Townsend Police Dept. probe unveiled to 200 residents

TOWNSEND -- Townsend police employees conducted one background check without proper justification on an individual applying for a job with the town, according to a state report released at a crowded Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday that answered Full Story
AYER NEWS
What is ahead for commuter parking in Ayer?

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Residents got a first look at three concept plans for commuter rail parking which includes improved access to the train platform. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell budgets for growth in FY'18

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- The budget for the next fiscal year is balanced and revenue is growing. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
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Groton Place has gone to the dogs! (VIDEO)

GROTON -- When is the dog park not a dog park?  Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
From no new plow to over $400k in capital items in just three years

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com SHIRLEY -- When the town administrator prepared a state-of-the-town presentation at the request of the senior center, she was surprised at how much the town's financial picture has improved over the past three years. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend will allow public comment, release police investigation, at selectmen's meeting

TOWNSEND -- One week after an overflow crowd of residents demanded the chance to voice their concerns, Townsend's Board of Selectmen will use a large auditorium to release information about an investigation into the police department and then hear public comments. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
IN GOOD TASTE: Soothe the cold weather blues with a bowl of pho

The northeast blasted with snow again! Being cooped up inside encourages germs and colds. Remedy? Savor a steamy bowl of brothy, delicous soup, the best comforting medicine. Full Story
BUSINESS
ACTION! Film workers make their case to keep industry tax credit

BOSTON -- "Quiet on the set!" a director yelled. It's a common phrase heard in a film studio or somewhere on location, but not usually in the 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