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Tupelo Honey – Lowell Sun

Back in ancient times, circa 2019, live music and merriment were ubiquitous. Then the great cultural schism happened, and we find ourselves straddling the old normal and the uncertain future, purga… → Read More

Miss live music? Didgeri-DOO something about it

Mitch Rosenberg’s song is like an anthem for our time and a metaphor of our isolation, a solitary note echoing through an almost empty park. Pedestrians along the south side of Lowell’s Riverwalk c… → Read More

There's a lot to like about open mike

Whether it's punchlines or chorus lines you want, there's a cornucopia of options at any of the area's open-mike nights. Open mike (no, it's not open mic, unless you're the doctor getting ready to perform Mick Jagger's open-heart surgery) has become a popular draw for local clubs and an opportunity for songsters and jokesters to showcase their notes and quotes. → Read More

Take me down to Paradise City

Ushered in with the equinox, the silver anniversary of the Paradise City Arts Festivals will be marked by familiar works of wearable, hangable, sit-on-able and decorative pieces from around the country. → Read More

This story may just get under your skin

We in the newspaper business are proud of the ink we produce. But another industry also uses ink as its daily wares -- tattooing. Both vocations serve as merchants of information -- journalists through printed words, and tattooists through images and symbols. → Read More

Dog-training program gives inmates purpose, companionship in Shirley

SHIRLEY -- Inside MCI-Shirley, dogs are learning to turn off the lights, sense danger and most importantly, provide companionship for inmates. → Read More

Got an ax to grind?

There is a place where you can throw axes at a wall. Finally, right? This local version of "game of throwns" is called Half Axe. and it's the latest feather in the cap at Apex entertainment complex in Marlboro. → Read More

Townsend man held in kidnap-assault case

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- A 50-year-old Townsend man who fled to Florida while facing charges he kidnapped and assaulted a woman -- after having previously served prison time for similar offenses -- was → Read More

Retired Townsend cop, wife killed in N.H. crash

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- A recently retired police officer and his wife were killed Thursday night in a multi-car crash on a dark New Hampshire highway. → Read More

On this stage, anything goes

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- "Quick Wits" will make you laugh, but only if you attend one of their shows. → Read More

Free full-day kindergarten eyed for schools

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- Full-time kindergarten may soon be free for youngsters in Groton and Dunstable. → Read More

Will Ayer pastry chef rise to the top?

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER -- Pastry chef Douglas Phillips has a sweet television gig. → Read More

Historic Groton Inn rises from the ashes

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com GROTON -- What was once the oldest inn in the country is now the newest sensation. → Read More

Job fair draws crowd at Devens

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashoba valleyvoice.com DEVENS -- More than 200 job seekers marched on Devens this week in search of work and were greeted by nearly 100 employers at the semi-annual job fair at Devens Common. → Read More

100 years' worth of salutes

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com TOWNSEND -- Like more than 10,000 other cities and towns across America, Townsend honored its veterans this weekend in a celebration that was extra-meaningful in that it is the 100th → Read More

Steady stream of voters cast ballots

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com LOWELL -- Voting across the Merrimack Valley got off to a quick start on Election Day, then settled into a late-morning lull. → Read More

Arsenal suspect remains held without bail

AYER -- Jeffrey Dusti, the 62-year-old man authorities say had nearly four dozen unlicensed firearms in his Shirley home, was ordered held without bail following a dangerousness hearing on → Read More

Shirley arsenal suspect remains held without bail

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Jeffrey Dusti, the 62-year-old man authorities say had nearly four dozen unlicensed firearms in his Shirley home, was ordered held without bail following a dangerousness hearing on → Read More

Board selects new TA

PEPPERELL -- Maynard's assistant town administrator is poised to take over the town's reins. → Read More

Downtown issues cited as parking, appearance

By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- The ongoing efforts to spruce up downtown have taken a large step forward. → Read More