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The Board of Selectmen is divided on taking a position on Article 7 for the design of a new or renovated Senior Center in West Groton. Selectmen Alison Manugian, Jack Petropoulos and Becky Pine deferred their positions to Town Meeting while Chairman Josh Degen and Barry Pease supported the article...
Introduction    At 2017 Spring Town Meeting, the Council on Aging asked for up to $400,000 for design of a new senior center. The Article for design funding for the current West Groton location was approved at Town, but failed by a 15% margin at the town wide ballot vote on May 16.    We recently...

Last of the eight “All Are Welcome” stones was placed on Rte. 119 at the Groton-Littleton line in front of the driveway to the new Shirdi Sai Temple. Pictured are (left to right) Neelkanth Mishra, Amy Degen, Ebi Masalahdan, Selectman Jack Petropoulos, Steve Boczenowski, Pat Hartvigsen, Selectman Becky Pine, Susan Hughes and Bob Pine. Photo by John MacLeod

    On Thursday morning October 5, with a gathering of supporters and representatives of the New England Shirdi Sai Temple, the eighth and final All Are Welcome stone was installed on Rt 119 at the Groton–Littleton town line, completing the $1 project approved by the 2017 Spring Town Meeting. [see...
*/     Following the recent ‘unfathomable” murders of four people at a home in Groton, and its effects on the first responders, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma explained that his department has been “well-trained to handle bad situations and to expect the unexpected, but it still comes as a shock...
*/      On Tuesday morning, Oct 3, Groton Police received a report of vandalism to private property on Lowell Road that occurred sometime late Monday evening where a fence with a sign supporting President Trump was defaced with pink spray paint. The words ‘Rasism Matters’ were scrawled on the...
   THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call has recorded local representatives’ and senators’ votes on several of the roll calls on overriding some of Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending in the $39.4 billion fiscal 2018 state budget. In Massachusetts, a two-thirds vote in both...
   While the Finance Committee had already voted on its recommendations for guidance to the Town Manager for the FY2019 budget that the budget should “not exceed three percent for the Town”, the Board of Selectmen spent time discussing the best approach to working together with the School...
*/    Selectman Barry Pease requested that two items be added to the Board’s agenda to discuss how to ensure more open discussion and public debate among all the members, adding that he wanted “more done in public and less advisory.”     One of his concerns was a ‘pre-meeting’ with Selectmen...
    The office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today that the next court date for Orion Krause, the 22-year-old from Rockport, Maine, who is accused of allegedly murdering four people, has been moved to October 20 in Ayer District Court. It was originally scheduled for October...
*/     Groton Police were notified by an amateur diver that he had located a car underwater in the Squannacook River at the bridge that connects West Groton and Shirley.  State Police divers were called in, checked the vehicle, did not find anyone in it, and estimated that the car had been...

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