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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
Groton-Dunstable schools unveil bell in memory of Pages for Peace founder

GROTON -- More than five months after she died following a long illness, dozens of members of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District community -- and a former United Nations Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Turns out alleged suspicious driver in Shirley was just trying to help

SHIRLEY -- An incident in Shirley on Tuesday that was initially reported as an attempted kidnapping turned out to be nothing more than a misunderstanding, according to police on Thursday. 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