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by Connie Sartini   Collaborative efforts by Groton, Littleton and the US Marshal Service resulted in the arrest on Tuesday, Dec. 10 of Jorge Luis Alaya-Mercado on Federal Warrants from Florida. This arrest occurred just two days after an alleged incident on December 8 at 4 p.m. involving a...
Groton Fire Department posted this December 1 photo taken at approximately 8:45 pm of Shirley Fire Department responding to a chimney fire at a residence on Groton Road. On arrival they confirmed that there was an active chimney fire most likely caused by an excessive buildup of creosote in the...
by Bob Katzen, BHR            The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it is taking steps to install federally-mandated mile- based exit signs on the state’s highways, including I-90, I-93, I-95, I-495 and Route 3. The Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 Manual on...
by Connie Sartini        Based on the terms of the employment contract with Town Manager Mark Haddad, the provisions currently in place include an Opt-Out Clause for year two and three of the contract, that may be exercised by the Town Manager or the Select Board. Notification by either party...
by Mary J Metzger   Groton State Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Jamie Eldridge spoke Sunday, November 24, at the Groton [Senior] Center on environmental legislation they have filed. The event was sponsored by the Groton Democratic Town Committee.      In his first year, Kennedy has...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Police Chief Michael Luth and Sergeant Rachael Mead updated the Select Board following a discussion that grew out of the death of a Groton woman in her home, and advised the Board of what is already done by the Groton Police Department.      Chief Luth said that...
DOUBLE SPEEDING FINES (H 3068) - The State House gave initial approval to legislation that would double fines for motor vehicles speeding in the far right “breakdown” where travel is permitted during peak commuting hours.      Supporters say allowing travel in the breakdown lane is essential on...
Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that makes Massachusetts the first state to ban the sale of flavored vaping and tobacco products— including mint and menthol cigarettes. The measure also imposes a 75 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes. One of the provisions of the new bill would have...
by Nancy Cicco   Now that former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is running for president in 2020, UMass Lowell politics experts say that while there’s “space in the race” for him, they question whether his expected bid for the Democratic nomination is good for him or his party.      “...
Ed Note: This story is the second part of a two-part report on the October 28 meeting between the Community Preservation Committee and Groton’s Affordable Housing Trust. The purpose of the meeting was to begin conducting a post-mortem review of the $400,000 loss of town money invested in the...

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