• State House roundup - 05/26/2015 11:53 AM EDT
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    Beacon Hill Roll Call

    Amendments proposed to state constitution
    05/22/2015 07:36 AM EDT
    By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION The two chambers met briefly in a constitutional convention, a joint meeting of the two branches convened to consider changes to the state's constitution. 
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    A community affair
    05/22/2015 07:36 AM EDT - Thanks to all who volunteered their time, the Annual Pepperell Green-up once again was a huge success! Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    UPDATE: Forest fire under control in Ayer

    AYER -- More than 40 firefighters from several towns extinguished a 5-acre forest fire off Washington Street on Friday. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Yes, it can happen to you!

    Mock accident drives home the deadly dangers of drinking and driving
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- A car leaned against a tree in front of The Bromfield School the day before prom. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Janis Bresnahan Run for Education

    Malone impressed with 'magnitude' of event
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Perhaps nothing sums up the town of Ayer and the Ayer Shirley Regional School District better than the Janis Bresnahan Run for Education, which held its 11th annual race May 17. Full Story
     
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    Beacon Hill Roll Call

    Amendments proposed to state constitution
    05/22/2015 07:36 AM EDT
    By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION The two chambers met briefly in a constitutional convention, a joint meeting of the two branches convened to consider changes to the state's constitution. 
    Full Story
    A community affair
    05/22/2015 07:36 AM EDT - Thanks to all who volunteered their time, the Annual Pepperell Green-up once again was a huge success! Full Story

    The tell-all on telomeres
    05/22/2015 07:36 AM EDT - By Elisa Adams and Joyce L. Faiola The Natural Market in Groton Part 1 of a 2-part column Research in nutritional science has been increasing in its ability to demonstrate just how nutrition works to benefit human health and to slow the rate of aging. Full Story

    Bat Man: A true story
    05/22/2015 07:35 AM EDT - As the evenings get warmer and I sit on my backyard deck watching the bats perform unbelievable feats of aerobatics as they feast on flying insects, my mind hearkens back to a warm summer day 50 years ago. Full Story

    We ask all to pause and remember
    05/22/2015 07:35 AM EDT - Townsend VFW Post 6538 Memorial Day message Memorial Day is our most solemn national holiday. Full Story

    TenBroeck steps down
    05/22/2015 07:35 AM EDT - 'It's been a great run...!' It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today. After five years as president of the Pepperell Business Association (PBA), I am passing the torch to Mark Vasapolli, a very capable and vibrant member of this wonderful organization. Full Story

    Thoughts of a prior town official
    05/22/2015 07:35 AM EDT - First of all, I want to congratulate Townsend on electing Gordon Clark as its newest member to the Board of Selectmen. Full Story

    We endorse Art Prest for selectman
    05/15/2015 07:36 AM EDT - We want to go on record as endorsing Art Prest for Selectman in Groton. Art's background, education, and experience will prove a welcome addition to the Board of Selectmen in Groton. Full Story

    Support a new direction
    05/15/2015 07:36 AM EDT - Over the last seven years, our school district has faced drastic cuts in programs and faculty, directly impacting the ranking of our schools and the academic experiences for our children. Full Story

    Vote for Sjoberg
    05/15/2015 07:36 AM EDT - Town elections are upon us once again, and because of all of the moving parts, controversy and seemingly unrest, I feel that this is a time for very slow and thoughtful change. Full Story

  • Petropoulos has earned his right - 05/15/2015 07:36 AM EDT
  • McCaffrey for Groton Water Commission - 05/15/2015 07:36 AM EDT
  • Vote for Jack. Vote for Diversity. - 05/15/2015 07:36 AM EDT
  • What will you pay for harmony? - 05/15/2015 07:35 AM EDT
  • Democracy in its purest form - 05/15/2015 07:35 AM EDT
  • Thank nurses - 05/08/2015 07:36 AM EDT
  • Town of Ayer has had enough - 05/08/2015 07:36 AM EDT
  • Race for G-D School Committee - 05/08/2015 07:36 AM EDT
  • Thank you for your generous donations - 05/08/2015 07:36 AM EDT
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    Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. Full Story
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    US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation. Full Story
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    Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

    'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.