Townsend officer in probe reached deal with the town

01/12/2017 10:42 AM EST
TOWNSEND -- A longtime police sergeant resigned last month while under investigation for allegedly performing unlawful background checks on civilians, and in doing so, he reached an agreement that prevents the town from referring any matter involving him to the state Attorney General's office. 
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Townsend residents mixed on town, police controversies
01/02/2017 08:59 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- In the past year, Townsend has seen several controversies and political spats, including a recall campaign against two selectmen, public investigations into town employees and allegations that police conducted unlawful background checks Full Story

AYER NEWS
Ayer Shirley students already on road to science careers

Ayer Shirley Regional High School students Shaizee Valentin-Feliciano and Jacob Miska come from disparate backgrounds but they have much in common. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Swastikas, racist graffiti found at Bromfield School

HARVARD -- Police were notified Friday morning that a rock in front of The Bromfield School in Harvard was vandalized with swastikas and other offensive vandalism. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Man pleads guilty in Pepperell motor-vehicle homicide case

LOWELL -- More than three years after Kendall Van Schoick was killed in an early-morning car accident in Pepperell, Schoick's friend, the 23-year-old driver, will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to motor-vehicle homicide. Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
RESIDENTS SOUND ALARM ON DANGEROUS DOGS

01/20/2017 10:01 AM EST
Emily Norton was walking her two dogs in Townsend's Pearl Hill State Park when it happened -- another walker's two leashed dogs lunged at her, nearly pulling their owner off his feet. 
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Townsend Library book sale coming up
01/12/2017 06:32 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- The Friends of the Townsend Public Library will host their 2017 Winter Book Sale on Wednesday, Jan. Full Story

Townsend officer in probe reached deal with the town
01/12/2017 10:42 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- A longtime police sergeant resigned last month while under investigation for allegedly performing unlawful background checks on civilians, and in doing so, he reached an agreement that prevents the town from referring any matter involving him to the state Attorney General's office. Full Story

Lead and copper found in two North Middlesex schools' water
01/10/2017 09:55 AM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com One school water tap was found to have an elevated level of lead and two showed elevated copper levels in schools in Townsend and Pepperell during a voluntary test done in December. Full Story

Townsend residents mixed on town, police controversies
01/02/2017 08:59 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- In the past year, Townsend has seen several controversies and political spats, including a recall campaign against two selectmen, public investigations into town employees and allegations that police conducted unlawful background checks Full Story

UPDATED: Townsend officer resigns amid probe into citizen background checks
12/29/2016 10:30 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- One Townsend police department employee resigned and three others have been disciplined for their alleged role in conducting unlawful background checks on residents, according to a press release. Full Story

Giancotti to run for Townsend selectman
12/26/2016 06:34 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Lyn Giancotti, a longtime volunteer and community organizer in Townsend who vocally criticized town officials in the spring for what she perceived as a lack of openness, has decided to run for selectman. Full Story

Distemper likely in region
12/16/2016 12:35 PM EST - By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com A fatal, incurable disease is suspected in local wildlife. Full Story

Couple creates award-winning jewelry -- and makes a living at it
12/07/2016 09:35 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Helen Yetman-Bellows was thrilled when her jewelry was chosen for an eight-week exhibition. Full Story

Share your family's immigration story at the Festival of Trees
12/06/2016 09:26 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- The library is packed with Christmas trees, each decorated to the theme of a book. Full Story