We're in a drought -- say goodbye to your green lawn

08/19/2016 07:37 AM EDT
It's strange to say this after a week that included several nights with lightning storms and heavy rain: we're in a drought. 
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Granberg: The case of the missing Post-it
08/12/2016 10:35 AM EDT - By Carl Granberg A Pepperell senior Post-its, those little 3-inch multi-colored pieces of paper with the sticky strip on the back, are the greatest invention ever for a growing population of memory-challenged senior citizens. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Rat infestations trouble neighborhoods in Ayer, Townsend

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
HARVARD NEWS
Civil War coming to Harvard

HARVARD -- The town of Harvard will host a living history event on the town common. The 28th Massachusetts Regiment will stage a living history encampment from Friday through Sunday. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Gaeta joins Shepherd of the Valley as new pastor

GROTON -- Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church has called the Rev. Susan Gaeta to serve as its new pastor. Full Story
 
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We're in a drought -- say goodbye to your green lawn

08/19/2016 07:37 AM EDT
It's strange to say this after a week that included several nights with lightning storms and heavy rain: we're in a drought. 
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Granberg: The case of the missing Post-it
08/12/2016 10:35 AM EDT - By Carl Granberg A Pepperell senior Post-its, those little 3-inch multi-colored pieces of paper with the sticky strip on the back, are the greatest invention ever for a growing population of memory-challenged senior citizens. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Ethically, who really was in the wrong in Townsend?
08/04/2016 02:06 PM EDT - The state Ethics Commission has spelled it out clearly: There were no major violations in the governance of Townsend. Full Story

Reality collides with fantasy -- and that's not a bad thing
07/15/2016 07:37 AM EDT - There's a Clefairy lurking on Main Street. A Chamander is hanging out at an obscure memorial. And if you manage to get yourself to that pretty church on the Common, you might be able to snag yourself a Snorlax before doing battle with the neighbor who controls the gym. Full Story

Timing, education was everything in override failure
07/08/2016 07:36 AM EDT - It was a second-time-around attempt at an override, slashed to a figure priced to sell. Ultimately, Groton voters were unwilling to pry an additional $200 from their wallets for property taxes, money that will now be removed from the school budget proposed for the 2017 fiscal year. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Spend your Independence Day close to home
07/01/2016 09:50 AM EDT - Break out the red, white and blue. It's time to celebrate Independence Day. And in an election year, there's no better time to temporarily put political identifiers away, wave a flag at a local parade and finish the night off with some explosions in the sky. Full Story

Commit resources to combat terrorism
06/17/2016 07:36 AM EDT - Another horrendous act of mass murder conducted on American soil in the name of radical Islam? Perhaps only Omar Mateen can answer that question, but as the details of the 29-year-old Pakistani-American's life in the years leading up to the worst mass shooting in U. Full Story