Harvard Schools Trust plans gala

HARVARD -- The Harvard Schools Trust Gala Committee met recently at Markoh's on Main Street in Ayer to kick off planning for the 27th Spring Dinner-Theater Gala, which will take place March 12 at Cronin Auditorium. Full Story
Teamwork leads to historic preservation of Groton Meetinghouse

GROTON -- The Old Groton Meetinghouse preservation project Phase 1A is nearing completion. The project accomplished significant -- and in some cases urgent -- structural repairs to the 261-year-old Meetinghouse, now the oldest public structure in Groton. Full Story
CASE CRACKED! Readers resolve mystery of traveling tombstone

SHIRLEY -- When Benjamin Brown's 1857 tombstone showed up in the historic Center Cemetery a few years ago, nobody seemed to notice its untimely arrival. Full Story
Ayer seeks ideas for Depot Square

10/28/2016 11:50 AM EDT
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER -- The town is looking for input from citizens about what to do with a building it acquired by eminent domain in the spring. 
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Check presented to Loaves and Fishes by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
10/28/2016 11:09 AM EDT - Members of the Outreach Commission of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ayer, including Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboist and church member John Ferrillo, presented a check to Loaves and Fishes executive director Patricia Stern at the church's Ministry Fair, held Oct. Full Story

Ayer man's 'Hospital of Horrors' is open for scares (VIDEO)
10/27/2016 09:26 AM EDT - AYER -- Halloween. Darkness falls early. Branches, stripped of their colorful leaves, rattle in the late-autumn gusts. Full Story

Super Town Meeting approves Devens rezoning
10/25/2016 10:39 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com DEVENS -- A zoning change in Devens requested by MassDevelopment passed in all three towns during a Super Town Meeting Monday night. Full Story

DEP says railways fuel spill 'unlikely' to contaminate groundwater
10/24/2016 04:11 PM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- A fuel tank on a Pan Am Railways locomotive ruptured after it was pierced by a piece of rail at the Ayer rail yard, spilling an estimated 2,400 gallons of fuel. Full Story

They'll be dancing in the streets
10/21/2016 09:56 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Keep an eye out for World Kindness Day. Full Story

Missing signs upset Ayer business owners
10/19/2016 10:16 AM EDT - AYER -- Two family-owned businesses received an apology after their signs were removed from the traffic islands they sponsor near the rotary. Full Story

Super Town Meeting tackles Devens' future
10/14/2016 10:51 AM EDT - DEVENS -- Residents of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley will simultaneously meet on Oct. 24 in a Super Town Meeting to consider a zoning change sought by MassDevelopment, the state agency charged with redeveloping Devens and its temporary governance. Full Story

Ayer Shirley Band marches onto WROR
10/12/2016 10:17 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com How cool is this? The Ayer Shirley Marching Band was a "Band of the Week" on WROR, the Boston radio station at 105. Full Story

'The Finest Hours' hooks Ayer
10/06/2016 09:16 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- "Disaster films go over really well." The current Ayer Reads Together selection proves the truth of the words of the head of collection development at the library. Full Story