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Take your chances, win a... turkey?

For 70 years, Ayer firefighters bet on turkey fundraiser
AYER -- The Ayer Fire Department held their annual Turkey Party on Nov. 18, with more than 300 people taking a chance to win a turkey and other various prizes. Full Story
It's hunting season: Be safe in the woods

During deer hunting season, hikers, mountain bikers and hunters can find themselves sharing the woods. Full Story
Giving peace a chance -- 1 page at a time

Groton-Dunstable's 'Pages for Peace' is complete
GROTON -- In 2004, a group of determined and curious Groton-Dunstable Middle School fifth-graders joined Betsy Sawyer's after-school club, Bookmakers and Dreamers Club. Full Story
A present for her birthday

Help for a little girl with cancer
SHIRLEY -- When Olivia Pampinella planned her 11th birthday party this year, she set a date different from her actual birthday, which was in May. Full Story
Cowboys Unlimited finish stellar season

By Ed Niser TOWNSEND -- When coach "Spike" Spiros Zousomas and his North Middlesex Unlimited Cowboys show up at their games on Sundays, they're often jeered by their opponents. Full Story
Christmas scenes sought for drawing contest

We're looking for a few young artists for the front page of our Christmas edition. Give us your holiday scenes, your Santa Clauses, your images of trees and Christmas cheer. Full Story
Business Briefs

MWCC introduces Saturday business program DEVENS -- Mount Wachusett Community College is launching an accelerated, Saturday program for students interested in graduating with an academic certificate in business administration, small business management, or accounting/bookkeeping. Full Story