• Lawmakers promote cancer awareness - 04/15/2014 02:11 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
    Selectmen candidates sound off on trash pickup, school budget in debate

    By Amelia Pak-Harvey apak-harvey@nashobapub.com AYER -- Selectmen candidates made their first televised appeal to the public on Saturday, filming an hour-long debate scheduled for broadcast on the Ayer Public Access Channel. Full Story
    Maxant Industries moving to Devens

    AYER -- The local honey processing equipment company Maxant Industries is moving its operations out of Ayer and into Devens. Full Story
    Final curtain falls on high school auditorium

    AYER -- Director Fran Betlyon opened the last production of the Ayer Shirley Regional High School musical "Footloose" with a stark announcement. Full Story
    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. 
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    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

    Column: Fear of Russia, fear of fracking
    04/01/2014 12:28 PM EDT - If those of us here in the United States don't have all the information ourselves -- and we (cue the chest-thumping) invented fracking -- how are our allies expected to figure it out? Full Story

    'Titanic' steam locomotive coming back to life on the rails

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. 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
    Come visit FX's darkly fun 'Fargo'

    The beauty of "Fargo" is watching its plainspoken inhabitants from above, knowing full well who is responsible for what, and giggling as the worst of them dig themselves deeper and deeper into a hole. Full Story