AYER NEWS
Ayer company grows with food developed for those with disorder

AYER -- A marvelous thing happened after a jeweler, her architect husband and her businessman brother put their heads together. Full Story

PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell budgets for growth in FY'18

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- The budget for the next fiscal year is balanced and revenue is growing. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
'All we can do is fight back' (VIDEO)

Hundreds at Littleton forum share fears, seek answers to Trump
LITTLETON -- Cheers and applause filled the packed Littleton High auditorium after River Reilly spoke of what he worries about. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
SHAARP seeks to spark opioid awareness

SHIRLEY -- SHAARP, which started out as a small, local, grass-roots opioid addiction awareness and response group a couple of years ago, has grown into an organized movement as concerned parents, family and community members and an activist local police officer signed on to further the cause. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Report points to rift between Townsend police chief, officials

TOWNSEND -- Optimism coursed through town when Police Chief Robert Eaton took charge in May. The department had gone through a revolving door of leadership: first, longtime Chief Erving Marshall retired, then interim Chief Robert DeMoura resigned  Full Story
SPORTS
Groton-Dunstable falls in Clark Tourney semifinal

By Ed Niser eniser@nashobavalleyvoice.com WORCESTER -- After watching Mid-Wach B league-mate and defending Clark Tournament Large-School Champion, Nashoba Regional, fall in the early game to Westboro, Groton-Dunstable (16-4) had its work cut against top-seeded Bartlett. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Messina loggin' time in Shirley

SHIRLEY -- Jim Messina will rock the Bull Run house Friday night with country rock and pop hit tunes from five decades spanning a legendary career from Buffalo Springfield to Poco to Loggins and Messina, and a solo career tying it all together. 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