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Last summer Massachusetts saw a resurgence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), with more than two hundred communities designated as moderate to critical risk by the Department of Public Health (DPH). The virus, spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, can impact - and, rarely, kill -...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Register   The Massachusetts Senate voted 40-0, approving a bill that would provide registered voters three options to cast a ballot in the September 1 primary and November 3 general election including extended early voting periods, voting in-person on Election Day...
Groton Police answered 754 calls for service during the second week of June.      There were 3 car crashes this week; 1 was a car vs. deer, sadly the deer did not make it, but the operator was unharmed. One was a single car crash clipping a parked car. The last crash was a 2-car crash where 1...

Framed by the Anmerican flag, Community Preservation Committee Member Anna Eliot spoke at the historic outdoor Town Meeting in opposition to installing fire suppression and alarm systems in Prescott School using Community Preservation funds. Photo by Steve Liema

 

With the Covid-19 directives from the state and the resulting requirement for social distancing and a ban on large gatherings, Groton town officials were faced with a significant challenge to get the town’s operating budget approved by voters before July 1, 2020.      Based on the...
Select Board Chair      As is tradition following a town election, the Select Board reorganized and elected a Chair. At their Monday evening virtual meeting, the Select Board voted to have current Groton Select Board Chair Alison Manugian serve another term as Chair. Town Hall Opening: Town...
A rapid test to diagnose COVID-19 is being developed by a team of UMass Lowell researchers in the university's Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center.     The new rapid test could be used at home by consumers or in health care settings.      The researchers – Gulden...
Groton Police answered 778 calls for service during the week of June 1st. There were 4 car crashes this week, all were single car crashes. Officers investigated 3 motor vehicle complaints, and 10 recreational vehicle complaints. Three parking tickets were issued and 24 vehicles were stopped for...
by Bob Katzen, BHR   With Groton Rep. Sheila Harrington voting in the affirmative, The Massachusetts House voted 149 to7, to approve and sent to the Senate a $1 billion- plus information technology bond. The original version of the package was filed by Gov. Charlie Baker more than a year ago...
Voter turnout low in first election held under COVID-19 restrictions.   by Robert Stewart   Incumbent members of the Select Board Alison Manugian and Rebecca Pine won reelection to their boards at town elections this past Tuesday, June 9. A strong write-in campaign by former Select Board...
by Connie Sartini   Issues and complaints about parking at several locations around town have resulted in the Select Board unanimously adopting the recommendations outlined by Groton Police Chief Michael Luth for the following sites: Fitch’s Bridge, Court Street, Lowell Road near Gibbet Hill...

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