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This article is reprinted by permission from the Andover Townsman newspaper. Its focus is the impact of tax-exempt properties on communities near Andover. However, the growth of tax-exempt properties on the functioning of towns and municipalities is statewide. According to Groton’s newly appointed...
 The AFSME Union, representing the Town of Groton Supervisors, submitted a grievance to Town Manager Mark Haddad regarding their objection to how pay for holidays that fall on Mondays is treated.      Currently, work hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, with the later opening hours designed to...
The Following is an excerpt from the Groton Budget Sustainability Committee’s conclusions:       "We found that assuring the sustainability of our budget, specifically, the sustainability 0f our ability to pay for the services that we desire, is elusive. We anticipate overrides of approximately $...
 At the request of Police Chief Donald Palma, the Board of Selectmen, Tuesday night, approved establishing a Safety Zone of 20 MPH on Willowdale Road from Hollis Street to the end of the Willowdale.    This request was based on a suggestion from the Mass Dept. of Transportation due to the density...
[Editor: In three articles, the Herald describes the major pressures in Groton's complicated town budgeting process: collective bargaining, schools, and changes in the town.] Collective Bargaining Negtiations with Teachers Union are Budget Wild Card  by Connie Sartini  Town Manager Mark Haddad...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a reversal of the Cole Memorandum, written in 2013 by the Obama Administration’s Deputy Attorney General James Cole. The memo provided non-interference guidance to federal prosecutors instructing them to take a laissez-faire stance and not interfere...
In September voters in Milford, MA banned pot shops and other marijuana businesses from operating in town despite supporting the legalization of recreational pot in Massachusetts last year.    The referendum was closely watched, being the first held in the state since the Legislature adopted a new...
 During their October 3 Executive Session with the Board of Selectmen, Indian Hill Music estimated that their new Music Center located at 122 Old Ayer Road in Groton would boost Groton’s economy by about $20 million, nearly half as much as the economic stimulus provided by the much larger Lenox-...

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