• Advances: This week at the State House - 09/22/2014 09:51 AM EDT
    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

    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
    Shriver Center graduates 87

    09/22/2014 09:54 AM EDT
    DEVENS -- It's about achieving your dreams. That's what staff, administration, and state officials told the Shriver Job Corps graduates on Friday, letting them know that they should never stop trying to succeed. 
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    A Day of Caring offers a chance to 'pay it forward'
    09/19/2014 02:53 PM EDT - AYER -- The United Way Day of Caring, an annual event now entering its 19th year, sends volunteers to North Central Massachusetts YMCAs, churches, outreach organizations and schools; and, for the second straight year, they've come to the Page Hilltop School. Full Story

    Monty Tech's Practical Nursing
    09/19/2014 07:37 AM EDT - FITCHBURG -- Monty Tech's Practical Nursing program will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. Full Story

    Free woodworking lessons for veterans
    09/19/2014 07:37 AM EDT - AYER -- If you're a US military veteran or active duty, any service, any era, and you'd like to learn about woodworking with hand tools at no charge, contact Steve Branam in Ayer, at 978-772-0030, or sdbranam@gmail. Full Story

    Amp It Up! at Devens job fair
    09/19/2014 07:37 AM EDT - Please join MassDevelopment as we AMP it up! in Devens. Today's advanced manufacturing jobs offer freedom, excitement and good pay, but companies can't find enough skilled people. Full Story

    Regional Calendar
    09/19/2014 07:37 AM EDT - Space available for Dunstable yard sale Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Dunstable on Main Street. Full Story

    09/19/2014 07:37 AM EDT - By Dianne Bunis Celebrate autumn and make a healthy crisp that is light, with just a touch of sweetness. Full Story

    Man breaks into Vermont police station

    SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man who thought he was breaking into a Vermont school actually got into the local police station. Full Story
    Review: Lee Ann Womack heads off in new direction

    Lee Ann Womack, "The Way I'm Livin'" (Sugar Hill) For more than a decade, Lee Ann Womack ranked as the most traditional female artist in contemporary country music, holding on to old-school values in themes and arrangements as others in the genre kept incorporating more pop rhythms and rock energy. Full Story