AYER NEWS
Ayer Shirley students already on road to science careers

Ayer Shirley Regional High School students Shaizee Valentin-Feliciano and Jacob Miska come from disparate backgrounds but they have much in common. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Man pleads guilty in Pepperell motor-vehicle homicide case

LOWELL -- More than three years after Kendall Van Schoick was killed in an early-morning car accident in Pepperell, Schoick's friend, the 23-year-old driver, will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to motor-vehicle homicide. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Groton-Dunstable choir cancels Easter performance at Italian basilica under threat of lawsuit

GROTON -- When the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Chorus was booked for their second performance tour of Italy and Croatia, one of the highlights was an Easter performance at St. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Injunction denied: Shirley recall election will go on

LOWELL -- A superior court judge on Thursday denied a preliminary injunction that was a last-ditch legal effort to thwart the recall election of two Shirley selectmen at the end of the month. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend officer in probe reached deal with the town

TOWNSEND -- A longtime police sergeant resigned last month while under investigation for allegedly performing unlawful background checks on civilians, and in doing so, he reached an agreement that prevents the town from referring any matter involving him to the state Attorney General's office. Full Story