AYER NEWS
(NASHOBA VALLEY VOICE/ANNE O'CONNOR)
Ayer DPW puts teenagers to work

AYER -- Eight teens are getting some real-world work experience this summer thanks to a donation from a medical marijuana dispensary. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
A musical summer for teen singer

PEPPERELL -- Sixteen-year-old Paige Davis has had an unusual summer for a high school student -- she spent her time opening at various country music festivals around New England. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
NFL's first female coach at Groton camp

GROTON -- All girls who want to learn flag football from the National Football League's first female coach, Jen Welter, are welcome to attend a special camp on Saturday, Aug. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley swears in police chief, sets special election

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- The new police chief was sworn in Monday and selectmen set a date to hold a special election to elect a third member to the board. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend EMT wins scholarship

TOWNSEND -- Eric Modica, an EMT with the Boston MedFlight and a Firefighter/EMT with Townsend Fire has been awarded a ZOLL EMT Scholarship to become a certified paramedic. Full Story
SPORTS
Patriots prepare to be road warriorsNorth Middlesex won't play football games at home as construction on new school continues

TOWNSEND - It doesn't take much to get longtime North Middlesex Regional head coach Sandy Ruggles excited about football season - and not even jumping on a yellow bus to get to practice sessions can dampen his spirits. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
It's hatching season: Make way for tiny turtles

By Mary J Metzger Special to the Voice Turtle hatchlings emerge from their ground nests in August and September. Full Story
BUSINESS
Business leaders tour Indian Hill Music

Business leaders from the region gathered at Indian Hill Music's (IHM) new property to learn more about the plans for a thriving regional center to benefit the community and walk the site. Full Story

 
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TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees.   Full Story