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    Colonial times witnessed slave labor in Townsend

    03/20/2015 12:41 PM EDT
    TOWNSEND -- In 1754, the governor of Massachusetts called for a census, interested in counting the number of slaves over 16 years old. 
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    There be giants
    03/13/2015 11:59 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- If life gives you snow, make a snowman. Two folks in Townsend did just that. Forget about ice dams and collapsing roofs, bigger things loomed. Full Story

    AYER NEWS
    Ayer FinCom frustrated with regional school assessment numbers

    By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Members of the Finance Committee expressed frustration with the higher assessments for the proposed fiscal 16 Ayer Shirley Regional School District budget at their meeting on Wednesday. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    50 items on ATM warrant, includes $22.7M budget

    HARVARD -- Selectmen on Tuesday night decided how to divide up the articles they would present at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting, set to start at 9 a. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    Bomb hoax briefly closes portion of Route 119

    By Hiroko Sato MediaNews GROTON -- A bomb threat hoax prompted police to shut down the downtown briefly on Monday afternoon, sending officers into the street with guns drawn. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    NMRSD officials asked to lower school budget

    03/26/2015 09:57 AM EDT
    TOWNSEND -- In order to bring the school budget in line with the towns' budgets, it can only increase 1. 
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    River race offers a different view of Townsend
    03/23/2015 12:43 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- It's a straight shot down Route 119 from the "V" to Townsend Harbor, about four miles or so. Full Story

    Colonial times witnessed slave labor in Townsend
    03/20/2015 12:41 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- In 1754, the governor of Massachusetts called for a census, interested in counting the number of slaves over 16 years old. Full Story

    New high school to serve 21st century students
    03/20/2015 07:32 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- This spring, construction will begin on an $89.1 million high school. Design is nearly complete and local plan review has started. Full Story

    Candidates Night April 13 at Memorial Hall
    03/20/2015 07:32 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- This year's Candidates Night will be held Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall's Great Hall. Full Story

    Ashby Library upcoming events
    03/20/2015 07:33 AM EDT - Preschool Stories and Crafts April 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Tiffany every Tuesday morning for stories and a craft. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    03/20/2015 07:32 AM EDT - BRIEF NMRHS Business Class presents: 2015 Ford Mustang Raffle $100 per ticket; limit of 350 tickets to be sold. Full Story

    No support from the top drives employee out
    03/18/2015 11:36 AM EDT - KKing 3/17/15 this story begs the question of who is "constantly berating employees." Is that a quote from Sheehan? Full Story

    Sample ballot for April 27 town election
    03/17/2015 10:49 AM EDT - CANDIDATES Board of Selectmen, 3 years, vote for one Sue Lisio, 28 Ash St., candidate for re-election Gordon N. Full Story

    Ashby Market shuts down
    03/16/2015 01:53 PM EDT - By Michael Hartwell MediaNews ASHBY -- After 175 years in business, the Ashby Market closed last week, with owner Bill Arnold citing high overhead costs and a small amount of customers. Full Story

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    Review: Rockettes shine in messy spring homage to New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — The "New York Spring Spectacular" has arrived and it's one show this season that definitely lives up to its name — spec-ta-cu-lar. Full Story