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by Connie Sartini      At the request of Indian Hill Music, the town is working with them on developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) so that in addition to the $75,000 Sheet Metal Permit, and a reduction of the six percent administrative fee, IHM will know of any other permits and fees that...
by Connie Satini       Following up on discussion from the previous week, Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the town had adopted a sidewalk policy in 2008 that included a map of the sidewalk areas indicating those that the town would maintain.     Assistant to the Select Board...
• Housing Production Plan (sponsor: Fran Stanley) • Country Club Housing Feasibility Study (sponsor: Fran Stanley) • Historic Volumes Storage Cabinet (sponsor: Michael Bouchard) • Conservation Fund FY19 (sponsor: Nik Gualco) • Groton History Center Display Cases (sponsor: Carolyn Perkins) • Slate...
by Russell Harris      At their Nov. 19 Meeting, the Select Board discussed voter complaints of confusing wording of the marijuana bylaw question on November’s town ballot.    Select Board Member Becky Pine agreed that the question was confusingly worded. Explaining the question’s drafting process...
by Matthew Flokos, reprinted by permission of the Harvard Press with contextual edits by the Groton Herald   On Nov. 19 The Harvard Planning Board voted 5-0 to approve a special permit for Coil Brothers LLC this week, ending deliberations that spanned three meetings and lasted more than a month...

Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy (right) played lead role in directing Fire operations at last week’s 8-alarm blaze at Pepperell Auto salvage Yard, RH Wilson Auto. Photo by Jeffrey Hastings.

by Connie Sartini      Groton Select Board has directed the Fire Department Task Force Study Committee to complete their preliminary report by January 14, and a final written report by January 28 in order for any proposals regarding Fire Department staffing to be ready in time for Spring Town...
by Connie Sartini       With the Groton Dunstable Regional School District considering a change in the district’s bus routes, the impact of any changes could be felt in the number of students that will be walking to school, or in developments where students would walk to a central point for bus...
*/ Select Member Alison Manugian expressed growing exasperation with the opacity of the town’s capital planning process at the Select Board’s November 5 meeting.     Expressing frustration with ‘an ongoing persistent process’ whereby new capital spending projects seem to be ‘manipulated’ to garner...

The former occupant of the Main Street site where Donelan's Market now stands was Groton Hospital, in a building which before that had been a private home.

by Russell Harris       The owners of the property at 240 Main Street, former home of Donelan’s Market, have decided to forego developing the property as a multi-tenant retail location, instead deciding to put the property up for sale for $1,895,000, a price almost two and a half times its assessed...
Planning to Rent on Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO?  The State Will Want Its Share    Senate 30-8, approved a bill that extends the state’s current 5.7 percent hotel and motel tax and up to a 6 percent local option room occupancy tax to short-term rentals offered by Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO while...

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