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    A MATCH MADE IN HISTORYUlysses S. Grant lives on in Townsend couple (SLIDESHOW)

    01/19/2018 11:32 AM EST
    TOWNSEND -- The marriage of Sam and Julie Grant is a love story 196 years in the making. It revolves around Ulysses S. 
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    01/18/2018 10:13 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Sixty-three years ago, Joe Landry was among thousands of Allied forces fighting in Belgium, in a turning point in World War II now known as "The Battle of the Bulge. Full Story

    Ayer musician, 16, will perform with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
    01/17/2018 12:12 PM EST - Leigh Wilson of Ayer, 16, a percussionist, will be among more than 100 young musicians from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras performing Bizet's popular opera, "Carmen. Full Story

    Flu season nothing to sneeze at: Health officials urge vaccination (VIDEO)
    01/13/2018 09:01 AM EST -

    Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified Massachusetts as having "moderate" flu activity among all states, local medical officials are saying patient caseloads are on the rise, especially among the most vulnerable population.  Full Story

    Ayer man accused in friend's death will remain under house arrest
    01/12/2018 03:13 PM EST - 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

    $6.75M cost for Ayer Shirley Regional High athletic complex
    01/12/2018 10:31 AM EST - Revisiting a comprehensive, long-range vision that began with the now-completed high school building renovation and addition, the Ayer Shirley Regional School District recently rolled out plans for a major makeover of the school's outdoor athletic facilities. Full Story

    Anatomy of a homicide: Groton chief details shock to department
    01/12/2018 10:33 AM EST - DEVENS -- On a pleasant Friday evening in September, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma had one simple task on his mind: grilling hamburgers. Full Story

    Big milestone for Pepperell Garden Club
    01/09/2018 08:08 AM EST - PEPPERELL -- The Pepperell Garden Club has begun its 50th year. The club recently celebrated with a holiday tea party at the VFW, to which all 30 past presidents since 1968 were invited and 15 attended. Full Story

    Ayer's Ed Bloom helps Indian Hill Music hit the high notes
    01/08/2018 07:26 AM EST - This is the latest in The Sun's "Be a Volunteer" series. Got a suggestion for a profile? Email it to cscott@lowellsun. Full Story

    01/05/2018 11:22 AM EST - GROTON -- From the outside, the new Groton Inn looks an awful lot like the old Groton Inn, but the more than 300-year-old historical inn that burned down in 2011 had one less story, half as many rooms, and no high speed wifi during the American Revolution. Full Story