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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Northfield officials oppose gas pipeline
The town has joined the growing list of communities that officially oppose the proposed natural gas pipeline through Franklin County.
Market Basket workers hail victory with announced sale to Arthur T.
Weeks of employee walkouts and customer boycotts finally forced the board of the family-owned Market Basket grocery chain to agree late Wednesday night to a $1.5 billion deal to sell the majority ownership stake to Arthur T. Demoulas.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Democratic candidates say they oppose pipeline
All three Democratic candidates for governor say they oppose a plan to expand a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts.
At Dalton meeting, company rep., foes offer conflicting views of pipeline project
Growing demand for natural gas in New England is the driving force behind a proposed new pipeline that would run through a number of Berkshire communities.
For Billerica-based special-ed collaborative, mission accomplished
In Chris Scott's Billerica office hangs the damning 100-page report penned by state Auditor Suzanne Bump detailing the rampant cronyism that had consumed the Merrimack Education Center and allegedly siphoned away $11.5 million from the Merrimack Special Education Collaborative three years ago.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The Valley Patriot
Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump received The Valley Patriot's 1st Amendment Award for her work in demanding government accountability and exposing millions of dollars of fraud in the state's welfare department and EBT cash card program.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Tyngsboro running dry on ways to pay for field irrigation
Town officials are trying to figure out how to maintain its 14-acre recreational field after running out of money for the upkeep.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Kinder Morgan coming Tuesday
Kinder Mor gan company representatives will present company arguments in favor of a pipeline expansion in town and across the state and parts of New York at Nessacus Regional Middle School on Tuesday.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
His labors a tribute to 129 lives
No one has been interred in the Hunt-Clark Cemetery on Alcott Street in the city's Belvidere neighborhood since 1942.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
LifeLinks workers on strike
Nearly 200 LifeLinks employees have gone on strike after after a breakdown in contract negotiations, prompting the company to cancel day programs in its five area facilities.
Businesses join fight against pipeline
Businesses are taking a stand against a proposed natural-gas pipeline planned to run through neighboring towns in the Nashoba Valley.
Is Dracut trainer 'fit' or 'flop'? You can help decide
Minutes after Amanda Kelly took the stage in New York City last October to present her fitness routine and philosophy to the judging panel and Internet audience of the online reality TV series Fit Or Flop, one of three celebrity judges declared her to be the fitness world's equivalent of a "rock star."
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Lenox drops opposition to surveying for gas pipeline
In a reversal of their previous decision two weeks ago, the Selectmen have voted unanimously to allow surveyors for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Groton Line
Selectmen Take Second Swing At Warding Off Pipeline Survey Teams
Groton's Board of Selectmen took a second swing at barring surveyors for natural gas pipeline proponent Kinder Morgan from working in the town at it's August 18th evening meeting.
Talks continue as pressure grows for Market Basket sale
There is no meat underneath the sign proclaiming "Best Meats Sold Anywhere." The same goes for the "Fresh Poultry Delivered Daily" sign, underneath which are only bare shelves.
Band show to aid fire victims
Several bands are joining together to play a show aimed at raising funds for victims of the July 10 fire that killed four adults and three children on Branch Street in Lowell.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Townsend, Mass., says alternate natural-gas routes from Beaver Brook hit their conservation land
When Beaver Brook Association proposed alternative routes for a possible natural gas pipeline coming up from Massachusetts, it did so to ensure that any line would avoid the group's hundreds of acres of preserved conservation land.
Dracut plans later voter registration at fire department tonight
Hoping to boost the turnout for the next election, Citizens for a Better Dracut are hosting a voter-registration drive Tuesday evening at the town's main fire station.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Ayer businesses join in on the Kinder Morgan pipeline fight
Businesses are taking a stand against a proposed natural gas pipeline planned to run through neighboring towns in the Nashoba Valley.