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I know many of you received your highest bill of the year, last month, so I have some great news for next month.     Last week the GELD Board voted to remove the power cost adjustment PCA from the February and March bill.     With this change, the effect is that our rates will be 15% lower for...
Why I will endorse Massachusetts Republican State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch, for re-election to the new Worcester and Middlesex District (formerly First Middlesex), and why I would not endorse recently entered opponent, Beth Lindstrom.  The District includes Leominster, Westford, Fitchburg, Groton...
The T.R.E.A.D. Committee (Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled) is pleased to announce an extension for applications to April 1.  This has been made possible by an influx of donations from the community after the previous deadline of January 31.   T.R.E.A.D. is committed to provide assistance to...
 The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Nomination papers for Groton’s elected offices are available as of Tuesday, January 23, 2024, in the Town Clerk’s Office. Almost all elected offices have an expiring term. A complete list of openings is available at www.grotonma.gov...
The Nashua River Watershed Association’s (NRWA) Board of Directors has not taken a vote regarding the disposition of the West Groton/ Leatherboard Dam on the Squannacook River. The deliberations regarding the repair and continued upkeep or the removal of any dam involve ecological, safety,...
Regarding the reporting on the new fee structure for the Groton Center, your title of “...Groton Senior Center...” is correct. It seems that the citizens of Groton who were opposed to the “All are Welcome” stones at the sides of our roads into town are right; all are not welcome. Even the taxpaying...
Spending more money on schools doesn't automatically translate to higher test scores and therefore higher property values.      Let's look at this example. While Dover has the highest per capita income in Massachusetts and Sherborn is at #5, and the Dover-Sherborn regional school district spent 20...
Groton Annually Generates as many greenhouse gases as burning 16M Gallons of Gasoline    That’s right, and as much in carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents as sequestered by 166,000 acres of U.S. Forest (or, roughly 6% of Massachusetts’ total forested lands).    Why do I bring these “factoids” up?...
Here is how to defeat the override:    At the March 26 Town Meeting, vote against the Budget Article that requires override money.     If the Budget Article which requires override money is defeated, then the ballot question doesn’t matter anymore because it is Town Meeting that sets the budget. I...
I attended the Saturday budget presentations on how our town’s departments and the school system will live without an override. Summary of the situation I heard during the meeting from the municipal side is that they will reluctantly cope okay. They would obviously prefer to replace all their open...

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