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Select Board Members Becky Pine & John Reilly pictured at the Library Legislative Breakfast Feb. 7 at Groton Public Library. Photo by Steve Lieman.
 

 

By Robert Stewart   Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Primary begins Monday, Feb. 24, and lasts through Friday, Feb. 28 in a lead up to Election Day on Tuesday, March 3. The 2020 Presidential Primary has some similarities to the Presidential Primary in 2016 whereby one of the major...
by Connie Sartini   There is a new emergency notification system available to Groton residents that provides up to the minute information in a number of areas including public safety alerts. It can also provide emergency responders with critical information in order to reach a call location...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board will not be proposing an override to taxpayers this year to address the projected deficit for FY2021 of $424,298.      The Board reached this decision following a lengthy Saturday meeting with the Finance Committee, Town Manager Mark Haddad, his...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board, Town Manager, his finance team and the Finance Committee met jointly on Saturday, Feb. 8, to address the Fiscal Year 2021 budget issues and to explore options for expected deficits for the next five years. Town Manager Mark Haddad presented a detailed...
by Russell Harris   Neighbor-on-neighbor disputes are unsettling, both for the individuals directly involved and for the community as a whole, especially when the issue pivots on the interpretation of town bylaws. We are reminded of the recent neighbor-on-neighbor dispute in Lost Lake and the...
Bill To Stop Towns From Demanding Payments Beyond What The Law Allows (H 4367)      House 122-33, approved and sent to the Senate legislation a bill that would give the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) the power to review, regulate and enforce Home Community Agreements (HCAs) and stop...
by Connie Sartini   While the Select Board and the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) met Monday night to discuss the future of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding, several members of the Select Board expressed concern about the serious financial challenges facing the town in the...
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...

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