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by Connie Sartini   Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc., notified Groton Police Chief Michael Luth that on Sept. 23, 2021, the Massachusetts Accreditation Commission voted to award the prestigious status of Certification to Groton Police Department. Police Chief Michael Luth...
Notice to Our Readers Readers may have noticed that there have been occasional instances of jumbled words and syntax in a few recent stories in the Groton Herald. These problems are due to difficulties with our recent transition to new page make up software. We are still working to identify the...
Groton Select Board's next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The agenda consists of:   1. Public Meeting with Redskin Trail residents to consider changing the name of Redskin Trail. 2. Liquor License Violation at the Boston Road Market 3. Fiscal Year 2022 First...
Week of October 11 During the week of October 11, dispatch answered 1188 calls for service. The following is a sum- mary of just a few of those calls.       Police officers responded to 14 abandoned 9-1-1 calls; all ended up being accidental dials on cell phones. The police department...
Indian Hill Music of Littleton, the non-profit regional center for music education and performance, has announced its new roster of Board Members and Officers for the current fiscal year: Board Officers: Co-Chairs – Peter Ashton (formerly of Acton MA) & Simon Jones (Harvard MA) Vice-...
Week of October 4 During the week of October 4, dispatch answered 1169 calls for service. The following is a summary of just a few of those calls.      Police officers responded to 12 abandoned 9-1-1 calls; all ended up being accidental dials on cell phones. The police department investigated...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   • Allow Cities And Towns To Impose A 3-Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Tax (H 3039) – Allows cities and towns to implement a local excise tax of 3-cents-per-gallon on gas and diesel fuel sold within its borders. One cent of the tax would go to each of the following...
Captain Jimmie Emslie, a long-time Groton Fire Department firefighter/ EMT, was honored by colleagues and friends at his retirement party after serving the Town of Groton for 47 years. Emslie started at GFD in 1973 at the age of 17 as a Jr. Firefighter. He became a firefighter Dec 3, 1974; Re-...
Week of September 27 During the week of September 27, dispatch answered 1260 calls for service. The following is a summary of just a few of those calls.      Police officers responded to 17 abandoned 9-1-1 calls; all ended up being accidental dials on cell phones. The police department...
Groton Animal Control answered a total of 43 calls, a busy month. Once again, the number of loose dogs made up a large portion of the calls. The breakdown of these calls is as follows: Loose dogs: 13 Dogs closed in cars: 4 Dog bite/ aggressive dog: 1 Cats found: 2 Sheep loose: 2 Deer...

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