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Retired Townsend cop, wife killed in N.H. crash

Community mourns veteran officer; alleged wrong-way driver hospitalized
01/12/2019 10:57 AM EST
TOWNSEND -- A recently retired police officer and his wife were killed Thursday night in a multi-car crash on a dark New Hampshire highway. 
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Local singer and her band drop debut album
01/04/2019 03:04 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Deborahanne Mayer didn't sing much. For the first 40 years of her life she sang only to songs on the radio, with a captive audience of children in the back seat. But when goaded into trying karaoke a few years ago, she found a voice that she never knew existed.  Full Story

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Father and son from Ayer hurt in Maine snowmobile crash

SOLDIERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Maine -- A father and son from Ayer, Mass. were among four people hurt in what authorities are calling a complex snowmobile crash in northern Maine. Full Story
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11 Town Meetings agree: Nashua River is 'Wild and Scenic'

It's official: Nashoba Valley residents believe the Nashua, Squannacook and Nissitissit rivers deserve the designation of "Wild and Scenic. Full Story
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'Divine' Cooman performance in spotlight

LITTLETON -- The Nashoba Valley Chorale presents its winter concert "The Revelations of Divine Love" Jan. Full Story
 
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Retired Townsend cop, wife killed in N.H. crash

Community mourns veteran officer; alleged wrong-way driver hospitalized
01/12/2019 10:57 AM EST
TOWNSEND -- A recently retired police officer and his wife were killed Thursday night in a multi-car crash on a dark New Hampshire highway. 
Full Story
Essay competition for Grade 5 students
01/11/2019 02:37 PM EST - The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 is locally sponsoring the VFW Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts Essay Contest for students in Grade 5. Full Story

VFW poster contest open to Grades 3, 4
01/11/2019 02:39 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 is sponsoring a Poster Contest for students in Grades 3 and 4 in conjunction with the VFW Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts. Full Story

Local singer and her band drop debut album
01/04/2019 03:04 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Deborahanne Mayer didn't sing much. For the first 40 years of her life she sang only to songs on the radio, with a captive audience of children in the back seat. But when goaded into trying karaoke a few years ago, she found a voice that she never knew existed.  Full Story

CHRISTMAS TREE DEAD? THEY GOT YOUR GOAT
01/04/2019 02:40 PM EST - Christmas is over. What are you going to do with that tree? Farms in the region like Shay's Showbirds Flock of Fun Farm in Townsend and Ashby's Carraig Farm and Apothecary are offering an alternative to trashing Christmas trees: donate them as a post-holiday snack for their goats, sheep, and other animals.  Full Story

In essays, students show off patriotism
01/04/2019 02:44 PM EST - TOWNSEND --Twenty-eight North Middlesex Regional High School students and six Immaculate Heart of Mary School students entered the Voice of Democracy Competition for students in grades 9 through 12, co-sponsored locally by Townsend VFW Post No. Full Story

Wander in 2019 at Willard Brook
12/28/2018 03:06 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- On Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., take a Winter Wander at Willard Brook State Forest. Full Story

Townsend's Fales named Nashoba student of month
12/14/2018 03:13 PM EST - WESTFORD -- Amanda Fales of Townsend has been selected as a November Student of the Month at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. Full Story

PARENTS FLUNK GRADE CHANGES
12/14/2018 02:59 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Following pushback from parents from the North Middlesex Regional School District's three towns, Superintendent Brad Morgan said he is not likely to recommend a school restructuring plan that would send all fifth- and sixth-grade students to Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend and seventh- and eighth-grade students to Nissitissit Middle School in Pepperell.  Full Story

Townsend family teams up with inmates to train service dogs for vets
12/27/2018 10:26 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Can the comfort of a single dog bring wider appeal to more than just its owner? It's paws-ible. Evelyn is a yellow Lab puppy who lives part-time and temporarily at MCI Shirley's medium security facility, bringing companionship to her incarcerated handler as well as joy to a local family before beginning work as a guide.  Full Story