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12 hrs ago | Lowell Sun
On Tuesday, selectmen announced the downtown commuter-station dispute has ended after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and property owner Phil Berry reached an agreement Sept. 9. "This has been a cooperative effort and really a true testament to the power of working together between the community and state and federal delegations," said Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand.
21 hrs ago | Lowell Sun
A jury found a Westford man guilty of two counts motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation in connection with the deaths of two friends in a 2012 Littleton crash, according to court documents. Keith Lamarre, 22, of 8 Sought For Road, Westford, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in the House of Correction with three years to serve and the balance suspended with probation until March 12, 2023.
In a joint meeting with the Finance Committee, selectmen at a public hearing Monday reviewed up to 26 articles to be listed on the warrant for the upcoming fall Town Meeting. Chief among them would be the first few articles, which will include measures seeking voter approval for transferring funds into various stabilization accounts and an appropriation from free cash to help offset the tax rate.
The Groton Cultural Council has set an October 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The Council will host an information session on Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the History Room of the Groton Public Library for groups or individuals who have questions or want information about the applications.
Lawrence Academy's new director of admissions, Phil Blood, is a familiar face to folks in and around Groton. Raised here in town, Phil fondly remembers playing on the Quad as a grade-schooler with Fred Williams , the middle son of former Lawrence Academy Headmaster Ben Williams.
Fall is here and the local Girl Scouts invites all girls from kindergarten through 12th-grade to join in the fun. Through Girl Scouts, girls get to experience an interesting array of indoor and outdoor activities while learning new skills and earning awards.
The Groton Line received this communication from Robert H. Bowen, attorney for terminated Groton firefighters Jim Horan, Clarence Jefferson, Ben Miele, and Steve Tervo. The firefighters filed suit against town officials September 7 for allegedly violating a number of state and federal statutes including civil rights laws, the Massachusetts Strong Chief Law, and other regulations.
Oct. 3 - 5 a Women Veterans Retreat will be held at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, 167 Prescott St., Groton. The retreat is free, the only expense is transportation.
Nine months following a fire that devastated a local slaughterhouse business, owner Elliot "Barney" Blood indicated that his operation will be pretty much up and running by the end of the month. According to Blood's son, Richard, the business is gearing up for a "soft opening" at the end of September.
The Groton, Ayer, Dunstable, and other area fire departments; and the Red Knights motorcycle club, will bid farewell to Steven Mickle this Saturday in Groton. A wake is planned at the Performing Arts Center in the Groton Dunstable Middle School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when a service will take place.
The Board of Selectmen adopted a policy at its meeting Wednesday night that prohibits private companies and corporations from doing any surveying of public land or roadways without written consent from selectmen. Cathy Kristofferson, a member of the Conservation Commission and a resident against the proposed natural-gas pipeline, presented the information before the selectmen.
More than a year after breaking ground on the town's Center Fire Station, the gleaming, new facility will officially open with a public ceremony Saturday. Complete with the four-lane bays with doors on the front and back, to quickly allow the town's eight fire vehicles access both in and out of the station, the 18,500-square-feet firehouse also provides plenty of space for firefighter training.
Education A Groton-Dunstable Regional High School A G-DRHS Improves Ranking in Newsweek's List Of "America's Best Schools" In its second appearance in Newsweek magazine's list of America's Best Schools , Groton-Dunstable Regional High School jumped from the middle of the pack into the listing's top ranks. This year, Groton-Dunstable is ranked fifth in Massachusetts and 86th in the country.
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