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   The Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight held a hearing on two bills that would designate the second Monday in October, now known as Columbus Day, as Indigenous Peoples Day and recommends appropriate exercises in schools to acknowledge the history of genocide and...
by Russell Harris    The Town of Ayer finds itself at the center of a statewide initiative to address homelessness as Governor Maura Healey declared a “Homelessness State of Emergency.” Under the provisions of the state's “Right to Shelter” law, Ayer is now housing more than 35 migrant families,...
    Groton Place [aka Groton Dog Park] and its next-door Sabine Woods, two privately owned forestlands that are open to the public for recreation, are closed for at least two weeks after damage from heavy rainfall earlier this month. The New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF), which owns and...
by Russell Harris    In a significant turn of events, the Nashua River Rail Trail in Groton has been closed between Broadmeadow and Smith Street due to a washout caused by a dam breach at the Groton School pond. The breach, which occurred on September 11, washed out a section of the popular trail...
by Connie Sartini     Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that, “We have scheduled the public presentations on the PFAS Solution prior to Town Meeting.  This public hearing will include the Town’s Engineering Consultant in conjunction with the Water Superintendent and the Select Board...
   House 155-1, Senate 38-1, approved and sent to Gov. Maura Healey the conference committee version of a tax relief package. Groton’s Rep. Margaret Scarsdale, Rep. Dan Sena and Sen. John Cronin all voted for the bill.      It was drafted as a compromise to the different versions approved by the...
by Connie Sartini    Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that there are two articles on the 2023 Fall Town Meeting Warrant - Article 14 and Article 13 – that pertain to the 40B Comprehensive permit project with Heritage Landing LLC to develop 40 houses on Cow Pond Brook Road next to...
    On Sunday, October 1, Union Congregational Church of Groton launched its Capital Campaign to build a new addition at the back of the church building. The kick 0ff celebration was held at the Groton Inn.    To fulfill its mission around community outreach, the church is committed to raising...
Groton School has announced the appointment of Jay Herlihy as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Herlihy—who most recently served as associate dean of finance for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University—brings a proven track record of providing sound, creative support and...
by Barbara Scofidio    The Bull Run in Shirley is the classic story of an American family business, started in 1946 by Leonardo Guercio, an immigrant from Sicily, and 77 years later, still employing more than a dozen family members. The building’s history as a tavern stretches back to 1740, and at...

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