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  1. Frederick, NM impress on iceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

    Senior Marc Frederick made 26 saves as North Middlesex skated past Leominster, 7-2, in a Roy Conference boys hockey game. The Patriots' top line of Ryan McCarthy, Josh Miller and Justin Estrella checked in with 2 goals and 2 assists apiece.

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  2. Firefighters battle Ayer blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Lowell Sun

    Firefighters from three towns were at the scene of a fire in a home at Mechanic and Mill streets in downtown Ayer, but officials say there are no reported injuries. The blaze was reported about 9:30 p.m., and firefighters reported heavy fire in the attic of white 2 1/2 story home across Mill Street from the train tracks that run through the downtown.

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

    Monday Dec 15 | 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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  4. WWII's Pacific Theater focus of museum programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Lowell Sun

    Guest speaker Michael Roberts of Groton speaks about the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean during World War II in his program on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Fort Devens Museum, at 1 p.m. At a time so close to Pearl Harbor Day, Roberts' presentation takes the museum's focus beyond the European Theater of operations, so commonly highlighted. From his own days of growing up near the West Coast, Roberts will talk about his experiences during World War II on that coast.

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  5. Dracut officials eye opposing pipeline plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Lowell Sun

    Prompted by pleas from a prominent Dracut farmer and Selectman Tami Dristiliaris, the Board of Selectmen will likely vote at their next meeting on a non-binding resolution declaring their opposition to Kinder Morgan's latest proposed route for a natural-gas pipeline, Chairwoman Cathy Richardson said. Richardson's announcement of the board's likely action followed presentations made at Tuesday's meeting by Rich Cowan of the group Dracut Stop the Pipeline, and farmer Jim Ogonowski.

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  6. Nashoba school board opposes regional-school transit cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Lowell Sun

    Disapproving of a move by Gov. Deval Patrick to cut state funding for regional school transportation, the Nashoba Valley Technical School Committee voted to support an effort by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools to challenge the decision. Angered by a proposal by Patrick to eliminate a planned increase in the transportation budget of $18,730,563 that would reduce the line item to fiscal 2014 levels of $51,521,000, MARS decided to take action.

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  7. Dracut selectmen eye opposing pipeline plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Lowell Sun

    Prompted by pleas from a prominent Dracut farmer and Selectman Tami Dristiliaris, the Board of Selectmen will likely vote at their next meeting on a non-binding resolution declaring their opposition to Kinder Morgan's latest proposed route for a natural-gas pipeline, Chairwoman Cathy Richardson said. Richardson's announcement of the board's likely action followed presentations made at Tuesday's meeting by Rich Cowan of the group Dracut Stop the Pipeline, and farmer Jim Ogonowski.

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  8. Groton board postpones change on 'dissent' policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Lowell Sun

    Debating a change in a policy dealing with dissent to majority decisions, members of the Board of Selectmen moved from broad support to uncertainty as they voted to table the measure indefinitely Monday. At issue had been a new policy dealing with the behavior of selectmen that, if passed, would have restricted the ability of board members who dissented from a majority vote from continuing to pursue avenues that could eventually overturn a decision under reconsideration.

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  9. Local senators: Rosenberg will still get our voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Lowell Sun

    State senators across the region say they remain confident in their colleague Stanley Rosenberg's prospects to become the next Senate president, following reports that his partner was critical of the current president, Therese Murray, and bragged about his influence in the Statehouse. Rosenberg, 65, an Amherst Democrat, has been the assumed successor to Murray once the Legislature reconvenes in January.

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  10. Groton's Blood Farm rises like a PhoenixRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Lowell Sun

    Nearly a year after a four-alarm fire gutted the renowned Groton slaughterhouse, the business has not just returned, it has grown. The meat-processing building was a charred shell after the Dec. 29 fire.

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  11. First snowfall spurs outages, few accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Lowell Sun

    Local police and fire departments reported no major incidents on Wednesday, as about 5 inches of snow fell across the region by 7 p.m., causing minor car crashes and downing electrical wires. Electricity appeared to be the only real casualty of the region's first serious winter storm of the year, with large power outages reported in Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford, Chelmsford and Shirley, according to National Grid.

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  12. Southern N.H. route emerging as top gas-pipeline pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Lowell Sun

    The natural-gas pipeline proposal that has inspired protests statewide may be on the verge of switching its route to go through Southern New Hampshire rather than central Massachusetts, an official for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners said Monday. Richard Wheatley, a spokesman for Kinder Morgan, said that while the company was still evaluating alternatives, a route that travels along existing power-line easements in Southern New Hampshire is being seriously considered.

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  13. N.H. route emerging as preferred gas-pipeline pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Lowell Sun

    The natural-gas pipeline proposal that has inspired protests statewide may be on the verge of switching its route to go through Southern New Hampshire rather than central Massachusetts, an official for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners said Monday. Richard Wheatley, a spokesman for Kinder Morgan, said that while the company was still evaluating alternatives, a route that travels along existing power-line easements in Southern New Hampshire is being seriously considered.

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  14. Groton panel holds off on Charter Review CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Lowell Sun

    The issue arose at the Finance Committee meeting Monday when a vote was called to choose two members to represent the finance panel on the charter committee. At least four members of the Finance Committee registered interest in joining: Art Prest, Robert Hargraves, Mark Bacon and Bud Robertson.

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  15. Degen joins, then withdraws from Nashoba chamberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    No sooner did local businessman and Selectman Joshua Degen join the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce than he found himself at odds with the organization and submitted his resignation. Degen's resignation was sent to chamber offices in Devens just a month after he became a member and paid an initial membership fee.

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  16. Voices raised to stop gas pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    They came from across New England, filling the auditorium at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School with a single goal: Stopping Kinder Morgan from building a natural-gas pipeline through their communities. "It's all about the numbers to the proponents.

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  17. Groton girls breeze, 5-1Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Dorrie Varley-Barrett of Chelmsford and Caitlyn DiSarcina of Shirley scored 2 goals each as the Groton School defeated Pomfret School, 5-1, Wednesday in a New England Prep School Class B Tournament girls soccer quarterfinal game. Sam Volpe scored the other goal.

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  18. Prescott issue to be mulled by Groton panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Moving swiftly to figure out what to do about the former Prescott Elementary School building, selectmen prepared to appoint a special committee charged with studying the issue, and make recommendations within a year. The move came after a report at the board's meeting Monday by Town Manager Mark Haddad that he had met with Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee Chairman Allison Manugian and Superintendent of Schools Kristan Rodriguez earlier that day.

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  19. Groton selectmen to create panel to study Prescott School issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Moving swiftly to figure out what to do about the former Prescott Elementary School building, selectmen prepared to appoint a special committee charged with studying the issue, and make recommendations within a year. The move came after a report at the board's meeting Monday by Town Manager Mark Haddad that he had met with Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee Chairman Allison Manugian and Superintendent of Schools Kristan Rodriguez earlier that day.

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  20. GrotonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Nearly seven months after teacher contract negotiations began, the local school board and teachers' union are bringing in an outside mediator to settle their differences. The Groton Dunstable Educators' Association announced this week that the union and the School Committee will have an outside mediator to work out issues that are preventing them from reaching a new contract.

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