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by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is making small business grants available to member towns under the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant (SBAGP) Program. Applications Are Now Being Accepted...
by Connie Sartini   On August 10, 2020, the Select Board adopted the following statement on diversity for the Town of Groton:      The Select Board of the Town of Groton states unequivocally that we stand in solidarity with Black, Brown, Indigenous, and all People of Color against racial...

A metal-tipped shoe with unexploded WWII hand-grenade attached, fished out of the Nashua River in Devens. An emergency state regulation subsequently has banned "magnet-fishing" and some other hobbies from Devens.

A new breed of hobbyists - the aquatic equivalent of metal detectionists - are called magnet fishers. On July 24, aficionados of this new pastime caught dangerous quarry along a section of the Nashua River running through Devens.      Their catch? Unexploded hand grenades, probably of Vietnam-...
by Robert Stewart     The Sep. 1 Primary Election is over but the voting patterns that emerged from that election are not only likely to be repeated during the Presidential Election on Nov. 3 but significantly magnified because of an expected heavy voter turnout that will more than double...

The news from Ashby in 1973, indicating continuance of the long-time practice of "sun-downing."

by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board opened the closed 2020 Fall Town Meeting warrant to add an article at the request of Selectman Josh Degen and the Diversity Task Force of which he is a member.      Because Groton’s name has appeared on a list as a possible “Sundown” town that was...

This beautiful drone photo by Ralph Wiechmann shows the soon-to-be activated solar array and storage battery installed by Groton School at their property at 182 Farmers Row. A story starting this page explains how the project will benefit both Groton School and Groton Electric Light Department ratepayers. The Groton School Campus begins near the tree-line at top of photo.

 

by Russell Harris   The Groton School has installed a solar array and large storage battery on the northern portion of its 45-acre property at 182 Farmers Row. The solar array itself is fairly modest. The biggest "bang for the buck" comes not from the solar collection but from the School’s...

Main Street on election day.

by Robert Stewart   Groton experienced a larger than normal voter turnout at the State Primary Election on Sep. 1 where preliminary numbers from the Town Clerk’s Office show a 43 percent voter turnout. Last week Town Clerk Mike Bouchard was predicting a larger than usual turnout and estimated...
by Connie Sartini   Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bruce Easom updated the Select Board and Finance Committee at their August 24 meeting, reporting that the CPC had total revenue of $785,000 with the state match. He said that the 11 percent match is expected to increase in the...
by Connie Sartini   Select Board Chairman Alison Manugian announced Monday night that Town Manager Mark Haddad in his recently completed performance evaluation by the Select Board has received the rank of "Outstanding", with a score of 641 out of a possible 780.      Manugian cited Haddad’s...
Four bills facing action in the Massachusetts House and Senate propose changes in school sports-related laws concerning earliest age for football, use of topical sunscreen, access to mainstream sports for students with disabilities, and use of CPA funds for artificial turf.      • H 2007 -...

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