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On Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 PM, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider amending Groton’s zoning bylaw to include definitions for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries and Off-site Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The proposed regulations specify that a Registered Marijuana...
As the Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee continues its work, a surprising location for a Senior Center has come to the committee’s attention and has risen to being among the top five sites being considered by the committee. These sites include the exiting Senior Center in West Groton,...
There are five Housing Authority members on Groton’s Housing Authority. Currently, one member is appointed by the State and the town elects four other members. New state regulations allow one member of the Housing Authority to be elected by the tenants. So, town voters will now elect three members...
Six new people have added have taken nomination papers for possible runs for various town offices since our last report. Incumbent up re-election include: Selectman Anna Eliot took out nomination papers seeking another term on the Board. On Feb. 3, incumbent Scott Wilson took nomination papers for...
Have you noticed a change in the streetlights on the main streets in Groton? GELD has converted most of the old high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to more efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlight. This change has resulted in lower operating costs for the town and was done for minimal...
The brand new Joint Committee on Marijuana will be chaired by Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Braintree). In December, the Legislature approved and Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a controversial bill that delays by six months, from January 2018 to July 2018, the earliest...
Showing an innovative, creative streak, GELD is working on a Groton-only Solar Renewable Energy Credit as an answer to the Commonwealth’s plan to discontinue solar energy credits for customers of municipal utilities such as Groton Electric. When installing solar panels on private homeowners’ roofs...
With the busy lives of parents of school age-children, rushing to take their children to sports and arts practices, there is little time to consider how to handle issues that their own parents face, and to have the information they may need to guide their families in making good decisions, whether...

Stacia Twomey [left] will be taking over as Director of the Peter J. Twomey Center in April when Karen Tuomi [right] retires after 20 years on the job. Photo by Russell Harris

Karen Tuomi is retiring as Director of the Peter Twomey Youth Center after 20 years on the job. She has served as Director of Extended Day and Community Services for the past two decades. When she began, the Extended Day Program consisted of a small group of children in the before-and-after school...
At a meeting of Selectmen and Finance Committee with several department heads, Saturday, Jan. 28, Groton Country Club’s General Manager and Head Golf Professional Shawn Campbell said the Country Club is slated to break even this year, a position supported by Town Manager Mark Haddad. “The Country...

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