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AYER NEWS
A robotics team in every school? Ayer Shirley students bring dream to governor

AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional High School FIRST Robotics Team has launched an original initiative called MASSFIRST, the aim of which is to introduce FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs in school districts statewide. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
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On thin ice? First responders go into the drink for training

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- Every year, firefighters and medics don Gumby suits and jump into ice-covered water. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Bring bluebirds happiness, in a box

Shopping at a local market I asked the customer near me, "I apologize for asking, but I'm just curious, what do you use 20 pounds of wheat bran for? Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable make a Community Compact

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable joined the ranks of Massachusetts municipalities that have signed Community Compact agreements with the state, agreeing to implement best practices in exchange for state assistance. Full Story
SPORTS
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G-D is one win away from league title

BOLTON - Groton-Dunstable (12-4, 11-1) showed balance from top to bottom in Tuesday night's 52-28 drumming of league foe Nashoba Regional in Bolton. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Vegan dish satisfies meat eaters

Looking for a vegan main dish that's robust enough to leave a meat eater satisfied? This stuffed squash dish has you covered. Full Story
BUSINESS
Tsongas, Donoghue visit recently-expanded Masy BioServices

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- After a recent expansion into a neighboring building, Masy BioServices Inc. Full Story