Capital items requested for 2018 Ayer budget

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER --Voters will get to decide if the town should fund four big-ticket items through a debt exclusion. Full Story
Harvard Library will host Gloss talk on rare books

HARVARD -- Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston's Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk February 28, at 7 p. Full Story
Tyler to lead Pepperell Fire Dept. as 'strong chief'

Pepperell -- The Pepperell Fire Department will have a new ship with the same captain, following Monday's selectmen meeting where Toby Tyler was appointed to be the next fire chief. Full Story
17,000 AT&T workers will come back on the job Thursday

03/23/2017 11:23 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. 
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ABC News says 3 of its Twitter accounts were hacked
03/23/2017 11:53 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. Full Story

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos
03/22/2017 07:00 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. Full Story

17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike
03/22/2017 03:05 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing AT&T workers says about 17,000 employees in California and Nevada have gone on strike. Full Story

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race
03/21/2017 08:59 PM EDT - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Full Story

Wells Fargo: All ATMs will take phone codes, not just cards
03/21/2017 04:04 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards. Full Story

Wal-Mart launches incubator lab to house startups
03/21/2017 01:54 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon. Full Story