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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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DEVENS – After nearly two years of collecting samples and gathering data, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced progress in filtering out chemical compounds in local water supplies. Last Thursday’s meeting of the Devens Restoration Advisory Board featured another update of the engineers’ investigation into traces of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or […]
PEPPERELL – After a contentious set of public hearings and taking a week to overlook additional information, the Board of Selectmen unanimously deemed two local dogs dangerous, and voted to euthanize one and have the other be restrained. The two dogs, a German shepard mix named Simba and a Vizsla-Hound mix named Brady, were allegedly […]
AYER – Imagine all of the times one needs to get flowers: a boyfriend rushing to grab some roses to make up for a late date, kids grabbing a collection of violets to surprise their mom for Mother’s Day, people picking out a display to bring to a funeral in honor of a beloved family […]
TOWNSEND – With snow and ice in the forecast for this weekend and spring training still weeks away, baseball fever has yet to grip the Nashoba Valley.  Fortunately, local kids can get a head start on the pros with some winter training starting this month. It’s all thanks to Jessica Fellows. The 42-year-old local resident […]
With the MCI-Souza-Baranowski maximum-security prison still in lockdown as of Wednesday after three correction officers were beaten by inmates last Friday, state officials and local residents have conflicting feelings about how safe the jail is for those inside and outside its walls.