I-95 Power Repairs/Road Closures Tuesday Afternoon

April 2, 2019 (6:55 p.m.):

Repairs Update: I-95 is now open in both directions. Electric crews are just putting the finishing touches on repair work for the power lines. Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding.

April 2, 2019 (4:12 p.m.):

Repairs Update: I-95 is currently open. Groton Utilities repair crews have completed the first part of repairs from this morning’s outage. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. this evening I-95 will close again for approximately two hours as we complete our work. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we perform these difficult tasks.

April 2, 2019 (2:15 pm.):

Repairs to the damaged power lines from this morning’s crane accident are due to begin momentarily. Accordingly, I-95 South will be closed after Exit 88 and I-95 North after Exit 87. Please plan to use the back roads (Route 184, Route 1, etc.). It is anticipated that repairs will take approximately two hours. Power should remain up throughout the repairs.

Repairs Crews on I-95

I-95 Power Outage Public Statement

At approximately 3:39 a.m. a State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) contractor and crane operator accidentally hit and tore down two of Groton Utilities’ power lines. The accident effected power to the Midway Oval, Groton Long Point, Mumford Cove areas of the Town of Groton along with Fishers Island New York.

Groton Utilities Electric Operations crews restored power at approximately 7:29 a.m. by rerouting power from alternative feeds.

All Groton Utilities’ customers should have power at this time. Anyone without power is asked to contact Groton Utilities at (860)-446-4000.

Groton Utilities is coordinating with the State of Connecticut Police along with the State DOT to make repairs to the fallen lines across I-95.

Groton Utilities Accepting Nominations For the Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award

2018 Community Service Award Winner Martin Cloudas

Groton Utilities has announced that it is accepting nominations for the sixteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award.  The purpose of the award is to honor a member of the community who has contributed his or her time, energy and resources to make the community a better place in which to live and work.

Persons eligible for the award must live in Greater Groton, which encompasses the City, the Town, and any of the subdivisions or fire districts. The person should exemplify all the qualities suggested by Groton Utilities’ slogan of “Giving back to the community.”

Groton Utilities will present the award to the winner of the sixteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award during City of Groton Day 2019 on August 2 at Washington Park.

Groton Utilities named the award, The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award, to commemorate Mrs. Nixon’s service to her community. Jackie, as she was known to most, operated a food pantry in her residence for 24 years. She distributed food on a regular basis to many needy families. Jackie passed away July 6, 2004 after a brief battle with cancer.

Like Jackie, the nominee’s contributions to the community should make other citizens describe the nominee as generous, committed, and other similar admirable qualities, which exemplify “service.”

The closing date for nominations is June 28, 2019. Applications may be obtained at the Groton Utilities Customer Care Center at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street. In addition, you can call our Customer Care Center at 860-446-4000 and request an application be mailed to you. Or you can download a copy of the application located at the bottom of this web page.

Earle A. Williams was the recipient of the first Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award. Other winners were Robert “Bob” Leeney, E. Marion “Mimi” Orkney, Lillian “Lil” Hansen, Sarah Stanley, William “Bill” Welsh, Jr., Alfred “Al” Restivo, Robert “Bob” Austin LaFrance; Archie C. Swindell, Milly Carlson, Lian Obrey, James “Jim” Streeter, Charlie Eppenghaus, Marcia R. Gipstein, and Martin Cloudas.

Community Service Award Application 2019
Community Service Award Application 2019
Community-Service-Award-Application-2019.pdf
0.2 MiB
24 Downloads
Details

“Whiskey, Wine and Coke” Featured in Last City Cabaret 2019 Concert

Whiskey, Wine and Coke PhotoWhiskey, Wine and Coke, an acoustic trio, will be featured in the last City Cabaret 2019 concert of the season.  The concert will held on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m.

The trio includes lead singers, Renee and Dave, and guitarist, Dean.  In addition to the Coyote River Band set list, the group does cover songs by The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, The Eagles, and Etta James.

All City Cabaret concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on Sundays at 3:00 p.m., once each month January through March. The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

Dessert, coffee and bottle water will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

OBrien String Trio Up Next at City Cabaret 2019

 

City Cabaret 2019 will feature the OBrien String Trio at its next concert on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m..

The OBrien String Trio is a classical string trio, which plays everything from “Bach to Broadway.” The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and Corinne Cunha on the cello. The group will play a variety of music, including classical, and Kate O’Brien’s original arrangements of popular, ethnic and fiddling styles.

The OBrien String Trio concerts are designed for all ages, especially excellent for families, and feature a combination of many styles of music.

All City Cabaret concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on Sundays at 3:00 p.m., once each month January through March. The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

Whisky, Wine and Coke will close out the season with a performance on March 10, 2019.

Dessert, coffee and bottle water will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee. The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

Mass-Conn-Fusion Duo Kicks Off “City Cabaret 2019”

The Mass-Conn-Fusion Duo will kick off the fourteenth City Cabaret 2019 season on Sunday, January 13.  The Duo pairs the up-right bass, played by Jim Healy, with saxophone, played by Liz Roberts. This unique combination separates them from the crowd. “All styles of music are fair game from Take 5 to Maroon 5,” the Duo says.  “We enjoy bringing a sense of humor and a touch of class to all we do.”

All City Cabaret concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on Sundays at 3:00 p.m., once each month January through March.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The OBrien String Trio will be featured February 10, and Whisky, Wine and Coke will perform on March 10, 2019

Dessert, coffee and bottle water will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.