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Responding to a call from The Groton Herald, Robert France, a principal at Mount Laurel LLC, said he was not in a position to comment on specific allegations in a Groton Affordable Housing Trust letter to Mount Laurel LLC of April 6, 2017 alleging certain irregularities. (See story in Groton Herald...
The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted to increase the amount of funding for the approved Baddacook Pond Restoration project, doubling the requested amount from $100,000 to $200,000. Originally, the proposal called for a three-year funding plan, for an overall total of $292,000. This is...
Groton Affordable Housing Trust Chairman Joshua Degen announced on April 6 that the Trust’s $400,000 investment of taxpayer funds in the Boynton Meadows housing project next to the Groton Inn is not recoverable. Chairman Degen said, “We will not only not be getting our promised return on investment...
To understand the reasons Town Meeting approved investing $400,000 in a private business development at spring Town Meeting in 2011, the history and events leading up to the investment need to be reviewed. Here is a short overview of those events. Groton’s Affordable Housing Trust was...
Two veterinarians presented a talk on tick diseses at Pepperell’s Lawrence Library, a program co-sponsored by Nashua River Watershed Association and Pepperell Board of Health with a grant from Nashoba Valley Community Health Fund. Dr. Catherine M. Brown, State Public Health Veterinarian at the MA...
Selectman Josh Degen asked the BoS to remove his request made a week earlier, to invite Greg Fishbone and the other nine signatories of the Citizens Petition to meet with Selectmen to discuss pulling the town seal article from the Spring Town Meeting warrant if Selectmen agreed to appoint the...
As requested by the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Mark Haddad prepared the estimated cost of replacing all the historic seals located throughout the town and pegged it at $76,000. Selectman Chairman Jack Petropoulos asked if the estimate was broken down into “upfront” costs and “over time”...
Longtime West Groton Resident Barbara Badstubner, speaking during Monday night’s public comment period, told the Board of Selectmen that she has been watching and reading the newspaper, and “I am disturbed about the Town Seal. I have been here a long time and see no reason to change this.” She...
Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee member Marlena Gilbert asked the Board of Selectmen to remove a portion of the Special Town Meeting Article 2 summary on the warrant requesting voter support for the installation of “All Are Welcome” Markers on major roads coming into Groton. Gilbert,...
Groton Selectman Josh Degen, citing the “tremendous divisiveness” and potential for “ugly” discussion on a Citizen’s Petition Article for Spring Town Meeting that asks voters to require Selectmen to appoint a five-member Town Seal Committee to design a new Town Seal, recommended that the Board “...

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