News 0527
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AYER NEWS
Pot-cultivation plan goes up in smoke in Ayer

AYER -- Selectmen ended a local businessman's attempt to open a marijuana-cultivation facility with a tie vote. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Did you pay your Pepperell taxes? Town preps for lien auction

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- The town is taking aim at money-owing scofflaws. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Groton, Dunstable propose overrides once again

By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- Maybe half a loaf is better than none? Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley Fincom OKs $48G police OT transfer

SHIRLEY -- With the selectmen's split vote in its rearview mirror, the Finance Committee discussed the same slate of budget line-item transfer requests Tuesday night that the other board approved the night before, absent the acrimony that tinged the earlier discussion when Selectman Enrico Cappucci challenged Police Chief Thomas Goulden's request Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Summer jobs open at Townsend Rec

TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Recreation Department is accepting applications until June 5 for the positions of summer recreation counselor and recreation lead counselor. Full Story
SPORTS
Panthers keep playoff hopes alive with big win

By Ed Niser eniser@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- The Ayer Shirley offense exploded for nine runs on seven hits in the fifth inning to mercy-rule Murdock (10-9,5-5 Mid Wach D), 15-2, Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
BUSINESS
DEC director tracks 20 years of Devens development

DEVENS -- From venue to topic to the speaker's title, the talk Devens Enterprise Commission (DEC) Director Peter Lowitt gave at the Fort Devens Museum recently was all about Devens -- the focus was its redevelopment over the last 20 years. Full Story
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Donald Trump's presence prompts Muslim rapper to cancel appearance

Belly cancels 'Jimmy Kimmel Live’ performance on Wednesday because Donald trump was appearing on same show.