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Amid praise for outstanding performance and excellent management of the Police Department, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to renew Chief Donald Palma's employment contract for the next three years. The contract calls for a four percent raise and an additional week of vacation. Chief...
With one of the most extensive order of conditions contained in a special permit ever issued by Groton Planning Board, George Pergantis, owner of Carriage House Seafood Grill and Function Hall, has a lengthy list of requirements that he must complete, and a number of Boards have to sign off that he...
For the second time in less than six months, the Lost Lake area has been hit hard with structure fires, the most recent this past Friday on Boathouse Road where a four-alarm fire completely destroyed a home. No one was at the residence at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze is still under...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised Selectmen at their May 6 meeting that the House of Representatives proposed budget would result in Groton's receiving $817,656 from the state, which is $20K less than last year. "If the House budget passes," Haddad said, "We will be $562K under the levy limit and...
With renewed interest from several potential bidders for Squannacook Hall, Selectmen approved re-advertising for an RFP (Request for Proposal) for the historic structure. Town Manager Haddad stressed that "price isn't the big factor, but use is." There have been several suggested uses including...
Climate is changing-and to make sure Groton is ready to meet the challenges in the forecast, Mike Roberts, chair of Groton's Sustainability Commission has chosen Leo Laverdure to lead a Climate Action Action Working Group (CAWG) to conduct a formal inquiry into Groton's vulnerabilities to changing...
Middle School Principal Steven Silverman updated the School Committee on implementing a Cluster Grouping concept which was part of a pilot program in the seventh grade this year. Silverman's report was presented at the April 24 School Committee meeting. Cluster Grouping refers to grouping...
April 24 Aquatic Control Technology from Sutton treated Lost Lake and Knops Pond with the herbicide Sonar to eradicate non-native, invasive weeds that have infested the lakes and covered approximately 90 percent of the shoreline making swimming and other forms of recreation almost impossible and...
The proposed 100-seat restaurant for 134 Main Street appears to have met the final hurdle, that of identifying adequate parking for the commercial location. Bob France of Mount Laurel Development LLC told the Planning Board that the restaurant would occupy 2430 sq. ft. in the lower level of the...
An Ayer woman has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing $94,000 from her employer, the Groton branch of North Middlesex Savings Bank, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Groton Police Chief Donald Palma announced Thursday, May 2. According to the press release issued by...

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