WINDHAM, N.H. — The Lawrence High School “Gearheadz” robotics team won the Motorola-sponsored Quality Award at the Granite State District's FIRST robotics competition at Windham High School this past weekend.

Forty teams from across New England competed over two days at the competition. This year, teams were required to design and build robots over the course of six weeks that could fetch and deliver oversized gears, shoot balls and climb a rope.

The Gearheadz are not resting on their laurels. They have their second competition at Reading High School from March 18-19, said Art Rousmaniere, lead mentor for the team.

Methuen holds Democratic caucus

METHUEN — The Methuen Democratic City Committee will host a caucus for registered Democrats in the city on Saturday, March 11.

The caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, which will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

The event is open to the public and all are welcome. However, only Democrats registered or preregistered in the city of Methuen may vote for or be a candidate for delegate in the caucus. Any person who is not 18 years of age at the time of the caucus, but will be by Sept. 11, 2018, may preregister to vote with the city clerk's office.

Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at the caucus or online at

Registration for the caucus will open at 9:30 a.m. in the Great Hall at City Hall, 41 Pleasant St. Registration will close at 10 a.m. and the caucus will begin.

For more information on the caucus or the committee, contact Chairwoman Jessica Finocchiaro at or by phone at 978-566-1786, or visit  

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