• Ayer DPW puts teenagers to work - 08/18/2017 12:40 PM EDT
  • NFL's first female coach at Groton camp - 08/18/2017 01:48 PM EDT
  • Townsend EMT wins scholarship - 08/18/2017 12:07 PM EDT
  • Water weeds, you've met your match - 08/14/2017 09:53 AM EDT
    Rat-infested illegal rooming houses found unfit for human habitation

    08/18/2017 11:10 AM EDT
    AYER -- Two homes were condemned, found unfit for human habitation, in March after a report from a visiting nurse. 
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    Recallers want Townsend to pay their legal fees
    08/18/2017 11:23 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Residents who sought a recall of two selectmen earlier this year appear to be continuing the fight months after courts blocked their efforts, hoping to appeal the decision again -- and get the town to cover their tens of thousands of dollars in legal expenses. Full Story

    Daylong hunt for bull on the run ends with dusk in Ayer
    08/17/2017 09:08 AM EDT - AYER -- Michele Clements has seen a moose walk through her back yard on Mulberry Circle, and even a black bear. Full Story

    Shirley firefighters hop on motorcycles Saturday to help military, veterans
    08/18/2017 11:34 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Hose Co. #1, a private fundraising association within the fire department that counts all the town's firefighters as members, will host its 8th annual Motorcycle Ride on Saturday morning. Full Story

    Fired Shirley officer returns as lieutenant
    08/18/2017 02:02 PM EDT - SHIRLEY -- Alfreda Cromwell, fired from the police department in November, returned to the department today. Full Story

    Water weeds, you've met your match
    08/14/2017 09:53 AM EDT - Editor's note: This is the latest in The Sun's "Be a Volunteer" series, focusing on people who join community nonprofits. Full Story

    08/11/2017 11:40 AM EDT - SHIRLEY -- The new police chief plans to continue to do what he has done for the past 14 years: serve the community. Full Story

    Devens centennial brings military history to life
    08/11/2017 02:44 PM EDT - DEVENS -- Uniformed re-enactors and civilians alike gathered at the quadrangle behind the Fort Devens Museum on Saturday to honor the centennial of Camp Devens, as well as the United States' entry into World War I. Full Story

    Fountain may return to Depot Square (VIDEO)
    08/10/2017 12:06 PM EDT - AYER -- Some of us see things that aren't there -- yet. A bustling Depot Square, with a fountain and park, a destination in its own right, is in Alan Manoian's eye. The director of community and economic development is working hard to make it happen.  Full Story

    U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will not seek re-election in 2018
    08/09/2017 05:24 PM EDT - LOWELL -- U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, who followed in her late husband's footprints to represent Greater Lowell in Congress for more than a decade, announced Wednesday she will not be a candidate for re-election in 2018. Full Story