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Selectmen addressed but did not vote on a proposed trial Program for Call Emergency Medical Technician`s that will appear as an article on the Spring Town Meeting Warrant for voter action. Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy brought forward a proposal designed to give greater incentives for volunteer...
Groton native and graduate of Groton Dunstable Regional High School, Erin Keaney is featured in a current University of Massachusetts marketing campaign highlighting the achievements of recent alumni. Keaney, who received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2013, a...
Town Manager Mark Haddad presented Selectmen and Finance Committee with an update to the Fiscal Year 2018 budget outlining the changes that have occurred since the Dec. 31, 2016 initial budget submission. Adjustments were made based on updated information including changes in the recently adopted...
Personnel Board Chairman Bud Robertson, along with colleagues Dolores Alberghini and Mary Jennings provided the Board of Selectmen with a quick update on the Board’s activities for 2016 and plans for 2017. The Personnel Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Selectmen and the Town...
A Public Hearing will be held March 9 on the site plan review process critics say takes far too long and creates uncertainty. The Planning Board reviewed the bylaw language at their last meeting, largely to eliminate parts of the Concept Plan process from Groton’s zoning bylaw. Planners also...
At the Monday night Board meeting, Selectman Josh Degen requested that the Board support including an article on the Spring Town Meeting Warrant that essentially would direct the Groton Police Department not to enforce any Presidential Executive Orders regarding detainment or arrest of individuals...
The prolific Groton historian, a Lawrence Academy Trustee for 52 years, a Civil War Veteran and Mayor of Boston, among other distinctions, Dr. Samuel Green designed the Groton Town Seal in 1898 at the request of the town. That seal is now being challenged by a group of 10 residents who submitted a...
Members of the Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee charged with looking at numerous locations in town for the location of a new Senior Center provided an update regarding their progress to Selectmen Monday night. They are in the process of preparing a recommendation for voters at Spring...
Based on the recommendation of Town Manager Mark Haddad, the Board of Selectmen voted to add an article to the Spring Town Meeting Warrant that puts a moratorium on recreational marijuana dispensaries until the state's Cannabis Control Commission issues regulations regarding the licensing of...
As the Planning Board began discussing proposed zoning changes for marijuana dispensaries at their February 23 meeting in preparation for a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, it became clear that the Board had not considered, discussed or deliberated on the sensitive cultural, economic and...

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