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by Russell Harris       On 10:23 a.m. on October 23, Groton’s Zoning Enforcement Officer Edward Cataldo sent John Reilly and Heather Rhodes of 50 Arrow Trail an email, effectively reversing his four-months-old order prohibiting them from parking their own cars on their own land. The email read in...
by Robert Stewart      An energized electorate on the local level led to unusually high voter turnout in the mid-term election this week as 70 percent of registered voters in Groton went to the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office reported that 5,806 voters cast their ballots last Tuesday out of a total...

With gusto, hungry black bear raids Patti Thompson’s birdfeeder on Nashua Road. Photo by John Ellenberger.

by George Moore, Groton’s Animal Control Officer      In Massachusetts black bears have had a population explosion. Not many years ago we counted their numbers in the hundreds, mostly in the western part of our state. The population now is around 4,500. While they are found state-wide, the largest...
A Press Release from Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan     District Attorney Marian Ryan and Shirley Chief of Police Samuel Santiago announced that Jeffrey Dusti, 62, of Shirley, was arraigned last Tuesday in Ayer District Court in connection with a large-scale firearm bust that occurred...
by Connie Sartini      Groton Select Board authorized town officials to put out to bid for general obligation municipal purpose bonds for $7,760,000 to cover costs for the new Senior Center, Fire Department truck, and Lost Lake Fire Suppression System.    This includes $5,045,000 for construction...

Water Superintendent Tom Orcutt [left] with Water Technician George Brackett proudly showing off one of the new, highly efficient, variable speed pumps [looking suspiciously like R-2/D-2] installed at Whitney Well #1, a major factor in the Water Depatment’s successful implmentation of a plan leading to big savings for the town.

by Russell Harris       To keep up with Groton’s explosive population growth starting in the late 1980s, Groton Water Department added two new wells on the shore of Whitney Pond, both tapping into the same aquifer. By 2016-2017, a long drought severely taxed the capabilities of the two wells,...
by Russell Harris         At their October 25 meeting the Planning Board discussed a bylaw they are preparing to address the contentious issue of accessory lots. Planning Board member Russ Burke said the accessory lot issue has been ‘festering’ in Lost Lake and some other parts of town including...
by George Moore, Groton Animal Control Officer      There have been several attempts to kidnap dogs in both Dunstable and Groton. In Dunstable a dog’s owner saw a woman carrying her dog away wrapped in her coat. The woman dropped the dog when the owner challenged her. There was a white U-Haul van...

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