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Full-Time Status for GPD's Officer O'Connor

The Groton Select Board unanimously ratified the appointment of Officer Casey O'Connor and welcomed her as a full time Groton Police Officer. Officer O'Connor served in the Groton Police Department as an intern while she was attending college for a Criminal Justice degree. After graduation, she became a part time police officer and has been working full time hours to fill in for retirements since this spring.

Forest Expert Tom Wessels Leads 50 Hardy Souls Through a Wintery Skitapet Woods

Forests expert, Tom Wessels 

The 50 hardy woods walkers.

Tom Wessels and Nashua River Watershed Association founder, Marion Stoddart.

Tom Wessels shared his intimate knowledge of forests during a guided walking tour of Groton Conservation Trust’s Skitapet Woods.  Photo by Steve Lieman. Bundled up against the cold, about 50 participants partook of Tom Wessels' expertise. Photos by Steve Lieman
Marion and Tom Wessels at Skitapet Conservation Land walk. Photo by Steve Lieman.

"Opt-Out" Option For Town Manager Contract Rejected 3-2

by Connie Sartini
     Based on the terms of the employment contract with Town Manager Mark Haddad, the provisions currently in place include an Opt-Out Clause for year two and three of the contract, that may be exercised by the Town Manager or the Select Board. Notification by either party must be in writing prior to 12/31/19 for the second year.

Domestic Violence ‘Situations’ Often Respond Best To Counseling Without Direct Police Presence

by Connie Sartini
Groton Police Chief Michael Luth and Sergeant Rachael Mead updated the Select Board following a discussion that grew out of the death of a Groton woman in her home, and advised the Board of what is already done by the Groton Police Department.

GFD's New Deputy Chief Sworn In at Select Board Meeting

Newly-appointed Deputy Fire Chief Art Cheeks (center, white shirt) was sworn in at a recent Select Board meeting. In foreground at left is wife Barbara and sons Cullen and Avery. The Groton Fire Department turned out in full force at the meeting to witness and welcome the appointment of the new full time Deputy Chief, who was then immediately sworn in to his new position by Town Clerk Mike Bouchard.

Protect The Land. Keep The Earth Quiet And Undisturbed. Why Build on Contaminated Land?

This was a long time ago and may not matter...but I want to let people know. I lived on Gratuity Road from 1991 to 2010. I was told by the Realtor at that time that all the private wells on the street had been closed due to a toxic waste plume that was found all along the street coming from a business up on Route 119.


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