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by Connie Sartini   Based on concern for the protection of the Election Workers, many of whom are seniors, Town Clerk Michael Bouchard is urging Groton voters to make use of absentee ballots for the June 9 Town Election.      In conjunction with Fire Chief Steele McCurdy and DPW Director...
by Connie Sartini   At their virtual meeting on Monday, April 27, the Select Board voted 4 to 1 (John Giger) to order that all dogs remain on a leash whether on public property or private property to which the public has access during the COVID 19 crisis.      This is not a permanent change...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad provided the Select Board and Finance Committee with a brief report on the results of the Town’s Q3 finances. He advised that for the first three quarters of FY 2020, the town was well on its way to meet the budget. Now he is looking at a $300,000...
State Dems & Repubs Working Together On Covid-19 Pandemic To the exclusion of just about everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic was front and center on Beacon Hill for the fourth week in a row. Most legislators and staff are staying away from Beacon Hill and are working from home to comply...
A bill labeled ‘Stop Hoarding During Emergency' (HD 5013) woild prohibit retail food stores from accepting the bulk return of any groceries and other household goods purchased by a consumer during, and for 30 days following, a declared state of emergency resulting from a pandemic or other public...
by David Perry   As CEO and chief scientific officer of Franklin, Mass. based MRN Diagnostics, Gregory Chiklis has spent the past six weeks in a race against the clock, working on a rapid blood test for COVID-19.      Chiklis, who earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from UMass Lowell in 1992, has...
by Russell Harris   With the drumbeat of pessimism in the national print and electronic media predicting a recession or even depression in the months ahead due to Covid-19, the Groton Herald spoke with a random group of Groton business owners to gauge their reaction and sentiments to the...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Haddad advised the Select Board that Groton’s original budget reflected an estimate of $15 million in new growth but said he expected that number to drop by $5 million. He added that excise tax for the year would be down by $100,000 and more reductions in...
On April 19, 2020, the Groton Police Department responded to the area of Moose Trail for a report of a citizen shooting off a shotgun in their back yard. Officers arrived on scene quickly, and spoke with the reporting party who told officers that their neighbor was shooting a shotgun off their...
The Groton Police Department has been made aware of a recent series of scams that have occurred in Middlesex County, as close as in the town of Dunstable. These scams target elders and are very different from the types of scams we have reported to our citizens in the past.      In these scams,...

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