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Jon Winkler

Jon Winkler is a 25-year-old reporter covering government, education and human interest in Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend for the Nashoba Valley Voice. He previously covered education and local government in East Hampton and Southampton, New York. Jon is a New England original, born in Nashua and raised in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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Nashoba Valley municipal managers bullish on local budgets
GROTON — Town officials are still cleaning up knocked-down trees from residential streets after a storm raged through the Nashoba Valley area last week. Glenn Field, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said on Monday that the NWS is “90%” certain that a “strong microburst” of wind with thunder, lightning and heavy […]
AYER — The Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit will be fully staffed next week as its owner is bringing its ICU nurses back to work locally. This comes over a month after Steward Health Care, the Dallas-based for-profit health care corporation that owns NVMC, suspended patient admissions to the ICU unit and sent […]
Outdoor water ban begins Friday in Ayer
GROTON – April is usually a busy time for Cyndi Labbe. As the owner of Enchanted Animal Parties, the 43-year-old described the month as “full-swing” business-wise. She said this month its when her phone is usually ringing off the hook with calls from people asking for ponies or goats or other farm animals for school […]
GROTON – For 21 years, Peter Cunningham served on the local Select Board on behalf of the community. After a three year break, Cunningham is looking to step-up again. Last Friday, the 71-year-old announced his write-in candidacy to rejoin the Select Board at the town election scheduled for June 9. Cunningham will face incumbents Rebecca […]
PEPPERELL – Police are looking to identify a woman who allegedly stole and forged checks to make fraudulent purchases. Chief David Scott said in a press release that police believe this woman stole personal checks from the mailboxes of local residents, along with other people from Dunstable and Westford. Residents in those towns reported fraudulent […]
AYER – School doors may still be closed, but that didn’t stop students and staff of the Ayer-Shirley Regional School District from showing mutual feelings of missing each other. The district put on “We Are Together,” a district-wide parade held on Wednesday, April 22. The parade involved local police and fire vehicles escorting cars driven […]
BOSTON – Three state elected officials, including Senator Jamie Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, filed legislation last week to give immigrant families financial support during the difficult times of coronavirus. Eldridge and Rep. Ruth Balser and Liz Miranda filed the Immigrant Taxpayers Stimulus Act on Tuesday, April 21. The bill was composed and filed as a […]