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by Robert Stewart      Proposed bills in the state legislature, one in the House of Representatives and the other in the Senate, which are aimed at curtailing abuses of the state’s Open Meeting Law have, instead, drawn the ire of the New England First Amendment Coalition and the American Civil...
On July 17 Groton School purchased the 1.98 acre property at 154 Farmers Row known as Sunset Farm for $1,185,000 with an assessed value of $761,200. The property was being operated as an occasional Bed and Breakfast and with Events in the barn along with additional space provided by a tent set up...
by Russell Harris       In early May MassDEP recognized 12 Massachusetts water systems for special initiatives such as energy conservation and removal of lead from school water. Groton Water Department was the only system recognized for its energy conservation and efficiency work.     To keep up...
by Connie Sartini      Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board and the Finance Committee at their joint meeting Monday night that for the first time since 2009, Groton Country Club has a surplus of $48,291 from its 2019 budget to the 2019 actual spending, effectively eliminating any tax...
by Connie Sartini      Groton Select Board voted unanimously to include a proposal to promote the use of reusable check-out bags, reduce use of paper check-out bags and ban single-use plastic check-out bags as an article on the October 21 Fall Town Meeting Warrant.     Member john Giger, who...
by Connie Sartini   Fall Town Meeting   The Select Board voted to call for the Fall Town Meeting on Monday October 21, starting at 7 p.m. They also voted to open the Town Meeting Warrant on July 16 and to close it on August 29.   Crosswalk at Middle School    Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the...
by Russell Harris      Select member John Giger reported that sometime over the July 4 holiday weekend a rusted valve in the second floor water fountain in Town Hall broke, flooded the rear of the building and  damaged telephone connection equipment, knocking out administrative telephone service to...
by Connie Sartini      With Town Hall employees celebrating the long Fourth of July weekend, no one expected to return to their offices on Monday to find serious water damage to the first and second floor offices, the hallways and the elevator shaft at the back side of Town Hall.    According to...
The real estate transfer of 240 Main Street to its new owner took place on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  At the closing, from left to right, were Main Street Bank Senior Vice President, Stephen J. Sugar, Jr. and the bank's attorney Thomas A. Gibbons, Esq. of Ayer.  The Buckingham family was represented...
[Web Edit Note: Two related articles are attached to this article: 1. A summary of Bob France's explanation to the Planning Board of why the Boynton Meadows project lost money; and 2. The Planning Board's letter to him.]     by Russell Harris      Almost eight years after the Planning Board issued...

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