Jul 172015
Accidental Release of Exec Session Minutes Prompts Apology

During the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 6, Chairman Jack Petropoulos offered an unreserved apology to the public and fellow Board members for inadvertently releasing executive session minutes on June 21. The minutes revealed details of settlement discussions with four firefighters who are suing the town in federal court.

Jul 042015
Non-Reappointed Firefighter Fracas Enters Second Year

The multi-million dollar controversy between the town and the Firefighter Four — Deputy Chief Clarence Jefferson and firefighters Benjamin Miele, Stephen Tervo, and James Horan, who were terminated from their call firefighter positions with the town in spring 2014 — is entering its second year and is apparently headed back to federal court after an attempt at mediation reportedly failed.

Jun 202015
One Injured In Old Dunstable Road Rollover

One person was transported by Groton Fire Department personnel after a pickup truck rolled over on Old Dunstable Road near Hoyt’s Wharf Road about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Two occupants were evaluated at the scene. No other details were available Saturday evening.

May 232015
Firefighter Curtis Disciplined, Restored to Duty After Email Investigations

Groton call firefighter Chris Curtis has been disciplined and returned to duty after separate police and fire department internal investigations into his sending an email to all or most members of the department allegedly threatening former firefighter James “Stewie” Horan and his friends who are members of the department, according to Groton Fire Chief Steele more »

Apr 262015
Saturday Crash Shuts Down Route 119

Route 119 was closed for about two hours Saturday, April 25 after three vehicles were involved in a crash near 245 Boston Road. Fire Chief Steele McCurdy said, “Fire department personnel treated five patients, transporting two with nonlife threatening injuries to Nashoba Valley Medical Center. The remaining patients were treated on scene.” The crash occurred more »

Apr 202015
Three Brush Fires Kept Firefighters Busy On Sunday

A dry and sunny Sunday, perfect for spring yard clean up, was also just a bit too breezy for brush fires. Groton firefighters responded to alarms on Ames, Gratuity, and Schoolhouse Roads, all around noon on April 19. Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy reported that the three fires combined consumed more than an acre and more »

Apr 172015
Free Car Seat Checkpoint on Saturday

OK, it’s a kid’s car seat. How hard can it be to use it correctly? You could be surprised… but it’s better not to be. You can check things out this Saturday, April 18, when Officer Omar Connor of the Groton Police Department and Firefighter/EMS Paul McBrearty of the Groton Fire Department host a free more »

Apr 072015
Rabies Clinic Barks Up Right Tree

A steady stream of four-footed, furry visitors checked out Groton’s Central Fire Station Saturday as part of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health’s annual rabies clinic. Groton Board of Health member and veterinarian Dr. Susan Horowitz delivered the $15 shots to a variety of critters, from Yorky puppies to big red tom cats and bigger more »

Mar 302015
An Essay On Fire Safety: Smoke and CO Alarms Save Lives

(Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy worked with and coordinated several Groton Fire Department staff to produce this article.) By now I am sure most of you have heard about the tragedy in Brooklyn, New York, where a swiftly growing fire killed seven siblings ranging in age from five to sixteen. Their mother and fifteen year old sister escaped more »