Sweet creations at Townsend's Cupcake Festival

TOWNSEND -- Eileen Moran cracks a broad smile when she says it, but she's hardly joking. "After today, I don't want to look at another cupcake for the rest of the year," Moran said during Sunday's ninth annual Cupcake Festival at the Townsend Full Story
Assault suspect held without bail

AYER -- A man charged in a March 2018 assault, caught in Florida last month, will remain held without bail. Full Story
Officers raise big money to benefit charity

BOSTON -- The Pepperell Police Department received a certificate of appreciation on Friday, Jan. 4, for the department's fundraising efforts during the 2018 First Responder No-Shave fundraiser benefiting Home Base, a Red Sox foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program. Full Story
Groton, TownsendWorkers Credit Union delivers for Worcester County Food Bank

FITCHBURG -- Workers Credit Union has presented $29,150 to the Worcester County Food Bank raised in its fall and holiday fundraising campaign held from November through Dec. Full Story
ShirleyArts! takes stage in March with comedy 'Nunsense'

The Little Sisters of Hoboken putting on a show. On Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m., ShirleyArts! will present the Dan Goggin musical comedy "Nunsense" at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 33 Chapel Street in Shirley.  Full Story
Community comes to aid of fire victims

TOWNSEND -- The last of the estimated 48 people displaced by the four-alarm fire on Feb. 4 that swept through a 24-unit apartment building on Fitchburg Road have found temporary housing, thanks in large part to support from the community.  Full Story
Townsend's Richard has lent her voice to Bruins, Red Sox

TOWNSEND -- Kamryn Richard has gone from the fields to the garden. The fields: the athletic grounds of North Middlesex Regional High School; the garden: Boston's TD Garden, where she recently sang the national anthem before a Bruins game.  Full Story
The perfect wine for the perfect meal

The meal was simple and superb -- mussels, shrimp, spaghetti and spicy pasta sauce sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Full Story
Landmark returns as 'Home ... at the Cooperage'

TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Harbor landmark that now houses "Home ... at the Cooperage," a new antique, art and artisan gallery/shop that opened to a warm reception on a chilly Saturday morning last week, has had a long and interesting career. Full Story

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