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    Pepperell police log

    MONDAY, Sept. 29 A.M. 5:29, motor-vehicle stop, River Road; 7:55, traffic control, Hollis and Elliott streets; 10:43, medical emergency, transported to hospital, Main Street. 
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    Pepperell police log
    12/10/2013 - Monday, Nov. 25 A.M. 6:38, Townsend Street, motor-vehicle repossession; 7:19, Heald Street and Willow Street, suspicious activity; 7:32, Wheeler Street, assist citizen; 7:56, Foster Street, 911 hang-up; 8:01, Pierce Street, lockout; 11:17, Lowell Street, scam phone calls. Full Story

    Dispatchers are the heart of public safety

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Without dispatchers, public safety departments -- Police and Fire/EMS -- wouldn't function. Full Story
    Bargains in the Belfry spring season is here

    HARVARD -- Finally spring is here, and Bargains is ready. Come in and find some women's and men's clothes -- shirts, suits, jackets, slacks, skirts, scarves, shoes -- to outfit you for spring. Full Story
    Shirley Fire gets new imaging tool

    SHIRLEY -- One of the most important life safety and fire detection tools used by Shirley firefighters has been upgraded. Full Story

    Maple syrup makes these cookies disappear
    04/17/2015 10:57 AM EDT
    By Dianne Bunis Maple sap harvested late in the season produces flavorful Medium and Dark Amber syrups. 
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    Academy of Notre Dame announces Discovery Days
    04/17/2015 07:37 AM EDT - TYNGSBORO -- The Academy of Notre Dame is holding a new Discovery Days program, which allow families to visit the campus and classrooms while school is in session. Full Story

    Bolton Conservation Trusts holding nature camp
    04/17/2015 07:37 AM EDT - Registration for the Tom Denney Nature Camp Summer 2015 program is open at tdnc.boltonconservationtrust. Full Story

    NRWA announces free stream ecology workshops
    04/17/2015 07:36 AM EDT - The Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public, including families, scout groups and seniors, to stream ecology discovery events to learn what it takes to determine the health of a river or stream. Full Story

    Roundtable April 24 to review environmental regs for businesses
    04/17/2015 07:36 AM EDT - The Environmental Health and Science Roundtable, hosted by the non-profit Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, will provide opportunities for local employees with EH&S responsibilities to get a review of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regulations. Full Story

    Love the Nashua River Rail Trail? Come help
    04/17/2015 07:36 AM EDT - The Nashua River Rail Trail is a local recreation treasure, a 12-mile trail for biking, walking, running or horseback riding that extends from the center of Ayer through Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable, before reaching Nashua, New Hampshire. Full Story

    Regional Calendar
    04/17/2015 07:36 AM EDT - APRIL 18, 19 Louis Collins Fishing Derby: The Ayer Sportsman's Club will host the annual Louis Collins Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, from 7 a. Full Story

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    Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story
    Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy. Full Story