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Short Takes: Family $, Building Inspector, SB Chair, Charter, Sr. Center, Appointments

Family Dollar Store Coming To Groton?

   Groton Social Media sites are a-buzz with rumors that a Family Dollar store is coming to Shaw’s Plaza. By press time, Family Dollar’s corporate office had not confirmed the rumor, however Land Use Director Takashi Tada said he had received  a request for sign specifications from a subcontrator for Family Dollar stores for the plaza at the Four Corners where Shaw’s is located. Tada said the only town approval that Family Dollar would probably need would be an appearance before the Sign Committee.  Nearby Family Dollar stores are located in Ayer and Townsend.


Building Inspector Cataldo

Will Remain On Job 

   In preparing to bring forward his list of appointments to the Select Board for ratification, Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that he is very pleased that Building Inspector Ed Cataldo has agreed to serve in that position for another year

Alison Manugian Voted Chair of Select Board

   Groton Select Board voted on their annual reorganization, following the May election. Member Alison Manugian is the new Chairman, member Josh Degen is Vice-Chairman, and as the newcomer, John Reilly, will serve as the Clerk.

‘Long March’ To Charter Approval Almost Over 

   Town Manager Mark Haddad updated the Board on the status of the Charter approval. He has been in touch with State Senator Edward Kennedy, who reported that the Groton Charter was now out of the Senate, and that approval is expected by the end of June.

State Legislature Approves Funds for ‘The Center’

Senior Center Building Committee Chairman Peter Cunningham told the Select Board that there was very good news for the funding of a generator for the new Senior Center. The Massachusetts House approved the sum of $50,000 for the generator and the Senate approved another $42,000 for a total $92,000 from the state. Cunningham said it now goes to Governor Charlie Baker for his signature. 

Some Recent Select Board Appointments 

• Fence Viewer, George Moore

• Field Driver, George Moore

• Keeper of Town Clock, Paul    


• Moth Superintendent, Tom 


• Road Kill Officer, Tom Delaney

• Harbor Master, Michael Luth

• Surveyor of Wood & Lumber,   

   Tom Delaney

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