Townsend report confirms violation in 1 Police Dept. background check

02/22/2017 02:11 PM EST
TOWNSEND -- Townsend police employees conducted one background check without proper justification on an individual applying for a job with the town, according to a state report released at a crowded Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday that answered 
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Townsend will allow public comment, release police investigation, at selectmen's meeting
02/17/2017 03:24 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- One week after an overflow crowd of residents demanded the chance to voice their concerns, Townsend's Board of Selectmen will use a large auditorium to release information about an investigation into the police department and then hear public comments. Full Story

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Get ready for Pepperell's Town Wide Yard Sale

PEPPERELL -- This year's annual Town Wide Yard Sale and Used Bike Sale event will take place on Saturday, April 29, rain or shine. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
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
PEPPERELL NEWS
Raise a glass to the Lawrence Library

PEPPERELL -- The Lawrence Library's annual wine tasting event has gotten sweeter with age. While details have changed throughout the years -- from sponsors to caterers -- one fact hasn't. Full Story
 
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Infamous 2006 Atwood Acres calendar gets re-release
02/23/2017 09:09 AM EST
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com. TOWNSEND -- When the town needed money for a parade to celebrate its 275th anniversary in 2007, the women living at Atwood Acres came up with an idea so awesome, so incredible, that it attracted attention all around the state. 
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Many residents remain upset over Townsend police probe
02/22/2017 04:06 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- As emotions boiled over in recent weeks about the town's handling of an investigation into police conduct -- and the subsequent placement of Police Chief Robert Eaton on paid administrative leave -- many residents have struggled with the Full Story

Townsend report confirms violation in 1 Police Dept. background check
02/22/2017 02:11 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Townsend police employees conducted one background check without proper justification on an individual applying for a job with the town, according to a state report released at a crowded Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday that answered Full Story

Townsend will allow public comment, release police investigation, at selectmen's meeting
02/17/2017 03:24 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- One week after an overflow crowd of residents demanded the chance to voice their concerns, Townsend's Board of Selectmen will use a large auditorium to release information about an investigation into the police department and then hear public comments. Full Story

LETTER: Eaton speaks out
02/17/2017 10:49 AM EST - The following was posted to the Townsend Police's Facebook page by Chief Robert Eaton on Friday after 5 p. Full Story

Lisio eyes return to Townsend selectmen
02/16/2017 09:07 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Finance Committee member Sue Lisio has started the process of seeking a return to the Board of Selectmen. Full Story

Townsend meeting arrested by angry, overflow crowd
02/15/2017 09:52 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- A regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting had to be canceled Tuesday night because too many residents showed up to voice concerns -- many about the town's relationship with its police department -- in a heated and contentious scene. Full Story

Former Townsend interim Police Chief Rock Barrieau dies unexpectedly
02/13/2017 11:46 AM EST - Rock Barrieau, a former Gardner deputy police chief who served as interim chief in Townsend for a short time last year, died unexpectedly Friday. Full Story

Townsend protesters rally for police chief
02/13/2017 11:46 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees. Full Story

Townsend police chief placed on leave after slamming town officials
02/10/2017 07:35 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Police Chief Robert Eaton was placed on paid administrative leave by the town Friday evening shortly after he issued a public statement blasting the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator's ongoing investigation into four police Full Story