• Legality of Water - 04/22/2014 04:20 PM EDT
    Very good idea

    04/04/2014 07:35 AM EDT
    MassDevelopment went to Shirley selectmen this week to present plans to build senior housing on Hospital Road. 
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    Dogs in the news
    03/28/2014 07:35 AM EDT - While we don't all have dogs for pets, there are likely few of us who don't love them. Our hearts break as we watch TV profiles of dogs whose unfortunate lives have led them to shelters and probable death by injection. Full Story

  • Agree with Harrington - 03/21/2014 07:35 AM EDT
  • Take a stand - 03/14/2014 07:36 AM EDT
    Ayer Childcare Program spaghetti aupper April 30

    The Ayer Childcare Program is holding its 12th Annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, April 30, from 5-6:30 p. Full Story
    Selectmen OK longboarding days with split vote

    Blair says event is a 'nuisance'
    HARVARD -- Selectmen last week approved the annual Longboarding Festival, set for August. But the vote was not unanimous. Full Story
    If school assessment stands, Shirley can't pay, says FinCom

    SHIRLEY -- With Ayer Shirley Regional School District Superintendent Carl Mock, Finance Director Evan Katz and School Committee representatives at the table, the Finance Committee tried one more time to tackle an issue town officials have been wrestling with for weeks: The seemingly unbridgeable gap between the 8. Full Story
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    Editorial: Looking in the pipeline on energy debate

    04/17/2014 11:08 AM EDT
    One of the pipeline project s drawbacks, arguably its major one, is shared with the controversial Keystone project -- its benefits to the area covered by the pipeline are modest compared to potential risks. 
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    Editorial: Illegal immigrants represent another pro-life issue
    04/14/2014 11:23 AM EDT - Addressing the issue of illegal immigration requires pragmatism as well as compassion for people who came to the land of opportunity primarily to pursue better lives, and their children. Full Story

    Editorial: More work to go on Obamacare
    04/11/2014 11:54 AM EDT - The ACA is Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, and his legacy rests largely on whether it works or fails. Full Story

    Editorial: Colorado considers making repeated DUI a felony, and should
    04/11/2014 11:22 AM EDT - Some people just won't stop driving drunk. Losing their license doesn't help and counseling isn't changing their ways. Full Story

    Editorial: Do not criminalize homelessness
    04/04/2014 02:42 PM EDT - We ve already done untold damage to society by trying to solve another public health problem drugs with absurd law enforcement solutions. The worst thing we could do now would be to criminalize homelessness. Full Story

    Editorial: The right to buy speech
    04/04/2014 12:45 PM EDT - That basic right is being taken away from average Americans when their modest $10 or $50 contributions are buried by the six- and seven-figure contributions from the wealthiest, who will expect a payback from the lucky recipients of their largesse. Full Story

    Editorial: Town's voters on target in sinking drone-hunting idea
    04/03/2014 03:14 PM EDT - Deer Trail had become a national laughingstock over the idea that it would sell $25 drone-hunting licenses to people who would then aim for the unmanned aircraft. Full Story

    Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story