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Ayer DPW puts teenagers to work

08/18/2017 12:40 PM EDT
AYER -- Eight teens are getting some real-world work experience this summer thanks to a donation from a medical marijuana dispensary. 
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Rat-infested illegal rooming houses found unfit for human habitation
08/18/2017 11:10 AM EDT - AYER -- Two homes were condemned, found unfit for human habitation, in March after a report from a visiting nurse. Full Story

HARVARD NEWS
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
GROTON NEWS
NFL's first female coach at Groton camp

GROTON -- All girls who want to learn flag football from the National Football League's first female coach, Jen Welter, are welcome to attend a special camp on Saturday, Aug. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Fired Shirley officer returns as lieutenant

SHIRLEY -- Alfreda Cromwell, fired from the police department in November, returned to the department today. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
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Bull shot dead in Littleton after five days on run

08/21/2017 10:14 AM EDT
LITTLETON -- The bull on the lam for nearly five days after being purchased at a Littleton livestock auction was shot and killed Sunday night. 
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Ayer DPW puts teenagers to work
08/18/2017 12:40 PM EDT - AYER -- Eight teens are getting some real-world work experience this summer thanks to a donation from a medical marijuana dispensary. Full Story

Rat-infested illegal rooming houses found unfit for human habitation
08/18/2017 11:10 AM EDT - AYER -- Two homes were condemned, found unfit for human habitation, in March after a report from a visiting nurse. Full Story

Daylong hunt for bull on the run ends with dusk in Ayer (VIDEO)
08/17/2017 09:25 AM EDT - AYER -- Michele Clements has seen a moose walk through her back yard on Mulberry Circle, and even a black bear. Full Story

Ayer Shirley Lit Camp students create 'Recycled Rodeo'
08/11/2017 12:20 PM EDT - AYER -- The eye-catching pop-up decorating the front lawn at Page Hilltop Elementary School looks like a huge, mulch-colored balloon creature, perhaps a dragon or sea serpent, its puffy plastic skin glinting in the sun. Full Story

Fountain may return to Depot Square (VIDEO)
08/10/2017 12:06 PM EDT - AYER -- Some of us see things that aren't there -- yet. A bustling Depot Square, with a fountain and park, a destination in its own right, is in Alan Manoian's eye. The director of community and economic development is working hard to make it happen.  Full Story

Parish Mission targets Ayer and Shirley
08/06/2017 01:26 PM EDT - On July 11, 12 and 13, 17 youth and 10 adults from the parishes of St. Mary and St. Anthony went out into the communities of Ayer and Shirley and did work for the elderly and those unable to do it themselves. Full Story

More commuter parking coming in Ayer
07/28/2017 12:19 PM EDT - AYER -- While it might appear that not much has been happening recently with the Depot Square and commuter parking project, that is not the case. Full Story

Ayer Shirley Regional High seeks to up AP course enrollment
07/28/2017 02:35 PM EDT - AYER - Ayer Shirley Regional High School Principal Al Varga this week rolled out the latest Advanced Placement test results, proud to share what he considers "big news... for a number of reasons." Full Story

Disc golf: Putting the 'fore!' in forests
07/25/2017 07:00 AM EDT - Getting in a round of golf used to mean several hours spent on a hilly course, often leading to fits of frustration in the woods or areas that more closely resemble a beach than a fairway. Full Story