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    Janis Bresnahan Run for Education

    Malone impressed with 'magnitude' of event
    05/22/2015 10:16 AM EDT
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Perhaps nothing sums up the town of Ayer and the Ayer Shirley Regional School District better than the Janis Bresnahan Run for Education, which held its 11th annual race May 17. 
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    The Fred Tuttle Story
    05/15/2015 11:36 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- When WCVB TV's "Chronicle" reporter Ted Reinstein set up for his talk at the Hazen Memorial Library last Thursday night, the room was full of sound and people, 55 by Library Director Deb Roy's later count, milling around, socializing and sampling snacks provided by the Friends of the Library, which sponsored the event. Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    UPDATE: Forest fire under control in Ayer

    AYER -- More than 40 firefighters from several towns extinguished a 5-acre forest fire off Washington Street on Friday. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Yes, it can happen to you!

    Mock accident drives home the deadly dangers of drinking and driving
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- A car leaned against a tree in front of The Bromfield School the day before prom. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    'It was all about the children'

    A gifted musician and retiring educator leaves his mark
    PEPPERELL -- "Thank you, Kevin." Students past and present joined community members and fellow musicians to celebrate Kevin Tellier. Full Story
     
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    Janis Bresnahan Run for Education

    Malone impressed with 'magnitude' of event
    05/22/2015 10:16 AM EDT
    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Perhaps nothing sums up the town of Ayer and the Ayer Shirley Regional School District better than the Janis Bresnahan Run for Education, which held its 11th annual race May 17. 
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    The pink flock may be headed to your house!
    05/22/2015 10:17 AM EDT - Bull Run Innkeeper Alison Guercio Tocci forwarded this photo of a flock of pink plastic flamingoes that mysteriously appeared on the lawn of her home at 3 Shirley Common. Full Story

    Shirley to hold two special town meetings June 8
    05/22/2015 10:10 AM EDT - On June 8, Shirley will be holding two Special Town Meetings: The first to consider proposed zoning changes for Devens and the second to finalize the budget for the coming fiscal year. Full Story

    Land conservation by private owners topic of new documentary
    05/22/2015 10:18 AM EDT - PEPPERELL -- Fifty years ago, the Nashua River watershed was in tough shape. Water color changed with the day's paper orders and the river, packed with pulp, stunk. Full Story

    Turtles, cute and in danger
    05/22/2015 10:13 AM EDT - GROTON -- The group of women inside UNION Coffee Roaster in Ayer did not seem like they were out to change the world as they sipped warm beverages and chatted. Full Story

    Four alarms sound at recycling center fire
    05/22/2015 10:43 AM EDT - By Robert Mills MediaNews DEVENS -- Firefighters battled a massive four-alarm fire Sunday night inside a 90,000-square-foot recycling center on Independence Drive, according to reports on Twitter and fire department radio broadcasts. Full Story

    Devens trash fire still smoldering
    05/22/2015 11:45 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com DEVENS -- Six million gallons of water have been used to fight a fire at the Devens Recycling Center since Sunday, said Thatcher Kezer, MassDevelopment's senior vice president of Devens, on Tuesday. Full Story

    Democrats to elect delegates to state convention
    05/22/2015 07:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Democrats in Shirley will be holding a caucus on Saturday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hazen Memorial Library Meeting Room to elect three delegates and three alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Full Story

    From the Shirley police log
    05/22/2015 07:31 AM EDT - From Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10, Police on all three shifts conducted numerous town-wide building checks to ensure they were secure, conducted follow-up investigations and traffic stops. Full Story

    Super Town Meeting warrant for June 8 has four articles, all proposing changes to existing zoning in Devens
    05/22/2015 07:30 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER/HARVARD/SHIRLEY -- MassDevelopment has sent out the Super Town Meeting warrant for the expected June 8 STM at 7 p. Full Story

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    Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation. Full Story
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    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.