The script calls for disaster

Training spectacle simulates MBTA collision in Ayer
AYER -- Their fates were decided by laminated cards, hung around necks on plain black lanyards. To give first responders the most realistic training, dozens of volunteers at a mock train collision Sunday had to pretend to be injured. Full Story
Fruitlands keeps past alive into the future (SLIDESHOW)

HARVARD -- For the past 103 years, Fruitlands has been welcoming visitors seeking nature, art and history. Full Story
Ntv soars thanks to Eagle Scout Mclean

PEPPERELL -- Students at Nissitissit Middle School are enjoying a state-of-the-art video and media production studio thanks to the efforts of Andrew Mclean, who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the spring for his work on the project. Full Story
Help maintain Townsend's History

10/13/2017 02:25 PM EDT
TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Historical Society is looking for one good person to help grow the nonprofit. 
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VFW Auxiliary will host Meat Bingo
10/06/2017 12:41 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 will host a Meat Bingo in the 491 Main St., West Townsend, VFW Function Hall on Friday, Oct. Full Story

Townsend clerk earns state certification
10/06/2017 12:04 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Town Clerk Kathleen Spofford, recently qualified for the Massachusetts Town Clerks' Association's (MTCA) prestigious CMMC (Certified Massachusetts Municipal Clerk) designation and will receive her commemorative pin and plaque at the MTCA Winter Conference in Devens on Feb. Full Story

10/06/2017 11:09 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The interim police chief has become the full-time police chief, and his deputy will be a former colleague from Hollis, New Hampshire. Full Story

Townsend selectmen recall bid heads to court again
10/05/2017 08:14 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The effort to recall two selectmen is not quite dead Almost five months after judges blocked an election seeking the recall of Selectmen Gordon Clark and Cindy King, residents who sought the recall appealed the matter and once again Full Story

Have 'Coffee With a Cop' in Townsend
09/29/2017 12:00 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- For many people, the only time they interact with their local police is when there's a problem happening. Full Story

Entries sought for Patriot's Pen Contest
09/29/2017 12:01 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Townsend VFW Post No. 6538 and its Auxiliary are sponsoring the Patriot's Pen Contest for students in grades six, seven, and eight. Full Story

Entries sought for Voice of Democracy essay contest
09/29/2017 12:58 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- "American History: Our Hope for the Future" is the theme of this year's Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary. Full Story

Townsend native's fantasy novel will debut later this month
09/14/2017 12:46 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Writer and Townsend native Jason R. Koivu has signed a contract with Texas-based publisher Black Rose Writing to put out his latest novel, "Beyond Barlow. Full Story

Local group Debbie and the Downers are ready to play at Topsfield Fair
09/14/2017 12:37 PM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- When the urge to sing country songs hit, it turned into a life joy. Full Story