Department News


Frost Rd @ Norris Rd | Traffic Signal Work

Work continues Monday through Friday at the Frost Road at Norris Road intersection. Unfortunately due to the asphalt plants being closed today the plates will remain on the roadway through the weekend.

For questions please contact the Selectmen’s Office at 978-649-2314 during regular business hours, town offices will not be open on Friday, July 3rd.  For safety concerns please contact the Police Department at 978-649-7504.

 

Criminal charges filed via summons

6/24

Meghan Sorrentino, 25 yrs. old of Groton – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

6/27

Jacob Duquette, 37 yrs. old of Nashua – charged with possession of a class D drug

Victor Pena, 40 yrs. old of Nashua – charged with (2) counts of Assault & Battery

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law

Arrest

Jeannine Corey, 39 yrs. old of Lowell – Arrested and charged with (1) count of Assault & Battery on a police officer and (1) count of Assault & battery

 

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law

National Grid reports power outage

National Grid reports the following areas have lost power;

MERRIMAC WAY, VILLAGE LN, LAKEVIEW AVE, MAPLE RIDGE RD, SHERBURNE AVE, MIDDLESEX RD, FROST RD, BRIDGEVIEW CIR

 

Estimated restoration is 9 – 9:30pm

Potential of severe weather

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

DATE:          June 23, 2015

TIME:           10:30 AM

SUBJECT:      Situational Awareness Statement: Severe Weather Today

Situation

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Massachusetts except the Cape and Islands until 4 p.m. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has categorized western and central Massachusetts to be at an enhanced risk for severe weather; eastern Massachusetts at a sight risk and Cape Cod and the Islands at a marginal risk (please see graphics below for map and detailed explanation of categories).

There is potential for two rounds of storms that will impact areas of Massachusetts.  The first round has entered Berkshire County and is expected to move at 40-50 mph from west to east, passing off the coast early afternoon. The primary threats with this first round of storms are frequent cloud to ground lightening, damaging winds, heavy localized rainfall and possibly hail.

A second round of more severe storms is possible later this afternoon into the evening.  The severity of the storms will be dependent upon the amount of heating (sunshine) that occurs after the first round of storms passes through.  The primary threats with the second round of storms are damaging winds with gusts up to 70 mph, frequent cloud to ground lightening, large hail (up to the size of golf balls), periods of localized, heavy rainfall and a possible isolated tornado or two.  The highest risk for this round of severe weather today is between 2pm and 8pm, with the potential for impacts to the evening commute.

MEMA is activating the State Emergency Operations Center to a Level 2 (Partial Activation) at 11:00 a.m. to monitor the situation.  The SEOC will have representatives from the following Emergency Support Functions:

  • ESF 1: Transportation (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
  • ESF 3: Public Works (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
  • ESF 8: Health and Medical (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)
  • ESF 12: Energy (Department of Public Utilities)
  • ESF 13: Public Safety and Security (Massachusetts State Police)

Attached are safety tips for the public related to thunderstorms and tornados. Those with outdoor plans today should stay in contact with the latest weather information and keep a close eye to the sky.  Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to get struck by lightning; seek an indoor shelter immediately.

Timing

  • 11am to 5pm for Western and Central MA
  • 3pm to 8pm for Eastern/Southeastern MA

Watches/Warnings

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Massachusetts (except the Cape and Islands) until 4 p.m.

Potential Impacts

  • Severe thunderstorms
  • Damaging winds (gusts up to 70 mph) resulting in downed trees and power lines
  • Heavy rainfall may result in brief localized and urban flooding
  • Hail up to the size of golf balls
  • Isolated tornados
  • Isolated Power outages
  • Impacts to evening rush hour

Stay Informed:

  • For additional information and updated forecasts, see www.weather.gov/boston (National Weather Service Taunton) and www.weather.gov/albany(National Weather Service Albany)
  • Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.
  • Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html

Online Resources:
For additional information and resources, visit:
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema
MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA
MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov
National Weather Service/Taunton at www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Northeast River Forecast Center: http://www.weather.gov/nerfc/
Mass211 at www.mass211.org

Lakeview Avenue paving; Wednesday June 24th, seek alternate routes

On Wednesday June 24th there will be significant delays on Lakeview Avenue between Coburn Road and Frost Road as the roadway will be paved.  The project is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30 am and finish by 7 pm.  There will be road blocks at Coburn @ Lakeview, Christine @ Lakeview, Lawrence @ Lakeview & Frost @ Lakeview.  This area of roadway will only be open to local traffic, please seek alternate routes.

Thank you.

criminal charges filed via summons

6/18

Michael Noel, 33 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – charged via summons with operating to endanger

6/22

65 yr. old male of Tyngsborough (name withheld per public records law) – charged via summons with violation of an abuse prevention order

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law

Police Union fundraiser

I have been informed that the Tyngsborough Police patrol and superior officer’s unions are conducting a fundraiser.  The fundraiser is run by a 3rd party who calls residents looking for donations on behalf of the police unions, this is not sponsored by the police department or town of Tyngsborough.  The caller will ask for donations and arrange to pick up any donations given at peoples residences.  This is a legitimate fundraiser however if there are any questions or concerns please contact Officer Daniel Whitman (978) 649-7504 who represents the patrol union.

If residents still have concerns or complaints please contact me directly (978)  649-7504 x 100.

Thank you,

Chief Richard Howe

 

Charges filed through summons process

6/12

Carly Miller, 22 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

6/16

Renee Reddin, 39 yrs. old of Dunstable – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, uninsured and no inspection sticker

Miguel Alvarez, 24 yrs. old Haverhill – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law

 

Arrests

6/12

Richard Celeste, 29 yrs old of Tyngsborough – Threat to commit a crime, disorderly conduct

6/15

Johnathan Valdes, 18 yrs. old of Lowell – Warrant for past charges of larceny over $250

6/17

Purity Mwaurah, 22 yrs. old of Lowell – OUI Liquor, Assault & Battery on a police officer

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law