AYER NEWS
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The script calls for disaster

Training spectacle simulates MBTA collision in Ayer
AYER -- Their fates were decided by laminated cards, hung around necks on plain black lanyards. To give first responders the most realistic training, dozens of volunteers at a mock train collision Sunday had to pretend to be injured. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Fruitlands keeps past alive into the future (SLIDESHOW)

HARVARD -- For the past 103 years, Fruitlands has been welcoming visitors seeking nature, art and history. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Ntv soars thanks to Eagle Scout Mclean

PEPPERELL -- Students at Nissitissit Middle School are enjoying a state-of-the-art video and media production studio thanks to the efforts of Andrew Mclean, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the spring for his work on the project. Full Story
 
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County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

10/16/2017 07:16 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the Las Vegas stage this week for a concert to benefit people affected by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U. 
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Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue
10/16/2017 03:55 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Gretchen Carlson says the Harvey Weinstein scandal shows the nation may be in the midst of a profound cultural shift on the issue of sexual harassment. Full Story

'Death in the Air' tells story of the great London smog
10/16/2017 01:10 PM EDT - "Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, The Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City" (Hachette), by Kate Winkler Dawson In 1952, post-World War II London was battling more than reconstruction, and Kate Winkler Dawson's "Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, The Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a Full Story

Author tells story of female codebreaker in 'Smashed Codes'
10/16/2017 10:56 AM EDT - "The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies" (Dey Street Books), by Jason Fagone Her story is so surprising it's not only hard to understand why most Americans have never heard of her, but it's somewhat of a challenge to believe it at all. Full Story

UK singer Ed Sheeran tells fans of bike accident, arm injury
10/16/2017 07:40 AM EDT - LONDON (AP) — British singer Ed Sheeran has told fans via Instagram that he's had a bicycle injury and may have to change some concert dates. Full Story

Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96
10/15/2017 06:54 PM EDT - Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. Full Story

Music icon's daughter opens California's Johnny Cash Trail
10/15/2017 03:14 PM EDT - FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — The California city of Folsom has completed the second section of its "Johnny Cash Trail" that pays tribute to the country music icon and his 1968 album "At Folsom Prison. Full Story