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by Connie Sartini   On Monday night Groton Board of Health declared a moratorium prohibiting use or storage of all biosolids, sludge or composted human wastes within Groton until December 31, 2020. The moratorium may be extended and or rescinded based on analytical data and research provided...
by Robert Stewart   In a stunning turn of events on Super Tuesday, March 3, former Vice President Joe Biden won the state of Massachusetts, one of the most progressive in the country, despite most media polls which indicated that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were essentially tied in...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Town Manager Mark has been named one of four finalists for the top post for the Town of Dracut. The names of the finalists were released this week by the Town of Dracut and its five-member Town Manager Screening Committee. The vacancy is due to the resignation of...

John Guinee, new owner of the 191-acre Brooks Orchard property, spoke at the February 19 ZBA Hearing, explaining his reasons for challenging the Building Commissioners decision.

 

by Russell Harris   At a regularly scheduled meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals on February 5, the new owner of the property known as Brooks Orchards came before the Zoning Board of Appeals to argue that Joshua Degen’s company, Earthscape, at 409 Martins Pond Road, which abuts the 191-...

The Select Board voted to ratify the Town Manager’s appointment of Robert Garside as the Building Commissioner- in-training, seen here during the installation of the custom skylight at the Library. Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

The Select Board voted to ratify the Town Manager’s appointment of Robert Garside as the Building Commissioner-in-training. Garside was the only applicant for this position which was internally posted. Garside had worked for the Town as Project Manager, Clerk of the Works and OPM (Owners Project...
by Bob Katzen, BHR   The Transportation Committee approved and sent to the full Senate a bill that strikes down the current law that prohibits anyone who is not legally in the United States from being issued a Massachusetts driver’s license. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-...
Central Mass Mosquito Control Project The Groton Board of Health submitted an article to be included in the 2020 Spring Town Meeting warrant seeking $90K per year to join the Central Mass Mosquito Control Project. A three-year commitment to the program is required by the state. This request is...
by Russell Harris   America has a housing crisis and Groton is part of the problem. Across the country, home ownership rates for young adults are at a multi-decade low, while a quarter of renters spend more than half their income on housing. About four million people spend at least three...
Select Board Members Becky Pine & John Reilly pictured at the Library Legislative Breakfast Feb. 7 at Groton Public Library. Photo by Steve Lieman.
 

 

By Robert Stewart   Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Primary begins Monday, Feb. 24, and lasts through Friday, Feb. 28 in a lead up to Election Day on Tuesday, March 3. The 2020 Presidential Primary has some similarities to the Presidential Primary in 2016 whereby one of the major...
by Connie Sartini   There is a new emergency notification system available to Groton residents that provides up to the minute information in a number of areas including public safety alerts. It can also provide emergency responders with critical information in order to reach a call location...

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