Beth DeSombre in concert at Lawrence Library tomorrow

09/19/2014 02:19 PM EDT
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. 
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House condemned, not fit for humans
09/19/2014 10:35 AM EDT - PEPPERELL -- When a property owner failed to pay taxes, the town took ownership of the property and was forced to deal with the health hazards the owner left behind. Full Story

Finance Comm. concerned about unpaid premiums

AYER -- The Finance Committee met Sept. 10 to start planning the fiscal 2016 budget calendar. Chairman Scott Houde talked about the management letter presented by Town Auditor James Giusti at the last Board of Selectmen meeting. Full Story
Friends of the Council on Aging to name November '60 plus' month

HARVARD -- The Council on Aging met with the Friends of the Council on Aging Monday to discuss upcoming fundraising events and ideas. Full Story
5th annual Shirley Fire Ride Sept. 20

SHIRLEY -- The Shirley Fire Department will host its fifth annual Shirley Fire Ride on Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday. Full Story
PDs omit info from logs with new law

Redact incidents of domestic violence
09/19/2014 07:32 AM EDT
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. 
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Meet the administrators
09/19/2014 10:55 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- "I'm all about teaching," Nancy Milligan said. The new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction is not teaching in the classroom, but she will focus on supporting the teachers and students of North Middlesex Regional School District. Full Story

PACH to hold drive-thru food drive
09/19/2014 07:32 AM EDT - PEPPERELL -- PACH Outreach will host its third annual drive-thru food drive at the Peter Fitzpatrick School driveway on Saturday, Sept. Full Story

09/19/2014 07:33 AM EDT - On Sept. 10, 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) informed the town of Pepperell Board of Assessors that it has granted preliminary certification of our proposed fiscal year 2015 assessments. Full Story

Permits available for archery deer hunting on conservation land
09/19/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Permits for the annual archery deer hunt at the town-owned Heald Street Orchard are now available. This year's dates are from Oct. Full Story

Pepperell police log
09/19/2014 07:33 AM EDT - MONDAY, Sept. 1 A.M. 12:37, traffic control, River Road; 4:56, traffic control, Lowell Road; 5:53, welfare check, Mt. Full Story

The Posting Board
09/19/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Saturdays The Pepperell farmers market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. Full Story

The Elegant Chef
09/19/2014 07:31 AM EDT - Culinary Arts department chef Fran Zentgraf, in his fourth year at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, said he ". Full Story

Moak: Override failure means slow erosion
09/18/2014 11:23 AM EDT - PEPPERELL -- A majority of voters refused to pass an override intended to infuse over $1 million into the town's budget, but town officials accomplished one of their goals. Full Story

POWs, MIAs to be remembered Friday
09/17/2014 02:40 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- At every Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting, one question is asked three times -- does anyone know a vet or family member in need? Full Story

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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
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Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. Full Story