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    Kids Kountry Playground gets a needed facelift

    Thicker mulch means safer play
    07/17/2015 11:23 AM EDT
    TOWNSEND -- A fenced playground, tucked into the corner by a school field, has a new group of supporters. 
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    Applause long and loud for a 'great group'
    06/26/2015 12:25 PM EDT - TOWNSEND/PEPPERELL -- "Look at us now. We're the big kids." Speaking for all the members of her class, Erin Wilson was one of two student speakers at the Nissitissit Middle School Class of 2015 Celebration Ceremony on June 22. Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    Salad Bowl Farms plans greenhouses in Devens

    SHIRLEY -- Paul Sellew, a 58-year old "innovator and leader in the organics management industry," according to Wikipedia, is also a successful entrepreneur whose resumé includes a handful of eco-friendly businesses. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    St. Anthony's Bazaar set for Aug. 7,8

    SHIRLEY -- St. Anthony's Parish Bazaar will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. For decades now, St. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    Ayer Friends sponsors book sales

    The Friends of the Ayer Library help raise funds for the library. These funds help to support various programming throughout the year. Full Story
     
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    Justice for all

    Ayer woman fights to end mandatory jail time
    07/31/2015 11:56 AM EDT
    AYER -- While most people slow down during the hot summer months with vacations planned and days at the beach, some keep their noses to the grindstone. 
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    Official: Mosquito-borne diseases could hit state 'any time now'
    07/31/2015 11:55 AM EDT - By Andy Metzger State House News Service BOSTON -- If 2015 turns out to be a typical year for mosquito-borne diseases, positive cases should start turning up "anytime now," according to a state veterinarian who said a gap remains in understanding the annual cycle of the deadly eastern equine encephalitis. Full Story

    Second-place finish for Pepperell resident
    07/31/2015 02:02 PM EDT - PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Johnson & Wales University's Ad Team secured second-place at the National Student Advertising Competition held on June 12 in Las Vegas, NV, the team's best finish in program history. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    07/31/2015 11:55 AM EDT - PBA band concerts and ice cream socials The Pepperell Business Association will present the 2015 Summer Concert series and Ice Cream Socials with music, community and summer fun. Full Story

    Correction
    07/31/2015 11:55 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The Board of Health has announced the following changes: Mixed stream: Weekly unlimited recycling at the curb (no more sorting). Full Story

    Salad Bowl Farms plans greenhouses in Devens
    07/31/2015 07:32 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Paul Sellew, a 58-year old "innovator and leader in the organics management industry," according to Wikipedia, is also a successful entrepreneur whose resumé includes a handful of eco-friendly businesses. Full Story

    Band concert Aug. 6
    07/31/2015 07:31 AM EDT - The Friends of the Townsend Seniors and the Friends of the Townsend Library will co-host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band's Thursday evening, Aug. Full Story

    Townsend student's thesis has real-world impact
    07/30/2015 09:49 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- A local college student combined her love of teaching and the environment with scientific skills to wind up her undergraduate studies. Full Story

    Townsend facilities manager needs updated job classification
    07/28/2015 09:29 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- With the new fiscal year underway, the facilities maintenance manager is without a current job description and classification. Full Story

    Athletic fees hiked at NM
    07/24/2015 07:33 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- School athletic fees will increase this fall. Families will see a $40 per sport increase at the high school and an additional $20 at the middle schools. Full Story

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    'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' is a bust

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. Full Story
    J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

    The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.