She works so kids can playTownsend playground a mission for Cynthia Schuster

Editor's note: This is the latest in The Sun's "Be a Volunteers" series, focusing on people who join community nonprofits.

TOWNSEND -- What says a summer day more than the carefree sound of children playing?

Kids Kountry Playground has big, fantastical slides and climbing areas and enclosed chutes. It has a sandbox piled with toys, swings in two  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
She works so kids can playTownsend playground a mission for Cynthia Schuster

Editor's note: This is the latest in The Sun's "Be a Volunteers" series, focusing on people who join community nonprofits.

TOWNSEND -- What says a summer day more than the carefree sound of children playing?

Kids Kountry Playground has big, fantastical slides and climbing areas and enclosed chutes. It has a sandbox piled with toys, swings in two  Full Story

LIFESTYLES
Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk

BOSTON (AP) -- You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds. The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Full Story
BUSINESS
Fireworks ads all over -- but yes, say police: It's still illegal

Mass. law doesn't stop marketing campaigns south of border
LOWELL -- You hear it every year around this time: "Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts." While public safety officials yet again rev up their campaign to keep fireworks out of the state, it probably doesn't help that fireworks companies 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