• State adds 8,100 jobs in March - 04/17/2014 11:30 AM EDT
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    Benson: State attitude toward school regionalization has changed

    04/17/2014 09:56 AM EDT
    AYER -- Selectmen received updates from the Statehouse on Tuesday night, as state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Rep. 
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    Legion opts out of Memorial Day parade, lunch
    04/17/2014 10:01 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- In a letter dated April 2, American Legion Post #183 Commander Lewis Criess informed the Board of Selectmen that the Legion will not be hosting a Memorial Day parade and reception this year and indicated that it's the town's turn to take over the annual observation. Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    Doig leaving Ayer for HR position in Groton

    AYER -- Assistant Treasurer Melisa Doig is leaving Ayer for Groton after being appointed the town's new human resources director. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Devens Comm. shows cold feet

    over JBOS overlay governance idea
    DEVENS -- Members of the Devens Committee expressed frustration at the seemingly repetitive movements of the Joint Boards of Selectmen on an initiative for an overlay governance of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    Dr. Lindermuth employee guilty of embezzlement

    By Lisa Redmond MediaNews WOBURN -- A former office manager at a Pepperell veterinary office has been placed on five years probation and must pay $50,000 in restitution after she pleaded guilty to multiple larceny charges. Full Story
     
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    Benson: State attitude toward school regionalization has changed

    04/17/2014 09:56 AM EDT
    AYER -- Selectmen received updates from the Statehouse on Tuesday night, as state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Rep. 
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    Current state aid leaves Ayer-Shirley schools with $97,000 extra in budget
    04/16/2014 10:38 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The School Committee received a glimpse of good news on Wednesday night, looking over state local aid estimates that puts the district $97,000 above its certified fiscal year 2015 budget. Full Story

    Maxant Industries moving out of Ayer into Devens
    04/16/2014 09:51 AM EDT - AYER -- The local honey processing equipment company Maxant Industries is moving its operations out of Ayer and into Devens. Full Story

    Final curtain falls on high school auditorium
    04/15/2014 09:58 AM EDT - AYER -- Director Fran Betlyon opened the last production of the Ayer Shirley Regional High School musical "Footloose" with a stark announcement. Full Story

    Selectmen get tax title status update
    04/14/2014 10:02 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- With 96 accounts on the tax-taking list the Town Collector released some time ago, more than a few show outstanding balances dating back decades. Full Story

    Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall film in Shirley at KJ's Airport Diner
    04/04/2014 01:33 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Hollywood has come to Shirley. A small buzz was stirring on Lancaster Road on Thursday afternoon, as the "Tumbledown" movie crew set up for a shoot with celebrities Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis. Full Story

    New sense of community is born
    04/11/2014 10:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Wayside Community Association Inc. has purchased Wayside Estates on Clark Road. The sale was finalized March 5. Full Story

    Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

    Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
    'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

    Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story