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Monarch Path developer Ebi Masalehdan of Groton appeared before the Planning Board to request a change on a blasting permit he held for lots 10 and 11, transferring that approval to lot 8 in order to remove 30 feet of rock ledge so he can install a Dbox for a septic system. Monarch Path is located...
While the long-term future of Squannacook Hall in West Groton is uncertain, in the short term the historic hall will welcome Groton Historical Society, which plans to store some of its collections there while Boutwell House is undergoing renovations. Selectmen. approved the temporary use. A...
Town Manager Mark Haddad asked the Board to approve vacation days, holiday pay, sick days, personal time and longevity in order to be consistent with the unions in town. Essentially this policy would affect three employees who are non-union. Selectman Degen reminded the Board that most holidays...
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on four roll calls and local senators on two from the week of October 28-November 1. HELP MILITARY FAMILIES (H 3720) House 155-0, approved the VALOR II Act, a bill that would expand financial and education...
Fire Chief Joe Bosselait reported to Selectmen Monday night that the cost to Groton for the firefighting efforts at the recent fire on the Mass. Audubon site off Rte. 119 and Sandy Pond Road was some $6100 while the cost to the multiple Mutual Aid towns that responded to the call was estimated at $...
Selectmen ratified appointment of Takashi Tada to the position of Conservation Administrator to replace Barbara Ganem who is retiring from that position. Tada is a member of the Ayer Conservation Commission and has been working as a wetlands scientist and working part-time in Shirley. Tada was...
For the second time in three years, uncontrolled brushfires spread across parts of the remote Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, blackening about 12 acres. The fire was first reported last Friday. Selectman Peter Cunnigham said the Groton Fire Department responded, found the illegal campfire and...
Val Prest, longtime Lost Lake resident and retired civil engineer explained the three articles before the Town Meeting voters proposing to address fire suppression in the densely populated Lost Lake area. Prest was a member of a committee appointed by Town Manager Mark Haddad to look at the issues...
Approval for rezoning from public use to residential use was the first or four articles for voters to act on a Concept Plan for reuse and renovation of historic Squannacook Hall into four units of rental housing and was passed by a majority vote but fell short of the 2/3 majority required for a...
The Concept Plan for the Groton Inn property, proposed by 128 Main Street LLC principals Chris Ferris of Ipswich and Rich Cooper of Marblehead, sailed through the Fall Town Meeting approval process by unanimous vote with little discussion and no handouts showing the plan for voters to review...

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