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The most recent train blockade occurred on Jan. 2 in Harvard. Protesters erected a scaffolding structure over the rail track in Harvard near Depot Rd. around 10:30 p.m. [See photo above] The protesters alerted the railroad that a blockade had been erected. With that notice, the train stopped some distance from the blockade. Four people were arrested and had to appear in Clinton District Court.

 

by Robert Stewart   The region surrounding Groton has recently become a hotbed of climate activism as protesters from local, grass-roots organizations have blocked coal trains traveling through the rail- hub in Ayer to deliver tons of coal to a coal-fired electric generation plant in Bow, NH...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad told the Select Board that the final accounting for the design and construction costs of the Senior Center in West Groton is completed and that he was pleased to announce that it came in under budget costing $40,000 below what Town Meeting had...
by Connie Sartini   Groton’s Principal Assessor Jonathan Greeno updated the Select Board on the several vehicles available for eligible residents to apply for an exemption to reduce their property taxes. Greeno stressed that an applicant for any one of these exemptions can receive only one,...
Municipal fire departments across Massachusetts will receive nearly $2 million in grants to fund fire safety programs geared toward children and older adults, the Baker-Polito Administration announced. Of this, Groton Fire Department will receive $3,965 for child-focused programs and $2,348 for...
Attorney General Maura Healey is joining a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed restrictions on the re-ceipt of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed restrictions would take away food assistance from nearly 700,000 Americans.      Attonery Genral Healey...
by Connie Sartini   The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires the town to develop a storm water management system that reduces the discharge of pollutants into the stormwater drainage system and waterways. The town is required to be in full compliance with the National...
by Connie Sartini   On Monday, January 27, the Select Board will hold their first discussion on continuing with the Community Preservation Act. Also, on Monday, March 9, the Board will continue its discussion on Groton’s participation in the Community Preservation Program. The Select Board...
by Russell Harris   The Community Preservation Committee reviewed the Affordable Housing Trust’s non-response to the CPC’s oral request for information and documents related to the loss of $400,000 of taxpayer money on the Boynton Meadows project.      CPC Member Bruce Easom said, “I was...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board voted to amend policy for the Committee Vacancy Appointment that will now require the Select Board to schedule interviews with candidates who have indicated interest in the appointment should the Board decide not to accept the recommendation from a...
The state Cannabis Policy Committee will hold a hearing on January 28 at 1 p.m. in Room 437 at the Statehouse on a proposal that would prohibit the use of billboards for the advertising, marketing or branding of marijuana or marijuana products.      “Under current state law, delicious-looking...

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