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by Connie Sartini      The requested change of zoning for the former Clover Farms Store in West Groton appears to be a dead issue for the next two years following the Zoning Board of Appeals denial of the application for a special permit to allow the conversion of a retail operation to residential...

The Groton Inn at night.

by Russell Harris [Note: The section of this article with the subhead "History of the Country Day School" was mostly written by Susan Hughes and is reprinted here with permission of Lawrence Academy.]     Groton Center is in the midst of fundamental change, reconfiguration and reimagining. Among...

Professor Scot Latham

by Russell Harris      The stock market’s recent volatility has business leaders and economists split on whether a recession is imminent in 2019. But UMass Lowell Professor of Management Scott Latham believes Massachusetts is more recession-proof than the rest of the nation and many parts of the...
By Connie Sartini      Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that Indian Hill Music has requested to withdraw from a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the town regarding additional permits beyond the $73,000 Sheet Metal Permit and other fees that would be required for...
by Connie Sartini     Groton Select Board discussed the current status of the state Community Preservation funding for the town which for this year will be a 19 percent match. This is a significant change from the original state match of 100 percent and triggered the discussion. Select Board member...
by Connie Sartini      Town Manager Mark Haddad said he expects that Mass Highway will complete the remaining work on the sidewalk from the Center to CVS by Friday, Dec. 21.  He added that they will be back in the spring to complete the loaming and seeding.    Selectman Josh Degen asked that DPW...
by Russell Harris      Last Sunday evening about 10 p.m. Groton Electric Light Department confronted a serious outage when one of Groton’s two 69,000 volt transmission lines maintained by National Grid failed. Thanks to GELD planning and system design, most people experienced the serious outage as...

Groton Police officers and members of Plymouth County Sheriif’s K-9 unit stand at attention and salute, honoring K-9 Officer Lola and the partnership of her handler Officer Nick Beltz as Lola prepares to depart station for the last time. Photo by Russell Harris

 “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” – attributed to Milan Kundera (Author, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) */   by...
by Connie Sartini      At the request of Indian Hill Music, the town is working with them on developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) so that in addition to the $75,000 Sheet Metal Permit, and a reduction of the six percent administrative fee, IHM will know of any other permits and fees that...
by Connie Satini       Following up on discussion from the previous week, Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the town had adopted a sidewalk policy in 2008 that included a map of the sidewalk areas indicating those that the town would maintain.     Assistant to the Select Board...

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