Master Mason becomes amateur woodworker at Caleb Butler Lodge

06/21/2018 11:05 AM EDT
First in a two-part series about local Masons and their time-honored traditions SHIRLEY -- When Gary Trollope joined the Caleb Butler Masonic Lodge four years ago, he had retired from decades-long careers in the military and the high tech industry and was seeking new paths to pursue. 
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Lunenburg's Luth picked as Groton police chief
06/21/2018 10:22 AM EDT - GROTON -- The search for a new police chief is over ias the Select Board voted unanimously, 5-0, in favor of Lunenburg Police Lieutenant Michael Luth, who was born and raised in Groton. Full Story

Blood Farm slapped with 2-week shutdown after employee abuses pig
06/18/2018 03:52 PM EDT - By Scott Shurtleff GROTON -- After a Blood Farm employee was seen allegedly hitting a pig destined for slaughter in the head, a federal Food Service Inspection Service inspector warned him the abuse was unacceptable. Full Story

5-alarm fire destroys Ayer apartment house
06/17/2018 11:41 PM EDT - AYER -- A five-alarm fire on East Main Street that left several people without a home Sunday afternoon was started by careless disposal of smoking materials. Full Story

Crusaders' magical run ends in Division 2 East final
06/15/2018 07:33 AM EDT - NATICK -- After edging Medfield to get to the sectional final, the Groton-Dunstable girls lacrosse team was bounced Thursday. Full Story

NMRHS senior ace final project: A pickup truck
06/14/2018 11:04 AM EDT - PEPPERELL -- Many graduating high school seniors leave something behind as they depart toward other enterprises. Full Story

Proposal would link Pepperell, Townsend and Ashby in regional dispatch
06/13/2018 11:12 AM EDT - Less than a year after withdrawing from an agreement to join a regional public-safety dispatch center in Tewksbury, Pepperell is exploring options to create one with Ashby and Townsend. Full Story

Groton police chief finalists revealed
06/12/2018 12:16 PM EDT - By Mina Corpuz GROTON -- The town's deputy police chief and two outside candidates are the finalists to lead the department. Full Story

Nephew takes over for uncle at Ice Cream Factory in Townsend
06/15/2018 03:01 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Tom Panagiotes had always wanted to be in the ice cream business. Full Story

Gov. helps christen Littleton concrete plant (VIDEO)
06/07/2018 09:27 AM EDT - LITTLETON -- Gov. Charlie Baker says the new Massachusetts Ready Mix concrete plant is an example of a community investment that can have an impact statewide. Full Story