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Subsequent to a vote by the Board of Selectmen Monday night, the following increases in fees for the Transfer Station will go into effect on July 1. At that time, costs for trash bags will increase from $8 to $11 for 15-gallon bags; $16 to $19 for 32-gallon bags; and $24 to $27 for 45-gallon bags....
Groton Land Use Director Laurie Bonavita has notified Town Officials that she will be leaving her position effective on Friday, March 11 and returning to the Town of Millbury as their Planning Director. On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen voted to appoint Michelle Collette, retired Land Use...
The Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee met with the Conservation Commission on February 14 seeking guidance and feedback on wetlands bylaw issues needing to be addressed to determine whether Prescott School could be used for a Senior Center. Committee Chairman John Amaral told the...
On Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 PM, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider amending Groton’s zoning bylaw to include definitions for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries and Off-site Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The proposed regulations specify that a Registered Marijuana...
As the Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee continues its work, a surprising location for a Senior Center has come to the committee’s attention and has risen to being among the top five sites being considered by the committee. These sites include the exiting Senior Center in West Groton,...
There are five Housing Authority members on Groton’s Housing Authority. Currently, one member is appointed by the State and the town elects four other members. New state regulations allow one member of the Housing Authority to be elected by the tenants. So, town voters will now elect three members...
Six new people have added have taken nomination papers for possible runs for various town offices since our last report. Incumbent up re-election include: Selectman Anna Eliot took out nomination papers seeking another term on the Board. On Feb. 3, incumbent Scott Wilson took nomination papers for...
Have you noticed a change in the streetlights on the main streets in Groton? GELD has converted most of the old high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to more efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlight. This change has resulted in lower operating costs for the town and was done for minimal...
The brand new Joint Committee on Marijuana will be chaired by Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Braintree). In December, the Legislature approved and Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a controversial bill that delays by six months, from January 2018 to July 2018, the earliest...
Showing an innovative, creative streak, GELD is working on a Groton-only Solar Renewable Energy Credit as an answer to the Commonwealth’s plan to discontinue solar energy credits for customers of municipal utilities such as Groton Electric. When installing solar panels on private homeowners’ roofs...

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