Ayer blaze leaves two hurt including firefighter

11/16/2017 08:45 AM EST
AYER -- Two people, including an Ayer firefighter, were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a blaze that broke out late Wednesday morning. 
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Nasoya fined by DEP for odors
11/08/2017 04:46 PM EST - AYER - A tofu manufacturing facility, the subject of odor complaints from nearby residential neighborhoods, faces a fine and agreed to conditions as part of a negotiated settlement with the state Department of Environmental Protection. 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
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.

GROTON -- A high school chorus is going on the road again, this time to New York City's storied performance space -- Carnegie Hall. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Flagg defeats Sawyer in close Shirley selectmen race

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- In a close race, Debbie Flagg defeated Bryan Sawyer for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
ZONING IS ON NEW AYER PLANNER'S MIND

11/17/2017 02:58 PM EST
AYER -- The new town planner has two main goals: improving the built-up areas of town and overseeing what happens in the more rural areas. 
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Ayer blaze leaves two hurt including firefighter
11/16/2017 08:45 AM EST - AYER -- Two people, including an Ayer firefighter, were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a blaze that broke out late Wednesday morning. Full Story

Ayer Police are on the lookout for toys
11/14/2017 12:19 PM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- The police department is on the lookout for toys: The giving season has arrived. Full Story

VOTERS WANTED MARIJUANA -- BUT NOT IN TOWN
11/10/2017 12:55 PM EST - Although retail sales of recreational marijuana can begin in July, many customers across northern Massachusetts may have to travel significant distances or wait several months to acquire the substance. Full Story

Nasoya fined by DEP for odors
11/08/2017 04:46 PM EST - AYER - A tofu manufacturing facility, the subject of odor complaints from nearby residential neighborhoods, faces a fine and agreed to conditions as part of a negotiated settlement with the state Department of Environmental Protection. Full Story

Ayer man off to prison for shooting neighbor
11/08/2017 12:12 PM EST - LOWELL -- A 25-year-old Ayer man who shot his sleeping 70-year-old neighbor in the ankle when he fired several rounds from a handgun into an apartment wall was sentenced to 7-81/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to 16 criminal charges. Full Story

Use care when recycling plastic film
11/06/2017 04:52 PM EST - AYER -- America Recycles Day is fast approaching on Nov. 15. This year, pledge to recycle plastic film. Full Story

CPA funds approved for old Ayer fire station
11/02/2017 01:39 PM EDT - AYER -- An article calling for use of Community Preservation funds to partially pay the cost of renovating the roof and cupola of the Old Fire Station on Washington Street passed by a majority vote at the recent Special Town Meeting, allowing $30,000 to be transferred from CPA funds set aside for historic preservation, which is one of the three Full Story

Ayer sets up conservation fund
11/02/2017 01:39 PM EDT - AYER -- With passage of two articles on the recent Special Town Meeting warrant, voters agreed to establish a Conservation Fund and to make an initial deposit of $500,000, transferred from Community Preservation Act funds set aside for public recreation and open space. Full Story

Good fences make Ayer, MBTA good neighbors
11/02/2017 11:22 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- The east end of downtown is looking all spiffed up, thanks to new fencing funded by the town and the removal of years of railroad debris, general messiness and overgrown vegetation by the rail company. Full Story