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01/23/2015 12:40 PM EST
TOWNSEND -- There were no classes on Martin Luther King Day, but for a dedicated group it was an "on" day at school. 
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Budget process gets underway
01/22/2015 04:46 PM EST - PEPPERELL -- With a new charter to guide them and a new town administrator to work with, the Finance Committee held its first budget meeting for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Buy your Taste of Nashoba tickets at Ayer Fire Dept.; $5 will go to Ayer's S.A.F.E. program

The 14th Annual Taste of Nashoba Valley, a culinary experience, is happening Tuesday, March 24, from 5:30-8 p. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Harvard Schools Trust Gala menu to feature Lucia's Tavola

HARVARD -- The Harvard Schools Trust's Gala Committee met with Anne diCicco of Lucia's Tavola in Ayer to map out a menu for their upcoming 26th Annual Dinner-Theater Gala to be held on March 21, 2015. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Benjamin Hill ice skating rink open to the public

SHIRLEY -- More than two years in the planning and making, with its surface smoothly frozen after several days of frigid temperatures, the rink will soon be dedicated and named for Don Malloon, who is being recognized for his contributions to the project, Park Committee Chairman Donald Farrar said. Full Story
 
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Singing their way to the big city
01/23/2015 12:32 PM EST
TOWNSEND -- These music students are getting creative while raising money for a trip to sing at one of New York's legendary concert halls this spring. 
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Clogged toilet brings BOH visit
01/23/2015 12:37 PM EST - PEPPERELL -- A clogged toilet at a gas station prompted a visit from the Board of Health. A walk around the site at 11 to 13 South Road, Route 119, showed nothing out of the ordinary, Health Agent Kalene Gendron said during Tuesday's board meeting. Full Story

Plans coming along for new North Middlesex high-school
01/23/2015 12:59 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- The High School Building Committee has been meeting since April 2012 and will continue to meet until the present building is demolished and the project is over, Chairman Robert Templeton said. Full Story

Winter fun for young children and their parents/caregivers
01/23/2015 12:32 PM EST - Jana Harrison invites young children and their parents or caregivers to free weekly playgroup and literacy times in Pepperell and Townsend. Full Story

Lawrence Library to host wine-tasting: A fine vintage, Feb. 7
01/23/2015 12:32 PM EST - Tickets currently on sale for popular event PEPPERELL -- The Lawrence Library's annual wine-tasting event has become sweeter with age. Full Story

Clarification
01/23/2015 12:33 PM EST - Work done at the Pepperell Police Station was remediation, not renovation, Police Chief David Scott wrote in an email after reading an article in the Jan. Full Story

Public safety log
01/23/2015 12:33 PM EST - TUESDAY, Jan. 13 A.M. 9:27, welfare check, Oak Hill Street; 10:50, traffic control, South Road and Lakin Street; 11:27, medical emergency, Hollis Street. Full Story

The Posting Board
01/23/2015 12:31 PM EST - Variety show tonight NM's "Extravaganza" Variety Show is happening on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the NMRHS auditorium. Full Story

Budget process gets underway
01/22/2015 04:46 PM EST - PEPPERELL -- With a new charter to guide them and a new town administrator to work with, the Finance Committee held its first budget meeting for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday. Full Story

Pepperell FinCom asks what is needed to optimally run the town
01/22/2015 12:58 AM EST - PEPPERELL -- With a new charter to guide them and a new town administrator to work with, the Finance Committee held its first budget meeting for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday. Full Story

Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day. Full Story
Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies. Full Story
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Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

“The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.