AYER NEWS
Pastors team up for forum on sexual assault

AYER - The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock can offer a unique perspective on sexual abuse and domestic violence. She is the inhouse clergy at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and is partnering with two other local female reverends to host a public forum on sexual assault. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
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Pepperell covered bridge spray-painted by vandals

PEPPERELL -- Vandals have spray-painted the town's covered bridge on Groton Street twice since Monday, police said. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Local firefighters graduate state training

STOW-- State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David C. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
ACROSS VALLEY, EACH HAD REASON TO VOTE

For voters in Dunstable, Townsend, and Pepperell, even the rain could not keep them from casting their votes on Tuesday. Whether motivated by consequential ballot questions or by the current political climate, people of all ages lined up to make their voices heard. Full Story
SPORTS
Crusaders still cooking: Groton-Dunstable wins 17th straight to gain CMass semis

The Groton-Dunstable Regional High School girls volleyball team advanced to the MIAA Division 2 Central semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Westwood on Monday in Groton. Full Story
BUSINESS
Scholarships encourage female engineers

GROTON - Frustrated at the lack of female engineer applicants at his Chelmsford company, Custom MMIC, CEO Paul Blount decided to help a few get started down that road. Full Story

 
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TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees.   Full Story