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    Pepperell police log

    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. 
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    Pepperell police log
    06/14/2013 - Monday, June 3 A.M. 7:47, Maple Street, traffic control; 7:49, School Zone, traffic control; 10:27, Chapel Place, fire, auto; 10:46, Main Street, medical emergency; 11:34, Hollis Street, burglar alarm, investigated. Full Story

    Town counsel challenges legality of Pleasant Street plan

    AYER -- Selectmen have acted on a legal opinion from town counsel claiming that a plan to develop acres of private land into a 34-lot subdivision off Pleasant Street is in violation of state law. Full Story
    Supt.: Must wait and see on declining enrollment

    HARVARD -- As the school year prepares to start with one less kindergarten section, the School Committee is figuring out how to tackle the district's declining enrollment. Full Story
    Prison mitigation funds on their way

    War Memorial Building discussions continue
    SHIRLEY -- Town Administrator Patrice Garvin shared some good news in her report to selectmen Aug. 11: The Legislature overturned the governor's veto of the Department of Corrections budget, with annual "mitigation" allotments to communities that host state prisons. Full Story
    St. Andrew's to hold Sunday School registration, open house

    08/22/2014 07:37 AM EDT
    AYER -- St. Andrew's is a family-friendly Episcopal Church serving Ayer and surrounding towns. Christian Education for children is held each week at 9:45 a. 
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    Police crackdown is now under way in local towns
    08/22/2014 07:37 AM EDT - MediaNews report Don't drink and drive. Area drivers may want to be extra-mindful of the slogan over the next 2 1/2 weeks as police are cracking down on impaired driving. Full Story

    Nashoba Valley Tech bus routes
    08/22/2014 07:37 AM EDT - Nashoba Valley Technical High School - 2014/2015 Bus Route - #1 Groton 6:00 - Lost Lake at Otter Lane 6:12 - #172 Wyman Road 6:15 - Kirk Farm Road 6:18 - Nashua Road at Longley 6:22 - Walking Path Bridge/Arlington Road 6:23 - Mill Street at Gratuity Road 6:24 - Mill Street at Jenkins Road 6:24 - Pepperell Road at St. Full Story

    League of Women Voters election guide features responses from
    08/22/2014 07:36 AM EDT - BOSTON -- All 20 candidates on the Democratic and Republican party primary ballots have answered questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Full Story

    Middlesex Conservation District fall bulb and perennial sale
    08/22/2014 07:36 AM EDT - The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale on Friday, Sept. Full Story

    08/22/2014 07:36 AM EDT - By Dianne Bunis Savor a taste of summer with quick and tasty pickled watermelon rinds, easy to store in the refrigerator with no complicated canning necessary! Full Story

    Regional Calendar
    08/22/2014 07:36 AM EDT - Briefs Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts invites golfers and sponsors to help fund new houses by participating in our Building Dreams Golf Tournament on Sept. Full Story

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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”