Road-rage suspect from Ayer held on bail

AYER -- One man says he was reporting an erratic driver to his company and to police. The other man says he was being approached by a man who had flashed an obscene gesture at him, and drew his gun to protect himself. Full Story
Hillman retains seat on Ayer Board of Selectmen

By Anne O'Connor AYER -- Four contested seats were at stake on the spring town election ballot. Full Story
Others offer funds as Prest donates own funds for Groton pond cleanup

By Chris Lisinski GROTON -- The Board of Selectmen debate had trudged on for the better part of half an hour, full of attendees from different groups and even more full of warm, stuffy air, when Finance Committee member Art Prest single-handedly ended it. Full Story
Shirley health board: Trash-collection numbers add up

SHIRLEY -- The Board of Health at its monthly meeting Monday night addressed a couple of questions that resident Tim Hatch had raised at annual Town Meeting on Saturday when the board's budget was being discussed. Full Story
Convicted killer seeks parole in 2001 Townsend slaying

LOWELL -- Hoping for freedom after 15 years in prison, convicted killer Matthew Lavoie sat before the state Parole Board and blamed his accomplice for the 2001 fatal shooting and incineration of Westley VaanAnen in Townsend. Full Story
By Ed Niser DEVENS -- Distance running was not what Parker Charter senior Zach Rolfe always wanted to compete in. Full Story
Nature isn't the only green feature at Oxbow

DEVENS -- Sustainability is a big part of the present and the future in this community managed by MassDevelopment. Full Story