AYER NEWS
TEDDY BEARS CARRY HUGS FOR DETAINED CHILDREN

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Heidi Creighton just sent out her first 100 hugs to detained children in Texas. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
For Pepperell farrier, hooves are his livelihood

PEPPERELL -- Dave Edmonds sells shoes. He measures the client, adjusts the shoe to fit, and completes the transaction by grooming the area. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Lunenburg's Luth picked as Groton police chief

GROTON -- The search for a new police chief is over ias the Select Board voted unanimously, 5-0, in favor of Lunenburg Police Lieutenant Michael Luth, who was born and raised in Groton. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
'Honk' if you want to see new ShirleyArts! musical

SHIRLEY -- This summer's ShirleyArts! youth musical is "Honk Jr.," by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, and will be performed at Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, on Friday, July 20, at 7 p. Full Story
SPORTS
From Groton to Denver: A story of two lacrosse stars gone west

GROTON -- Becoming a Division I athlete is a difficult thing to do. Millions of students play for their respective high schools every year in addition to private teams and AAU groups. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Refreshing soup made in a blender

Gazpacho made of pureed raw veggies and served chilled, is refreshing on hot summer days! Originating from Andalusia, Spain, located in the southern region, gazpacho is a tomato-based, raw vegetable soup that is enjoyed as a starter or light summer meal. Full Story
BUSINESS
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Where old home once stood, Ayer officials see business potential

AYER -- The loudest rumble around Fourth of July was from demolition work, not fireworks. Full Story

 
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TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees.   Full Story