Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Around 4 a.m. on a frigid January night 10 years ago, Ed Peirick was crawling back into bed after using the bathroom. Before shutting his eyes, he noticed a strange, orange light beyond his drapes. He got up, went to his living room and looked outside. "I just see a wall of flame,”... + continue reading
Monday, January 26, 2015
Protests sparked by police killings of unarmed men in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City have cast a spotlight on law enforcement tools and procedures. Two topics – police use of body-worn cameras and military-grade gear and weaponry – have drawn media attention nationwide and in... + continue reading
Sunday, January 11, 2015
In our first year back in print in Fitchburg, we had no shortage of worthy stories to write about.  As growth began to pick up, so did headaches related to it, like road work on two of the most heavily traveled Fitchburg roads. One sad, violent incident rocked a northside neighborhood, and we... + continue reading
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Perched on a hill along McKee Road is a red brick building that some may recognize as the former Camp Badger School. Just over 50 years have gone by since students last occupied the classrooms there, but learning still takes place within its walls. Since 1981, the building has been the clubhouse... + continue reading
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Imagining hell generally brings to mind chaotic images of fire, heat and indescribable suffering.  Ask Raymond Ray, and he might tell you that for him, while there was plenty of suffering, hell was a 35-below-zero night spent in a frozen Belgian forest, thick with death and desperate enemy... + continue reading

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01/28/2015
All four candidates for mayor are expected to attend the Fitchburg Star’s mayoral forum next week. The race will feature a primary on Feb. 17, and the top two vote-getters will advance to the... + continue reading

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01/28/2015
All four candidates for mayor are expected to attend the Fitchburg Star’s mayoral forum next week. The race will feature a primary on Feb. 17, and the top two vote-getters will advance to the... + continue reading

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01/26/2015
Bug wars, bottle rocket launches and “earthquakes” are all part of the curriculum in a relatively new class at Cherokee Middle School. The Project Lead the Way class, part of a national... + continue reading
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Around 4 a.m. on a frigid January night 10 years ago, Ed Peirick was crawling back into bed after using the bathroom. Before shutting his eyes, he noticed a strange, orange light beyond his drapes.... + continue reading
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There are few things as important to children as celebrating their birthday.  But in a tight economy, many parents aren’t able to provide as much of a birthday party as their son or... + continue reading

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The holiday decorations are down (or at least you’re thinking about it), everybody is back to their daily work routine and pants are feeling a bit snug after the generous holidays. Time to head... + continue reading

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