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Is Fining People For Not Voting A Good Idea?      Proposed legislation (H 653) would require eligible voters to cast a ballot in any November General Election or face a fine of $15 that would be added to the non-voter’s state tax liability for each election missed. The measure also clarifies...

This screenshot captures some of the enthusiasm Groton-Dunstable Grad Steve Kornacki has for explaining election return data to MSNBC viewers using an interactive touchscreen.

 

by Russell Harris   If there was any doubt whether Groton’s Steve Kornacki had skyrocketed to the highest peaks of viral Internet fame, you need look no further than the Google search bar and type in the name "Steve." The first predictive Google search suggestion comes up as "Steve Kornacki,...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that there have been a number of complaints from residents about the amount of ground glass collecting along the sides of their streets.      He stressed, “Due to these concerns, and in light of the impact it has had on...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Water Department Superintendent Tom Orcutt updated the Select Board on the plans for the Treatment Plant for Manganese at their Nov. 2 meeting. Orcutt advised that the next major milestone for the project will be next September 2021 when the final design plans are...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board re-opened its Public Hearing on the application from Kamleshkumar M. Patel for a Wine and Malt, Off-Premise Liquor License for 6 Boston Road. Patel is not purchasing the business, but renting the facility that is primarily a gas station and convenience...
by Connie Sartini   Selectman Josh Degen reminded his fellow Board members at their virtual meeting Monday night that the Board’s “Goals and Objectives included having a discussion about the Community Preservation Committee (CPC).” Degen stressed that there have been “good projects, but that...
• Town Manager Mark Haddad said that per contract agreements, it was time for the Select Board to notify two employees, in writing, of their intentions regarding provisions in their contracts. • The Board voted to notify Groton Police Chief Michael Luth, pursuant to Section II of their...
by Robert Stewart   A near record voter turnout in Groton this Presidential Election gave an overwhelming endorsement to the Biden/ Harris ticket as voters gave their support by a more than two- to-one margin. Statewide, the Biden/Harris ticket won by a similar margin but nationwide the vote...

This photo shows an NSC slap tag posted on the Rail Trail kiosk that looks onto Pepperell’s Main Street. The Rail- Trail runs next to Pepperell’s Main Street for about 100 feet. Groton Herald photo.

 

by Russell Harris   Walking his dog along the Nashua River Rail Trail in Pepperell on October 27, a local man discovered stickers he described as having “a bunch of symbols I understand to be used by neo-Nazis.” He added that the stickers [commonly called slap-tags’] include “an email address...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board of the significant new directives regarding COVID-19 from Governor Baker’s office and, as a result, recommended changes to Town Hall access for the public [See Baker’s press release and Haddad’s in this NEWS section...

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