(SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/MARY ELLEN JONES)
Shirley inspectors search properties for rats

SHIRLEY -- A group of town officials, a sanitation agent from the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health and an exterminator inspected a housing development Friday morning where residents have reported rat sightings and tell-tale signs of infestations. Full Story
AYER NEWS
Big brass honks at the holidays in Ayer

AYER -- It was a not-so silent afternoon at the Ayer Town Hall on Sunday. Nearly 30 tuba players from all around New England came together to honor a tradition that has been celebrated for decades worldwide. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
You 'Xanadu' not want to miss NVTHS upcoming production

WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Theatre Company is presenting "Xanadu" on Friday, Dec. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Woman's Club Greens sale set for Saturday

GROTON -- The 13th Annual Greens Sale, sponsored by the Groton Woman's Club, will be held on Saturday, Dec. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
RESIDENTS: RAT PROBLEM WORSENING

SHIRLEY -- A family says it has been driven out of its home by a rat infestation that has plagued numerous residents for months, but which they say has not been addressed by the town. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend family teams up with inmates to train service dogs for vets

TOWNSEND -- Can the comfort of a single dog bring wider appeal to more than just its owner? It's paws-ible. Evelyn is a yellow Lab puppy who lives part-time and temporarily at MCI Shirley's medium security facility, bringing companionship to her incarcerated handler as well as joy to a local family before beginning work as a guide.  Full Story
BUSINESS
By Appointment Only relocates

CHELMSFORD -- Of all the aspects that have carried BAO, Inc. through continued success over its 21 years, the inside sales and marketing services company's sustaining culture is the biggest point of pride for founder Suzanne Higgins. 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