Coping with grief through the holidays

Grief can lead to new traditions, friendships
12/26/2014 10:36 AM EST
TOWNSEND -- Grief can come from many different life events. A death, a divorce or break-up, loss of a job or a home, the loss of a pet. 
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New coif means hair for an ill child
12/19/2014 11:54 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- When Ava Rousseau decided to cut her hair and donate it, her oldest sister was surprised. Full Story

Buy your Taste of Nashoba tickets at Ayer Fire Dept.; $5 will go to Ayer's S.A.F.E. program

The 14th Annual Taste of Nashoba Valley, a culinary experience, is happening Tuesday, March 24, from 5:30-8 p. Full Story
Coming up at Harvard Library

Storytimes Infant Storytime ~ Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up) - Ages 0 - 2 and up: Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. Full Story
Town Hall closing at 5 p.m. today, closed tomorrow

Pepperell Town Hall closes at 5 p.m. and closed tomorrow. All meetings and hearings postponed. Full Story
Trash pickup delayed one day

01/26/2015 10:27 AM EST
The Townsend Board of Health has announced that Townsend trash pick up will be delayed one day. 
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Good works are spread near and far
01/23/2015 12:30 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- There were no classes on Martin Luther King Day, but for a dedicated group it was an "on" day at school. Full Story

Show tonight!
01/23/2015 07:30 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- These music students are getting creative while raising money for a trip to sing at one of New York's legendary concert halls this spring. Full Story

Work continues on goals set by selectmen
01/23/2015 07:32 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- A list of goals discussed by selectmen during the summer are well on the way to becoming reality. Full Story

Winter fun for young children and their parents/caregivers
01/23/2015 12:32 PM EST - Jana Harrison invites young children and their parents or caregivers to free weekly playgroup and literacy times in Pepperell and Townsend. Full Story

Young girl hoping for NEADS dog
01/23/2015 12:03 PM EST - PEPPERELL -- A child and a dog is as all-American as a Norman Rockwell painting. For Skyler Testa, 9, a dog would be so much more than a pet. Full Story

Ice-skating party Jan. 25
01/23/2015 07:31 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- If Mother Nature cooperates, Townsend VFW Post 6538 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual ice skating party on Sunday, Jan. Full Story

The Posting Board
01/23/2015 07:31 AM EST - Variety show tonight NM's "Extravaganza" Variety Show is happening on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the NMRHS auditorium. Full Story

Lower trash limit
01/22/2015 10:00 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Recycling is mandatory. It's a state law. But residents are not required to use the curbside trash and recycling pickup service the town provides, said Carla Walter, who is the health administrator and the municipal recycling enforcement coordinator. Full Story

Ice-skating party Jan. 25
01/16/2015 07:31 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- If Mother Nature cooperates, Townsend VFW Post 6538 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual ice skating party on Sunday, Jan. Full Story

Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Full Story
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First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. Full Story
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Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.