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Townsend selectman charged in assault

AYER -- Townsend Selectman Cindy King was arraigned in Ayer District Court Tuesday on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery on a family member and four counts of intimidation of a witness.


Massachusetts Man Remains in Critical Condition After Snowmobile Accident

A Massachusetts man is in critical condition following an overnight snowmobile crash on Swift Brook Road near Stacyville. According to the Maine Warden Service, 47 year old Keith Sanford of Benedicta and 55 year Duane Carter of Spencer, Massachusetts were riding in a group on ITS 83 when the men fai


Climbing the walls of suicide prevention

TOWNSEND -- Todd Spinney is surrounded by dozens of Sterilite Corp. containers, all equally capable of carrying something for a long distance. Not that he'd want anymore baggage to lug around for 43 miles when he attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September. Regardless of the weight, Spinney is


New Hampshire Authorities Seek Inmate Who Walked Away From Center

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections are searching for an inmate who they say walked away from a minimum security center Friday afternoon in Concord. Jeffrey Groulx, 44, a resident of the New Hampshire State Prison Transitional Work Center, walked away from White Farm on Clinton Street at 3:1


Massachusetts Supreme Court dismisses Nagog Pond case

Concord won a small victory in the ongoing dispute with Littleton and Acton over usage of Nagog Pond last week, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dismissed a complaint filed by Littleton.


Man, 40, faces indecent assault

LEOMINSTER -- A Townsend man believed to be drunk allegedly touched a nurse inappropriately Monday while a patient at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital in Leominster, according to court documents.


Small Plane Crashes At Mansfield Airport

MANSFIELD (CBS) — A small plane crashed at the Mansfield Municipal Airport Saturday, the Mansfield Police Department confirmed. “Please avoid Fruit St. in the interim to allow emergency vehicles access,” the department wrote on Facebook.


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.


Police investigating downed aircraft in Massachusetts airport

MANSFIELD, M.A ( WLNE) - Mansfield police and other emergency crews are currently managing a small aircraft that crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport at around 12:36 pm.


Nashua Heroin Dealer Arrested For Dealing Again, Police Say

NASHUA, MA — Police arrested a heroin dealer with a history of prior arrests, authorities said. Martin Sheehan was arrested Tuesday by Nashua Police's Problem Oriented Policing Unit after investigators determined he was distributing heroin and other drugs in Nashua. Sheehan was charged with selling


Carlisle Boy Dies After Hitting Tree At Montana Ski Resort

BIG SKY, Mont. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died after hitting a tree at a ski resort in southwest Montana. Gallatin County sheriff’s officials say the Carlisle, Massachusetts boy’s father reported him missing near the junction of two intermediate runs at Big Sky Resort on Tuesday afternoon.


Townsend Scouts pitch in to help victims of fire

TOWNSEND -- A recent fire displaced at least 48 people in 21 families from a 28-unit apartment complex that was destroyed in the blaze. The Boy Scouts of Troop 10, Townsend unanimously decided to donate the proceeds from last year's "Bottle & Can Drive" and this year's "Bottle & Can Drive" for the p


Two local residents charged after Nashua Granite Shield operation

NASHUA -- Local police officials said they arrested two local residents Thursday for drug-related crimes as part of a Granite Shield operation. Taleyah Bohan, 20, of 4 South St. was charged with a felony count of selling heroin.


Milford woman charged with driving drunk after hitting parked police car

MILFORD – A Milford woman’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when she struck a parked police cruiser on North Bow Street Thursday night, authorities said.


Westford/Littleton state rep visits local restaurant to attend Luna New Year festival

State Rep. James Arciero, D-Westford, recently attended the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Bamboo Restaurant in his hometown of Westford. The new year festival features Chinese cuisine and authentic lion dance performances to mark the special occasion. This event follows a similar cele


Kuster visits Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

NASHUA – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., discussed health care coverage, the opioid epidemic and treatment facilities during her Friday visit to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.


Man accused of raping boy in Massachusetts found guilty of illegal reentry

A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after deportation. Octaviano Boche, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a previously deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for


A run for Mayor’s Office

NASHUA — Mayor Jim Donchess said he intends to seek re-election to serve another term this year, but former city Alderman Mark Cookson is considering a challenge. Currently, Cookson is exploring options and plans to announce his decision on whether to run for mayor this November in the coming weeks.


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Police: Man set homeless shelter bus on fire

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of setting a homeless shelter bus on fire and assaulting another person in New Hampshire. Authorities say 27-year-old Brandon Middaugh was staying at the Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission in Nashua when he set the fire Tuesday.