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The Community Preservation Committee is preparing to do a post mortem examination of the $400,000 loss on the Boynton Meadows Development at 134 Main Street, next to the Groton Inn. At 2011 Town Meeting the Community Preservation Committee recommended the expenditure of these funds for the...
The Beautiful new building in West Groton. commonly called the Senior Center, has been "re-branded" by some on the Council on Aging as "The Center" and by others as "Groton Center."      COA member Peter Cunningham explains that the name was chosen because it "will be open to a wide variety of...
Groton School Committee Chair Marlena Gilbert said, “Vaping reminds me of the stories my mom used to tell me from 60-65 years ago when her doctor recommended she take up smoking to relax and now we find out there is a connection with Cancer.      The FDA should have never allowed non-tobacco...
It is past time for the Community Preservation Committee to step up and conduct a thorough post-mortem review of the $400,000 of town funds lost on the Boynton Meadows development. The CPC should hold themselves accountable for understanding this loss and explaining how to prevent such losses in...
The Reflection Connection is a place to present short comments, snippets of opinions and interesting food-for-thought, that would have no other home in the paper.      U.S. Representative Lori Trahan offered her support for the nurses on Monday, stating “I stand with the hardworking nurses who...
The Planning Board Chairman’s behind-the-scenes machinations forcing Kilbourn Place to submit to a major site plan review was an unfortunate misstep, an error that likely caused elected board member Gus Widmayer to resign. [see last week’s story]      What was the Planning Board Chair’s...

Illegal Real Estate Sign bolted onto light pole at corner of Broadmeadow and Main St.

 

Like cockroaches in the city, illegal signs advertising quick house sales such as “We Buy Houses For Cash” are proliferating on the light poles and sign structures of Groton. As fast as they are taken down, other ones take their place. These signs are illegal according to Groton town bylaws and...
Expensive ‘mission critical’ spending initiatives suddenly appearing on the town ballot with little warning have been a source of growing frustration for voters. Despite our town government’s financial management expertise and the town’s superlative bond rating, many voters feel that such high-...
  Caleb Butler was born 13 September 1776 in Pelham, New Hampshire. He graduated first in his class from Dartmouth College in 1800. He died at Groton, 7 October, 1854. He lived his whole adult life in Groton and used his prodigious talents to fulfill his vision of what it meant to be an American...
Next fiscal year, Groton Finance Committee has estimated that town expenditures could exceed the so-called levy limit by $750,000, possibly requiring an override vote by secret ballot at next year’s annual election. The Groton Finance committee and others have predicted that the town MAY need a...

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