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(NASHOBA VALLEY VOICE/ANNE O'CONNOR)
What's that smell in Pepperell?

PEPPERELL -- The Nashua River flowing over the dam and underneath the Main Street Bridge stinks where a dense mat of bright green vegetation slowly dying to brown floats at the top of the dam. Full Story
AYER NEWS
What happens.... after you flush?

It's a dirty job, but Ayer team keeps it clean
AYER -- Flush the toilet and all the mess goes away. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
(NASHOBA VALLEY VOICE/ANNE O'CONNOR)
Pepperell Family Pharmacy owner named Unsung Heroine

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- Along with running a successful business, Tracie Ezzio lives a life of service. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Eagle Project: Make four new tables for PACH

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com Jon Fike became an Eagle Scout this August. One of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout is completing a project that benefits the community. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Battle over Shirley War Memorial Building control is over

SHIRLEY -- After three years of wrangling about who has jurisdiction over the War Memorial Building -- the Board of Selectmen or the Trustees -- the matter has finally been settled and nobody could be more relieved than Trustee Chairman Norman Albert. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
'NO GAMES. NO DANCING:' Executive session minutes detail Kreidler negotiations

TOWNSEND -- Contract negotiations between Townsend's Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator James Kreidler went along with little issue despite occasional disagreements, particularly over Kreidler's salary, according to those involved and executive session minutes released Full Story
LIFESTYLES
IN GOOD TASTE: Cool off with fruit pops

Any fruit will do for an easy-to-make, delicious popsicle that'll cool off the dog days of summer! My photo features a refreshing combination of strawberries and pineapple. Full Story
BUSINESS
Sholan Farms kicks off apple-picking season

LEOMINSTER -- Though it felt more like summer, fall was in the air this weekend at Sholan Farms. The city-owned farm kicked off its apple-picking season, which saw visitors from near and far coming to pluck several varieties of apples. Full Story