Trahan: Shutdown 'unconscionable'

DEVENS -- After touring a lab showcasing military-camp innovation at Devens on Friday, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan met two federal corrections employees working without a paycheck due to the partial government shutdown, a situation she called Full Story
AYER NEWS
New kids on the blocks, Space Cats build on success

AYER -- The Space Cats fourth- and fifth-grade students of the Lego Robotics Club at Page Hilltop Elementary School have been working together only since October, but they are clearly a team. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Officers raise big money to benefit charity

BOSTON -- The Pepperell Police Department received a certificate of appreciation on Friday, Jan. 4, for the department's fundraising efforts during the 2018 First Responder No-Shave fundraiser benefiting Home Base, a Red Sox foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
A BRAND-NEW CHAIN OF EVENTS AT DUNKIN'

GROTON -- There is a doughnut hole in the new coffee shop at Four Corners. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
TAYBS clinics open for Feb.

TOWNSEND -- The first month of Townsend Ashby Youth Baseball & Softball winter clinics are going strong and registration has begun for clinics in February. Full Story
SPORTS
Ayer Shirley gets the jump on Maynard behind Murphy, Hart

The Ayer Shirley girls basketball team got a combined 34 points from Riley Murphy and Katie Hart and cruised to a 48-39 Midland-Wachusett League victory over Maynard on Tuesday night. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
It's no mystery, Poirot would love this meal

If you're thinking of doing something new and exciting in the new year, why not go on an adventurous food and wine tour -- from home. Full Story
BUSINESS
Brookside Grill cooks up quite the buzz

SHIRLEY -- Buzz about the new restaurant in town began last summer, when Ryan DeWolf came to the Board of Selectmen with his plans. 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