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The Historic District Commission [HDC] will be asking voters at Fall Town Meeting Oct. 21 to approve an article that will "codify" the specific authority granted to the HDC under Mass. General Laws by amending Chapter 153 of the Code of the Town of Groton to align with the state law. HDC Chairman...
When the town voted to create a Town Center Overlay District (TCOD) at 134 Main Street, it essentially set in motion a jurisdictional overlap regarding architectural design between the Historic District Commission (HDC) who has authority granted under state laws to grant Certificates of...
Selectmen reviewed a list of articles proposing additional spending of $236,000, thus possibly increasing the town's operating budget approved last spring, depending on the outcome of Fall Town Meeting on October 21. Much of the proposed spending is for increases in employee working hours resulting...
Members from Christian Union Church, which abuts the town-owned Squannacook Hall in West Groton, had lots of questions for the Planning Board at their public hearing Thursday evening - specifically about the Request For Proposal from well-known local builders Halsey Platt and Chris Brown who would...
The Planning Board will propose Zoning Bylaw amendments in two separate articles slated for voter action at the Oct. 21 Fall Town Meeting. The first one will propose a change for retail stores, business and professional offices or banks and restaurants and other places serving food that are...
"I have no idea of what you just said, and I am sure that a large portion of the voters will feel the same way," Selectman Jack Petropoulos told Land Use Director Michelle Collette after she explained the two Planning Board articles slated for Fall Town Meeting Warrant that propose to amend zoning...
Article 2 on the Oct. 21 Fall Town Meeting Warrant seeking additional funds for the FY14 budget continues to cause controversy among members of the Board of Selectmen, and a concern that this article may take significant time for discussion. This would be presented to voters as an amendment and the...
The Planning Board voted positively, with one abstention, to endorse the proposed Concept Plan for the site of Groton Inn that will be presented to voters for approval at the Oct. 21 Fall Town Meeting. Partners in 128 Main Street LLC, Chris Ferris of Gloucester and Rich Cooper of Marblehead,...
Gazing at vast stretches of weed-covered water in June of 2012, anybody could be forgiven for thinking that saving Lost Lake and Knops Pond from becoming an unnavigable swamp was, truly, a 'lost' cause. When Art Prest moved into his newly purchased and renovated lakeside retirement home on...
The joint Finance Committee and Selectmen public hearing on the Fall Town Meeting warrant met with its first controversy as discussion focused on Article 2. The article seeks to amend the FY2014 budget, passed in spring, by asking for more funds. Although money articles are usually reserved for...

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