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DUNSTABLETown's oldest resident celebrates 100th birthday

Susan McGovern co-founded McGovern Farm while raising seven children
DUNSTABLE — Surrounded by family members and a sunny spring day, Susan McGovern toasted to a whole century of life in celebrating her 100th birthday on April 7, becoming the town's oldest resident. Full Story
AYER NEWS
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Nashoba valleyTowns come prepared

With rising chemical levels reported, towns reiterate treatment options
AYER — Over a year after first discovering traces of chemical compounds in public water wells, the town is coming closer to buckling down and removing the chemicals from public drinking water. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
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PEPPERELLNew water plant targets iron, manganese levels

PEPPERELL — With concerns of chemical levels rising in two local water pumps, the town is looking to build a filtration plant at the end of Bemis Road. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
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GROTON-TOWNSENDRail trail gets state boost

Baker-Polito Administration announces grants for 71 state projects
GROTON - Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced last week that public trails in over 70 towns - including Groton and Townsend - will have improvement projects funded thanks to $5 million in MassTrails Grants. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
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WORKED IN BILLERICA, SHIRLEYRocco Longo, former town manager, passes away

SHIRLEY — Rocco Longo, a well-known municipal manager who worked in Billerica and later Shirley, died Sunday after a brief illness. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend Military BandGiving Tree hosts concert party

TOWNSEND — The North Middlesex Regional High School Giving Tree will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band's Thursday, July 18, concert on the Townsend Common. Full Story
SPORTS
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SUMMER BASKETBALLPepperell league is in full swing

These guys just want to have fun hoopin' it up
PEPPERELL — The basketball season is heating up in town along with the July weather. As the nights turn warmer, basketball competition is getting into full swing. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
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'Phil'Kinnear reveals how he worked with himself as an actor

Actor Greg Kinnear says he knows he's been lucky to have worked with many terrific filmmakers in his career, directors that include Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader and James L. Full Story
BUSINESS
(Courtesy of UMass Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute)
Business and EnvironmentCompany recognized

MSI Transducer Corp. one of nine firms honored at the Statehouse
BOSTON — A Littleton-based manufacturer was named an Industry Champion of Toxics Use Reduction last month at the Massachusetts Statehouse. 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