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Longtime West Groton Resident Barbara Badstubner, speaking during Monday night’s public comment period, told the Board of Selectmen that she has been watching and reading the newspaper, and “I am disturbed about the Town Seal. I have been here a long time and see no reason to change this.” She...
Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee member Marlena Gilbert asked the Board of Selectmen to remove a portion of the Special Town Meeting Article 2 summary on the warrant requesting voter support for the installation of “All Are Welcome” Markers on major roads coming into Groton. Gilbert,...
Groton Selectman Josh Degen, citing the “tremendous divisiveness” and potential for “ugly” discussion on a Citizen’s Petition Article for Spring Town Meeting that asks voters to require Selectmen to appoint a five-member Town Seal Committee to design a new Town Seal, recommended that the Board “...
Confronted by a hard deadline, the Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee debated whether they were prepared to make a recommendation for a senior center at spring Town Meeting. Chairman John Amaral opened what became a marathon, two-hour and 45 minute meeting on Tuesday afternoon saying, “...
Members of the Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee appeared to have surprised the Board of Selectmen with their recommendation to place an article on the Spring Town Meeting warrant asking voters to authorize purchase of the Lawrence Homestead Trust land adjacent to the new Center Fire...
Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy received praise from the Board of Selectmen as they announced that the Chief has agreed to a new three-year contract. Town Manager Mark Haddad said, “I am pleased that Chief McCurdy will be here for three more years. He has done a wonderful job.” Selectman Josh...
At Spring Town Meeting, voters will be asked – through a Citizens’ Petition initiated by Greg Fishbone and nine other residents – to establish a five-member committee to solicit input into a design for a new Town Seal. Fishbone said that this effort followed on the general discussion of the...
The second Fire Department article on the Spring Town Meeting warrant is a request for $995,000 to replace the ladder truck, which Selectman Degen said had “serious rust problems” and issues with the vehicles stabilizers. The existing ladder truck is 15 years old. The Fire Department has spent...
There will be a full report with site recommendation for a Senior Center at Town Meeting. Town Manager Haddad said any funding required for a new Senior Center would need approval by both Town Meeting vote AND a ballot vote. He said that the Town Meeting Senior Center Committee & COA Oversight...
Following discussion at a Finance Committee meeting on how best to address the annual payments for the assessment for Groton’s use of the Pepperell Wastewater Plant, Finance Committee member Art Prest proposed adding an article to the Spring Town Meeting warrant that clearly would spell out the...

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