• Ayer Shirley school aid rises $97G - 04/17/2014 02:09 PM EDT
  • Conroy: Weekly - 04/17/2014 02:06 PM EDT
  • Office of Campaign Finance settles - 04/17/2014 01:50 PM EDT
    HIIT without hurt: Get fit with high-intensity interval training

    04/14/2014 12:10 PM EDT
    A HIIT session of 30 minutes or less has been shown to accelerate weight loss and boost metabolism, with one session helping your body burn calories for up to 24 hours after exercise. 
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    Online piracy is bad. Here's how to make sure your kids understand that.
    04/10/2014 08:31 AM EDT - When my kids are old enough to go online, we ll make sure to include a discussion about digital piracy along with conversations about safely using social media and protecting their online identities. Here's an overview of online piracy in prep for that chat. Full Story

    Doig leaving Ayer for HR position in Groton

    AYER -- Assistant Treasurer Melisa Doig is leaving Ayer for Groton after being appointed the town's new human resources director. Full Story
    Devens Comm. shows cold feet

    over JBOS overlay governance idea
    DEVENS -- Members of the Devens Committee expressed frustration at the seemingly repetitive movements of the Joint Boards of Selectmen on an initiative for an overlay governance of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. Full Story
    Shirley Legion WILL place flags, flowers, wreaths for Memorial Day

    Contrary to misleading statements/innuendo made by the Shirley Board of Selectmen, Shirley American Legion Post 183 will absolutely be placing American flags in the cemeteries as we have in the past. Full Story
    President defending health law good for some Dems

    04/17/2014 05:01 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. 
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    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
    04/17/2014 04:30 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. Full Story

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
    04/17/2014 02:35 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. Full Story

    FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure
    04/17/2014 04:20 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure to remove noncancerous growths from the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. Full Story

    Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns
    04/17/2014 12:16 PM EDT - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. Full Story

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen
    04/17/2014 02:25 PM EDT - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure. Full Story

    Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain
    04/16/2014 05:36 PM EDT - The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. Full Story

    This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

    At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
    Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

    Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
    'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

    Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story