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-Dunstable choir cancels Easter performance at Italian basilica under threat of lawsuit

GROTON -- When the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Chorus was booked for their second performance tour of Italy and Croatia, one of the highlights was an Easter performance at St. Full Story
Injunction denied: Shirley recall election will go on

LOWELL -- A superior court judge on Thursday denied a preliminary injunction that was a last-ditch legal effort to thwart the recall election of two Shirley selectmen at the end of the month. Full Story
Ayer Shirley students already on road to science careers

01/19/2017 11:11 AM EST
Ayer Shirley Regional High School students Shaizee Valentin-Feliciano and Jacob Miska come from disparate backgrounds but they have much in common. 
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Drama students are making Ayer's master plan performance art
01/17/2017 04:33 PM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Ever wonder what the excitement in master planning is all about? Full Story

It's full steam ahead for Ayer Shirley
01/17/2017 09:37 AM EST - AYER -- Members of Ayer Shirley's FIRST Robotics team packed a computer classroom for the live stream reveal of the 2017 challenge for FIRST Robotics Competition on Jan. Full Story

Ayer firefighters rescue dog trapped on thin ice
01/13/2017 12:55 PM EST - AYER -- A few minutes of time and quick rescue work saved a small dog stuck on the ice. Full Story

01/13/2017 10:41 AM EST - In 2012, the action of a rescued pit bull went viral. Full Story

'Sexually dangerous' man set free
01/07/2017 09:37 AM EST - WOBURN -- A convicted rapist was freed from custody Thursday after a judge ruled that Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan's office missed by nine days a deadline that could have kept John E. Full Story

MSPCA inspectors struck by smell of decaying flesh at Ayer farm
01/04/2017 05:36 PM EST - AYER -- As state officials inspected the areas on the McNiff Farm that housed Troy McNiff's pigs, they were struck by the putrid smell of decaying flesh. Full Story

Farm owner's son faces animal cruelty charges; Ayer's cleanup tab at $107G
01/04/2017 08:50 AM EST - AYER -- After a farm was declared a public nuisance, the buildings condemned and a no-trespassing order went into effect, a family member of the owner faces criminal charges and the town is in the hole, so far, for nearly $107,000. Full Story

Choir debuts piece by local composer
12/30/2016 10:11 AM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Choir students got a taste of how the creative process works when they debuted a piece by a local composer. Full Story

Judge OKs Ayer's rat-eradication plan on 'nuisance' farm
12/28/2016 08:55 AM EST - WOBURN -- With a judge's blessing, the town of Ayer on Wednesday will declare war on the hundreds of rats that infest the McNiff Farm on Westford Road. Full Story