CATANIA OILS SEES BIG GROWTH IN AYER

07/10/2017 02:33 PM EDT
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. 
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Ayer resident in 'West Side Story'
07/07/2017 04:49 PM EDT - Weston Drama Workshop, a youth theater organization in its 55th season, will stage five productions this summer at Regis College. 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
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With drumrolls and musket shots, Groton's golden rooster returns to his perch (SLIDESHOW)

GROTON -- "Buddy" may have only acquired his nickname last year, but the gilded rooster has stood on top of the Old Groton Meetinghouse for centuries.

Photo Gallery | 'Buddy' the weather vane returns to Old Groton Meetinghouse Full Story

SHIRLEY NEWS
After contentious dispute with selectmen, Goulden departs as town's top cop

SHIRLEY -- A brief joint statement from Thomas Goulden and the Board of Selectmen officially ended the police chief's employment with the town Monday. Full Story
 
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CATANIA OILS SEES BIG GROWTH IN AYER

07/10/2017 02:33 PM EDT
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. 
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Take a pub crawl and raise a glass to Shirley history
06/29/2017 10:17 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- In 1752, the first tavern was built on land that would become Shirley. It served as a place for rest and refreshment for locals and travelers. Full Story

Jailed Ayer man accused of dealing drugs
06/15/2017 09:58 AM EDT - AYER -- A 33-year-old Ayer man investigated for allegedly dealing drugs inside the Worcester County House of Correction is facing firearms charges after a letter he wrote to his girlfriend led police to a gun he allegedly stashed in Ayer, according Full Story

Melpignano named new manager of Ayer Public Access
06/16/2017 11:44 AM EDT - AYER -- David Melpignano of Groton is the new Public Access Manager for the Ayer Public Access Corporation. Full Story

Cleaner water in Ayer starts with rain gardens
06/16/2017 12:12 PM EDT - AYER -- Some fancy-sounding things are in the works that will remove nasty stuff from rainwater and slow down the amount of pollution ending up in the ponds. Full Story

Two slightly injured in Ayer crash
06/09/2017 01:01 PM EDT - AYER -- Two drivers suffered non life-threatening injuries in a crash on West Main Street, according to police. Full Story

Ayer MWCC student is a Nieman winner
06/09/2017 12:25 PM EDT - GARDNER -- Mount Wachusett Community College Student Jana Murphy of Ayer has been recognized for her commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact's national 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. Full Story

Video shows two breaking into Ayer gas station ATM with blowtorch (VIDEO)
06/06/2017 10:25 AM EDT - AYER -- Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly broke into a gas station late Saturday night and cut into an ATM with what appeared to be a blowtorch. Full Story

Shirley Hoe Down is Saturday
05/31/2017 01:22 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The annual Shirley Hoe Down will kick off the summer season on Saturday from 11a.m. to 5 p. Full Story

Public invited to help finalize Shirley's Master Plan
05/30/2017 07:34 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The public is invited to provide input on the draft of the 2017 Shirley Master Plan at a workshop sponsored by the Shirley Planning Board. Full Story