AYER NEWS
Ducky Wucky Race helps students hit the books

AYER -- Third-grade students at the Page Hilltop Elementary School received personalized dictionaries from the Ayer Rotary Club during a recent class assembly, just one example of public service funded by the club's annual Ducky Wucky River Race. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Ayer Rotary Club readying for rubber ducky race

HARVARD (AP) -- A rotary club in a small Massachusetts town of 6,000 residents is gearing up for its annual rubber ducky race where the winner's prize is a free dinner for two anywhere in the world. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell youth cited for using mobile device in head-on crash

PEPPERELL -- A 16-year-old boy was cited for using a mobile device while driving when he caused a head-on crash that led to another driver being flown to a Worcester hospital with a serious but non life-threatening leg injury last week, according to Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Mario Guerra for state Senate in 32nd District: Endorsement

05/15/2014 06:20 PM EDT
In the race for the southeast Los Angeles County and northern Orange County state Senate seat now known as the 32nd District, it might seem scandal-plagued incumbent Ron Calderon is a hard act to follow. 
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Gov. Jerry Brown faces politics of prosperity in California: Dan Walters
05/15/2014 06:16 PM EDT - By Dan WaltersAs Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state's roller coaster finances. Full Story

Gov. Jerry Brown faces politics of prosperity in California: Dan Walters
05/15/2014 06:11 PM EDT - By Dan WaltersAs Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state's roller coaster finances. Full Story

Mike Argento: Vlad the Impaler, master of the ice
05/15/2014 06:09 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: Russian President Vladimir Putin, playing in an amateur hockey tournament called the "All-Russia Festival of Amateur Teams of the Night Hockey League," scored six goals and had five assists in a game in which his team prevailed, 21-4, the state-owned Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reported. Full Story

OUR SAY: Good data = good policy on heroin deaths
05/15/2014 06:09 PM EDT - Many law enforcement officials in local jurisdictions across the state are reporting a surge in heroin overdoses and deaths. Full Story

A mystery virus, still
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - Saudi Arabia crossed a grim threshold Wednesday, announcing that the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, caused by a novel coronavirus, has exceeded 500 in the kingdom, with 157 deaths among them. Full Story

The commencement speech
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - Commencement addresses have been caught up in protest culture, engulfing activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Full Story

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Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin reuniting for 'Live'?

With Michael Strahan's departure from 'Live' 10 days away, reports are surfacing that Regis Philbin has been approached to return to the show.