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by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that Building Commissioner Ed Cataldo intends to retire in September 2020. Filling this position is a top priority, Haddad said, adding, “I want to be sure that we get the best possible candidate.”      Watching vacancies...
Many have wondered when renovation would begin to transform the former Donelan’s market building into Kilbourn Place. On January 8 Gus Widmayer released a statement explaining the delay and plans for an architectural re-design of the building, while also reaffirming his commitment to provide...
Spring Town Meeting The Select Board has voted to hold the 2020 Spring Town Meeting on Monday, April 23. They also have voted to open the warrant on Tuesday, January 14, and close it on Friday, February 21. Earth Removal Permit The Select Board voted to renew an earth removal permit to...

On Wednesday, January 8 at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Townsend Road, a motor vehicle accident involved a single car driven by a 22-year-old Groton woman. The vehicle went off the road and up against some trees. The driver was transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

 

by Connie Sartini   [See related News article in this edition of the Groton Herald]   As promised last fall, Groton Board of Health revisited the discussion on use of fertilizers that contain human waste, heavy metals and contaminats like PFAS [so-called ‘forever’ chemicals] at their...
The state's Transportation Committee held a hearing on a measure that would allow cities and towns to add $450 to the current $100 to $300 fine for violations of handicapped parking. The funds would be used solely for funding and implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the city...
New Massachusetts PFAS regulations went into effect last week (12/27/19). On Friday, December 27, 2019, MassDEP finalized revisions to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000) related to per- and poly-fluoro-alkyl Substances (PFAS). These changes to the waste site cleanup regulations...
[Ed Note: The text of the letter referred to in this article is presented in full following this article.]   by Russell Harris   On December 19 School Committee Chairman Marlena Gilbert received a poison-pen letter at her home via USPS, an anonymous and malicious communication intended to...

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