(Jeffrey Mayes)
Lip Sync show raises over $3,600 for education

12/19/2014 11:48 AM EST
AYER -- The newly renovated Ayer Shirley Regional High School auditorium was packed to capacity for the 10th annual Lip Sync Show put on by the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation and sponsored by HILLCO Heating & Cooling, Inc. 
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Markoh's On Main hosts dinner
12/05/2014 10:29 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Ayer Shirley FIRST Robotics team, AndromedaOne, stopped by Markoh's on Main Monday night for a spaghetti dinner held in celebration of the team's success and for helping with the OpenAyer festival in October. Full Story

AYER NEWS
1,100 toys and counting in Ayer police toy drive

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- If you walked into the Ayer Police Department early Friday morning, you would think you'd arrived at a toy store. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Littleton Road affordable housing causes fireworks

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Emotions ran high during the discussion of the 166 Littleton Road property at the Planning Board meeting on Monday. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Holiday Night is tonight at NMRHS

Holiday Night will be held tonight, from 6-7:30 p.m. at North Middlesex Regional High School, in Cafeteria B (entrance in back circle). Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Candlelight Vespers captures seasonal spirit

12/19/2014 11:50 AM EST
SHIRLEY -- Yuletide spirit and the joyful sounds of music filled the Shirley Meetinghouse to its historic rafters last Sunday night when Holly Haase and company hosted the 11th annual Candlelight Vespers, with Christmas songs, stories, poems and readings and performances by some of the town's talented singers and musicians. 
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Nashoba Tech joins effort to oppose aid cut
12/19/2014 07:40 AM EST - GROTON -- Disapproving of a move by Gov. Deval Patrick to cut state funding for school transportation, the Nashoba Valley Technical School Committee voted to support an effort by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools to challenge the decision. Full Story

Psychiatric treatment hospital proposed for Devens
12/19/2014 07:37 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com DEVENS -- The shortage of Central Massachusetts mental-health treatment options might soon get a shot in the arm. Full Story

Shirley police log
12/19/2014 07:40 AM EST - Wednesday, Nov. 26 A.M. 7:59, Fredonian Street, town ordinance violations, no police service; 8:19, Ayer District Court, police services; 8:26, Town Offices, Fire Dept. Full Story

The Posting Board
12/19/2014 07:37 AM EST - Sunday breakfast The Ayer Sportsman's Club will hold a Sunday breakfast through Mother's Day 2015, 8-11 a. Full Story

STM voters side with Library
12/17/2014 05:50 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- On a secret ballot that prolonged Tuesday night's single-issue Special Town Meeting by at least an hour, 123 yes votes carried the motion to add $4,602 to the Hazen Memorial Library expense line. Full Story

MBTA rejects land swap plan after map altered
12/17/2014 01:05 PM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The MBTA has rejected a revised plan submitted by landowner Phil Berry in the ongoing process to transfer land in Depot Square to the town and the MBTA. Full Story

Shirley Special Town Meeting OKs $4,602 more for library
12/16/2014 10:51 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- On a secret ballot that prolonged Tuesday night's single-issue Special Town Meeting by at least an hour, 123 yes votes carried the motion to add $4,602 to the Hazen Memorial Library expense line. Full Story

Ayer Shirley holds parents forums
12/15/2014 10:15 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- As a part of her entry plan, Dr. Mary Malone, superintendent of Ayer Shirley Public Schools, held two parents forums, one at night and one in the afternoon. Full Story

Seery, Hillier happy to serve on Habitat house
12/12/2014 10:34 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Kevin Seery and Dan Hillier, both students at Bromfield School, never expected it would be like this. Full Story

(AP)
Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
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Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. Full Story