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Deep-fried turkey perfected in Ayer

AYER -- Nothing says family like a big, sit-down meal. The Basile family celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday in style, inviting the 160 or so employees of their company, Catania Oils, to lunch. In the parking lot. Where else can they safely deep fry 10 turkeys? Resident turkey fryer, Kevin Cyr,


Meet Ayer's new police sergeant

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- A six-year veteran of the Police Department took a new oath and received a new badge during a pinning ceremony on Nov. 6. Eric J. Pearson is the town's newest sergeant. Town Clerk Susan Copeland swore him in. His wife Melissa pinned the bad


Stratton Players presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

FITCHBURG -- The Stratton Players announces its upcoming production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", a Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson. The show is directed by John Williams and will be presented for six performances on Friday, Nov. 24, Saturday, Nov. 25, Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:32:35

Guest Commentary: Our future needs help now

Acton and Boxborough residents - residents, parents, grandparents, nonparents - all need to be aware that some children are not being given equal access and opportunity in our schools. We need to remedy this situation, as I am certain that no one wants this to continue in our towns. We need you to a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 17:18:29

Harvard Pilgrim announces 9/11 Mini-Grant program

WELLESLEY - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced that At Home and Afar in Wayland was awarded $500 from the Foundation's Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. Jennifer Borus, an employee of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, nominated the organization for the award. Funds will be used

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 18:39:09

Light at end of the tunnel for powerless community center

LANCASTER - The Community Center lost power during the Oct. 30 wind and rain storm and has remained dark since. Selectmen arranged an update on the situation during their Monday night meeting in the Dexter Room at the Thayer Memorial Library. National Grid Community Affairs representative Scott Farr

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

DAR recognizes Vietnam War veterans' spouses

Gail Cunningham looks at her certificate. DAVID DORE PHOTO For Elaine Perreault, organizing a Certificate of Honor Ceremony for the spouses of Vietnam War veterans had personal significance. "I've taken it on personally because my husband served one tour in Vietnam, and I'm fortunate that he came ba

LEOMINSTERCHAMP.COM - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

'Ambush' censure for mayor

LEOMINSTER -- Mayor Dean Mazzarella was censured by five of his fellow School Committee members Monday, following their complaints of his public criticism of them and their handling of the fiscal 2018 school budget. Leominster "This is what you call an ambush," Mazzarella said toward the end of th

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 11:32:07

Wasilla High's Ford earns Rotary teacher of the year award

WASILLA - Nathan Ford has been teaching and coaching in the Valley for 26 years and at Wasilla High School for 20 years. He's coached track and field, basketball, football, soccer and wrestling and instructed classes like Health and Outdoor Recreation. In the past two decades, he's left a lasting im

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-11-24 16:50:00

Wasilla man sentenced for sex trafficking through force, fraud, coercion

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man from Wasilla was sentenced on Tuesday for crimes the judge presiding over the case called "incredibly manipulative, coercive, and demeaning." The case dates back to an arrest made in January of 2016. At that time, troopers arrested Terry Lee Keehn II, 44, of Wasilla, for se

KTUU - 2017-11-23 16:03:00

Festive events light up Southcentral Alaska's holiday season

As Thanksgiving leftovers are packed away into bellies and refrigerators, many people's thoughts turn to Christmas decorations and lights. There are a number of festive lights-involved events (and other holiday-themed family events) going on in Southcentral Alaska. Here are some of them: Anchorage D

KTUU - 2017-11-24 19:10:00

2017 Mat-Su and Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries summery and update

All concerned with Mat-Su and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries and willing to participate in a dialogue with Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff are invited to attend a public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at Fire Station 61 on the Corner of Swanson Avenue and Lucille Street

FRONTIERSMAN - 2017-11-24 10:54:00

WATCH: Colony High performs in the 2017 Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (KTUU) - For a few minutes, Colony High's band graced televisions across the country as they marched in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. For family and friends in Alaska, that video can be viewed above. In addition to the band's big TV debut, a former band member waved on screen for a moment a

KTUU - 2017-11-23 19:33:00

Assemblywoman looks to grow neighborhood watch

Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski, left, and Jeff Hartley describe a new neighborhood watch program during a meeting of the Chugiak Community Council Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the Elsie Oberg Community Center in Chugiak. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth) Civilian crime fighting efforts continue to

ALASKA STAR - 2017-11-24 20:47:49

Christmas Towne returns to Chugiak

Santa's helpers have been busily hanging Christmas decorations and stringing up lights at a Boy Scout camp in Chugiak, which for the second year is being transformed into a temporary holiday village. "We're putting on the final touches," Christmas Towne owner Cortney Moore said Monday, four days bef

ALASKA STAR - 2017-11-24 02:55:30

Shop Talk: In a recession, Skinny Raven rethinks how to measure success

This is an installment of Shop Talk, an occasional series of interviews with business owners in Alaska, focusing on the state economy and how it is affecting them. At running specialty store Skinny Raven Sports, new owner Daniel Greenhalgh is fed up with stories about Alaska's recession. The tough

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-25 01:40:57

Police: Man arrested after letting 8-year-old child drive, causing crash

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A man is facing a number of charges after police say he let an eight-year-old child drive a vehicle. Brett Reynolds, 36, is accused of taking his mother's vehicle, without permission, and let the child sit on his lap, unbelted and steer the car while he was working the ped

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-11-24 16:02:19

Coroner: 2-year-old dies after getting neck stuck in car window

OCONEE CO., S.C. (WSPA) - A two-year-old Laurens County boy has died after accidentally getting his neck stuck in a truck window, according to the Oconee County Coroner's Office. McCarson Allen Porter was pronounced dead at Oconee Memorial Hospital at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the coroner

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-11-24 21:23:24

NYSP arrest man accused of sexually abusing two children

RICHMONDVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York State Police arrested a man on sexual abuse charges following an investigation. Police say Jose Bruno, 29, is accused of sexually abusing two children under the age of 10. He was charged with first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Bruno

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-11-24 19:37:29

Colonie police arrest 62-year-old man for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girls

COLONIE - Police arrested a 62-year-old man for trying to meet two 13 year old girls for sex. According to Colonie police Lt. Robert Winn, Joseph Watkins texted one of the girls, a resident of Watervliet, in what appears to have been a wrong number. He was told the phone belonged to an underage girl

SPOTLIGHTNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 17:37:13