AYER NEWS
Ayer man accused in friend's death will remain under house arrest

WOBURN -- A 29-year-old Ayer man accused of punching a former friend who fell backward, struck his head, and died of a head injury, will remain on house arrest at his sister's home in Chelmsford. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Eagle Scout restores Pepperell Pound

PEPPERELL -- Boy Scout Troop 26 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Ryan Thomson on Dec. 30 at the Pepperell Community Center. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
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Anatomy of a homicide: Groton chief details shock to department

DEVENS -- On a pleasant Friday evening in September, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma had one simple task on his mind: grilling hamburgers. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Shirley loans fire engine to Ashburnham

ASHBURNHAM -- After the town's newest fire engine was damaged in an early January crash, the Shirley Fire Department lent the department an engine while its pumper tanker is repaired. Full Story
SPORTS
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North Middlesex's Beauregard celebrates 1,000-point milestone

TOWNSEND -- On a night reserved for North Middlesex Regional sharpshooter Hadley Beauregard and a long-awaited crowning achievement, it was visiting Lunenburg's full-court press which stole the headlines. 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