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by Russell Harris      At their Nov. 19 Meeting, the Select Board discussed voter complaints of confusing wording of the marijuana bylaw question on November’s town ballot.    Select Board Member Becky Pine agreed that the question was confusingly worded. Explaining the question’s drafting process...
by Matthew Flokos, reprinted by permission of the Harvard Press with contextual edits by the Groton Herald   On Nov. 19 The Harvard Planning Board voted 5-0 to approve a special permit for Coil Brothers LLC this week, ending deliberations that spanned three meetings and lasted more than a month...

Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy (right) played lead role in directing Fire operations at last week’s 8-alarm blaze at Pepperell Auto salvage Yard, RH Wilson Auto. Photo by Jeffrey Hastings.

by Connie Sartini      Groton Select Board has directed the Fire Department Task Force Study Committee to complete their preliminary report by January 14, and a final written report by January 28 in order for any proposals regarding Fire Department staffing to be ready in time for Spring Town...
by Connie Sartini       With the Groton Dunstable Regional School District considering a change in the district’s bus routes, the impact of any changes could be felt in the number of students that will be walking to school, or in developments where students would walk to a central point for bus...
*/ Select Member Alison Manugian expressed growing exasperation with the opacity of the town’s capital planning process at the Select Board’s November 5 meeting.     Expressing frustration with ‘an ongoing persistent process’ whereby new capital spending projects seem to be ‘manipulated’ to garner...

The former occupant of the Main Street site where Donelan's Market now stands was Groton Hospital, in a building which before that had been a private home.

by Russell Harris       The owners of the property at 240 Main Street, former home of Donelan’s Market, have decided to forego developing the property as a multi-tenant retail location, instead deciding to put the property up for sale for $1,895,000, a price almost two and a half times its assessed...
Planning to Rent on Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO?  The State Will Want Its Share    Senate 30-8, approved a bill that extends the state’s current 5.7 percent hotel and motel tax and up to a 6 percent local option room occupancy tax to short-term rentals offered by Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO while...

Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy worked closely with Pepperell’s Fire Chief for a coordinated response to the toxic fire. Chief McCurdy explained that the biggest challenge in fighting the fire was the extremely limited water supply at the site.

- All fire photography in this editon of the Herald from Frame of Mind Photography by Jeffrey Hastings. 

by Russell Harris     At 12:16 p.m. on Friday, November 23, Groton Fire Department Engine One was dispatched to 44 North St in Pepperell - about four miles from Groton’s northern border - to assist dozens of firefighters from more than 17 communities across Massachusetts and New Hampshire to battle...
by Connie Sartini      What started as a relatively straightforward request by the Town Manager for permission to spend $4,500 for a conceptual plan for land at the Groton Country Club as a possible site for over-55 housing, expanded to using the requested funds for a feasibility study for...
by Connie Sartini      By a vote of 3 to 2, members of the Groton Select Board narrowly agreed to a request from the Town of Dunstable for an extension to an agreement for Groton Town Manager Mark Haddad to assist Dunstable in completing their hiring of a new Town Administrator. The Select Board...

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