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Several readers have expressed interest and concern for the clear-cutting and demolition of the historic 1805 home on the only non-commercial parcel facing onto the Four Corners intersection at 797 Boston Road. The 2.6-acre property, located at the intersection of Forge Village road and Boston...
by Connie Sartini   The Groton Select Board conducted a virtual Public Hearing Monday night to discuss potential revision, reduction, deferral or waiver of liquor licenses for Calendar Year 2021. The impetus for this was a request from the Publick House for a waiver on the liquor license they...
No Christmas Tree Bonfire This Year      Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy said that this year the Fire Department will not be conducting the traditional Christmas Tree burning at Town Field due to the COVID-19 distancing and other restrictions. Town Hall Ductwork      Town Manager Mark...
by Connie Sartini   Following a request from the Trustees of the Groton Public Library, the Select Board unanimously voted to lift the town’s hiring freeze to enable the Trustees to replace the position of the Head of Circulation due to retirement. This replacement takes effect in April 2021...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Register   Gov. Charlie Baker has returned the bill making changes in the state’s policing system to the Legislature without his signature. He offered several amendments for legislators to consider.      “There are ... a small number of proposals in [the bill]...
by Bob Katzen, BHR   The Massachusetts House by a vote of 91-67, and the Massachusetts Senate by a vote of 28-12 approved and sent Gov. Baker the conference committee version of a bill making major changes in the state’s policing system. Groton’s State Rep. Sheila Harrington voted against the...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad updated the Select Board on the status of the FY2022 budget development following the Finance Team’s initial meetings with Department Heads. He praised the Department Heads, “who do an amazing job with their budgets.” Working with the Finance...
by Connie Sartini        Following an earlier discussion at a Select Board meeting regarding curbside trash pickup versus using the Transfer Station, Executive Assistant Dawn Dunbar prepared a detailed assessment of the Transfer Station sticker and bag fees and presented her findings and a...
by Connie Sartini   Following the guidance of the Select Board and the Finance Committee to level fund the FY2022 Proposed Operating Budget, basing it on the FY2021 appropriation, Town Manager Mark Haddad identified an area for potential savings. After looking across all the departments, he...
The Groton Business Association (GBA) is forming a working group to explore the economic opportunities for Groton businesses and non- profit organizations given Groton's natural beauty, its many attractive assets, and additional visitors to the town as a result of the future Music Center at...

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