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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
McCarthy: 'It's all about the people'

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- When talking with the director of the Council on Aging, it quickly becomes obvious that she loves her job. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Groton Neighborhood Food Project keeps pantries stocked

GROTON -- Remember the holiday spirit? Hard to believe that it was only a month or two ago: the eggnog was flowing freely, decorations sparkled in every corner, and we were all rushing off from one event to another. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
10 Questions with... Shirley's Holly Haase

Town Collector by day, singer by night
SHIRLEY -- As a longtime town employee and elected official, Town Collector Holly Haase is a competent professional and work comes first when she's on the job. Full Story
SPORTS
(Nashoba Valley Voice/Ed Niser)
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
IN GOOD TASTE - Valentine's Day: It's all about chocolate

Mini Red Velvet Petite Cakes INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup carob or cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups canola oil 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon red food coloring 1 1/2 teaspoon Full Story
BUSINESS
Antiques and collectibles return to the Cooperage in Townsend Harbor

and Anne O'Connor aoconnor@ nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- Townsend Harbor's historic Cooperage building, operated as a group shop with the name "Julie's Nostalgic Nest at the Cooperage," will open for business on March 1. Full Story