Plane Overhead

Thursday, October 28, 2010--A plane flies low over the city of Leominster.

Halloween Hike

Wednesday, October 27, 2010--Emily Norton, president and founder of the Friends of Willard Brook, stands wearing a witch mask and hat in front of the swamp on the Dead Swamp trail, located in the Townsend State Forest where there will be a Halloween themed hike on Sunday, October 31.

Andy Hertel's Farm (Tuesday, October 26, 2010)

Cows graze in the field with Andy's barn in the background. He also raises pigs and chickens. Because Andy purchased the land in Westminster, MA, it was saved from being developed.

Andy stands next to large hay bales he's made that feed his cattle all winter long.

Andy gives his pigs some water on a warm October day morning.

The pigs in the pen.

A cow munches on hay while grazing in a field.

Old Leominster Plastic Museum

Tuesday, October 26, 2010--An empty room in the old Plastic Museum on Lancaster Street in Leominster. The building was acquired by the city and is planned to become the new site of the Leominster Police Department.

Outdoor Play Time at Busy Bees Preschool Center

Friday, October 22, 2010--Sandra Barras, 5, pulls her hood over her head before going outside to play.

Friday, October 22, 2010--Preschoolers throw leaves into the air while playing outside.

Tree Removal

Thursday, October 21, 2010--A large branch falls while Jim Harris of Fitchburg-based Forstrom Tree Service trims a tree while clearing an area of trees off of Nichols Road in Fitchburg. At back left is owner Troy Forstrom and at bottom right is employee Steve Martin.

African Drum Show

Wednesday, October 20, 2010--Sulley Imoro of Ghana (near) leaps into the air while performing a traditional dance while 5th-8th grade teacher Michael Day (back left) and Alfred Kpebesaame of Ghana play the drums during a West African drum and dance performance for sixth graders at Hawthorne Brook Elementary School in Townsend.

Robbery to high speed chase to crash to woman shot and killed

Wednesday, October 14, 2010--EMTs and firefighters perform CPR on a woman who was shot by police after the car she was driving crashed in Fitchburg Wednesday. According to reports, the police were pursuing the woman and another suspect in a high-speed chase that looped from Fitchburg into New Hampshire and back again before the driver crashed the car on Heywood Street. The chase stemmed after two suspects robbed Ray's Variety store in Fitchburg. Three police officers were injured, the woman shot was killed. The passenger of the car was arrested and charged with robbery.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010--Monty Tech students watch as the cupola, that they helped build, is lifted by a crane to be installed on the top of the Stone House at Coggshall Park in Fitchburg. The Stone House was burnt down in a fire early in 2009 and Monty Tech has been helping in rebuilding the structure.
Monday, October 11, 2010--Rowen Congdon, 3, of Townsend observes three pigs at Laurel Ridge Farm in Ashby.

Harvesting Zinnias

Friday, September 8, 2010-- Dick Violette, owner of Dick's Market Garden & Greenhouses, picks bunches of zinnias growing in the garden on Northfield Road in Lunenburg.

Wednesday, September 6, 2010--Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker sits in a meeting room at the Sentinel & Enterprise for a conversation about his plans if elected as Massachusetts' new governor.

Notre Dame Prep Crusaders Basketball Practice

Tuesday, September 5, 2010--Grandy Glaze of Toronto, Canada, who has committed to attend UNLV, dunks during practice.

 Tuesday, September 5, 2010--Angel Nunez, who has verbally committed to the University of Louisville, dunks during practice.

Tuesday, September 5, 2010--Sam Cassell Jr., son of form Boston Celtic Sam Cassell, passes during a scrimmage at practice.

A Day for Umbrellas (and pigeons)

 Friday, October 1, 2010--A woman quickly crosses Boulder Drive in Fitchburg through pouring rain.

 Friday, October 1, 2010--A man quickly crosses Putnam Street in Fitchburg in the pouring rain.

 Friday, October 1, 2010--A woman walks under the shelter of her umbrella through a downpour on Main Street in Leominster.

 Friday, October 1, 2010--A man walks past the Fitchburg Public Library on Newton Place, sheltered from the rain with his umbrella.

Friday, October 1, 2010--Two pigeons sit on the edge of the Putnam Street parking garage in a heavy rainfall in Fitchburg.

Rossbach Farm in Townsend transitions business

Thursday, September 30, 2010 --Phillip Rossbach, 59, of Townsend stands where his cows used be milked. He recently had to sell all of his dairy cows because his farm was loosing money. His main form of business now is corn. Rossbach Farm was the last remaining dairy farm in Townsend, MA.

 Thursday, September 30, 2010 --Stalls once used for young cows are now empty at Rossbach Farm in Townsend.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 --Stalls in a barn once used for older cows are now empty at Rossbach Farm in Townsend.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 --A farmed corn field at Rossbach Farm.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 --Corn ferments into corn silage under a tarp, held down by tires at Rossbach Farm, which is now the main form of business at the farm.

 Thursday, September 30, 2010 --Phillip Rossbach, 59, of Townsend shows a handful of the corn silage, or fermented corn that is eaten by cows, which is now his main form of business at Rossbach Farm.