This December week was packed full of headlines. Here were five of them:
1. Controversial Hire: School Committee Chair Chris Allen came under fire from many in town when it was the former wrestling coach charged with possession of child pornography, to fix her roof.
2. Confrontation: At the Board of Selectmen meeting, Allen and her husband and tempers flared.
3. Trees for Troops: The annual Trees for Troops event was held at and He even made a on Patch.
4. Family Troubles: Congressman John Tierney's brother-in-law relating to his brother's illegal offshore gambling operation. And Republican candidate Richard Tisei, who seeks his party's nomination to run against Tierney, was surprised by in August.
5. Teacher Mystery: A teacher at was escorted out of that school by police nearly two weeks ago, and the school administration is But police have said they found no criminal wrongdoing in that investigation.