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Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy worked closely with Pepperell’s Fire Chief for a coordinated response to the toxic fire. Chief McCurdy explained that the biggest challenge in fighting the fire was the extremely limited water supply at the site.

- All fire photography in this editon of the Herald from Frame of Mind Photography by Jeffrey Hastings. 

by Russell Harris     At 12:16 p.m. on Friday, November 23, Groton Fire Department Engine One was dispatched to 44 North St in Pepperell - about four miles from Groton’s northern border - to assist dozens of firefighters from more than 17 communities across Massachusetts and New Hampshire to battle...
by Connie Sartini      What started as a relatively straightforward request by the Town Manager for permission to spend $4,500 for a conceptual plan for land at the Groton Country Club as a possible site for over-55 housing, expanded to using the requested funds for a feasibility study for...
by Connie Sartini      By a vote of 3 to 2, members of the Groton Select Board narrowly agreed to a request from the Town of Dunstable for an extension to an agreement for Groton Town Manager Mark Haddad to assist Dunstable in completing their hiring of a new Town Administrator. The Select Board...
By Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call     With Groton Representative voting Sheila Harrington in the affirmative, by a margin of 149-2, the Massachusetts House of reporesenatives approved a local option bill allowing a city or town to authorize the creation of community benefit districts which would...

Senior Captains Alexis Millett and Lydia Pray celebrating with MIAA trophy. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

by Robert Mingolelli     Groton-Dunstable volleyball team claimed its first state title in school history with a 3-0 sweep over Minnechaug Regional in the MIAA Division 2 state final played at Worcester State University on Saturday.    Minnechaug, from Wilbraham, has an enrollment 1,167 students....

Firefighters begin training to use the GFD's new custom-built truck. -Photo by Russell Harris

by Russell Harris        Groton’s new million-dollar, custom-designed, cherry-red ladder truck - a truck to stir the passions of the young, and not-so-young - was delivered October 24 after a year of design and build by Smeal Fire Apparatus Company in the small town of Snyder, Nebraska.    Besides...
by Connie Sartini           Kelly Brown,  Regional Coordinator for the Commonwealth’s Green Communities effort, met with two members of the Select Board on Monday to explain and discuss the benefits of participation in the state’s Green Community Program. Discussion of the program will be presented...
by Connie Sartini      With Groton’s Affordable Housing Plan, approved by the Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) expiring on June 29, 2019, the Affordable Housing Trust asked Housing Coordinator Fran Stanley to take the lead on the development of a new Housing Production Plan. This...

The Lawrence Homestead was the site of the 1707 kidnapping of 3 Tarbell children, one girl and two boys, by Native Americans. The girl was given to a French family in Montreal and eventually became a nun; the boys became prominent members of their tribe and refused to return to their Groton home, years later, when given the chance.

by Connie Sartini      One of Groton’s most historic houses was on the Tuesday evening agenda for the Affordable Housing Trust (AFT) for discussion as a possible site to locate affordable housing near the center of Groton. The property is known as the Lawrence Homestead at 44 Farmers Row at the...
by Russell Harris      Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Chesson sent the following email to parents of Groton-Dunstable Regional School District students and to Police Chief Michael Luth and Sgt. Rachael Mead on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 6:04 PM    “Good afternoon, it is our practice not to comment on...

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