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A Day of Caring offers a chance to 'pay it forward'

Landscaping, painting, creating science learning center at Page Hilltop School
AYER -- The United Way Day of Caring, an annual event now entering its 19th year, sends volunteers to North Central Massachusetts YMCAs, churches, outreach organizations and schools; and, for the second straight year, they've come to the Page Hilltop School. Full Story
AYER NEWS
Devens Village Green signs land disposition pact

124 units of housing planned for Grant Road
DEVENS -- MassDevelopment and Lexington-based Devens Village Green LLC have signed a land disposition agreement for up to 124 units of housing in Devens' Grant Road neighborhood, a roughly 35-acre portion of the 4,400-acre community. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Beth DeSombre in concert at Lawrence Library tomorrow

Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Beth DeSombre sings new songs that spring from old traditions, telling the stories of people and places along life's crooked highways. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Forging ahead with the new, honoring the old

GROTON -- They say the old must make way for the new, and at Lawrence Academy, time doesn't stand still. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Devens to host free bird-watching tour

DEVENS -- Devens is known for its large open spaces and natural surroundings. MassDevelopment will be hosting a free bird-watching walk for residents and people employed in the community. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Fundraiser to support local musicians

TOWNSEND -- The road to becoming a good musician is long -- requiring years of practice and training. Full Story
SPORTS
(Sentinel & Enterprise/Scott LaPrade)
Patriots push past Doherty

TOWNSEND -- It felt as if John E. Young Memorial Field was a time machine, and whoever was at the controls sent the North Middlesex Regional football team back to the glory days of the 1990s Thursday night. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
PDs omit info from logs with new law

Redact incidents of domestic violence
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. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Tordella, EMIT pushing for prison reform

Sen. James Eldridge pushing for expanse of restorative justice program
AYER -- Susan Tordella has spent a good amount of time volunteering in prison. But when she read Michelle Alexander's book about mass incarceration, she said, she became an activist. Full Story
(Koji Sasahara/AP)
The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story