AYER NEWS
(SUN / DAVID H BROW)
The script calls for disaster

Training spectacle simulates MBTA collision in Ayer
AYER -- Their fates were decided by laminated cards, hung around necks on plain black lanyards. To give first responders the most realistic training, dozens of volunteers at a mock train collision Sunday had to pretend to be injured. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Ntv soars thanks to Eagle Scout Mclean

PEPPERELL -- Students at Nissitissit Middle School are enjoying a state-of-the-art video and media production studio thanks to the efforts of Andrew Mclean, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the spring for his work on the project. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Groton's Beth Lindstrom formally announces U.S. Senate run against Elizabeth Warren

BOSTON -- Groton resident Beth Lindstrom, who has a long history within the state's Republican Party, formally announced her candidacy for U. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley receives recycling grant

SHIRLEY -- The town of Shirley has been awarded a $3,500 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program grant that will help maximize their recycling, composting and waste reduction programs. Full Story
BUSINESS
Arch Fitness raises dough for Delta Dog

Arch Fitness, located in Pepperell Place, 20 Mill St., Pepperell, recently held a fundraiser that raised $650 for Chelmsford-based Operation Delta Dog, which supplies service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or 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