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Devastating Fire at Winthrop Place. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s office. Chief McCurdy said he was hoping to receive a report as to the cause by next week. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

 

by Connie Sartini   At 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, Groton Fire Department responded to a call of an active fire at an eight-unit apartment complex at 373 Winthrop Place on Main Street.      Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy said that upon arrival, firemen observed the fire on the outside of...
by Connie Sartini   Groton’s Housing Production Plan expired June 30, 2019. The following is an update from the Housing Coordinator on the implications of not having an approved housing production plan.      The updated plan is being prepared and updated by the Montachusett Regional...
In the month of May the Groton Police Department answered 3,230 calls for service. Scam/fraud calls were up in this month from 1 in 2019 to 10 reported in 2020; accidents were down from 17 in 2019 to only 4 in 2020; arrests were also down from 13 in 2019 to 6 in 2020. However, there were more...
On Monday afternoon one of the apartment buildings at Winthrop Place on Main Street in Groton burned; eight families have been displaced and have lost everything. The Groton-Dunstable School District has mobilized to collect cash, gift cards for stores where people can buy basics such as grocery...
by Russell Harris   A few short weeks ago, before the Coronavirus hit, life was simpler for Groton EMTs. Whenever a call came in for a hospital transport, they just jumped into their ambulance and headed out. Fast, efficient and direct.      But, since Covid-19 hit, a simple hospital run...
Cost estimates are approximately the same for the three options evaluated and all 3 would house the same number of students; total cost of new construction, which will be approximately 2.5 times the square footage of either of the other options, is estimated at $77 million; Groton’s share after...
On May 2, 2020, the Groton Police Department responded to Whitney Pond Road for a report of a past breaking and entering. The property owner reported that when they came by the cottage, they found the door to the enclosed porch open and the screen cut. Upon inspection of the home, the homeowner...

This photo was taken about 8:15 Friday evening from Westford, just over the town line south of Route 40, looking northwest into Groton. The fast-moving storm front spread along Townsend Road north of West Groton, stretching to Rte 119 near NWRA headquarters by the Nashua River, and then to Chicopee Row just north of the cemetery, onto Martinis Pond and Old Dunstable Roads through to Hoyts Wharf, Cow Pond, and then to the north end of Long Sought-For Pond, wrecking havoc and mayhem for 10 miles through the heart of our town. Many have asked, Was it a microburst, or a twister? Could it be both? The photographer said this image was taken in “pitch-black conditions using ‘lightning as llumination.’”

 

by Robert Stewart   A powerful storm with tornado-like characteristics ripped through Groton on Friday night, May 15 and in a span of 15 minutes toppled hundreds of trees and knocked power out to nearly half of the homes in town.      The weather event was part of frontal boundary that was...

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