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by Connie Sartini   Friends of Prescott Chairman Mary Jennings and Treasurer Bruce Easom provided the Select Board with their financial report on their first year as lessees of the historic Prescott School.      The best news is that the Friends revenue number came in at $91,000. This...
by Connie Sartini   Every Friday, members of the Select Board receive a packet from the Town Manager’s Office that contains information on all items that will be on their Monday evening agenda. This gives them the opportunity to review the materials, and prepare for the meeting.      ...
by Connie Sartini   Although the effort to secure a AAA bond rating for a municipality is complicated and involves a full audit of the community’s financial management and management policies, the net result is that taxpayers can realize a significant reduction in interest rate costs when the...
by Russell Harris   At their July 29 meeting the Select Board voted to create a new town committee - the Major Initiative Planning Committee [MIPC] - responsible for assisting the Town Manager to recognize, study and then communicate major town government service initiatives and/or capital...
The Select Board has taken first steps toward prohibiting polystyrene food containers including clam shell food boxes and cups from Groton food establishments. Select Board member John Giger said that a few nearby towns had banned the use of these food containers starting as early as 2012. Among...
A Financial Lifeline For Groton Cable Access?      State Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) is filing legislation that would impose a fee on digital streaming providers like Hulu and Netflix equal to 5 percent of the revenue those companies earn in Massachusetts. The switch by many...
by Connie Sartini    Groton Police Chief Michael Luth met with the Select Board to discuss the need for and to request two additional communications staff members based on the workload and expanding responsibilities.    He stressed that Groton Communications Center is a Regional Public Safety...
by Connie Sartini    Groton Police are investigating several leads as a result of vandalism, theft and offensive graffiti at the Fire Tower on Lowell Road. This occurred sometime during the week of August 1.    Entry was gained by cutting through the fence, and climbing and breaking into the...
by Russell Harris   A 69-year-old disabled woman who spent much of her youth living on Willowdale Road in Groton, died in a July 30 fire at 50 Main Street, Pepperell in her first-floor apartment.        The fire began in the first floor living room near the woman’s chair. Two possible,...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Water Superintendent Tom Orcutt advised the Select Board of issues at the Whitney Well where there are elevated levels of manganese. “The issue has been slowly creeping up on us over the past five to 10 years,” Orcutt said, adding that every three years there is a...

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