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  This winter Groton’s Conservation Commission will remove five acres of red pine forest in poor health at Surrenden Farm as recommended  by a farm forest management plan prepared by Bay State Forestry and the Conservation Commission in 2017.     The forest management plan identifies removal of...
Groton Town Clerk Mike Bouchard  reminds voters that, coincident with the State Election on November 6, Groton will be conducting a Special Town Election on a separate ballot. The special town election has one ballot question regarding recreational marijuana businesses. */
   After weeks of buzz, hype, and cool gossip, with movie location scouts drooling over iconic New England scenery, and with sightings of director-of-the-moment Greta Gerwig lunching at the General Store in the nearby town of Harvard, the buzz has reached a crescendo.      Now it’s actually...
     With no funding and no clerical help, Groton Historical Commission, an all-volunteer committee, is facing time pressures to research older homes in Groton that owners have requested be demolished and for the Commission to have the adequate information and sufficient time to determine a course...
  On Wednesday, October 3, a standing-room-only crowd of more than 50 people jammed Town Hall’s downstairs meeting room to encourage the Zoning Board of Appeals [ZBA] to issue a special permit allowing John Reilly and Heather Rhodes to resume parking on their accessory lot. An enforcement order,...
 At Fall Town Meeting, voters approved amending the FY2019 budget to include addition of two new full-time, professional Firefighter/EMTs in order to ensure better shift coverage for the town.     Currently the five-member full-time staff is experiencing a high level of overtime that is leading to...
Fall Town Meeting voters supported a request from Kevin Lindemer to extend the Center Sewer District to his property located at 227 Boston Road. His intent is to convert his historic barn into a seasonal function hall, rent the existing four-bedroom house as a B&B or to those renting the barn,...

Screen shot from video of last BoS meeting shows newly remodeled second floor Select Board’s Meeting room in Town Hall. According to Janet Shea’s letter below, Select Members are seated at the new ‘very grand, massive, semi-circular dias in expenisve-looking swivel office chairs’ part of the ‘modest remodel of the upper meeting room of Town Hall presented at a previous town meeting.’ One wag quipped that, perhaps, Select Board members should start wearing embroidered robes, powdered wigs and insist on being called ‘Your Lordship,’ to match the grandeur of their majestic dias.

Last Spring Town Meeting voters agreed to fund improvements to Town Hall’s second floor meeting room, improvements supposedly justified by the need to improve acoustics and to allow more residents to attend Select Board meetings in a less crowded, more comfortable setting. The ‘improved’ meeting...
 Groton resident and architect, Gregg Yanchenko, walked voters through the status of the six Department of Public Works buildings and two ancillary structures located on Cow Pond Brook Road, discussing in detail the issues and recommendations for each of them – from demolition and replacement to...
With the Select Board unanimously recommending Article #9 of the Fall Town Meeting warrant that asks voters to approve the sum of $30,000 for the first year of the Friends of Prescott’s three-year lease for the purpose of supplementing any rental income received from tenants of the building. This...

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