Report points to rift between Townsend police chief, officials

02/26/2017 10:17 AM EST
TOWNSEND -- Optimism coursed through town when Police Chief Robert Eaton took charge in May. The department had gone through a revolving door of leadership: first, longtime Chief Erving Marshall retired, then interim Chief Robert DeMoura resigned  
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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

AYER NEWS
Ayer police want to engage in a foot pursuit -- with you

The Ayer Police Association St. Paddy's Day Foot Pursuit kicks off its 3rd year of running on March 12 at 11 a. 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
Pepperell yard, bike sale is set for April 29

PEPPERELL -- This year's annual Town Wide Yard Sale and Used Bike Sale event will take place Saturday, April 29, rain or shine. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
No timetable on when Townsend police investigation will end

02/24/2017 09:25 AM EST
TOWNSEND -- An investigation into alleged unauthorized background checks conducted by Townsend police employees will not be completed until the police chief can be interviewed, officials said. 
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Report points to rift between Townsend police chief, officials
02/26/2017 10:17 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Optimism coursed through town when Police Chief Robert Eaton took charge in May. The department had gone through a revolving door of leadership: first, longtime Chief Erving Marshall retired, then interim Chief Robert DeMoura resigned  Full Story

Election recall petition filed in Townsend
02/25/2017 06:35 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- An election to recall Townsend selectmen is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Friday, residents officially filed affidavits with the town clerk seeking the recall of Selectmen Gordon Clark and Cindy King. Full Story

CUTIES WILL BARE IT ALL, AGAIN
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. Full Story

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