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State Representative Sheila Harrington and State Senator Eileen Donoghue met with Selectmen Monday night to update them on the state of the Commonwealth's budget and to advise, based on their current information, what the town and taxpayers might expect, especially in light of Gov. Duval Patrick's...
The two positions on the Board of Selectmen open for election this year will be contested as a third candidate has taken out nomination papers and will challenge the two incumbents who are seeking reelection to their respective seats. Justin Halleran, a newcomer to Groton politics, has returned...
Town Accountant Patricia Dufresne advised Selectmen that because of reporting requirements for an increase in federal income taxes from participation in the Senior Work-off Program, a number of participants have elected not to continue in the program. She said that 20 participants turned out at...
Selectman Jack Petropoulos was clearly annoyed with his colleagues' decision at their meeting two weeks ago to reconvene the By-Law Review Committee to address any conflict between the Town Charter and any existing Personnel Bylaws and make recommendations for possible changes. He pushed the...
Reported sightings of bobcats in Groton have been increasing recently, and according to Dept. of Public Works Director Tom Delaney these wildcats have actually been increasing in numbers over the last five or six years. "We now have breeding pairs, " Delaney said, and pointed out one sighting...
While the School Committee has not taken any official position on their proposed fiscal 2014 operating budget, a majority of committee members seemed satisfied with the revised budget which scaled back a proposed two percent increase in the total school budget to less than one percent. The revised...
With the resignation of part-time Building Commissioner Mike Kinney, Land Use Director Michelle Collette requested that Selectmen upgrade the position to full-time for FY2014. They agreed and there will now be a full-time and a part-time building commissioner. Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the...
Editor's Note: Reprinted with Permission from The Lowell Sun by Lisa Redmond, lredmond@lowellsun.com A fired Groton police officer who allegedly flashed his badge to get out of a crosswalk violation in Lowell is now charged with resisting arrest, assault and impersonating a police officer. In...
Attorney Robert Collins, Engineer Stan Dillis and Groton developer Bob Kiley presented the Planning Board with a pre-submission review for their proposal to develop a 28-acre parcel of land at the intersection of Rte. 40/Lowell Rd. and School House Rd. Their plan calls for establishing an ANR (...
On Feb. 11 at a ceremony in the Massachusetts State House, Steve and Deb Boczenowski, founders of Teenage Anxiety and Depression Solutions (TADS), were presented the 2013 Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award by Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention. The Boczenowskis founded TADS in 2011...

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