To the reader: Ashland News has been severely impeded from investigating and reporting the local news. Last October, Josh Eaton, founder and reporter for the modern Ashland News, was assaulted by Lt Briggs and the Ashland Police, then falsely charged with assault. The video camera evidence, by which Eaton was using in an attempt to question Lt Briggs, was unlawfully taken by the Ashland Police, then impounded by Middlesex county District Attorney’s office. This has prevented you, the readers, from seeing exactly what transpired via video/audio recording. This is an unprecedented violation of our First Amendment Rights.
We will continue, to the best of our ability, to report the local news, including crimes and wrong-doing committed by police officers and Middlesex DA’s personnel. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.