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Florence Roche Interim Principal Elizabeth Garden introduced several changes to report cards, changes based on feedback from parents saying, "We received lots of feedback." These changes allow teachers to give a more nuanced, a more finely calibrated view of student performance. In particular the...
Will Lost Lake be unusable 'within our lifetimes' as Environmental Consultants CEI predicted in their Thursday presentation to the Lost Lake Sewer Committee, or can the lake be preserved as a recreational resource with appropriate treatments and monitoring? Selectmen contracted a new study of...
Groton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Groton officials the ability to deliver messages quickly to targeted areas or the entire town. Donald Palma, Groton's Emergency Management Agency...
Representative Sheila C. Harrington (R-Groton) was joined by the entire Mass. House of Representatives in unanimously approving a welfare reform package aimed at increasing oversight of the taxpayer-funded Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program. "This Bill has been long overdue. As the Ranking...
Engineer Stan Dillis of Ducharme and Dillis, representing the PCM Realty property at 120 Boston Road presented the same revised Site Plan proposal for the new medical office building, in back-to-back meetings starting with the Storm Water Advisory Committee and then the Conservation Commission....
At their Oct. 23 meeting, School Committee members heard the School Improvement plan for the High School for the 2013-2014 year. The report was presented by High School Principal Michael Mastrullo who outlined four goals that the high school will focus on for the upcoming year. The four goals are...
Following requests by a number of townspeople, the Committee Cable unanimously approved the regular recording and broadcast of Planning Board meetings, thus expanding the list of governmental meetings regularly available to viewers. Chairman of Groton Cable Committee, David Melpignano said that...
Monarch Path developer Ebi Masalehdan of Groton appeared before the Planning Board to request a change on a blasting permit he held for lots 10 and 11, transferring that approval to lot 8 in order to remove 30 feet of rock ledge so he can install a Dbox for a septic system. Monarch Path is located...
While the long-term future of Squannacook Hall in West Groton is uncertain, in the short term the historic hall will welcome Groton Historical Society, which plans to store some of its collections there while Boutwell House is undergoing renovations. Selectmen. approved the temporary use. A...
Town Manager Mark Haddad asked the Board to approve vacation days, holiday pay, sick days, personal time and longevity in order to be consistent with the unions in town. Essentially this policy would affect three employees who are non-union. Selectman Degen reminded the Board that most holidays...

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