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by Connie Sartini    The Select Board and Town Clerk held a public hearing on Monday January 30, 2023 to consider opting out of Vote By Mail for the May 23, 2023 Annual Town Election.    Town Clerk Dawn Dunbar presented a diagram from another town that showed the process that vote by mail presents...
by Connie Sartini    The Capital Planning Advisory Committee conducted a Public Hearing/Forum on Monday night to discuss and take input on the future capital needs of the Prescott School. The purpose of the meeting was to be updated on the long-term capital needs for the Prescott Community Center...
by Marlena Gilbert    The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee (GDRSC) evaluates the Superintendent annually, the only position that, by law, must be evaluated in public session. The methodology in which a superintendent is evaluated is specific to what is agreed upon between the school...

In the foreground, aerial view of the new FloRo Elementary School under construction. Photo by Ralph Wiechmann

$150 Million in COVID Relief Funds May be Set Aside to Offset Cost Overruns Due to Post-Pandemic Issues of Supply Chain Problems, Increased Cost of Building Materials and Labor Shortages by Robert Stewart    State Senator Edward Kennedy, who formerly represented Groton in the State Senate, has...

Drone photo showing Broadmeadow Road crossing large wetland area just off the Center. This image suggests options for re-routing traffic away from Broadmeadow Road and the opportunity to create a new retail/housing district behind Main Street, including possible access to the rear of Prescott Community Center. Photo by Ralph Wiechmann.

by Connie Sartini     Town Manager Mark Haddad opened the January 11 public hearing on possible options to fix the annual flooding on Broadmeadow Road. He explained that using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the town hired a team of consultants from Environmental Partners to look at this...

 Immanuel Wilkins. See NPR Tiny Desk concert on YouTube as an appetizer before seeing the Immanuel Wilkins concert at Groton Hill Music in Meadow Hall on February 4.

 
 by Jim Barisano     Immanuel Wilkins and his band will be performing at the Groton Hill Music Center on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.  In preparation for his concert, Immanuel generously shared some of his musical and personal insights with the Groton Herald’s music critic, Jim Barisano.  1. You...

Placement of the ‘last beamT- Topping off Ceremony at Flo Ro. Photo by Steve Lieman

  Topping off is a builder’s rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. A tree or leafy branch along with an American Flag is often tied to the iron beam.   Historically, the evergreen has come to represent good luck for the future occupants, to...
The   Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Nomination papers for Groton’s elected offices are available as of Wednesday, February 1, 2023 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...
by Connie Sartini    Town Manager Mark Haddad opened his discussion at the January 9 Select Board meeting by addressing the fiscal year’s tax bills that residents recently received, and the social media comments and questions that followed.       First, he said that the Board of Assessors had...

The heavy lines in the map  above show the original land grant for Groton compared to the town’s current boundaries.

by Joshua Vollmar    It’s a story as old as the telling of Groton history: a group of God-fearing Puritan settlers founded a new town in the wilderness in 1655 and named it Groton after the birthplace of Deane Winthrop, the chair of the first select board: Groton, Suffolk, England. But this...

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