AYER NEWS
Drama students are making Ayer's master plan performance art

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Ever wonder what the excitement in master planning is all about? Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Swastikas, racist graffiti found at Bromfield School

HARVARD -- Police were notified Friday morning that a rock in front of The Bromfield School in Harvard was vandalized with swastikas and other offensive vandalism. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
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Lead and copper found in two North Middlesex schools' water

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com One school water tap was found to have an elevated level of lead and two showed elevated copper levels in schools in Townsend and Pepperell during a voluntary test done in December. Full Story
 
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Utility plans vote on New York offshore wind project

01/17/2017 03:50 PM EST
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York utility is set to vote later this month on a plan to construct an offshore wind farm off eastern Long Island. 
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Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out
01/17/2017 06:37 AM EST - LONDON (AP) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter — instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka. Full Story

Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push
01/17/2017 05:22 AM EST - BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field. Full Story

Court revives suit alleging Apple monopoly on iPhone apps
01/16/2017 11:50 AM EST - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing Apple of having an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps. Full Story

Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions
01/16/2017 11:50 AM EST - BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. Full Story

Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany
01/15/2017 06:40 PM EST - BERLIN (AP) — Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election. Full Story

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment
01/15/2017 12:20 AM EST - JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm. Full Story