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The Select Board has taken first steps toward prohibiting polystyrene food containers including clam shell food boxes and cups from Groton food establishments. Select Board member John Giger said that a few nearby towns had banned the use of these food containers starting as early as 2012. Among...
A Financial Lifeline For Groton Cable Access?      State Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) is filing legislation that would impose a fee on digital streaming providers like Hulu and Netflix equal to 5 percent of the revenue those companies earn in Massachusetts. The switch by many...
by Connie Sartini    Groton Police Chief Michael Luth met with the Select Board to discuss the need for and to request two additional communications staff members based on the workload and expanding responsibilities.    He stressed that Groton Communications Center is a Regional Public Safety...
by Connie Sartini    Groton Police are investigating several leads as a result of vandalism, theft and offensive graffiti at the Fire Tower on Lowell Road. This occurred sometime during the week of August 1.    Entry was gained by cutting through the fence, and climbing and breaking into the...
by Russell Harris   A 69-year-old disabled woman who spent much of her youth living on Willowdale Road in Groton, died in a July 30 fire at 50 Main Street, Pepperell in her first-floor apartment.        The fire began in the first floor living room near the woman’s chair. Two possible,...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Water Superintendent Tom Orcutt advised the Select Board of issues at the Whitney Well where there are elevated levels of manganese. “The issue has been slowly creeping up on us over the past five to 10 years,” Orcutt said, adding that every three years there is a...
by Robert Stewart      Proposed bills in the state legislature, one in the House of Representatives and the other in the Senate, which are aimed at curtailing abuses of the state’s Open Meeting Law have, instead, drawn the ire of the New England First Amendment Coalition and the American Civil...
On July 17 Groton School purchased the 1.98 acre property at 154 Farmers Row known as Sunset Farm for $1,185,000 with an assessed value of $761,200. The property was being operated as an occasional Bed and Breakfast and with Events in the barn along with additional space provided by a tent set up...
by Russell Harris       In early May MassDEP recognized 12 Massachusetts water systems for special initiatives such as energy conservation and removal of lead from school water. Groton Water Department was the only system recognized for its energy conservation and efficiency work.     To keep up...
by Connie Sartini      Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board and the Finance Committee at their joint meeting Monday night that for the first time since 2009, Groton Country Club has a surplus of $48,291 from its 2019 budget to the 2019 actual spending, effectively eliminating any tax...

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