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*/ Town Manager Mark Haddad advised Selectmen that he is requesting approval to hire an engineer that is knowledgeable about building codes, in order to assess the historic Prescott School building. He is seeking quotes and would pay for the cost of this through reserve funds or a line item budget...
 Town Manager Mark Haddad asked Selectmen to place an article on the Spring Town Meeting for a bond for construction of a new Senior Center on the existing site in West Groton. The cost numbers will be available on April 19, while the information packets will be put out for bid on Wednesday, March...
 The Groton Dunstable school district committee meeting was dominated by a public forum on the proposed budget for next school year. The sole public feedback came from Bud Robertson, a long-time Finance Committee member and life-long resident of Groton.    During his polite but somewhat pointed...
The televised and reported Monday night Board of Selectman’s meeting is drawing increasing attention from residents, especially after a number of contentious Board meetings where the deep differences of opinion and the personal animosity among Board members is so evident that some have called it...
 Just as enrollment is increasing by 50 percent in the expanded class offerings for spring term at the Prescott Community Center, The Friends of Prescott were dealt another uncertainty about their future in the historic Prescott School building.    This time it involves interpretation of the eight...
  Many residents were caught by surprise by the announcement of the retirement of veteran Chief of Police Donald Palma, and some were concerned by the fact that one of the Chief’s key requested personnel positions for the Police Department was for the addition of another School Resource Officer (...
 Following the recommendation of the Personnel Board, Selectmen have agreed that an internal and external search for the candidates to fill the position of Chief of Police would be run concurrently.    At an earlier meeting, Town Manager Mark Haddad suggested that the town should look at internal...
With the unexpected announcement of the retirement of veteran Chief of Police Donald Palma, many residents and taxpayers are questioning what prompted his decision, particularly as Chief Palma is one of the crucial leaders of public safety in Groton.    His retirement announcement followed on the...
[Ed: The letter from the resident cited in this article is printed in full iat the end of this article.]   Following a response from Town Manager Mark Haddad to a local resident’s email that had been sent to the Board of Selectmen at their town hall email address, Selectman Jack Petropoulos asked...
 Town Manager Mark Haddad presented his search process for filling the vacancy for the Police Chief position due to the retirement of Chief Donald Palma, effective May 28, 2018.      His recommendation included a nine-member committee to be composed of two members of the Board of Selectmen, Barry...

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