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Granted, science students have an edge

PALMER – While many students at Palmer High School take more science classes than are necessary to receive their diplomas, there’s only so much they can learn in a dry lab or from a textbook, said science teacher Jennifer Martin.
In truth, they need updated equipment and materials, as well as a curriculum that not only teaches them basic principles but also prepares them for further study – and a potential career – in biotechnology and other growing fields. READ MORE


While writing a preview for a blood bank fundraising story last year, this newspaper had the opportunity to meet 15-year-old Lisa Hartley who at the time had been recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
After that, her mother asked if we would follow her through her journey through treatment. She's been really strong through this entire battle, until more recently when we learned that the cancer had returned and there were more tumors. And another battle, another unexpected one to wage.
At this point, she's not feeling like that strong Lisa that was depicted in the beginning of the series and really needs encouragement and to know that she has support. I'm hoping that people will help share this photo so that she'll see and know that we're behind her and it'll help at least lift her spirits.
Stay strong Lisa. #TeamLisaStrong
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Rev. Bruce Prestwood-Taylor of Second Congregational Church delivers the invocation at Palmer's Memorial Day ceremonies at the Honor Roll Memorial outside of Converse Middle School on Monday, May 25. ... See MoreSee Less

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Recently, officials from the town of Ware crafted a letter to the Palmer Planning Board requesting they expedite a noise study on the recently opened Palmer Motorsports Park. We would like to hear from our readers: What do you believe this noise study will determine? ... See MoreSee Less

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