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WWII veteran, 100, receives Purple Heart -- 71 years later

By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalley voice.com TOWNSEND -- On July 11, 1944, just more than a month after American and British troops first hit the beaches at Normandy, an explosion erupted near U. Full Story
AYER NEWS
Pot-cultivation plan goes up in smoke in Ayer

AYER -- Selectmen ended a local businessman's attempt to open a marijuana-cultivation facility with a tie vote. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Books in Bloom flower at library

PEPPERELL -- The work of professional and amateur flower arrangers filled the air with fragrance at the library. Dogs and other creatures made an appearance in the displays, but without bookworms, there would have been no show at all. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Pease, Degen win selectman, Donahue, Gilbert schools race

GROTON -- Finance Committee member Barry Pease topped the three-man race for two Board of Selectmen seats, while incumbent Selectman Josh Degen won re-election in the annual Town Election Tuesday, according to preliminary election results from Town Clerk Michael Bouchard. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Ayer Shirley student's work published in The Marble Collection

BOSTON -- Owen Carpenter's poem, "A Funeral for the Flowers," was selected for publication in The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, the only statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, writing, poetry, photography and music by students in grades 8 to 12. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
WWII veteran, 100, receives Purple Heart -- 71 years later

By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalley voice.com TOWNSEND -- On July 11, 1944, just more than a month after American and British troops first hit the beaches at Normandy, an explosion erupted near U. Full Story
SPORTS
Crusaders win on walk off

By Ed Niser eniser@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- Gardner tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning on a single by Erin Mack and an error to force extra innings. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
IN GOOD TASTE: Snack bars rich with flavor, not fat

These moist snack bars taste rich with ancient spices of cardamom and ginger but are light in calories as most of the fat has been replaced with yogurt. Full Story
BUSINESS
DEC director tracks 20 years of Devens development

DEVENS -- From venue to topic to the speaker's title, the talk Devens Enterprise Commission (DEC) Director Peter Lowitt gave at the Fort Devens Museum recently was all about Devens -- the focus was its redevelopment over the last 20 years. Full Story