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Selectmen supported a request from local developer and restorer Halsey Platt to extend his offer to purchase historic Squannacook Hall until May 25. The town-owned building in West Groton village has been vacant for some time and after several Requests for Proposal's (RFPs) Platt came forward with...
The Sewer Committee reviewed invoices submitted by CEI Consulting (Comprehensive Environmental Inc.), the firm hired by the Committee to test water at the lake after the defeat of the proposal to sewer the Lake area. The purpose of the CEI study was to compare the Lake's current environmental...
In an unscheduled agenda item, Selectman Jack Petropoulos presented his colleagues with a six-page packet targeting a decision by Town Manager Mark Haddad to reduce overtime costs in the Police and Fire Departments. Petropoulos maintained that by directing a reduction on overtime, "Groton operated...
Clear definition of the environmental problem facing the Lost Lake area continues to be addressed by the Lost Lake Sewer Committee with recognition that there is not a simple solution, but rather a number of issues that are separate and beyond solution by installing just a municipal sewer. What...
On Mon., Jan. 20, Groton Interfaith Council (GiC) will host its annual potluck breakfast in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event is held in close proximity to the civil rights leader's birthday and theme focuses on community service as a way to honor Dr. King's legacy of service....
Groton, along with most cities and towns, has unfunded liability for post-employment benefits that are primarily retiree health care insurance, that is supplemental to Medicare. This is currently funded by the town on a 'pay as you go' basis. The overall unfunded liability is $7,150,656. Town...
As the Planning Board continues its works on Phase II, the implementation proposals for the Comprehensive Master Plan approved by voters at Town Meeting, one result, as the Planning Board sees it, is the need for entirely new zoning maps to identify the areas that fall into the renamed existing...
Town Manager Mark Haddad presented the first pass of the proposed $13,148,114 Fiscal Year 2015 budget to a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee Monday night. The new budget represents a 3.37 percent increase over FY2014. Haddad stressed that the "needs-based budget"...
Groton Police Chief Donald Palma introduced two new Reserve Police Officers following ratification of their appointment by Selectmen. Chief Palma stressed that the Groton Police Department has excellent quality officers and that when he conducts an intensive search for Reserve Officers, they may...
In their effort to determine the scope and degree of potential contamination in the immediate Lost Lake area, and its surrounding watershed, the Lost Lake Sewer Committee invited Dan Wolfe, President of the civil engineering firm, David E. Ross Associates, to provide his assessment of what is...

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