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   By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by James J. Skelly to Middlesex Savings Bank dated August 21, 2002 and recorded with the Middlesex (Southern) District Registry of Deeds in Book 36192, Page 302, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions contained in said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, upon the mortgaged premises located at 9 Bayberry Road, Groton, Massachusetts, being all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To Wit:

   “The land in said Groton, with the buildings thereon, situated on the northwesterly side of Bayberry Road and being shown as Lot 1 on a plan of land entitled “Sunset Park” Subdivision Plan, Land in Groton, Mass. Prepared for John Tosti & David McAnaul, original survey by Davis & Benoit, Inc., subdivision plan by Richard L. McGlinchey, November 6, 1978, Revise September 7, 1979, scale 1 in. = 50 ft., which plan is recorded with said Registry in Book 13900, Page 514, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more particular description.

   Containing 41,008 square feet according to said plan.  

   For mortgagor’s title, see deed recorded herewith.”

Together with all improvements now erected on the above described premises and all appurtenances, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water, water rights, and water stock, and all fixtures now attached to the above-described premises, all of which include replacements and additions thereto.

Also together with the personal property and fixtures of every kind and description now owned by James J. Skelly and situated upon the premises or as an improvement thereon, together with any renewals, replacements or additions thereto or substitutions therefore, and now located at, or used in connection with the operation of the premises or the improvements, as same may be covered by said Mortgage.

Said premises will be sold subject to and/or with the benefit of any and all restrictions, easements, improvements, covenants, municipal or zoning regulations or requirements, outstanding tax titles, condominium charges, fees, or assessments, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, outstanding orders of condition or any town requirements, and any liens or claims in the nature of liens, and existing encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, if any there be, and the rights of tenants and occupants of the mortgaged premises, if any there be. No representation is made as to the status of any improvements at the mortgaged premises and the Buyer purchases subject to all requirements related thereto.

The premises are being sold with the express acknowledgment that the Mortgagee makes no representation or warranty as to the presence or absence of any wetlands or environmental issue at all, or related to the septic or well systems, if any, or as to any contaminants or other substances, as noted under Mass. Gen. Laws 21E, or otherwise. If a violation of MGLA c.21E or any other Massachusetts Statute, Code or Regulation does exist, the correction thereof will be at the Buyer’s sole cost and expense, and shall be separate from the purchase price.  The Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless the Mortgagee from any and all costs, expenses or liability related to any of the aforesaid.


TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS shall be paid in cash or by certified or bank cashier’s check by the Buyer at the time and place of sale, and the balance to be paid in cash or by certified or bank cashier’s check within thirty (30) days thereafter to Attorney Laura A. Mann, 219 East Main Street, Milford, MA 01757.  The successful bidder shall be required to sign a Memorandum of Terms of Sale containing the above terms at the Auction sale.

As an additional condition and term of the sale, in the event the successful bidder refuses to sign the Memorandum of Sale or fails to complete the purchase in accordance with the terms and conditions of said foreclosure sale, the Mortgagee reserves the right to sell the mortgaged premises to the next highest bidder, and so on, and to accept all bids upon the condition that said next highest bidder shall deposit with mortgagee’s attorney the amount of the required deposit as set forth herein within three (3) business days after written notice of default of the previous highest bidder. Mortgagee may, in its sole discretion, but shall not be required to, utilize this process with each subsequent bidder under the same terms.  Upon deposit of the $10,000.00 earnest money by the next highest bidder, said bidder shall become the Buyer for purposes of the foregoing paragraphs and completion of the sale. In addition, in the event of default by the successful Bidder and the next highest bidder(s), Mortgagee also reserves the right to assume the next highest bid and proceed with the purchase of the property in accordance with the Memorandum of Sale.

This sale may be postponed or adjourned from time to time, if necessary, by the Mortgagee at the scheduled time and place of sale. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication.

Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale.


Present Holder of Said Mortgage 

By Its Attorney,


Laura A. Mann

219 East Main Street

Milford, MA  01757

(508) 478-7765

The Zekos Group Auctioneers

Paul Zekos, Auctioneer

MA License No. 104

 (508) 842-6400

5/25, 6/1 and 6/8/2018



    The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall, upstairs to convene the hearing for the application of D.T. Ward, PC, 142A Main St., Groton, MA, for a special permit for a professional office in a residential-business zone on Lot 113-1, 186 Main St., Groton, MA.  Please refer to Section 218-13 and any other applicable section of the Groton Zoning By-Law.  This legal notice shall publish at

Cynthia Maxwell


5/25, 6/1


Docket No. MI18P0116EA

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Trial Court

Probate and Family Court

Middlesex Probate and Family Court

208 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

(617) 768-5800

Estate of: Bradbury Smith 

Also known as: Bradbury B Smith

Date of Death: 07/31/2017


To all interested persons:

A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Sally L Smith of Groton, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that: Sally L Smith of Groton, MA

be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration.


