Triple-murderer's appeal for early parole in front of state's highest court Tuesday

03/05/2019 03:47 PM EST
BOSTON -- Priscilla Gustafson's relatives and friends yet again found themselves in court Tuesday, reliving the horror of the 1987 triple murder that destroyed the Townsend family as convicted killer Daniel LaPlante once more sought an earlier 
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Climbing the walls of suicide prevention
02/22/2019 01:52 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Todd Spinney is surrounded by dozens of Sterilite Corp. containers, all equally capable of carrying something for a long distance. Not that he'd want anymore baggage to lug around for 43 miles when he attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September. Regardless of the weight, Spinney is doing it all to raise funds and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Full Story

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Ayer police on case of church vandalism

AYER -- Police are seeking the public's help in finding out who broke into a church, damaged several items and lit all of the candles on a shrine Wednesday morning. 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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Board looks at zoning bylaw for pot

PEPPERELL -- Recreational marijuana stores have a shot at coming to Pepperell, but locals want to know where specifically in town. Full Story
 
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Triple-murderer's appeal for early parole in front of state's highest court Tuesday

03/05/2019 03:47 PM EST
BOSTON -- Priscilla Gustafson's relatives and friends yet again found themselves in court Tuesday, reliving the horror of the 1987 triple murder that destroyed the Townsend family as convicted killer Daniel LaPlante once more sought an earlier 
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Election season just warming up
03/01/2019 01:26 PM EST - This spring will host elections for multiple municipal positions in Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend. Full Story

Climbing the walls of suicide prevention
02/22/2019 01:52 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Todd Spinney is surrounded by dozens of Sterilite Corp. containers, all equally capable of carrying something for a long distance. Not that he'd want anymore baggage to lug around for 43 miles when he attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September. Regardless of the weight, Spinney is doing it all to raise funds and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Full Story

Sweet creations at Townsend's Cupcake Festival
02/15/2019 02:24 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Eileen Moran cracks a broad smile when she says it, but she's hardly joking. "After today, I don't want to look at another cupcake for the rest of the year," Moran said during Sunday's ninth annual Cupcake Festival at the Townsend Full Story

Community comes to aid of fire victims
02/15/2019 01:44 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- The last of the estimated 48 people displaced by the four-alarm fire on Feb. 4 that swept through a 24-unit apartment building on Fitchburg Road have found temporary housing, thanks in large part to support from the community.  Full Story

Feds seek scenic river status
02/15/2019 01:39 PM EST - Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday to protect stretches of three rivers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire by including them in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Full Story

Townsend assault suspect hospitalized after Billerica jail 'incident'
02/10/2019 12:44 AM EST - BILLERICA -- A man being held without bail for charges of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Townsend last year was hospitalized following an "incident" at the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction on Saturday afternoon. Full Story

Landmark returns as 'Home ... at the Cooperage'
02/08/2019 03:03 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Harbor landmark that now houses "Home ... at the Cooperage," a new antique, art and artisan gallery/shop that opened to a warm reception on a chilly Saturday morning last week, has had a long and interesting career. Full Story

After Townsend blaze, a community rallies
02/08/2019 09:08 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- The last of the estimated 48 people displaced by Monday night's four-alarm fire that swept through a 24-unit apartment building on Fitchburg Road have found temporary housing, thanks in large part to support from the community.  Full Story

30 displaced by fire
02/07/2019 09:16 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- "Undetermined, but not suspicious cause," is how Fire Chief Mark Boynton described the findings of the state fire marshal's investigation into Monday night's apartment fire that left 30 people displaced.  Full Story