Service dog is Pepperell girl's new best friend

PEPPERELL -- Livi's dog does all the things that a little girl could dream of a dog doing. Three days into living with his new family, Romeo has made himself at home. He has gone on a tour of the 10-year-old's closet seeing all of her favorite clothes, plays on the floor with her and sleeps on the bed.  Full Story
AYER NEWS
Cleaner water in Ayer starts with rain gardens

AYER -- Some fancy-sounding things are in the works that will remove nasty stuff from rainwater and slow down the amount of pollution ending up in the ponds. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell student is in top 10 of Massachusetts Letters About Literature contest

WESTFORD -- A letter written by a student from Nashoba Valley Technical High School was among the top 10 out of more than 3,000 entrants across the state in the recent Massachusetts Letters About Literature Competition. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
DA donates drug collection box

GROTON -- District Attorney Marian Ryan recently addressed about 100 seniors at the annual Groton Senior Picnic District Attorney to educate them on the risks of the opioid epidemic, and donated a drug collection box to for proper disposal of unwanted and unused prescription medication. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Benson will discuss carbon-pricing bill at Shirley forum

SHIRLEY -- The Shirley, Ayer, Lunenburg, and Littleton Democratic Town Committees and the Indivisible Groton Area StateWatch Committee are holding a public forum with 37th Middlesex District Representative Jennifer Benson on June 29, 7 to 8:30 p. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend Military Band to hold pre-Independence Day concert

TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Military Band will play a special pre-Independence Day Concert on the Townsend Common on Thursday evening, June 29, featuring many popular American tunes. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Believe the hype on Hipperia

Spanish winemakers are crafting beautiful, inexpensive wines, and their products continue to grow market share in the United States and the rest of the world. Full Story
BUSINESS
Revenue-hungry pols mull popular sales tax holiday

BOSTON -- A two-day sales tax holiday, which has taken place nearly every year for more than a decade, is a lifeline for shops swamped with competition by online retailers that are always a few clicks 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