Giancotti probe returns mixed results in Townsend

03/24/2017 09:29 AM EDT
TOWNSEND -- A months-long probe municipal leaders sought over concerns regarding Police Lt. Mark Giancotti, in part about his role in a recall movement against two selectmen, found many of the allegations against Giancotti unfounded or without 
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No reduced sentence for LaPlante (VIDEO)
03/23/2017 11:06 AM EDT -

WOBURN -- Triple-murderer Daniel LaPlante will not be granted a reduced sentence, a judge ruled Thursday as the victims' family members wept and hugged one another in Middlesex Superior Court. 
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Capital items requested for 2018 Ayer budget

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER --Voters will get to decide if the town should fund four big-ticket items through a debt exclusion. Full Story
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Harvard Library will host Gloss talk on rare books

HARVARD -- Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston's Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk February 28, at 7 p. Full Story
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Tyler to lead Pepperell Fire Dept. as 'strong chief'

Pepperell -- The Pepperell Fire Department will have a new ship with the same captain, following Monday's selectmen meeting where Toby Tyler was appointed to be the next fire chief. Full Story
 
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Giancotti probe returns mixed results in Townsend

03/24/2017 09:29 AM EDT
TOWNSEND -- A months-long probe municipal leaders sought over concerns regarding Police Lt. Mark Giancotti, in part about his role in a recall movement against two selectmen, found many of the allegations against Giancotti unfounded or without 
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No reduced sentence for LaPlante (VIDEO)
03/23/2017 11:06 AM EDT -

WOBURN -- Triple-murderer Daniel LaPlante will not be granted a reduced sentence, a judge ruled Thursday as the victims' family members wept and hugged one another in Middlesex Superior Court. 
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Convicted triple-murderer Daniel LaPlante apologizes in bid for reduced sentence
03/23/2017 07:17 AM EDT - WOBURN -- Daniel LaPlante has shown no signs of rehabilitation since he committed the Townsend triple-murder as a juvenile in 1987.
 
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Townsend board supports Kreidler despite 'political noise'
03/22/2017 09:57 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Selectmen and the town administrator in Townsend have faced intense criticism from a vocal group of residents in recent months, prompting a recall campaign and an effort to have the administrator fired. Full Story

Townsend woman is Star-Spangled winner
03/20/2017 04:58 PM EDT - Kamryn Richard of Townsend was selected as one of three winners chosen by the New England Revolution to perform the national anthem at a Revs home match during the 2017 season. Full Story

Could Townsend triple-murderer walk? (SLIDESHOW)
03/16/2017 09:40 PM EDT - BOSTON -- It was the most horrific murder Judge Robert Barton had tried in his 22 years on the bench in Lowell Superior Court. Full Story

Townsend residents may sue over background checks
03/14/2017 08:27 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- All of the turmoil in Townsend related to allegedly unlawful police background checks may soon land the town -- and perhaps some residents -- in court. Full Story

LISIO IN, SMART OUT IN TOWNSEND
03/10/2017 11:47 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- The deadline to announce candidacy in Townsend's coming town election has passed, and only one person has indicated an interest in a seat opening up on the Board of Selectmen. Full Story

No timetable on when Townsend police investigation will end
02/24/2017 09:25 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- An investigation into alleged unauthorized background checks conducted by Townsend police employees will not be completed until the police chief can be interviewed, officials said. Full Story

Report points to rift between Townsend police chief, officials
02/26/2017 10:17 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Optimism coursed through town when Police Chief Robert Eaton took charge in May. The department had gone through a revolving door of leadership: first, longtime Chief Erving Marshall retired, then interim Chief Robert DeMoura resigned  Full Story