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
Groton to ban all lawn-watering in face of drought

By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- Starting Tuesday, Groton will forbid all residential lawn-watering and irrigation to cope with the stress inflicted by months of drought. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley selectmen allege Cappucci's open meeting complaint has political bias

By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- A week after Selectman Enrico Cappucci filed an Open Meeting Law complaint against his own board, his fellow selectmen contended that he did so for motives beyond the normal application of the law. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Rat infestations trouble neighborhoods in Ayer, Townsend

08/23/2016 12:14 PM EDT
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com Rats appeared in residential neighborhoods in both Ayer and Townsend recently, causing local Boards of Health to become involved. 
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Ayer man charged with OUI for third time after head-on collision with cruiser
08/19/2016 11:53 AM EDT - LITTLETON -- An Ayer man was charged with operating under the influence of drugs for the third time after a head-on crash with a police cruiser on Ayer Road. Full Story

Shoppers find surprises and welcome at This & That
08/19/2016 10:27 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER -- "Wreck the display." This preference is not something a customer expects to hear in a store, but Cynthia DiRenzo means it. Full Story

Committees seek sustainable finances
08/18/2016 09:58 AM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- The dust may have settled on the roller-coaster ride of this year's override-prompted budget uncertainty, but, like many other towns, Groton still has more financial challenges on the horizon. Full Story

Ayer selectmen order outside water ban
08/17/2016 09:53 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- The selectmen were all in agreement when it came to implementing a water ban and waiving the right of first refusal to purchase a property. Full Story

Young Ayer pool players are racking up championships
08/17/2016 09:58 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- On Sundays, aspiring and accomplished pool players alike flock to town for a free lesson followed by playing time. Full Story

10 Questions: Exploring a love of culinary arts
08/12/2016 10:41 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com DEVENS -- Brendan Sypher entered Shriver Job Corps intending to gain job skills. Full Story

Ayer seeks solar proposals
08/11/2016 10:44 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER -- The Energy Committee wants to see more solar in town and has gotten the ball rolling. Full Story

Depot Square property devalued by eminent domain, lawsuit against Ayer claims
08/10/2016 10:26 AM EDT - AYER -- A landowner is challenging the town over the value of land taken by eminent domain for access to a commuter rail platform. Full Story

Ayer veteran celebrates a century of a life well-lived
08/08/2016 10:49 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- When the City of Birmingham, a steam passenger ship, was sunk by two torpedoes from a German U-boat, Ernie Blasetti lived to tell the tale. Full Story