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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.

2011-02-01 09:06:00

WESTFORD, Mass., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, towns have struggled fulfilling their obligation to provide housing for lower income people. Now, through an innovative public/private partnership between the town of Westford and developers Wescon, Inc.

2008-10-07 15:00:20

By Barry Matulaitis PERU - Although selectmen disagreed Monday on the best way to solve a water problem on the side of Ridge Road near the Cayer residence, they noted that steps should be taken to divert the water before winter.

2008-10-03 15:00:14

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF GREENVILLE - Rather than rebid the Greenville Junction Wharf rehabilitation project, selectmen agreed Wednesday to continue negotiations with the low bidder for an amended scope of work that would not compromise the quality of the structure.

2008-10-01 15:00:21

By Barry Matulaitis ANDOVER - Selectwoman Trudy Akers is displeased with a recent article in the Bethel Citizen, stating at Tuesday's selectmen's meeting that she felt Chairwoman Susan Merrow was unfairly taken to task for the tardiness of the town's tax commitment.

2008-09-16 15:00:20

By Donna M. Perry LIVERMORE FALLS - Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to pay Town Clerk/Treasurer Kristal Flagg a $200 week stipend for handling the extra workload as interim town manager.

2008-09-11 15:00:18

By Eileen M. Adams MEXICO - Selectmen set a special meeting for Monday, Sept. 22, to discuss developing a survey that people could answer when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. Answers to the survey would be used by town officials putting together the next municipal budget.

2008-09-10 15:00:17

By M. Dirk Langeveld PARIS - A former Board of Selectmen chairman asked the board Monday for reimbursement of legal fees he paid to defend himself against a lawsuit and was told the town bylaws don't allow it.

2008-09-08 15:00:33

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Concerns about buildings deemed dangerous or public nuisances drove selectmen to schedule a public hearing for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

2008-09-04 15:00:17

By M. Dirk Langeveld PARIS - A judge dismissed a lawsuit against two Paris selectmen after the complainant said the accusations were no longer relevant.

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  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
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