AYER NEWS
TEDDY BEARS CARRY HUGS FOR DETAINED CHILDREN

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Heidi Creighton just sent out her first 100 hugs to detained children in Texas. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Unsung Heroines from Ayer, Pepperell honored

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com One is running an extensive campaign to create a monument to soldiers killed in the Global War on Terror. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Lunenburg's Luth picked as Groton police chief

GROTON -- The search for a new police chief is over ias the Select Board voted unanimously, 5-0, in favor of Lunenburg Police Lieutenant Michael Luth, who was born and raised in Groton. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley gravestones restored by a pro

SHIRLEY -- Eight gravestones in the oldest part of the historic Town Center Cemetery that were in rough shape not long ago look much better now, thanks to an ongoing restoration project by the Cemetery Committee and to the savvy, can-do professional Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Refreshing soup made in a blender

Gazpacho made of pureed raw veggies and served chilled, is refreshing on hot summer days! Originating from Andalusia, Spain, located in the southern region, gazpacho is a tomato-based, raw vegetable soup that is enjoyed as a starter or light summer meal. Full Story
BUSINESS
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Where old home once stood, Ayer officials see business potential

AYER -- The loudest rumble around Fourth of July was from demolition work, not fireworks. Full Story

 
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TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees.   Full Story