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DeWolf honored for earning Eagle Scout badge

AYER — The Board of Selectmen has honored Ryan DeWolf with a certificate of recognition for earning his Eagle Scout badge.

For his community project, DeWolf repaired and replaced the home-side bleachers at the Ayer Middle-High School football field.

He did the repairs and installation himself and hosted a golf tournament to raise $7,000 for the project.

“You should be proud of yourself,” Selectman Gary Luca said at the board’s June 3 meeting. “This is a tremendous accomplishment.”

DeWolf, a member of the Ayer Fire Department-sponsored Troop 3, is the 40th member of his troop to become an Eagle Scout. — Gayle Simone

Senior housing at Pleasant Street School near construction

AYER — The senior-housing project at Pleasant Street School is inching closer to construction, according to Kenneth Martin, director of the Housing Authority.

“We’re probably at the five-yard line,” he said. “We’re putting all the mortgage paperwork together, and then it will probably be another four to six weeks before construction can start.”

Selectman Cornelius “Connie” Sullivan laughed at the analogy during the June 3 Board of Selectmen meeting. He took the opportunity to give one of his own.

“If you’re at the five-yard line, I hope you are going to go for the (touchdown) and not punt.”

The building is going to be one the whole town can be proud of, said Martin.

Selectman Richard Gilles moved that the board sign the deed the residents approved at the 2005 Annual Town Meeting. The motion passed unanimously. — Gayle Simone

Suhoski aims to fill vacancies

AYER — In an effort to ensure all of the town’s boards, commissions and committees have complete memberships, town administrator Shaun Suhoski has submitted a list to each department head and the Board of Selectmen.

“I’m not looking for a vote tonight,” Suhoski said at the June selectmen meeting. “This is just a list so we can fill any vacancies.”

Current openings are single vacancies for the Building Department fence viewer, Finance Committee, Personnel Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Industrial Department Finance Authority; two vacancies on the Communications Committee; three on the Ayer Public Access Corp. and Capital Planning and Recycling committees; and five on the Commission on Disabilities.

Selectmen Chairman Carolyn McCreary said she would like to work in conjunction with selectmen Secretary Janet Lewis to have the information put on the town’s Web site to generate interest and be proactive in filling the positions. — Gayle Simone

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