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by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   With Groton’s state Senator Edward Kennedy voting ‘yes,’ the State Senate voted 36-2, 36-2 and 36-2 on three separate roll calls (S 2476, S 2477 and S 2478) to approve three bills known as the “Next Generation Climate Package.”      Under the bills,...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board voted to send a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in support of the Forest Legacy Area Designation in central and southeastern Massachusetts. State Request      The town received a request from the DCR in October...
State Legislature Approves Pro-Child Health Bill By Unanimous Vote      House 155-0, Senate 40-0 - including Groton’s State Senator Edward Kennedy and Groton’s State Representative Sheila Harrington - approved and on November 26th Baker signed into law legislation designed to make it easier for...

The most recent train blockade occurred on Jan. 2 in Harvard. Protesters erected a scaffolding structure over the rail track in Harvard near Depot Rd. around 10:30 p.m. [See photo above] The protesters alerted the railroad that a blockade had been erected. With that notice, the train stopped some distance from the blockade. Four people were arrested and had to appear in Clinton District Court.

 

by Robert Stewart   The region surrounding Groton has recently become a hotbed of climate activism as protesters from local, grass-roots organizations have blocked coal trains traveling through the rail- hub in Ayer to deliver tons of coal to a coal-fired electric generation plant in Bow, NH...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad told the Select Board that the final accounting for the design and construction costs of the Senior Center in West Groton is completed and that he was pleased to announce that it came in under budget costing $40,000 below what Town Meeting had...
by Connie Sartini   Groton’s Principal Assessor Jonathan Greeno updated the Select Board on the several vehicles available for eligible residents to apply for an exemption to reduce their property taxes. Greeno stressed that an applicant for any one of these exemptions can receive only one,...
Municipal fire departments across Massachusetts will receive nearly $2 million in grants to fund fire safety programs geared toward children and older adults, the Baker-Polito Administration announced. Of this, Groton Fire Department will receive $3,965 for child-focused programs and $2,348 for...
Attorney General Maura Healey is joining a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed restrictions on the re-ceipt of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed restrictions would take away food assistance from nearly 700,000 Americans.      Attonery Genral Healey...
by Connie Sartini   The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires the town to develop a storm water management system that reduces the discharge of pollutants into the stormwater drainage system and waterways. The town is required to be in full compliance with the National...
by Connie Sartini   On Monday, January 27, the Select Board will hold their first discussion on continuing with the Community Preservation Act. Also, on Monday, March 9, the Board will continue its discussion on Groton’s participation in the Community Preservation Program. The Select Board...

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