AYER NEWS
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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
New Pepperell Town Clerk takes keeping the records seriously

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- Jeanne Survell takes her task of preserving documents until the apocalypse so seriously that she collected two electric typewriters for the town clerk's office. 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
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan to resign seat to become Cannabis Control Commission member

BOSTON -- Sen. Jennifer Flanagan of Leominster will resign her seat effective Aug. 31 to become Gov. Charlie Baker's appointee to the state's Cannabis Control Commission, the governor announced Wednesday. 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
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