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by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   Gov. Charlie Baker filed several pieces of legislation last week relating to COVID-19. Only one has been approved by the Legislature.   Waive Waiting Period For Unemployment Benefits (S 2599)      The House and Senate gave final approval to and Gov...
by Connie Sartini   Policies, restrictions and official actions taken by the Town of Groton under the Emergency Declaration authority declared by the Select Board was released by the Town Manager and are summarized below.      “Based on a motion taken by the Select Board at an emergency...
After taking emergency action, the Select Board released a formal Declaration of Emergency dated March 16 and signed by Alison Manugian, chair of the Groton Select Board, justifying and explaining the rationale for the Board assuming emergency powers.      The declaration states that the Select...
by Connie Sartini   At their Emergency Meeting on Friday, March 13 regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Select Board unanimously adopted an Infectious Disease Policy, the purpose of which is to be prepared to implement workplace measures to protect employees and to ensure business...
by Nancy Cicco, UMass Lowell   A team of UMass Lowell researchers have created germ-killing fabric that could help stop the spread of communicable diseases.      On any given day, one in 31 patients develops an infection as a result of their hospital stay, according to the Centers for...
The First Of Many Actions In Evolving Public Health Situation The Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a $15 million package to support the state’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the coronavirus...
[Note: In addition to this article, there are several others in this week's Groton Herald on preparations for and advice about the Coronavirus in town. Here's a list: • Under SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS see: "Groton Board of Health Tips On Coronavirus Protection;"  "Senior Center Procedures To Reduce...
The former Postmaster of the Groton Post Office, Adam Lavertue, was charged on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in federal court in Boston with stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, was indicted on one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or...
by Russell Harris   There was an unexpected turn of events at the ZBA’s March 4 public hearing on the dispute between John Guinee, owner of the 191- acre Brooks Orchard property, and abutter Josh Degen, owner of Earthscape at 409 Martins Pond Road. The ZBA announced that Guinee and Degen were...
Based on a request from the Select Board for a breakdown of what funds were spent thus far from the appropriation of $275.330 at 2018 Spring Town Meeting from CPA funds for the Prescott School Sprinkler System, Town Manager Mark Haddad presented the following breakdown: * Beginning Balance - $...

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