February 6, 2016

Gardner Police Dept. investigating copper theft

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner police are investigating the theft of more than $2,500 in copper cable from a BNSF intermodal track construction site. Ilena Spalding, spokesperson for the police department, said officers were dispatched to a location in the 330 block of East Park Street where the theft was discovered. Spalding said the copper cable Continue Reading

Vandals cause hour-plus long power outage Saturday

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Vandals damaged a Gardner substation over the weekend, causing a power outage for about one-third of the city’s electric customers. Bill Krawczyk, electric utility director, said someone broke into Substation 2 at Main Street and Moonlight Road around 11 p.m. on May 29 after cutting a hole in the fence surrounding the Continue Reading