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by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board will not be proposing an override to taxpayers this year to address the projected deficit for FY2021 of $424,298.      The Board reached this decision following a lengthy Saturday meeting with the Finance Committee, Town Manager Mark Haddad, his...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board, Town Manager, his finance team and the Finance Committee met jointly on Saturday, Feb. 8, to address the Fiscal Year 2021 budget issues and to explore options for expected deficits for the next five years. Town Manager Mark Haddad presented a detailed...
by Russell Harris   Neighbor-on-neighbor disputes are unsettling, both for the individuals directly involved and for the community as a whole, especially when the issue pivots on the interpretation of town bylaws. We are reminded of the recent neighbor-on-neighbor dispute in Lost Lake and the...
Bill To Stop Towns From Demanding Payments Beyond What The Law Allows (H 4367)      House 122-33, approved and sent to the Senate legislation a bill that would give the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) the power to review, regulate and enforce Home Community Agreements (HCAs) and stop...
by Connie Sartini   While the Select Board and the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) met Monday night to discuss the future of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding, several members of the Select Board expressed concern about the serious financial challenges facing the town in the...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   With Groton’s state Senator Edward Kennedy voting ‘yes,’ the State Senate voted 36-2, 36-2 and 36-2 on three separate roll calls (S 2476, S 2477 and S 2478) to approve three bills known as the “Next Generation Climate Package.”      Under the bills,...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board voted to send a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in support of the Forest Legacy Area Designation in central and southeastern Massachusetts. State Request      The town received a request from the DCR in October...
State Legislature Approves Pro-Child Health Bill By Unanimous Vote      House 155-0, Senate 40-0 - including Groton’s State Senator Edward Kennedy and Groton’s State Representative Sheila Harrington - approved and on November 26th Baker signed into law legislation designed to make it easier for...

The most recent train blockade occurred on Jan. 2 in Harvard. Protesters erected a scaffolding structure over the rail track in Harvard near Depot Rd. around 10:30 p.m. [See photo above] The protesters alerted the railroad that a blockade had been erected. With that notice, the train stopped some distance from the blockade. Four people were arrested and had to appear in Clinton District Court.

 

by Robert Stewart   The region surrounding Groton has recently become a hotbed of climate activism as protesters from local, grass-roots organizations have blocked coal trains traveling through the rail- hub in Ayer to deliver tons of coal to a coal-fired electric generation plant in Bow, NH...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad told the Select Board that the final accounting for the design and construction costs of the Senior Center in West Groton is completed and that he was pleased to announce that it came in under budget costing $40,000 below what Town Meeting had...

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