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by Connie Sartini   The Diversity Task Force Chairman Raquel Majeski and memberAudraWaiterspresented the group’s report to the Select Board on Monday evening and provided an overview, their charter, their accomplishments and the next steps for the group. Waiters said that the Diversity Task...
The following is a listing of CPA projects submitted to the Community Preservation Committee for consideration and review. None of these projects has received CPA approval. To be funded, a project proposal first needs CPC approval followed by an affirmative vote at Town Meeting. The total amount...
Of the more than 6,000 bills filed for consideration by the state legislature, only 178 were approved and signed by the governor. And only 28 of those were bills that affect the entire state. Most bills were local land-taking measures or other local-related measures applying to just one city or...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the Country Butcher and Deli on Boston Road has been sold. As a result, the Board received a new application for a Common Victualer license for the Country Butcher and Deli from manager Patrick Gaudet. The Board unanimously approved the new...
by Robert Stewart     “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And, let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” - Barry M. Goldwater, 1964.   “At the core of my position are these principles: The categorical rejection of...
by Connie Sartini   At the joint meeting of Select Board and the Finance Committee on Jan. 11, Town Manager Mark Haddad submitted his Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget for the Town of Groton. “This is the thirteenth budget that I have submitted as your Town Manager and, without a...
by Russell Harris   Select Board member Josh Degen met with the Community Preservation Committee on January 11 for what he described as an "open dialog." He said that one of the goals of the Select Board was to consider whether it was worth lowering the town’s participation in the CPA or,...

Accident at Cow Pond Brook. Groton Police and Groton Fire Department personnel responded to an early morning single car accident on Cow Pond Brook. The vehicle rollover occurred on Thursday 1/14 at 02:46 am on Cow Pond Brook. The two occupants were Westford residents. The passenger was flown by medical helicopter and the driver was taken by Ambulance to Lowell General. The driver has been charged with OUI.

 

by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Register        Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a 57-page climate change bill. A key section makes the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal net zero by 2050. The measure had passed the House 145-9 and the Senate 38-2 – margins that are big enough for the...

The Dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road condemned as unfit for human habitation by the Board of Health on January 4.

 

by Russell Harris   At their January 4 meeting, the Groton Board of Health voted to condemn the dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road as uninhabitable, effectively evicting the 69-year-old wheel-chair bound owner/ occupant.      The Board of Health acted on the recommendation of Ira Grossman,...

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