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Ed Note: The following story was assembled from reporting by Bob Katzen’s Beacon Hill Roll Call and the State House News Service.   With the House voting 159-0, the Senate 40-0, rules changes were made which would allow formal sessions of the 2020 Legislature to continue beyond July 31...
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced on July 31 that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitos collected from Pepperell, Massachusetts; the mosquitoes are a mammal-biting species. As a consequence of this detection the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has raise...
by Sam Telford, Professor, Tufts University Professor Telford is an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks   With four people having died from EEE [Eastern Equine Encephalitis] in Massachusetts in 2019, one might reasonably ask why there is an EEE vaccine for horses but not for...
by Connie Sartini   In her welcoming remarks, Groton Select Board Chairman Alison Manugian opened the July 20 virtual Forum, and explained that the Forum with the Select Board and the Groton Police Department was designed to “create a foundation of understanding of the current practices and...
by Robert Stewart   Groton’s State Representative Sheila Harrington voted against a Police Reform Bill that was approved by the House of Representatives last week by a vote of 93-66.      In casting her vote opposing the reform bill, Harrington said in a press release that the bill went too...
On Sunday, July 27 at 8 a.m., Groton Fire Department was dispatched to Prescott Street for a person that had fallen from a mountain bike and was unconscious. Due to the remote location of the patient Groton Fire Department and Groton Police Department personnel hiked approximately one-half mile...
Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said the cause of the June 1, 2020 fire at 373 Main Street in Groton was the improper disposal of smoking materials. The fire caused an estimated $800,000 in damage to the eight-unit apartment building, also known as...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board at their July 13 virtual meeting that a resident of Redskin Trail has notified the town of his concern with the name of his street. He considers it racist and would like the Select Board to take action to rename the street...

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