest Book in the World on Peace may be nearing its final acts. Full Story

    Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him. Full Story
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    The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

    NEW YORK (AP) — Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Full Story
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    Emma Watson delivers powerful speech on feminism

    The 'Harry Potter' actress questions why women's rights has become so polarizing in a United Nations Speech in New York over the weekend.