She works so kids can playTownsend playground a mission for Cynthia Schuster

Editor's note: This is the latest in The Sun's "Be a Volunteers" series, focusing on people who join community nonprofits.
06/26/2017 08:21 AM EDT

TOWNSEND -- What says a summer day more than the carefree sound of children playing?

Kids Kountry Playground has big, fantastical slides and climbing areas and enclosed chutes. It has a sandbox piled with toys, swings in two  Full Story

Court blocks Townsend recall set for Monday
06/16/2017 04:26 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- A recall election scheduled for Monday will not take place after courts blocked recall efforts against both Selectman Cindy King and Selectman Gordon Clark. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Jailed Ayer man accused of dealing drugs

AYER -- A 33-year-old Ayer man investigated for allegedly dealing drugs inside the Worcester County House of Correction is facing firearms charges after a letter he wrote to his girlfriend led police to a gun he allegedly stashed in Ayer, according Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
35 years after killing, Lowell family seeks answers

Raising money to exhume body for DNA testing
LOWELL -- Brenda Lacombe was just 19 years old. Her badly beaten and decomposing body was found off Interstate 495 in Harvard in 1982, and no one has been charged with her killing in the 35 years since. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell student is in top 10 of Massachusetts Letters About Literature contest

WESTFORD -- A letter written by a student from Nashoba Valley Technical High School was among the top 10 out of more than 3,000 entrants across the state in the recent Massachusetts Letters About Literature Competition. Full Story
 
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She works so kids can playTownsend playground a mission for Cynthia Schuster

Editor's note: This is the latest in The Sun's "Be a Volunteers" series, focusing on people who join community nonprofits.
06/26/2017 08:21 AM EDT

TOWNSEND -- What says a summer day more than the carefree sound of children playing?

Kids Kountry Playground has big, fantastical slides and climbing areas and enclosed chutes. It has a sandbox piled with toys, swings in two  Full Story

Townsend Military Band to hold pre-Independence Day concert
06/23/2017 10:49 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Military Band will play a special pre-Independence Day Concert on the Townsend Common on Thursday evening, June 29, featuring many popular American tunes. Full Story

Court blocks Townsend recall set for Monday
06/16/2017 04:26 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- A recall election scheduled for Monday will not take place after courts blocked recall efforts against both Selectman Cindy King and Selectman Gordon Clark. Full Story

High court calls off recall of Townsend Selectman King; Clark recall uncertain
06/14/2017 04:10 PM EDT - BOSTON -- Next Monday's scheduled recall election involving Townsend Selectman Cindy King will not proceed, a justice of the state's higher court ruled on Wednesday. Full Story

Supreme Judicial Court hears arguments for Townsend recall
06/14/2017 01:22 PM EDT - BOSTON -- The status of Townsend's recall election will go down to the wire as the town awaits court decisions on whether the election can proceed. Full Story

Townsend VFW Auxiliary honored at convention
06/14/2017 09:56 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 was honored at the 2017 VFW Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts Convention held recently in Marlborough. Full Story

Townsend Selectman Clark seeks to block recall election
06/13/2017 11:11 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Selectman Gordon Clark will also challenge the recall sought against him a matter of days before the scheduled election after a state Appeals Court justice blocked the recall fellow Selectman Cindy King faces. Full Story

SJC justice to hear bid to reinstate Townsend recall
06/10/2017 10:38 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- A single justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments Thursday on an emergency petition requesting a stay of an Appeals Court judgment blocking the scheduled recall of Selectman Cindy King. Full Story

LAWSUIT FILED OVER BACKGROUND CHECKS
06/09/2017 01:58 PM EDT - WORCESTER -- Two Townsend residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging police violated state law and their constitutional rights by accessing and disseminating the residents' background information Kelly Merrill, who was hired last fall as the town administrator's assistant, and boyfriend Adam Cotty are suing the town of Townsend, former Police Full Story

Townsend employee, boyfriend sue town, former police officers over background check allegations
06/07/2017 02:52 PM EDT - WORCESTER -- Two Townsend residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging police violated state law and their constitutional rights by accessing and disseminating the residents' background information Kelly Merrill, who was hired last fall as the Full Story