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THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. POSSIBLE 2014 BALLOT QUESTIONS Sponsors of possible ballot questions in the November 2014 election had until August 7 to complete the first step in the long process to get their proposed law on the ballot....
The myriad of permitting challenges facing anyone attempting to set up a business in Groton can be daunting, and this complexity came to a head when Groton Electric Light Department spent more than two years, with their lawyers, engineers, and architects in their attempt to navigate through the...
STINK BUG OVERRIDE (H 3538) House 154-3, Senate 37-2, overrode Gov. Deval Patrick's veto of $40,000 to fund the monitoring and mitigation of the brown marmorated stink bug and the spotted wing drosophilia. Override supporters said stink bugs are a serious problem that attack agricultural crops and...
Under Senate term limit rules, Senate President Therese Murray must give up the position of Senate President in March 2015. Last week, a relatively bloodless behind-the-scenes battle to capture the Senate's top prize concluded. Sen. Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced that he has enough votes...
Plans for a proposed subdivision at the intersection of Lowell Road and Schoolhouse Road will feature nine lots including the one for the existing house on the 25-acre parcel. The site, which is part of the estate of late Rita O'Connell, will be called Chamberlains Mill subdivision. Attorney Bob...
At a workshop meeting July 24, School Committee members briefly discussed the future location of Central Office departments and staff. With Prescott Reuse Committee and the Town Manager preparing another round of bids on reuse of the historic building, School Committee members discussed what...
A 'new' Groton Inn concept plan, one that has as its the goal to create an historically accurate structure, will be shared with Groton voters for their approval at the fall Town Meeting on October 21st. Plans for the development of the former Groton Inn site are quickly evolving, as two key members...
Backtracking, asserting their presentation at Selectmen's July 15 meeting had been 'unclear', representatives for the proposed building on the Myette property at 120 Boston Road said no trees would be cut down along Route 119 bordering the golf course. Improving lines of sight when approaching...
The Wetlands Bylaw review committee presented preliminary proposals for new wetlands bylaws at the July 29 Selectmen's meeting, seeking 'critiques and input' from town officials and residents. Review committee member Bob Pine said these ideas and comments would be incorporated into existing drafts...
Selectmen agreed at their July 1 meeting to implement changes at the intersection of Main St. and Station Ave. to improve pedestrian safety especially in situations where people have to cross Main St. to get to the other side. Selectmen are considering measures that would improve pedestrians...

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