• State correction commissioner resigns - 07/25/2014 03:18 PM 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

    Ayer named defendant in environmental case

    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
    Police warn against approaching bears

    HARVARD -- Police are warning the public against approaching bears after a high volume of bear sightings and a report that people paused to take pictures with a hungry one on Simon Atherton Row. Full Story
    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
    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. 
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    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

    Business Improvement Group starts Aug. 1
    07/25/2014 07:37 AM EDT - The Business Improvement Group, know as BIG, is dedicated to small business owners/managers who are interested in talking about, exploring and getting constructive peer coaching, help and feedback on their current business problems and issues, with the intent of making their companies more successful, productive and potentially profitable. Full Story

    Nashoba Tech earns $1,442 credit from insurance provider
    07/25/2014 07:37 AM EDT - WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School has received $1,442 back on its workers' compensation and property casualty insurance costs. Full Story

    Regional Calendar
    07/25/2014 07:37 AM EDT - Briefs Host Families Needed ...for a semester or the academic school year. International Foreign Exchange students are 15 to 18 and are from 15 different countries. Full Story

    07/25/2014 07:37 AM EDT - By Dianne Bunis Who can resist a brownie -- under a scoop of vanilla ice cream or simply by themselves! Full Story

    No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket. Full Story
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    'Batman v Superman' stare-down comes to Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con. The first footage from the Warner Bros. Full Story