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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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PEPPERELL — Another retail marijuana business is looking to establish a presence in town. New England Craft Cultivators has pitched establishing a retail store at 112-114 Main St., home of the previously-vacant Paugus Plaza. The company gave an official presentation during the Board of Selectmen meeting on Feb. 10 and held a community outreach meeting […]
State responds to prisoners’ lawsuit
PEPPERELL – Police seized multiple drugs from a trailer in the Suburban Village mobile home park on Maple Street Wednesday morning. According to a press release from Chief David Scott, officers from the Pepperell, Littleton, Fitchburg and Massachusetts State Police departments executed a search warrant at the trailer on Feb. 5. Police seized under 20 […]
AYER – “The place we all know and love today, how does it make you feel?” Alan Manoian, Ayer’s director of community and economic development, asked that question to more than a dozen residents during a community input sessions at town hall late last month. The town official wasn’t flooded with responses. He asked the […]
GROTON – If you’re hitting the slopes at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Wachusett Mountain or Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire this season, you might notice a group of blue snow jackets flocking the chairlifts and racing downhill. On top of the skill and ease shown by the people wearing those jackets is a unity […]
SHIRLEY – Tensions inside the MCI-Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center have apparently reached a boiling point, with prisoners telling state officials that they are being mistreated by corrections officers. Sen. Jamie Eldridge joined four other government officials in a six-hour visit to the prison on Sunday, Feb. 2 to interview inmates and observe conditions of the facility. […]
HARVARD – Local residents were relying on delivered cases of water Sunday after a broken fire hydrant led to their town water supply being drained. Tim Kilhart, director of Harvard’s Department of Public Works, said on Sunday morning that a car hit a fire hydrant in front of The Bromfield School late Saturday night. That […]
TOWNSEND – In a further effort to improve the local environment, Andrew Shepherd proposed a town-wide ban of polystyrene containers from food and retail stores. Shepherd appeared before the Board of Health Monday evening to further discuss the regulation he originally proposed to the board last year. More than a dozen other people attended the […]
GROTON – The Squannacook River Rail Trail has metaphorically cleared another hurdle by literally clearing land. Squannacook Greenways, Inc., the nonprofit organization that’s been raising money to pay for the trail, announced this month that the trail running from Townsend to West Groton has been fully cleared of trees. This comes about two months after […]