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*/ Be warned. Fall Town Meeting approved a $300 civil fine for an infraction called ‘littering,’ but, perhaps, better described as illegal trash dumping. ‘Littering’ brings to mind a cigarette butt or coffee cup thrown from a moving vehicle. This new fine will address two types of larger-scale...
Groton Senior Center Building Committee Chairman Peter Cunningham, along with member John Amaral and COA Director Kathy Shelp updated the Board of Selectmen Monday night on progress with plans for the Senior Center.    After listening to the update, Selectman Chairman Josh Degen said, “You have...
*/ [Ed Note: Thanks to Nancy M. Cicco of UMass Lowell, media contact, for providing this report]      NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki, Groton native and GDRHS graduate class of 1997, returned to UMass Lowell Nov. 17 to speak on “The Trump Election One Year On:...
DPW Director Tom Delaney updated the Board of Selectmen regarding recent repair work done on the foundation of the historic Williams Barn on Chicopee Row. One side of the fieldstone foundation was beginning to collapse, and the concern was that the repair, including new sills, would be done in time...
*/  In a major precedent-setting move for Groton, the majority of the Board of Selectmen voted to reduce the building permit fee from a potential $750,000 or more to $400,000 for construction of Indian Hill Music Center on Old Ayer Road.    Traditionally, permit fees are set at 1.2 percent of the...
Nearly six months after Groton Spring Town Meeting approved changes to the Town Charter, the final legislative approval process enacting the Charter was derailed, stopped dead it its tracks, because neither state Senator Eileen Donahue, nor Representative Shelia Harrington had received the town’s...
Groton State Senator Eileen Donahue was one of 35 State Senators voting in favor of Senate Bill 2202 to approve an amendment that would require the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis to study whether a single-payer health care system would have cost less than the actual health care...
Following the approval of voters at Fall Town Meeting, the Groton Board of Assessors will begin a “full measure and list” of all 4,000 properties in town to provide full and equitable assessments for all property owners. This means each home will be visited for the purpose of validating and...

Why Is the man in the middle smiling? Read the story to find out. Pictured here left to right: Patrick Paul: MassDOT, District Highway Director, Leo Roy: DCR Commissioner, Groton’s Bruce H. Easom, Karyn Polito: Lieutenant Governor, Representative Todd Smola

With increasing numbers of sightseers parking along Route 40 and walking the trail to the Castle to take in dramatic views of the Old Meeting House, Lawrence Academy, Groton village and the mountains beyond, the trails on Gibbet Hill are becoming a key attraction for a trip to Groton, often...
*/ Baddacook hydro raking Status as of 10/15/2017: The Conservation Commission has received a report from Jim Leuning that over the last 2 weeks, hydro-raking has continued around the south end of Baddacook pond. Hydro-raking occurred along the shoreline by the following abutters: Strickland,...

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