Worker dies from injuries in Ayer explosion

AYER -- An explosion Friday evening at an Ayer commercial building has turned fatal. Two employees were taken to the hospital following the explosion, which occurred around 5:20 p. Full Story

Solar panel zoning passes Ayer Special Town Meeting

By Mina Corpuz mcorpuz@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Residents voted at Monday's Special Town Meeting to accept zoning bylaw changes to allow solar panels and to update Ayer's regulations for development. Full Story
Dressage dreams are coming true for Pepperell rider

PEPPERELL -- Tessa Holloran, a 13-year-old dressage rider from Pepperell, was awarded the 2018 KWPN North America Willy Arts Grant. Full Story
Sawyer earns place of honor at Peace Abbey

GROTON -- Members of the Pages for Peace Foundation, including student peacemakers, attended the March 12 meeting of the Groton Board of Selectmen to display a bronze plaque recently awarded posthumously to Betsy Sawyer by The Peace Abbey of Millis for her outstanding efforts in peace education. Full Story
For 17 minutes, silence for shooting victims

SHIRLEY -- Police cruisers, lights flashing, cordoned off the main entrance at the Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School last Wednesday morning as students stood outside in a biting March wind for 17 minutes. Full Story
A wonderful winter season for local high school teams

As we welcome the start of spring sports here in northern Worcester County -- and as I look out my window here at the farm, I say good luck with that -- let's take a few minutes to review the winter season. Full Story
Egg casserole is an ideal brunch crowd-pleaser

This recipe takes a basic strata in a lighter direction, by omitting butter and enhancing taste buds with a burst of spring vegetables --sweet onion and peas, asparagus, and fresh parsley, plus a zesty cheddar. Full Story
Snake Charmer

Nashoba Park resident Jenny Governile handles a milk snake that was brought to the community for a recent program by The Creature Teachers. Full Story

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