Fountain may return to Depot Square (VIDEO)

08/10/2017 12:06 PM EDT
AYER -- Some of us see things that aren't there -- yet. A bustling Depot Square, with a fountain and park, a destination in its own right, is in Alan Manoian's eye. The director of community and economic development is working hard to make it happen.  
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Disc golf: Putting the 'fore!' in forests
07/25/2017 07:00 AM EDT - Getting in a round of golf used to mean several hours spent on a hilly course, often leading to fits of frustration in the woods or areas that more closely resemble a beach than a fairway. 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
Call from 1868: Impeach!

In Groton house, George Boutwell's fight resonates today
GROTON -- "So mighty is the machinery of the Government that the weight of the President's hand upon the central lever affects the fortune of every citizen," the congressman from Massachusetts said in an impassioned speech before the House of Representatives. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Fired Shirley officer returns as lieutenant

SHIRLEY -- Alfreda Cromwell, fired from the police department in November, returned to the department today. Full Story
 
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Daylong hunt for bull on the run ends with dusk in Ayer (VIDEO)

08/17/2017 09:25 AM EDT
AYER -- Michele Clements has seen a moose walk through her back yard on Mulberry Circle, and even a black bear. 
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Ayer Shirley Lit Camp students create 'Recycled Rodeo'
08/11/2017 12:20 PM EDT - AYER -- The eye-catching pop-up decorating the front lawn at Page Hilltop Elementary School looks like a huge, mulch-colored balloon creature, perhaps a dragon or sea serpent, its puffy plastic skin glinting in the sun. Full Story

Fountain may return to Depot Square (VIDEO)
08/10/2017 12:06 PM EDT - AYER -- Some of us see things that aren't there -- yet. A bustling Depot Square, with a fountain and park, a destination in its own right, is in Alan Manoian's eye. The director of community and economic development is working hard to make it happen.  Full Story

Parish Mission targets Ayer and Shirley
08/06/2017 01:26 PM EDT - On July 11, 12 and 13, 17 youth and 10 adults from the parishes of St. Mary and St. Anthony went out into the communities of Ayer and Shirley and did work for the elderly and those unable to do it themselves. Full Story

More commuter parking coming in Ayer
07/28/2017 12:19 PM EDT - AYER -- While it might appear that not much has been happening recently with the Depot Square and commuter parking project, that is not the case. Full Story

Ayer Shirley Regional High seeks to up AP course enrollment
07/28/2017 02:35 PM EDT - AYER - Ayer Shirley Regional High School Principal Al Varga this week rolled out the latest Advanced Placement test results, proud to share what he considers "big news... for a number of reasons." Full Story

Disc golf: Putting the 'fore!' in forests
07/25/2017 07:00 AM EDT - Getting in a round of golf used to mean several hours spent on a hilly course, often leading to fits of frustration in the woods or areas that more closely resemble a beach than a fairway. Full Story

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. Full Story

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