State Ethics clears selectmen, ending recall effort

08/04/2016 02:25 PM EDT
By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- The controversial months-long effort to recall two Townsend selectmen has officially been "suspended" after the State Ethics Commission ruled that the selectmen did not make any violations, its organizers said. 
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State Ethics Commission finds no need for Kreidler investigation
07/29/2016 03:41 PM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission decided there was no reason to take any further action in its investigation against Townsend Town Administrator James Kreidler, effectively finding no merit in complaints filed against him, Kreider said. Full Story

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Rat infestations trouble neighborhoods in Ayer, Townsend

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com Rats appeared in residential neighborhoods in both Ayer and Townsend recently, causing local Boards of Health to become involved. Full Story
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Civil War coming to Harvard

HARVARD -- The town of Harvard will host a living history event on the town common. The 28th Massachusetts Regiment will stage a living history encampment from Friday through Sunday. Full Story
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NM Cares Race to End Stigma and Save Lives

PEPPERELL -- Sunday, Aug. 21, was an informative and inspirational morning when North Middlesex Community Cares, also known as NM Cares, hosted its first extremely successful Race to End Stigma & Save Lives at Heald Street Orchards. Full Story
 
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Rat infestations trouble neighborhoods in Ayer, Townsend

08/23/2016 12:14 PM EDT
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com Rats appeared in residential neighborhoods in both Ayer and Townsend recently, causing local Boards of Health to become involved. 
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Townsend woman among trio facing drug-trafficking charges
08/23/2016 06:34 AM EDT - LEOMINSTER -- Three people were arrested Friday on drug-distribution charges after police officers discovered at least a pound of marijuana packaged for sale in the room in which they were staying at a local motel, according to a police spokesman. Full Story

State to purchase land for conservation in Townsend
08/19/2016 03:55 PM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- A chunk of ecologically important land in Townsend will soon be preserved as part of the state's Townsend Hill Wildlife Management Area after Gov. Full Story

10 Questions: On a mission to be the first woman on Mars
08/19/2016 10:28 AM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashoba valleyvoice.com TOWNSEND --13-year-old Lily Burg describes herself as very, very into the science of outer space. Full Story

Townsend selectmen fight back tears while reflecting on months of criticism
08/17/2016 02:45 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Selectmen Gordon Clark and Carolyn Smart became emotional Tuesday night while delivering responses following news last week that the State Ethics Commission had halted investigations into the two, effectively vindicating them after nine months of criticism, personal attacks and a Full Story

Never judge a bark by its cover
08/09/2016 11:34 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- On Friday morning the library's favorite dog, Mikey, lent a paw to help children learn to read. Full Story

State Ethics clears selectmen, ending recall effort
08/04/2016 02:25 PM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- The controversial months-long effort to recall two Townsend selectmen has officially been "suspended" after the State Ethics Commission ruled that the selectmen did not make any violations, its organizers said. Full Story

Clark hopes to 'get rid of the hate and the lies' brought on by Townsend recall
08/01/2016 05:23 PM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- The controversial nine months-long effort to recall two Townsend selectmen has officially been "suspended" after the State Ethics Commission ruled that the selectmen did not make any violations, its organizers said. Full Story

State Ethics Commission finds no need for Kreidler investigation
07/29/2016 03:41 PM EDT - By Chris Lisinski clisinski@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission decided there was no reason to take any further action in its investigation against Townsend Town Administrator James Kreidler, effectively finding no merit in complaints filed against him, Kreider said. Full Story

Townsend conservation commissioner subject of complaints
07/27/2016 11:47 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- For the second time in two months, a Conservation Commission member who was the subject of a complaint requested her hearing be held in open session in front of more than a dozen residents rather than in closed-door executive session with selectmen as is traditional policy. Full Story