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by Robert Stewart   In a surprising development, Federal Marshals arrested a Harvard man at his home on May 20 on a Japanese warrant that accuses him of arranging the escape of a top corporate Japanese CEO out of the country to avoid prosecution on financial fraud.      The arrest builds on...
by Connie Sartini   Following last week’s decision by the Parks Department to allowing for a limited reopening of the Cow Pond Brook Fields, Town Field, Cutler Memorial Field, and Sgt. William Woitowicz Field beginning Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board has voted unanimously to approve policy for Memorial Parks and Commons, subject to ratification by the Parks Department. The policy was developed by Parks Commissioner Don Black and Select Board member Becky Pine.    MEMORIAL PARKS AND COMMONS POLICY...

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...

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