State orders Townsend to continue filling record requests

09/01/2017 03:25 PM EDT
TOWNSEND -- Since the beginning of the year, Kelly Kelly and Steve Sheldon, leaders of a local recall movement have submitted more than 25 records requests with the town. 
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Recallers want Townsend to pay their legal fees
08/18/2017 11:23 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Residents who sought a recall of two selectmen earlier this year appear to be continuing the fight months after courts blocked their efforts, hoping to appeal the decision again -- and get the town to cover their tens of thousands of dollars in legal expenses. Full Story

AYER NEWS
Judge removes impound order; some records on Groton slayings will be released

AYER - Some court records related to a Groton quadruple-murder case will be made public, after an Ayer District Court judge on Wednesday rescinded her impoundment of those documents. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Cuddle with a cria for Alpaca Farm Days in Harvard

HARVARD -- Matthew and Amy Varrell started with just eight alpacas a year ago. After nature took its course and a few more acquisitions, their herd is now up to 16. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Pepperell man held in self-inflicted gunshot case (VIDEO)

AYER -- Francis Banister called Pepperell police Saturday morning and said he was shot through the leg in a drive-by shooting on Leighton Street, but the story began to fall apart when nearby residents found a bullet in their bathroom, according to Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
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. 
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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

Did the Grinch steal the Lions Club trailer?
09/13/2017 05:20 PM EDT - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- Scrooge came early this year. Long before some of us were ready to start thinking Christmas, someone made off with the Lion's Club trailer. Full Story

Beloved former Townsend teacher was passionate about his town, students
09/08/2017 02:00 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Much like the lampposts his father once lit or the town common he claimed was the best in the country -- and he would know -- the sight of Donald Keefe walking down the street with his hat and his walking stick was a Townsend fixture. Full Story

NMRHS praised for response to first day threat
09/08/2017 01:34 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The first day of school always bring surprises but funneling through a temporary security checkpoint in a brand new school is low on the list of probabilities. Full Story

36th annual Arts and Crafts Fair is coming
09/08/2017 12:03 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Historical Society's 36th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on September 16 from 9 a. Full Story

Candlelight vigil planned for POW/MIA Day
09/08/2017 12:03 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, September 15. Townsend VFW Post #6538 and its Auxiliary will conduct a Candlelight POW/MIA Ceremony on the Townsend Common that evening beginning at 6:30 p. Full Story

UPDATED: Students file through metal detectors at North Middlesex after threat
08/30/2017 11:37 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- The opening day of the brand new North Middlesex Regional High School was delayed Wednesday after a threat against the school was made on Instagram Tuesday night. Full Story

State orders Townsend to continue filling record requests
09/01/2017 03:25 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Since the beginning of the year, Kelly Kelly and Steve Sheldon, leaders of a local recall movement have submitted more than 25 records requests with the town. Full Story

Sen. Jennifer Flanagan to resign seat to become Cannabis Control Commission member
08/23/2017 05:52 PM EDT - BOSTON -- Sen. Jennifer Flanagan of Leominster will resign her seat effective Aug. 31 to become Gov. Charlie Baker's appointee to the state's Cannabis Control Commission, the governor announced Wednesday. Full Story