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by Connie Sartini    Based on the direction from the Select Board and the Finance Committee to bring the Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget in at or under a 2.54 percent increase, Town Manager Mark Haddad presented his 2020 Operating Budget to the two boards.          His proposed budget actually...
by Connie Sartini      At Monday night’s Select Board meeting, Town Manager Mark Haddad addressed one of the items on the agenda, to discuss the local procurement process.     He explained that this is spelled out in Mass. General Law Chapter 30B and in Chapter 149. The most recent amendments to...
by Deborah Johnson    Groton Conservation Commission accepted a gift of approximately 24 acres from the late Hilda (Fitch) O’Hara at its meeting on January 8, 2019.  The gift was presented by Valerie Best and Curtis Best on behalf of their mother Jean (Fitch) Best, Mrs.  O’Hara’s niece and her...
 Auditor Suzanne Bump and Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin announced that Massachusetts cities and towns would be reimbursed $1.14 million for the costs of allowing early voting in the 2018 general election. The Town of Groton ‘s share is $1,922.42. Early voting begins ten business days...
by Connie Sartini      The majority of the Fire Department Task Force voted to recommend to the Select Board to add two, new, full-time firefighters to the Department, with the provision that the funding for the positions will not incur an operational override, and that the Select Board request the...

Selectman Josh Degen explains his reasoning for filing OML complaint. Photo courtesy Heather Rhodes.

by Connie Sartini      Members of the Fire Department Task Force addressed an Open Meeting Law complaint, filed by Select Board member Josh Degen following an email sent by Task Force member Jenifer Evans on Dec. 17, 2018 to all members of the Task Force expressing her thoughts as the committee...

Artist’s renderings (top and bottom) of renovated and remodeled Sacred Heart church building at 279 Main Street, now in the process of being renovated into a single family residence with accessory apartment. 

 Dan and Marilyn Schwartz of Laguna Beach, California purchased the former Sacred Heart Church at 279 Main Street and are converting it to a single-family residence with an accessory apartment. Contacted by the Herald, Marilyn Schwartz said, “Dan and I were fortunate to purchase the former Sacred...
by Connie Sartini      The requested change of zoning for the former Clover Farms Store in West Groton appears to be a dead issue for the next two years following the Zoning Board of Appeals denial of the application for a special permit to allow the conversion of a retail operation to residential...

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