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  1. Hark, hear the hornsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 10 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Nearly 30 tuba players from all around New England came together to honor a tradition that has been celebrated for decades worldwide. Tuba Christmas is a performance featuring traditional Christmas music specifically arranged for the titular brass instrument.

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  2. Nashoba Tech's decadent dessert tops in MiddlesexRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Students and staff at Nashoba Valley Technical High School's in-school restaurant, The Elegant Chef, resumed their winning ways, taking first place at the annual Taste of Middlesex Food, Beer & Wine Expo, held recently at the Boxboro Regency. The Elegant Chef, consistent winners at the annual Taste of Nashoba, hosted every March by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, took the award for Best Dessert and tied for second for Best Presentation.

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  3. Ayer Shirley students prep for worst with EMT courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The EMT certification course is finishing the first semester of its inaugural year, one of only two high schools in Central Massachusetts to offer the new program. Taught by professional first responders, including firefighters and paramedics, the curriculum teaches the 14 students all aspects of lifesaving and first aid over the two semesters.

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  4. Friendship takes flight for pilot from Lunenburg, Ayer cancer patientRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Dion, of Lunenburg, is a veteran pilot and also a driver for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery, a program that helps patients without a ride get to chemotherapy and other lifesaving treatments. The road to recovery went from asphalt to altitude recently when Dion took Robillard on a private flight.

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  5. Shirley selectman explains vote, urges more transparency in high school field projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    As a member of the Shirley Board of Selectmen, I thought it necessary to explain my justification for not supporting Article One at the Special Town Meeting. The request for $7.1 million for an athletic complex, in which Shirley would spend $2.8 million, seemed unreasonable for several reasons.

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  6. Ayer Shirley's rally falls shortRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Though a loss to Stoneham in last week's MIAA Division 6 state semifinal prevented the Littleton Tigers from achieving the ultimate goal, they still got to close out the 2018 season with a win. The Tigers defeating the Ayer Shirley Panthers in a frigid Route 110 Cup, 20-14, Thursday morning at Ayer Shirley High.

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  7. Recreational pot sales draw crowds on opening dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Hundreds of mainly millennial weed lovers lined up before dawn on a country hillside in western Massachusetts in driving sleet and rain, pitching the Main Street of Leicester into gridlock as legalized recreational marijuana for the masses became a reality here and in Northampton. Veteran Stephen Mandile, his wife Jessica, and Mandile's service Great Dane Syd were first in line when the Cultivate dispensary in Leicester opened at 8 a.m., the drenched air already permeated by the perfume of Mary Jane.

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  8. United Way Youth Venture inspires students at fall kickoff eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The United Way Youth Venture program celebrated students and prepared them for the coming year of efforts to bring change to their communities at the program's inspirational Fall Kickoff event held at Mount Wachusett Community College on Oct. 19. More than 350 students assembled on the MWCC campus to learn how they can create change in their communities through numerous workshops and speakers. These students were from all along the Route 2 belt and include public schools from Fitchburg, Leominster, Winchendon, Ayer, Shirley, Ashburnham, and Westminster.

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  9. Morris went on to greatness on gridiron, but he never forgot deep roots at Ayer HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Ayer High's Jamie Morris runs with the football against Oakmont Regional in his sophomore year, 1981. Morris said he always loved to beat Oakmont.

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  10. Fright NightRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Deep within the twisted woods of Westford lurks a witches' coven that meets in secret every October to practice dark sorcery, releasing tortured ghouls seeking helpless prey to drag away into the cool, crisp night. For much of the year, it's simply the quaint Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Outlook Restaurant and Lounge.

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  11. High school squads entering home stretchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Oakmont's Ashley McElrone throws the ball in during a recent girls' soccer game. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/JOHN LOVE Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

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  12. Saturday is Apple Pie Day in AyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church has a full schedule of upcoming events. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the parish hosts its annual Apple Pie Day.

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  13. Special Town Meeting to address field issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    When the fall Special Town Meeting convenes on Monday with three articles on the warrant, voters will be asked to consider the most costly -- and perhaps the most controversial -- item first. Article 1 seeks a Proposition 21/2 debt exclusion to cover the town's portion of a $7.1 million high school athletic fields project that has been on the drawing board for 18 months and duly laid out in both member towns.

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  14. Suspect, victim named in fatal Ayer stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The 26-year-old Ayer woman charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of her cousin in Ayer on Friday was held without bail Monday during her arraignment at Ayer District Court as more details emerged. Laqwanda Villaronga told police that her cousin, 24-year-old Jonathan Merritt, began "poking" and "taunting" her during an argument last Friday at her apartment home, according to Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Kontz.

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  15. Townsend VFW and Auxiliary host audio essay competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    "Why My Vote Matters" is the theme of this year's Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary. Townsend VFW Post No.

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  16. Ayer man stabbed to death, woman chargedRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    A 24-year-old Ayer man died Friday afternoon after being stabbed by a 26-year-old Ayer woman to whom he is related, and the woman is in police custody pending arraignment on Monday, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Emergency crews in Ayer were called to an apartment complex on Groton School Road in Ayer Friday about 1:18 p.m. by a 911 call reporting a stabbing, according to a press release.

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  17. Holdenwood Trail Run holds 12th event Sunday to aid Ayer Shirley studentsRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The annual Holdenwood Trail Run has enjoyed 11 successful years and is gearing up to make it an even dozen thanks to the continued efforts of organizers and other helping hands, including the Holden family, which donates use of its farm for the event each year and pitches in to help with trail grooming and other preparations. Not to mention the scenic beauty of a 5-mile trail that loops through woods and fields, laced with stone walls and carpeted with pine needles.

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  18. Butterfield earns unanimous nod to lead Westminster Fire Dept.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to appoint him pending successful contract negotiations. Chairman Jim DeLisle called Butterfield that night to tell he got the job, which he accepted.

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  19. It's unanimous: Butterfield is pick for Westminster fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to appoint him pending successful contract negotiations. Chairman Jim DeLisle called Butterfield that night to tell he got the job, which he accepted.

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  20. Murphy finds new home with Holy CrossRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    After all, since leaving Dracut High, where he coached from 2004-07, Murphy has coached at Harvard, Bryant, Saint Anselm, Tufts and now Holy Cross. The longest Murphy has coached anywhere is eight seasons when he was the head coach at Saint Anselm in Manchester, N.H. "I'm very excited to be here," Murphy said.

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