AYER NEWS
(Michael J. Lutch)
Ayer musician, 16, will perform with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra

Leigh Wilson of Ayer, 16, a percussionist, will be among more than 100 young musicians from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras performing Bizet's popular opera, "Carmen. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Eagle Scout restores Pepperell Pound

PEPPERELL -- Boy Scout Troop 26 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Ryan Thomson on Dec. 30 at the Pepperell Community Center. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
(Julia Malakie)
Anatomy of a homicide: Groton chief details shock to department

DEVENS -- On a pleasant Friday evening in September, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma had one simple task on his mind: grilling hamburgers. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley loans fire engine to Ashburnham

ASHBURNHAM -- After the town's newest fire engine was damaged in an early January crash, the Shirley Fire Department lent the department an engine while its pumper tanker is repaired. Full Story
SPORTS
Don't discount Jaguars' chances vs. Patriots

And so it seems that while the song has changed a bit, the tune remains the same in the AFC as the New England Patriots again find themselves vying for a conference title next weekend.  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