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  1. Baker administration names energy leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton has tapped a former National Grid executive to help handle the new administration's energy policy, and appointed new leaders to the agency overseeing utilities in Massachusetts. Beaton also asked a number of senior officials who worked in former Gov. Deval Patrick's administration to remain on in an interim capacity while he makes final decisions on their positions, including Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner John Murray and Department of Fish and Game legislative director Mary-Lee King.

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  2. Beaton shakes up DPU team, hires former National Grid execRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton has tapped a former National Grid executive to help handle the new administration's energy policy, and appointed new leaders to the agency overseeing utilities in Massachusetts. Beaton has also asked a number of senior officials who worked in the Patrick administration to remain on in an interim capacity while he makes final decisions on their positions, including Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner John Murray and Department of Fish and Game legislative director Mary-Lee King.

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  3. Baker hires new DCF chief, veterans' affairs secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Governor-elect Charlie Baker has recruited the child welfare advocate who led an independent probe of the Department of Children and Families to join his administration as DCF commissioner, according a Baker transition official. Linda Spears, the current vice president of the Child Welfare League of America, will return to Massachusetts from Washington, D.C. to take the helm of the scrutinized agency.

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  4. Baker hires new DCF chief, veterans' affairs secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Governor-elect Charlie Baker has recruited the child welfare advocate who led an independent probe of the Department of Children and Families to join his administration as DCF commissioner, according a Baker transition official. Linda Spears, the current vice president of the Child Welfare League of America, will return to Massachusetts from Washington, D.C. to take the helm of the scrutinized agency.

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  5. Andrews' mission: financial recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    Within three weeks, the town's new administrator had met most of the other town employees, prepared a financial recovery and action plan and created a set of 16 goals. Some are year-long goals, others are to be completed within 90 days.

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  6. Fitchburg residents complain of loud noise from planes approaching LoganRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Aviation experts say a change in runway selection at nearby major airports is behind the loud airplane sounds plaguing some Fitchburg and Lunenburg residents. Kristina Zanin has lived in the same area of Fitchburg for 33 years, and in her home on Ashburnham Hill Road for the past three years.

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  7. Diamonds among donations in Salvation Army kettlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    In Massachusetts, it's not just the treetops that are glistening this holiday season. It's also the jewelry that's being dropped in Salvation Army's red kettles.

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  8. 8-year-old Townsend girl makes the kindest cutRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Her mom helped her research the organizations that provide wigs to children. They discovered that Children with Hair Loss Foundation provides wigs free of charge for families.

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  9. State picks up tab for funeral of JeremiahRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A state fund set up to help the families of loved ones dealt a wrongful death has paid the outstanding balance for the funeral expenses of Jeremiah Oliver. Jeremiah, a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy, went missing in September 2013 but was not reported missing to law enforcement until December 2013.

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  10. Power costs yield little Yuletide cheerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    If you're on a tight budget this holiday season, you could be thinking twice about turning on the Christmas lights. Littleton Electric Department customers, in Littleton and Boxboro, will see a $1.99 monthly increase, one of the lowest around.

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  11. DPW director: EPA metal limits too low for Pepperell drinking waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    When the EPA sent a pre-draft of the wastewater-treatment permit to Pepperell, it contained metal limits that exceed the capability of the plant. "We feel it to be an unrealistically low limit of some metals, like copper," said Ken Kalinowski, director of the Department of Public Works.

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  12. In it for the long haul at Applewild SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Ray Collings, in the wig, the cross-country coach at Applewild School in Fitchburg and creator of the annual Squirrel Chase, runs with a group of participants in this year's recent fun run. The Squirrel Chase is the culminating activity of the fall sports season at Applewild.

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  13. Some healthy advice: Don't ignore that flu shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Health professionals are encouraging people to continue getting influenza vaccines, despite a U.S. Centers for Disease Control announcement last week that the vaccines are not as effective as usual this year. Though the vaccine does not protect well against the strain of the virus that has been dominant so far this year, it will still provide some protection from various strains of the flu, and could produce milder symptoms on most strains, local health experts said.

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  14. In naming Lapidus president, Fitchburg State board lauds his push for diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    As they unanimously selected Richard S. Lapidus to be the 11th president of Fitchburg State University, FSU's board of trustees cited his strong leadership skills, his emphasis on community outreach and his dedication to promoting diversity. During a well-attended meeting Thursday afternoon, Carol Vittorioso, chairwoman of the board of trustees and a member of the presidential search committee, said last month when they started interviewing candidates, Lapidus was the first and he made a strong impression.

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  15. Kinder Morgan officials tout new pipeline routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Officials from pipeline company Kinder Morgan said Monday that their decision to reroute a proposed natural gas pipeline through New Hampshire would help to ease concerns of opponents, while bringing low-cost fuel into New England. "We want to be responsive to concerns and issues that have been brought up from stakeholders, from state officials to local officials and landowners and others about the scope of our project, the routing of our project, the need for the project," Allen Fore, public relations director for Kinder Morgan, said in a meeting with The Sun's editors and reporters Monday.

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  16. Killer already serving life is guilty in 1986 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A man already destined to spend the rest of his life behind bars for his involvement in the murder of a Lunenburg woman in 1995 pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of a Fitchburg woman in 1986. Christopher R. Fletcher is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of Elizabeth "Jane" Salsbury, 48, of Lunenburg in 1995.

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  17. Man convicted of killing woman whose body he dumped in Shirley admits to second murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A man already destined to spend the rest of his life behind bars for his involvement in the murder of a Lunenburg woman in 1995 pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of a Fitchburg woman in 1986. Christopher R. Fletcher is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of Elizabeth "Jane" Salsbury, 48, of Lunenburg in 1995.

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  18. Imprisoned killer pleads guilty to 1986 Fitchburg murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A man serving a life sentence for the 1995 murder of a Lunenburg woman pleaded guilt Tuesday to second-degree murder in the 1986 killing of a 24-year-old Fitchburg woman. Christopher R. Fletcher was indicted in January 2012 on first degree murder, rape and kidnapping charges in connection to the death of Peggy Sue Calvillo, a mother of two from Fitchburg.

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  19. Coach enters not guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A 23-year-old Fitchburg man pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Ayer District Court on Wednesday on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, allegedly occurring sometime between May 1 and June 30. Mark Jenkins, a volunteer basketball coach with Ayer Shirley Recreational Basketball League, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a teen on two separate occasions, according to Ayer police. The report said that one of incidents occurred in a secluded area of Ayer's Pirone Park.

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  20. Ayer hoops coach pleads not guilty to indecent assault chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Mark Jenkins, 23, of Fitchburg, was arraigned in Ayer District Court on Wednesday, charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, allegedly occurring sometime between May 1 and June 30. He pled not guilty. Jenkins, a volunteer basketball coach with Ayer Shirley Recreational Basketball League, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a victim on two separate occasions, according to Ayer police.

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