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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.
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.
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.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
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.
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.
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)
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
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.