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 Lawrence Academy Head of School Dan Scheibe announced that the school has purchased the property formerly serving as campus of The Country Day School of the Holy Union.The property abuts LA’s current campus and enjoys a long history as a place for education.    The site was home to the Lowthorpe...
 One of the keys to the future of the town-owned historic Prescott School is how it will be used and that use or uses will be dependent, in part, upon the outcome of the planned engineering assessment (see Prescott School article above) and also upon whether or not the taxpayers are willing to...
 By a vote of 34-0, The Massachusetts Senate  approved a bill funding many programs to construct, preserve and rehabilitate affordable housing in the Bay State. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds.     The House approved a...
Selectman Jack Petropoulos and ‘Friends of Prescott’ Board member Halsey Platt appeared before the Community Preservation Committee Monday night to support funding a fire suppression system [aka: ‘sprinkling’] of the Prescott School building. Petropoulos explained that approval, funding and...

Voters will be asked for funding approval for the center on the spring ballot. 

Deputy Chief James Cullen, newly appointed Sargent Rachael Mead, Chief Donald Palma. Photo by Connie Sartini

 Town Manager Mark Haddad asked the Board of Selectmen to ratify his appointment of Groton Police Officer Rachael Mead to the position of Sergeant.    With six qualified candidates from the Police Department, Chief Donald Palma hired Public Safety consultants LLC of Cohasset to conducted an...
The 2018 Spring Town Meeting warrant has two articles for voter action designed to protect the town as a result of the passage of cannabis sales in Massachusetts.     The first article is a vote to extend the moratorium on the sale of cannabis in Groton by six months – from June 2018 – when the...
A 2018 Spring Town Meeting warrant article seeks voter approval to impose a local room occupancy tax of six percent, targeting Bed and Breakfast establishments with four bedrooms or more, and hotels. According to Town Manager Mark Haddad the Board had asked for such an article two years ago, but...
 Town Manager Mark Haddad and the Friends of Prescott School Community Center Treasurer Bruce Easom are reaching out to several engineering firms, knowledgeable about building codes, requesting them to submit cost estimates for a structural assessment of the historic Prescott School Building. This...
Selectman Chairman Josh Degen advised the Board that Town Manager Mark Haddad has requested an extension on the 21-day deadline for Board members to complete their individual reviews of the Town Manager. He noted that as of March 5, only one individual review had been received.    Degen explained...

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