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    The sale of a lifetime

    09/14/2014 08:34 AM EDT
    TOWNSEND -- It took Roy Shepherd a lifetime to collect his cars, fire trucks, shovels and farm equipment. 
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    Townsend family's treasure trove of memories to go on sale
    09/08/2014 12:48 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Those who came to know Roy Shepherd knew him as a member of the local Fire Department and head of its ambulance department, as a businessman, and the driving force behind the library on Dudley Road. Full Story

    Ayer fire log

    Sept. 15: 8:47 A-1 ALS Groton; 9:25 still alarm, Engine 2 to Ayer Moving and Storage, Central Ave. for an alarm activation; 13:40 Engine 2 to 141 Washington St. 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, beginning on September 22 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
    Pepperell student awarded scholarship

    The Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (MOSES) awarded Pepperell resident Christopher Carlson, son of MOSES member Jennifer Carlson-Benoit with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Maurice A. Full Story
    Tea is more than leaves

    09/26/2014 07:34 AM EDT
    TOWNSEND -- Tea is much more than a bag of leaves. The Townsend United Methodist Church and tea specialist Danielle Beaudette aim to educate local tea drinkers about just what is in that soothing beverage. 
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    Town to celebrate anniversary of Sterilite gift
    09/26/2014 07:34 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Five years ago in October, Townsend received a library, senior center and meeting hall as a gift from the Sterilite Corporation. Full Story

    Fessenden Hill walking tour Oct. 12
    09/26/2014 07:33 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- October is Massachusetts Archaeology month, and the Townsend Historical Society will be participating with "A Village Hooped in Steel: A Walking Tour of Fessenden Hill" on Sunday, Oct. Full Story

    Reformed law being applied unevenly
    09/26/2014 07:33 AM EDT - Part 2 in a 3-part series By M.E. Jones Correspondent REGION -- According to news stories and based on limited results from a recent survey of local police departments, interpretation of the new domestic-violence reform law may vary in terms of information printed in police logs and public access to arrest data. Full Story

    09/26/2014 07:33 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- After another town board failed to recommend a new member, the Board of Selectmen stepped up to resolve the problem. Full Story

    The Posting Board
    09/26/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Tables available for VFW yard sale/flea market Area residents are invited to buy, sell or browse at the Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary's yard sale/flea market at the 491 Main St. Full Story

    2 retirements, 61 years of experience
    09/26/2014 07:32 AM EDT - TOWNSEND -- Two long-term employees at the Townsend Police Department are making their farewells this year. Full Story

    Eco-friendly alpacas draw lots of fans on Farm Days
    09/26/2014 07:32 AM EDT - ASHBY -- Nine years ago, Pam and Mark Welty moved to an old farm in Ashby. They started with land, an old farmhouse and shed, and three female alpacas. Full Story

    Drug court gives addicts another chance
    09/26/2014 07:32 AM EDT - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Orin Aune and Armand Girouard have both come a long way. Full Story

    Selectmen fill controversial ConsCom seat in Townsend
    09/23/2014 10:26 PM EDT - TOWNSEND -- After another town board failed to recommend a new member, the Board of Selectmen stepped up to resolve the problem. Full Story

    Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot

    DENVER (AP) — The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin. Full Story
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    Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death

    SYDNEY (AP) — Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. Full Story
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    Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Say it ain’t so: The actress who seemed on the mend after rehab is busted in San Fernando Valley after stopping car in middle of an intersection.