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A robotics team in every school? Ayer Shirley students bring dream to governor

AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional High School FIRST Robotics Team has launched an original initiative called MASSFIRST, the aim of which is to introduce FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs in school districts statewide. Full Story
Nashoba Tech Cosmetology seniors treat Pepperell seniors

Seniors met seniors recently when 12th-graders in Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Cosmetology program, including Natasha Suero of Pepperell, recently traveled to the Pepperell Senior Center to treat seniors, including Jean Reme, who is 96 Full Story
Bring bluebirds happiness, in a box

Shopping at a local market I asked the customer near me, "I apologize for asking, but I'm just curious, what do you use 20 pounds of wheat bran for? Full Story
Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable make a Community Compact

By Anne O'Connor AYER -- Ayer, Shirley and Dunstable joined the ranks of Massachusetts municipalities that have signed Community Compact agreements with the state, agreeing to implement best practices in exchange for state assistance. Full Story
Stockbridge chief lone finalist for top Townsend post

TOWNSEND -- Stockbridge's police chief is the sole candidate for the top Townsend police post. Robert Eaton was the unanimous choice of the Police Chief Screening Committee and an informal residents' committee that interviewed three candidates on Full Story
Longmeadow edges G-D

By Ed Niser GROTON -- Allowing a first-period goal inside of two minutes can be demoralizing for any team -- regardless of its skill. Full Story
Nashoba Valley Calendar

February 5 The Seventh Annual Festival of One-Act Plays: Groton-Dunstable High School. Performances will be in the Black Box on February 5 at 7 p. Full Story
Tsongas, Donoghue visit recently-expanded Masy BioServices

By Anne O'Connor PEPPERELL -- After a recent expansion into a neighboring building, Masy BioServices Inc. Full Story