You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day 06/12/2018.

This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.


A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court In any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

WITNESS, Hon. Edward F Donnelly, Jr., First Justice of this Court.

Date: May 15, 2018                                                                         Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate



Docket No. MI18P2455EA

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Trial Court

Probate and Family Court

Middlesex Division

Estate of: Sarah W. Shanklin 

Also known as: Sarah Weston Shanklin

Date of Death: April 15, 2018

   To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of

Petitioner Lea S. Decoteau of Groton, MA

Petitioner Norman D. Shanklin of Wilton, NH

a Will has been admitted to informal probate.

Lea S. Decoteau of Groton, MA

Norman D. Shanklin of Wilton, NH

have been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate without surety on the bond. 

   The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner.





Under the authority granted under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111, Section 31, the Groton Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 8:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street (second floor meeting room) to consider the application for the following variance from the Local Well Regulations submitted by FORESITE Engineering dated May 11, 2018, on behalf of Richard Papp:

Reg. 330-6.C A well shall be located a minimum of 50 feet from a property line. Proposed: An offset of 20 feet from side lot line and street sideline is proposed.

The property is located at 149 Whitman Road, Groton.

Copies of the proposed variance request are on file in the Board of Health’s office in Town Hall. 

Any person wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated above, or should send a letter to The Board of Health in time to be read during the hearing.





   The Town of Groton in conjunction with Mass DOT will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Legion Hall, 75 Hollis Street, Groton, MA for the purpose of discussing plans to construct sidewalks from the intersection of Old Ayer Road and Boston Road to 106 Boston Road and from 344 Main Street to Mill Run Plaza.

   All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

R. Thomas Delaney, Jr.

DPW Director


The Town of Groton will accept bids for the purchase of two (2) current year Ford Police Interceptor Utility AWD vehicles as described in the available specifications.  Sealed bids will be accepted at the Groton Police Department, 99 Pleasant Street, Groton, MA 01450 until Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at which time they shall be publicly opened.  The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any/all bids and to waive informalities if deemed in the Town’s best interest to do so.  The Town Manager or his designee is the awarding authority for this purchase.

   Bidder must:

submit a detailed listing of all product support that is offered.  i.e. training, service support and defective merchandise policy. 

provide three references for whom a like quality product has been provided within the last 3 years.  The reference must be a current customer for similar products (police vehicles).

be a manufacturer’s authorized distributor for the product offered.  (Attach copies of certifications)

provide manufacturer’s literature for the product for which the bid has been submitted.  

submit either, the Vehicle Identification Number, or the order number and production date for the unit offered, this to document bidder’s ability to meet the requirement of delivery within 30 days after receipt of order.

   Bid prices shall stand as submitted for a period of forty-five (45) business days or until the contract is executed.   Questions about this bid must be made in writing and directed to Deputy Chief James A. Cullen, III at or via fax at (978) 448-5603.

Public Hearing Notice

Special Permit–Section 218- 26 Flexible Development

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A, §§ 9 and 11, M. G. L., and the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall to consider the application submitted by Patricia A. Madigan, Trustee, Patricia A. Madigan Trust, for a special permit to utilize the provisions of Groton Zoning Bylaw Section 218-26 Flexible Development for division of the property at 419 Old Ayer Road into five lots as shown on the plan entitled, “Special Permit Lot Layout Plan, Old Ayer Road, Groton, Massachusetts (Drawing No. 5616)”, prepared by Ducharme & Dillis Civil Design Group.  The proposed subdivision is located on Assessors’ Map 221, Parcels 19 & 20, on the easterly side of Old Ayer Road and northerly side of Snake Hill Road.  

Copies of the application and plan are on file in the Planning Board office and the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the Planning Board at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.  


Scott Wilson


5/11, 5/18


   The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm in the Town Hall, upstairs to convene the hearing for the application of Kent Leung, 555 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA, for a Special Permit to allow the conversion of a retail operation to residential use on Lot 101-15, 9 West Main St., Groton, MA. Please refer to Section 218-6 and any other applicable section of the Groton Zoning By-Law. This legal notice shall publish at

Cynthia Maxwell


5/11, 5/18

Public Hearing Notice

Groton Conservation Commission

   In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L Ch. 131, Sec. 40 and the Groton Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Groton Conservation Commission will continue a public hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room.  The purpose is to consider a Notice of Intent (NOI) filed by Michael Lelievre for the replacement of a failed sewage disposal system at 65 Gay Road (Assessor’s Parcel 117-9).  The proposed work is located within the wetlands buffer zone and the ACEC.

   Copies of the NOI are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.

John Smigelski, Chairman

Groton Conservation Commission



Groton Herald

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]

Telephone: 978-448-6061

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