AYER NEWS
(Julia Malakie)
By day, Ayer man waits for a kidney. At night, a machine takes over.

AYER -- Less than a year ago, Bill Blocher felt nauseous, weak, and found it difficult to walk. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
New sergeant is a friend

The Pepperell Police Department has promoted Detective Jay Friend sergeant. Sgt. Friend recently participated in a four-part promotional process in which he compiled the highest aggregate score. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
GDRHS Chamber Choir fills Carnegie Hall with music

GROTON -- The award-winning Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Choir returned recently from New York City, where they joined with about 200 other singers from around the world to perform the music of renowned composer Eric Whitacre, under Whitacre's direction. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Hear that lonesome whistle!Magic of the rails comes alive at Shirley model train show

SHIRLEY -- Spend any amount of time at the Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association's open house and you'll hear the gasps and any number of adjectives, spoken with gusto. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Clement works behind the scenes to craft Townsend's Earth Day

By Mina Corpuz mcorpuz@ nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- Susan Clement is retired, but sometimes it is hard to tell from her schedule. Full Story
SPORTS
STAYING THE COURSE

Emily Nash puts controversy behind her to just play golf -- she's headed to USGA tournament
LUNENBURG -- It's been quite a junior year for Lunenburg Middle High School's Emily Nash. The outstanding golfer found herself in the middle of controversy that garnered national attention at the end of the fall athletics season, and witnessed an outpouring of support from all over the country. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Hear that lonesome whistle!Magic of the rails comes alive at Shirley model train show

SHIRLEY -- Spend any amount of time at the Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association's open house and you'll hear the gasps and any number of adjectives, spoken with gusto. Full Story
BUSINESS
Incident shows perils of shopping while black

PHILADELPHIA - It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. 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