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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. 
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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

    AYER NEWS
    MBTA to receive over 160 postcards on Ayer commuter rail access issue

    AYER -- Residents are calling for a solution to the Ayer commuter rail access issue by Labor Day, the latest stress on transportation officials that will leave the head of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority with over 160 signed postcards. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    (COURTESY OF HARVARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
    John Hamill remembered as renaissance man who always got things done

    HARVARD -- John Hamill was a man who got things done. That's how he was remembered by Harvard residents who packed the Harvard Historical Society July 24, standing in the building that is his lasting legacy. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    NVMC gets $318K for behavioral health

    AYER -- Nashoba Valley Medical Center has received more than $300,000 in state funding to boost programs that its president says are addressing a growing need. Full Story
     
    COMMUNITY NEWS
    A castle on a hill

    Historical Society hosts playground's 25th birthday party
    07/30/2014 10:43 AM EDT
    SHIRLEY -- The Mystical Maze Playground turned 25 this year, and the Shirley Historical Society hosted a celebration to mark the occasion. 
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    John Hamill remembered as renaissance man who always got things done
    07/29/2014 12:57 PM EDT - HARVARD -- John Hamill was a man who got things done. That's how he was remembered by Harvard residents who packed the Harvard Historical Society July 24, standing in the building that is his lasting legacy. Full Story

    Environmental legend Marion Stoddart joins pipeline walk
    07/28/2014 03:26 PM EDT - By Hiroko Sato MediaNews PEPPERELL -- Carrying a big, colorful sign that read, "No pipeline. Not In My Back Yard," on her back on Tuesday, Kristin Yargeau paddled into the Nashua River in a canoe. Full Story

    Ayer named defendant in environmental case
    07/27/2014 05:00 PM EDT - AYER -- A lawsuit involving alleged environmental contamination of two Ayer ponds is now yet another item on Ayer's legal agenda, drawing on legal fees from the town's reserve funds as town attorneys draft a defense. Full Story

    Academy Lancers shear off locks for charity
    07/25/2014 09:50 AM EDT - COURTESY PHOTO Academy of Notre Dame students, from left, Grainne Casey, of Pepperell, Mollie Anderson, of Billerica, Emily Paquette, of Tyngsboro, and Carsyn Fisher, of Ayer, donated their hair to Lancer's Locks, a hair donation event to aid women and children suffering from hair loss. Full Story

    MassDevelopment receives $4M grant to help charter schools
    07/25/2014 07:38 AM EDT - MassDevelopment has received a $3,917,629 U.S. Department of Education grant to help charter schools obtain facilities under the Credit Enhancement for Charter Schools Facilities Program (Credit Enhancement). Full Story

    Bolton Fair Aug. 8-10 at Lancaster Fairgrounds
    07/25/2014 07:37 AM EDT - LANCASTER -- The 132nd Bolton Fair will take place Aug. 8-10 at the Lancaster Fairgrounds in Lancaster. Full Story

    Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop. Full Story
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    Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. Full Story