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by David Perry   As CEO and chief scientific officer of Franklin, Mass. based MRN Diagnostics, Gregory Chiklis has spent the past six weeks in a race against the clock, working on a rapid blood test for COVID-19.      Chiklis, who earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from UMass Lowell in 1992, has...
by Russell Harris   With the drumbeat of pessimism in the national print and electronic media predicting a recession or even depression in the months ahead due to Covid-19, the Groton Herald spoke with a random group of Groton business owners to gauge their reaction and sentiments to the...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Haddad advised the Select Board that Groton’s original budget reflected an estimate of $15 million in new growth but said he expected that number to drop by $5 million. He added that excise tax for the year would be down by $100,000 and more reductions in...
On April 19, 2020, the Groton Police Department responded to the area of Moose Trail for a report of a citizen shooting off a shotgun in their back yard. Officers arrived on scene quickly, and spoke with the reporting party who told officers that their neighbor was shooting a shotgun off their...
The Groton Police Department has been made aware of a recent series of scams that have occurred in Middlesex County, as close as in the town of Dunstable. These scams target elders and are very different from the types of scams we have reported to our citizens in the past.      In these scams,...
by Robert Stewart   One of the loudest messages to come from the Coronavirus pandemic is the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses and doctors who work in close contact with patients who have been infected with COVID-19.      While many companies across the country have...
by Connie Sartini   Under Mass. General Law Chapter 39, Section 10, the Town Moderator may recess and continue a posted Town Meeting to a time, date and place certain in the event of a public health, public safety or weather-related emergency.      Groton Town Moderator Jason Kauppi advised...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has issued new guidelines for grocery stores. Effective immediately,      “Grocery stores shall limit occupancy to 40 percent of its maximum permitted occupancy level as documented...
Moratorium On Evictions And Foreclosures The Massachusetts House and Senate approved different versions of legislation putting a moratorium on most residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures until 30 days after Gov. Charlie Baker lifts the ongoing state of emergency. Both bills allow...
by Russell Harris   Steward Health Care closed the ICU at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer until further notice on Thursday, April 2. Now, the company wants to send these ICU nurses to Carney Hospital in Dorchester, more than 30 miles away, to treat Covid-19 patients there.      ...

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