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Two of the town owned buildings, Center Fire Station on Station Avenue and Squannacook Hall in West Groton received overwhelming voter approval to place these historic buildings into private ownership for rehabilitation and renovation into vibrant structures for the town. The sale of Groton Center...
Groton Herald: You hold a doctorate in Chemistry and work frequently with the FDA [Federal Drug Administration] as a consultant. In your view, how should a proposal to introduce a chemical into the environment be approached? George Barringer, PhD: Whenever introducing chemicals into the...
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Peter Cunningham has been cited in a complaint filed by Art Campbell with the Attorney General's office, questioning actions by Cunningham that may be a potential violation of the open meeting law; asking for a review by the Board of Selectmen to agree on what...
Some voters at Spring Town Meeting were caught somewhat off guard as the Board of Sewer Commissioners sponsored an amendment to the Mandatory Sewer Bylaw. Details of the changes were not well understood. With lots of discussion on the implications of this amendment and how it affects property...
A majority of voters approved giving Selectmen the authority to sell or lease the historic Prescott School, but the action fell short of the required 2/3 majority to move forward on a proposal by local resident and businessman Gregory Yanchenko to invest in the building, turning the former...
The town's amended Unregistered Vehicle Bylaws will now prohibit residents from storing their unregistered vehicles by covering them with a tarp or by hiding them "behind shrubs and fences" and in fact these vehicles must be "concealed" meaning that "no visible evidence [is] discernable at the...
Selectman Josh Degen and Water Commissioner James Gmeiner are competeing for one seat on the Commission.This race is also noteworthy because in the 35 years of publishing this newspaper, no sitting Selectman has ever run for a second elective office - thus breaking with long tradition. The race...
Selectman Josh Degen presented a comprehensive overview of the town's operating budget in plain English, without resorting to financial jargon, so that all voters, even voters without familiarity with finance or the town budget, could understand where the money goes. Degen included a breakdown of...
Selectmen will take no action on a long standing Purchase and Sales agreement with Country Kids owner Robin Kane on Tarbell School until she and her business partner Mike Rasmussen appear before the Board to explain why they apparently now want to exercise the P&S in order to resell the...
A few weeks ago, Peter Cunningham, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and long-time member of the board sought fellow board members approval to waive construction fees of about $4,500 for reconstruction of Blood Farms. Such fees can legally be waived by the Town Manager, according to the Charter...

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