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2011-04-19 12:02:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Chelmsford are uniting behind an effort to recall four selectmen amongst evidence of corruption and malfeasance. After filing some 1,400 affidavit signatures on Tuesday requesting recall petitions, residents have until May 2 to submit the necessary 2,500 signatures to recall each Board member (10,000 in total for all four). In Chelmsford, proponents of the recall have provided evidence that former selectman Phil Eliopoulos...

2010-06-28 12:24:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Chelmsford Operations has been awarded the prestigious James S. Cogswell Award for Outstanding Industrial Security. Of the more than 13,000 defense contractors that are subject to annual inspection in the National Industrial Security Program, only nine were honored with a Cogswell Award this year. It is the second Cogswell Award for the Chelmsford Operations facility, which received its first Cogswell Award for...

2008-07-26 12:00:48

By Rita Savard, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 26--CHELMSFORD -- First came the closing of Westlands Elementary School. Now 26 jobs have been axed inside Chelmsford schools as officials move forward with budget cuts. "We've been cutting and it's deep," said Superintendent of Schools Donald Yeoman. "It's tragic when people lose their jobs. From cafeteria workers to teachers, this means every student is getting less." With a $2.2 million deficit, school officials said layoffs were...

2008-07-18 12:00:40

By John Collins, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 18--CHELMSFORD -- Police Chief James Murphy said $15,000 a year is a fair price to pay for "CodeRED." And no, he's not referring to cherry-flavored soft drink, Mountain Dew Code Red. Murphy announced yesterday the town has implemented a new, "ultra, high-speed telephone communication system" that enables police to speed-dial -- at the rate of 1,000 calls per minute -- Chelmsford residents and business owners to deliver recorded messages about...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Alexandra Mayer-Hohdahl, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 16--TEWKSBURY -- Recycling offenders, beware. In just a few weeks, your trash may be left sitting at the curb. Selectmen voted unanimously last night to implement a visual recycling program starting on Sept. 1 to boost Tewksbury's recycling rate and save the town thousands of dollars along the way. "It doesn't mean that we're going to be opening people's trash bags," Carolyn Dann, the Northeast regional recycling director for...

2008-06-24 15:03:08

By Rita Savard, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 24--CHELMSFORD -- Over the years, they've patched up hundreds of local patients that bark, hop and fly. Now the veterinarians at Chelmsford Animal Hospital hope to continue caring for man's best friends at a new 10,000-square-foot facility. Tomorrow night, the Planning Board is expected to vote on whether to approve a building design for a larger, state-of-the-art animal hospital at 11 Fletcher St. (The board will also meet again with the...

2008-06-17 15:00:49

By Hiroko Sato, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 17--TOWNSEND -- Frederick Wheeler still remembers his daughter coming home after her first day in high school and saying, "There is no way I can find my way around the high school." High school can be intimidating, said Deborah Brady, assistant superintendent of the North Middlesex Regional School District. The district's high school, which serves students from Pepperell, Townsend and Ashby, houses 1,400 students. Guidance counselors may not...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

By Rita Savard, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 17--CHELMSFORD -- From truck traffic at 4 a.m. to the stench of sulfur hanging over their homes, concerned residents pleaded with selectmen to think twice before granting Aggregate Industries a license to increase its storage of hazardous materials. After reaching a pollution settlement with the state, the construction-material supplier is seeking to upgrade its Chelmsford plant. Last night was round two in an ongoing public hearing with the...

2007-10-13 12:00:15

By Lisa Redmond, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Oct. 13--NEWPORT, N.H. -- Chelmsford native Kenneth Carpenter was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the 2005 killing and incineration of a Goshen woman whom he believed was interfering with his love life. After a trial that lasted several weeks, a Sullivan County Superior Court jury deliberated about two hours yesterday morning before finding Carpenter, 56, of Lempster, N.H. guilty of murdering Edith "Pen" Meyer, 55, of Goshen, N.H....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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