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Townsend conservation commissioner subject of complaints

TOWNSEND -- For the second time in two months, a Conservation Commission member who was the subject of a complaint requested her hearing be held in open session in front of more than a dozen residents rather than in closed-door executive session with selectmen as is traditional policy. Full Story
AYER NEWS
(Nashoba Valley Voice/Anne O'Connor)
This old fire station is a great commuting location for Ayer

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- When some folks look at the closed fire station, they see the possibility of a few more parking spaces. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Presidential election prompts need for workers at Pepperell polls

PEPPERELL -- The Town of Pepperell is seeking additional election workers to work at the polls. There are two more elections this year, a State Primary on Sept. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Supt.: Groton-Dunstable schools need budget solution sooner than later

By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District should be on relatively stable financial footing in the short term while officials chart a path forward following override failures in Groton that invalidated the district's budget plans. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley selectmen correct Open Meeting Law violation

SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night defused an Open Meeting Law complaint filed with the state Ethics Commission by complying with the complainant's wishes, as stated in the complaint. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend conservation commissioner subject of complaints

TOWNSEND -- For the second time in two months, a Conservation Commission member who was the subject of a complaint requested her hearing be held in open session in front of more than a dozen residents rather than in closed-door executive session with selectmen as is traditional policy. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Go meatless: Recreating a black bean guacamole burger

Whenever we walk over to one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood, it's pretty much guaranteed that I'm going to order their black bean burger with grilled avocado. Full Story
BUSINESS
(SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / ASHLEY GREEN)
Zika, Lyme fears fueling in crease in spraying

Fears of Zika virus, Lyme disease and other insect-borne illnesses are prompting more people to treat their yards for the flying and crawling pests, creating a boon for the pest-control industry. Full Story