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Stitch by stitch, a warm embrace

Townsend's 'Crazy Quilters' rally for children forced out by fire
TOWNSEND -- A group of senior citizens used their hobby to help children displaced by the fire at the Pine Ridge Estates apartment complex earlier this month by making and donating 13 quilts to Full Story
Curtain lifts for students on District Arts Night

AYER -- The Ayer Shirley Regional High School main entrance was well lit but not blazing with light, lending an atmosphere that was inviting, intriguing and eventful as parents, students, staff members and others turned out in significant numbers for the K-12 District Arts Night, radiating a vibe that landed somewhere between a gallery exhibit and Full Story
Revolutionary performance as America's first female soldier

PEPPERELL -- With Patriots Day fast approaching, Judith Kalaora will visit Varnum Brook Elementary School Auditorium, 10 Hollis Street, on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p. Full Story
Senior Center gets a lift from bank's $15,000 grant

GROTON -- The construction of a new senior center is still rolling along with the help of a recent $15,000 gift from the Middlesex Savings Bank. Full Story
Selectmen violated Open Meeting Law

SHIRLEY -- An Open Meeting Law complaint by former town volunteer Bryan Dumont against the Shirley Board of Selectmen recently was resolved, and mostly in Dumont's favor. Full Story
Ex-police sergeant sues administrator

TOWNSEND -- Randy Girard, a former sergeant for the Police Department, is now suing the town and Administrator James Kreidler for allegedly denying civil rights and interfering with his job. Full Story
River Hawks depart the scene with desultory home loss to BU Terriers

By David Pevear Voice Correspondent LOWELL -- The UMass Lowell hockey season came to a sudden, unexpected end on Sunday when the River Hawks lost to Boston University in the rubber game of their best-of-3 Hockey East quarterfinal series at the Tsongas Center. Full Story
Take me down to Paradise City

Ushered in with the equinox, the silver anniversary of the Paradise City Arts Festivals will be marked by familiar works of wearable, hangable, sit-on-able and decorative pieces from around the country. Full Story

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