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Army seeks to halt Devens arsenic cleanup

09/16/2016 10:11 AM EDT
DEVENS -- When the military base closed in 1996, the Army left behind an unwanted legacy of toxic waste, enough to earn a Superfund designation. 
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Play cops -- and learn -- with the Ayer Police
09/07/2016 06:00 PM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER -- Every day of the year, at all times of the day, police officers are on-duty. 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
New Groton Inn rising from the ashes

GROTON -- Five years after a fire destroyed the historic Groton Inn, construction of the new Groton Inn has begun on the same site. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
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Petitions to recall two Shirley selectmen returned

SHIRLEY -- A formal recall election in Shirley could soon take place after supporters of the movement submitted petitions Wednesday with several hundred signatures on them. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Day of Caring volunteers clean up Page Hilltop Elementary

09/23/2016 01:24 PM EDT
AYER -- Dozens of volunteers came to Ayer Shirley Regional School District's Page Hilltop Elementary School last Friday morning to take on assignments that ranged from painting to snack-packing to weed-pulling. 
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Liquor license warrant article clarified in Ayer
09/21/2016 11:09 AM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Town Meeting will have an opportunity to request an additional all-alcohol retail liquor license from the Legislature. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Want to buy local? Ayer made that its business
09/16/2016 10:54 AM EDT - Back in November 2014, a group from Hannaford Supermarkets dropped by Ayer Town Manager Robert Pontbriand's office without an appointment and dropped a bombshell: in just two month's time, the company would be closing the town's only supermarket. Full Story

Army seeks to halt Devens arsenic cleanup
09/16/2016 10:11 AM EDT - DEVENS -- When the military base closed in 1996, the Army left behind an unwanted legacy of toxic waste, enough to earn a Superfund designation. Full Story

This is the church -- and it's time to fix the steeple
09/12/2016 10:54 AM EDT - AYER -- It's not every day that you spot a man on a cherry picker stretching to reach the top of a steeple. Full Story

Play cops -- and learn -- with the Ayer Police
09/07/2016 06:00 PM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER -- Every day of the year, at all times of the day, police officers are on-duty. Full Story

Commuter rail not just for Boston travel
09/02/2016 11:14 AM EDT - AYER -- Confronted with the question of whether taking the train between Fitchburg and Ayer is a viable alternative to driving, some investigation was called for. Full Story

Ayer Shirley High School Drama Club to perform 9/11 remembrance
08/29/2016 10:55 AM EDT - AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional High School Drama Club will be presenting a theatre piece concerning the events of Sept. Full Story

What happens.... after you flush?
08/26/2016 09:53 AM EDT - AYER -- Flush the toilet and all the mess goes away. Full Story

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. Full Story