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by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   The House accepted a report of the Municipalities and Regional Government Committee recommending the defeat of a bill that would prohibit cities or towns from failing to enforce federal immigration laws by designating themselves as sanctuary cities...
Four questions proposing new state laws have cleared the next hurdle to get on the November 2020 ballot for voters to decide. Secretary of State Bill Galvin's office announced last week that the sponsors of four proposed laws submitted more than the 80,239 certified voter signatures required...
by Connie Sartini   At their Monday night meeting, the Select Board was asked to reconsider their split vote of their Dec. 9 meeting when they appointed Carolyn Perkins to the Community Preservation Committee.      To consider this request, Chairman Alison Manugian cited Roberts Rules of...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that with completion of the Senior Center in West Groton, the Select Board needs to notify the Town Clerk if it is their intention to return the voting in Precinct 1 to the new Center. While the new Center was under construction, Precinct 1...
The Town Manager has notified the Select Board that the town has received its annual donation from Groton School of $150,000, reflecting a $5K increase over the donation the school gave to the town last year.
Town Manager Mark Haddad notified the Select Board that the Historic District Commission (HDC) has approved the use of sandwich boards advertising businesses in front of the Forge & Vine, Prescott School and for the Station House Restaurant. This approval is valid for one year. He added...
by Connie Sartini   With a single vacancy for an at-large member for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to be appointed by the Select Board, two applicants were interviewed by the CPC, and the majority of that Committee voted to recommend Carolyn Perkins for the appointment.      ...
by Connie Sartini   Collaborative efforts by Groton, Littleton and the US Marshal Service resulted in the arrest on Tuesday, Dec. 10 of Jorge Luis Alaya-Mercado on Federal Warrants from Florida. This arrest occurred just two days after an alleged incident on December 8 at 4 p.m. involving a...
Groton Fire Department posted this December 1 photo taken at approximately 8:45 pm of Shirley Fire Department responding to a chimney fire at a residence on Groton Road. On arrival they confirmed that there was an active chimney fire most likely caused by an excessive buildup of creosote in the...
by Bob Katzen, BHR            The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it is taking steps to install federally-mandated mile- based exit signs on the state’s highways, including I-90, I-93, I-95, I-495 and Route 3. The Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 Manual on...

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