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by Connie Sartini,   At the second session of the 2019 Spring Town Meeting, voters defeated a proposal to petition the State Legislature to authorize the Town of Groton to collect a tax on tickets sold for live, paid performances in venues that seat 200 or more attendees.      State Representative...
by Russell Harris,      In a preliminary step, voters at Town Meeting approved spending $4.6 million to upgrade the DPW garage/administrative building as well as replacing two, deteriorated, large vehicle sheds with a single vehicle storage building at the DPW complex on Cow Pond Brook Road. But,...
by Connie Sartini,        Residents who use Broadmeadow Road, whether to get to the Public Library, the Rail Trail or Farmers Row, know that the flooding by James Brook presents challenges and causes closures to this roadway with some frequency.    Department of Public Works Director Tom Delaney...
by Connie Sartini ,   A majority of Spring Town Meeting voters supported the request from the Select Board for an additional $77,000 as funding to maintain and operate the Prescott School as part of the town’s three-year lease agreement with Friends of Prescott. These funds will be used primarily...
by Connie Sartini,      With a resounding vote of support, the majority of the estimated 344 voters present at the 2019 Spring Town Meeting  agreed to add two new Firefighter/EMTs to the Groton Fire Department, now ensuring coverage for residents during the late evening and early morning hours.   ...
by Connie Sartini,      By a 2/3 majority, Groton Town Meeting voters approved the proposed reconstruction, equipping, furnishing and new construction to upgrade the Department of Public Works facilities at their existing site on Cow Pond Brook Road for $4,620,250.     The proposed construction and...
by Russell Harris,       Last Thursday Lawrence Academy released a 13-page report summarizing the findings of an independent investigation into allegations by seven female former students of sexual misconduct engaged in by Mr. Peter Regis, a former Lawrence Academy employee of the Buildings and...
by Connie Sartini,      Select Board member Becky Pine confirmed to The Groton Herald that she plans to make a motion at the April 29th Spring Town Meeting to amend the Town’s 2020 budget to eliminate the funds for the hiring of two additional firefighter/EMT’s.    Pine said she made this decision...
by Russell Harris, Bids on two major town projects have come in much higher than architect and committee extimates. DPW Garage    At the Select Board meeting Town Manager Mark Haddad announced that the bids for the new DPW garage had come in $800,000 higher than the original estimate of $4 million...
by Robert Stewart,      The Select Board completed its annual performance review of Town Manager Mark Haddad and gave him an overall performance rating of “Good.” The Board was nearly unanimous in rating Haddad’s financial management as “Outstanding”  (Exceeds Expectations) or “Good.” However, the...

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