AYER NEWS
Pair arraigned in gun-theft investigation

AYER -- One of two suspects in a two-state alleged stolen gun case posted bail at her Wednesday morning arraignment, but remains in custody pending outstanding charges in Nashua, police and court officials said. 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
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley DPW chief named

SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed Brandon Kelly, a former staff engineer for the city of Lowell, as DPW director, fulfilling their long-held goal to shore up and professionally head the Highway Department, which now has four full-timers Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
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Retired Townsend cop, wife killed in N.H. crash

Community mourns veteran officer; alleged wrong-way driver hospitalized
TOWNSEND -- A recently retired police officer and his wife were killed Thursday night in a multi-car crash on a dark New Hampshire highway. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Now serving, wines that were a hit in 2018

It's great to be back, and the new year promises to be very exciting in the wine world. A majority of the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riservas, now aged for more than 60 months, should be coming to market, as well as other long-lived wines that will be sold to consumers for the first time. Full Story
BUSINESS
Main Street Bank promotes Dorian to president and chief operating officer

MARLBORO -- Main Street Bank announced the promotion of Ellen Dorian to president and chief operating officer. 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