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As GELD Manager Kevin Kelly pursues permitting for a gas-fired turbine on GELD property on Station Avenue, he’s also taking a fresh look at grid-scale battery technology and is finding there is a lot to like. Kelly said, “I was down on batteries until I got the most recent proposal.” He said...
Lost Lake Watershed Advisory Committee member Art Prest presented the group’s Annual Report to Selectmen Monday night providing a detailed account of the work done by the group and their Waltham-based consultant ESS. Although there is still some additional work to do, Prest advised that based on...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised Selectmen Monday night that the Sustainable Budget Committee recommended a review of fees charges by the town, and one of the first he looked at was the Transfer Station fees. He said that over the last five years, the Transfer Station was within $6,000 per year of...
Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls. The key roll call of the week of January 30 -February 3 was the one on which the House and Senate overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a pay hike for some legislators, all constitutional officers and judges....
At Saturday’s joint budget meeting of the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen, FinCom member Bud Robertson strongly objected to Town Manager Mark Haddad’s inclusion of excluded debt as a way of meeting the Selectmen’s and FinCom’s guidance to him for operational growth constraints. Robertson...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised that the town had received an “enormous amount of communication” regarding the Board of Selectmen’s decision to join the Groton Electric Light Department in sending a joint letter to the Senate President encouraging him to “expedite new natural gas infrastructure...
The Board of Selectmen, on a split vote, agreed to approve and support an application to the Community Preservation Committee from the Great Ponds Advisory Committee to address the weed issue at Baddacook Pond. Their proposal to the CPC would commit funds for the project for a three year period,...
Groton Police Chief Donald Palma Jr. reports that the Groton Police Department located a teenager who was missing for approximately two hours. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at approximately 6 p.m., Groton Police received a report of a missing teenager who hadn’t returned after going for a jog. The subject was...
The award-winning Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Chorus will sing in the acoustically perfect Basilica of St Anthony, Padua, Italy, thanks to the efforts of Chorus Director Tim Savoy, Acting Superintendent Bill Ryan, Principal Mike Woodlock and former Supt. Dr. Kristan Rodriguez to...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised Selectmen Monday night that the town is responsible for paying a $20,000 insurance deductible for the ongoing civil rights lawsuit filed by four firemen, including the Deputy Chief, following being fired by the town. The deductible amounts to $5,000 for each...

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