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Second shooting on Blossom Street'This is getting too scary'

Victim in Thursday night's Fitchburg homicide identified
FITCHBURG —Police on Monday were investigating the second shooting in less than a week on lower Blossom Street and whether the gun-violence incidents are related. Full Story
AYER NEWS
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Nashoba valleyTowns come prepared

With rising chemical levels reported, towns reiterate treatment options
AYER — Over a year after first discovering traces of chemical compounds in public water wells, the town is coming closer to buckling down and removing the chemicals from public drinking water. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
(Jon Winkler)
PEPPERELLNew water plant targets iron, manganese levels

PEPPERELL — With concerns of chemical levels rising in two local water pumps, the town is looking to build a filtration plant at the end of Bemis Road. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
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GROTON-TOWNSENDRail trail gets state boost

Baker-Polito Administration announces grants for 71 state projects
GROTON - Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced last week that public trails in over 70 towns - including Groton and Townsend - will have improvement projects funded thanks to $5 million in MassTrails Grants. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
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103-year-old donates journal, lettersResident's memoir offers window to Shirley's past

SHIRLEY — Letters, journals, memoirs, vintage family albums offer glimpses into bygone eras that public records alone can't provide. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend Military BandGiving Tree hosts concert party

TOWNSEND — The North Middlesex Regional High School Giving Tree will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band's Thursday, July 18, concert on the Townsend Common. Full Story
SPORTS
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SUMMER BASKETBALLPepperell league is in full swing

These guys just want to have fun hoopin' it up
PEPPERELL — The basketball season is heating up in town along with the July weather. As the nights turn warmer, basketball competition is getting into full swing. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
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'Phil'Kinnear reveals how he worked with himself as an actor

Actor Greg Kinnear says he knows he's been lucky to have worked with many terrific filmmakers in his career, directors that include Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader and James L. Full Story
BUSINESS
(Courtesy of UMass Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute)
Business and EnvironmentCompany recognized

MSI Transducer Corp. one of nine firms honored at the Statehouse
BOSTON — A Littleton-based manufacturer was named an Industry Champion of Toxics Use Reduction last month at the Massachusetts 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