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Sunday night’s storm knocked down three tree tops across Whitman Road. Photo by Nancy Ohringer.

*/    [Editor: The following slightly-edited comments by Kevin Kelly, Groton Electric Light Department Manager, were made at the opening of the adjourned session of Fall Town Meeting addressing the violent, destructive wind and rainstorm that lashed the region the night of October 29 into October...
   Chairman of the Senior Center Building Committee and a long-term Groton Selectman, Peter Cunningham, told voters at the first session of Fall Town Meeting that the concerns of the people in the community regarding an earlier Senior Center proposal “have been heard,” that the cost was too high,...
  Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Pepperell Police Chief David Scott confirmed the death of a sky diver at Pepperell Skydiving Center at approximately 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28. The Skydiving Center is located on Nashua Road in Pepperell, not far from the Groton-Pepperell town line...
  Following the action on Article 8 at the October 23 Fall Town Meeting session, where voters approved creation of a Capital Stabilization Fund for $500,000 with the funds to be set aside for the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, voters at Monday’s session of Fall Town Meeting also...
2017 Fall Town Meeting opened with a contentious and divisive issue that has been simmering all summer, whether to change or leave alone the “All Are Welcome” stones located at the entrance roads to Groton. Article 1 was discussed by attendees Monday night for close to two hours before they issued...

GELD line man Dan Johnson of Lost Lake, Groton pictured in foreground at left worked with GELD lineman Jon Patterson to repair St. Thomas’ electric grid along with a contingent of 41 other line men from New England. See Story this page. Photo courtesy of GELD.

[Ed Note: St. Thomas is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean that is recovering from a direct hit from a category 5 hurricane. A line crew from GELD is helping the island recover and rebuild its electric grid. St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island and St. Croix make up the Virgin Islands...
 Orion Krause, 22 of Rockport, Maine, returned to Ayer District Court Friday, Oct. 20 from Bridgewater State Hospital where he had been undergoing psychiatric observation and evaluation. At the hearing, Krause was declared competent to stand trial for the September 8 murders of his mother,...
*/ State lawmakers are advancing a bill that would set stiff new penalties for drivers who park illegally in spaces designated for the handicapped, including a potential maximum year-long license suspension. The Senate has already approved the legislation, which also carries beefed-up fines for...
*/ Groton Town Counsel has advised the Board of Selectmen to focus on the contents of Article 1 on the Town Meeting Warrant - that seeks to remove the word “ALL” from the contentious All Are Welcome Stones, and “not to put oxygen on something that tends to expand” regarding the events that...
At the October 23, 2017 Fall Town Meeting, Article #7 on the warrant will ask voters to approve $310,000 for the Senior Center design and construction bidding for either a new center or for the renovation and expansion of the current Senior Center along with $125,000 to hire an Owners Project...

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