Master Mason becomes amateur woodworker at Caleb Butler Lodge

First in a two-part series about local Masons and their time-honored traditions SHIRLEY -- When Gary Trollope joined the Caleb Butler Masonic Lodge four years ago, he had retired from decades-long careers in the military and the high tech industry and was seeking new paths to pursue. Full Story
AYER NEWS
5-alarm fire destroys Ayer apartment house

AYER -- A five-alarm fire on East Main Street that left several people without a home Sunday afternoon was started by careless disposal of smoking materials. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell's Auto Clinic expands service department

PEPPERELL -- Auto Clinic owner Bill Murphy has always invested in the success of his business, from ongoing training for his technicians, to acquiring state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, to preparing his son -- from age 2 -- to one day take over the business. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Lunenburg's Luth picked as Groton police chief

GROTON -- The search for a new police chief is over ias the Select Board voted unanimously, 5-0, in favor of Lunenburg Police Lieutenant Michael Luth, who was born and raised in Groton. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Master Mason becomes amateur woodworker at Caleb Butler Lodge

First in a two-part series about local Masons and their time-honored traditions SHIRLEY -- When Gary Trollope joined the Caleb Butler Masonic Lodge four years ago, he had retired from decades-long careers in the military and the high tech industry and was seeking new paths to pursue. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
In Good Taste: A brilliant combo: Strawberry rhubarb pie

Rhubarb, one of the earliest vegetables harvested in New England May through July, adds a tart flavor in combination with mid-June locally grown strawberries for this delicious pie shared by Jennifer Brilliant. Full Story
BUSINESS
Blood Farm slapped with 2-week shutdown after employee abuses pig

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- After a Blood Farm employee was seen allegedly hitting a pig destined for slaughter in the head, a federal Food Service Inspection Service inspector warned him the abuse was unacceptable. 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