Letters to the Editor

I am a resident of Pepperell and do not support joining the NMRECC with Tewksbury and Dracut. I am in support of regionalization, but wish for our Town to follow the Best Practices set forth by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA). Full Story
Ayer Cultural Council seeks funding proposals, has immediate need for 2 members
The Ayer Cultural Council (ACC) has set an Oct. 16 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community: arts, humanities, and science programs. Full Story

DANA MILBANK: NRA 'recreation'? Assault rifles, armor-piercing bullets
WASHINGTON -- The days are growing colder, and soon millions of American hunters will pursue a time-honored tradition. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Judge removes impound order; some records on Groton slayings will be released

AYER - Some court records related to a Groton quadruple-murder case will be made public, after an Ayer District Court judge on Wednesday rescinded her impoundment of those documents. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Cuddle with a cria for Alpaca Farm Days in Harvard

HARVARD -- Matthew and Amy Varrell started with just eight alpacas a year ago. After nature took its course and a few more acquisitions, their herd is now up to 16. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley voters approve debt exclusion for ladder truck

SHIRLEY -- A new ladder truck will soon be on its way to town. Voters at a special town election with one question on the ballot approved a debt exclusion 286 to 141.  Full Story