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4 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Grant to help Groton K-9 stay safe on the road

The Police Department has received a $2,100 grant from Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, a Walpole-based nonprofit organization, toward the purchase of a police-cruiser kennel to help Lola, a 3-year-old black Labrador retriever safely ride a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor.

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Related Topix: Walpole, MA, Groton, MA, Lunenburg, MA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Groton Line

Readers Ask: What's Up With The State Police Sobriety Checkpoints?

If you're a regular reader of The Groton Line , you know that we run short news releases from the Massachusetts State Police every few weeks, giving notice that a "sobriety checkpoint" will be operating somewhere in Middlesex County the coming weekend.

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Related Topix: Everett, MA

Lowell Sun

New prison opens doors in Billerica

In the quiet space of the segregation "Pod," the pretrial detainees -- some of whom are accused of committing the worst crimes -- probably don't appreciate that they're spending time awaiting trial in the newest, safest and most state-of-the-art jail in the state.

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Related Topix: Billerica, MA, Cambridge, MA, Woburn, MA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WHDH

One More Time

While we did catch some dry stretches and occasional breaks of sun, obviously it wasn't the best day for outdoor plans as some late morning and early afternoon thunderstorms came rolling across.

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Related Topix: Weather, Worcester County, MA, Worcester, MA

Boston.com

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Middlesex, Essex counties

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Middlesex and Essex counties until 2:45 p.m. The warnings were issued for east-central Middlesex County and south-central Essex County.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Groton Line

Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This Weekend

According to a news release from the Massachusetts State Police, a "Sobriety Checkpoint" will be implemented by the department on a public way somewhere in Middlesex County and will operate Saturday July 26 into Sunday July 27. The press release states: "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public's awareness to ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Family Awarded $14 Million in Death of Danvers Nursing Home Resident

The family of a 90-year-old woman who died in 2008 was awarded $14 million by a Middlesex County jury.

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Related Topix: Danvers, MA, Medicine, Appendicitis, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Patch.com

Massachusetts State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County This Weekend

The Massachusetts State Police will hold a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County.

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Lowell Sun

Vuong family establishes trust fund for surviving sons

The Vuong family is deeply saddened by the fire last week that claimed the lives of Ellen Vuong, Torn Sak, three of their children, Anthony, Ryan, and Sayuri, and also their neighbors, Tina Christakos and Robert Downs.

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Related Topix: Fire, Lowell, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Niki Tsongas, Democrat, Opinion

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Nashoba Publishing Online

Johnston departs; Poitras is interim treasurer

Selectmen had accepted the resignation of Treasurer Kevin Johnston and agreed to post the position internally as a temporary job before advertising for a permanent replacement.

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Related Topix: Ayer, MA, Magnolia, Value, Video Games

Lowell Sun

Pipeline pros, cons: too much hot air

The plan by Kinder Morgan to extend a natural-gas pipeline from upstate New York along northern Massachusetts has certainly generated much attention.

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Related Topix: Dracut, MA, Groton, MA, Tyngsboro, MA, Wilmington, MA, Tewksbury, MA, Opinion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

New Vision

Autopsy report delays mogul son's body

A postmortem report on the body of city magnate Haji Meddie Sebaggala's oldest son, Umar Sengendo Sebaggala is delaying its dispatch, family members have said.

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Related Topix: Boston University, Uganda, Africa, World News

Lowell Sun

Tewksbury board not pursuing cease-and-desist on pipeline

Tewksbury selectmen are opting not to pursue a cease-and-desist order against Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, an action that they had discussed after meeting with the company regarding a proposed natural-gas pipeline last month.

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Related Topix: Tewksbury, MA, Dracut, MA

CBS Local

Lowell Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental, Electrical Issue Cited As Cause

The fire that killed seven people in Lowell last week was an accident authorities announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Lowell, MA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WHDH

Lightning, wind cause problems in Westford

Wind and rain rolled through many towns on northern Middlesex County Tuesday night but in Westford it was the lightning that stole the show.

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Related Topix: Westford, MA, Explosion, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Chelmsford, MA

Boston.com

Strong Storms Batter Parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Strong thunderstorms continued to batter parts of northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire on Tuesday, with National Weather Service watches and warnings set and canceled multiple times through the afternoon.

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Dristiliaris alone in pipeline opposition

Two weeks after Selectman Tami Dristiliaris declared her "strong" opposition to Kinder-Morgan's proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline coming to Dracut, legendary comedian Bill Cosby took an equally firm stand, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Dracut, MA, Celebrities, Bill Cosby, Massachusetts, Ashby, MA, Pepperell, MA

New Vision

Tycoon's son dies in the US...

Umar Sengendo Sebaggala, 26, the oldest son of Haji Meddie Sebaggala, the proprietor of Sebaggala & Sons Electro Centre, collapsed on Sunday and died shortly after arrival at Lowell General Hospital in Boston Metropolitan areas, Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Boston University

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Home

Shirley BOS appoints interim treasurer, wiring inspector

Selectmen at their previous meeting accepted the resignation of Treasurer Kevin Johnston and agreed to post the position internally as a temporary job before advertising for a permanent replacement.

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Related Topix: Ayer, MA, Magnolia, Value, Video Games, Groton, MA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Lowell Sun

Fire-ravaged Lowell building will be demolished Tuesday

Sun photo by Samantha Allen. Jonathan Marshall, 54, and Joy Miller, 53, natives of Lowell, drop off a rose at the memorial site across the street from the Branch Street fire that killed seven last week.

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Related Topix: Fire, Lowell, MA

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