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by Connie Sartini,      Town Manager Mark Haddad told the Select Board that in reviewing the third quarter revenues that the trend for motor vehicle excise taxes, licenses, and building permits are down over last year.     On the positive side, the revenue from the local meals tax is increasing...
 Opioid overdoses killed 2,033 people in Massachusetts in 2018 - According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), there were a total of 2,033 confirmed or suspected opioid overdoses in Massachusetts 2018, the last full year recorded. The DPH said fentanyl was present in 89 percent of the 2018...

Under the newly approved zoning classification for the Groton Inn’s property at 11 Lowell Road, design for the expansion of the Inn must go through approvals with the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Historic District Commission and all other boards. John Amaral said, “We’re trying to be very sensitive to the issues that currently exist in the Center, but most importantly bring some of that vibrancy and additional community to the center of town.”

by Russell Harris   When the steel skeleton of the Groton Inn was erected two years ago, some shook their heads, solemnly predicting that the business was not viable and would fail. The skeptics have been proven wrong, very wrong. From opening day, demand for lodging at the Inn and dining at Forge...
by Connie Sartini    Spring Town Meeting voters authorized the Select Board to petition the Massachusetts General Court for an increase in the number of liquor licenses available in Groton.       The additional licenses include three licenses for restaurants for the sale of on-premises, all-...
by Connie Sartini     Following a vote of Town Meeting residents will now be subject to notices of violation if they discharge water from their property onto a public way.  Failure to correct the discharge issue within 30 days of notification is then subject to enforcement action.    Discharge of...
by Connie Sartini,   At the second session of the 2019 Spring Town Meeting, voters defeated a proposal to petition the State Legislature to authorize the Town of Groton to collect a tax on tickets sold for live, paid performances in venues that seat 200 or more attendees.      State Representative...
by Russell Harris,      In a preliminary step, voters at Town Meeting approved spending $4.6 million to upgrade the DPW garage/administrative building as well as replacing two, deteriorated, large vehicle sheds with a single vehicle storage building at the DPW complex on Cow Pond Brook Road. But,...
by Connie Sartini,        Residents who use Broadmeadow Road, whether to get to the Public Library, the Rail Trail or Farmers Row, know that the flooding by James Brook presents challenges and causes closures to this roadway with some frequency.    Department of Public Works Director Tom Delaney...
by Connie Sartini ,   A majority of Spring Town Meeting voters supported the request from the Select Board for an additional $77,000 as funding to maintain and operate the Prescott School as part of the town’s three-year lease agreement with Friends of Prescott. These funds will be used primarily...
by Connie Sartini,      With a resounding vote of support, the majority of the estimated 344 voters present at the 2019 Spring Town Meeting  agreed to add two new Firefighter/EMTs to the Groton Fire Department, now ensuring coverage for residents during the late evening and early morning hours.   ...

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