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Spring Town Meeting The Select Board has voted to hold the 2020 Spring Town Meeting on Monday, April 23. They also have voted to open the warrant on Tuesday, January 14, and close it on Friday, February 21. Earth Removal Permit The Select Board voted to renew an earth removal permit to...

On Wednesday, January 8 at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Townsend Road, a motor vehicle accident involved a single car driven by a 22-year-old Groton woman. The vehicle went off the road and up against some trees. The driver was transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

 

by Connie Sartini   [See related News article in this edition of the Groton Herald]   As promised last fall, Groton Board of Health revisited the discussion on use of fertilizers that contain human waste, heavy metals and contaminats like PFAS [so-called ‘forever’ chemicals] at their...
The state's Transportation Committee held a hearing on a measure that would allow cities and towns to add $450 to the current $100 to $300 fine for violations of handicapped parking. The funds would be used solely for funding and implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the city...
New Massachusetts PFAS regulations went into effect last week (12/27/19). On Friday, December 27, 2019, MassDEP finalized revisions to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000) related to per- and poly-fluoro-alkyl Substances (PFAS). These changes to the waste site cleanup regulations...
[Ed Note: The text of the letter referred to in this article is presented in full following this article.]   by Russell Harris   On December 19 School Committee Chairman Marlena Gilbert received a poison-pen letter at her home via USPS, an anonymous and malicious communication intended to...
by Bob Katazen, Beacon Hill Register   The Committee on Public Health held a hearing on December 17 in Room A-1 at the Statehouse from 10 a.m. to noon on a bill that would allow police officers and other public safety personnel to dispense the life-saving drug Naloxone to a drug user’s family...
Seventy out of the 160 Massachusetts state representatives had 100 percent legislative roll call attendance records. Groton’s Representative Sheila Harrington was in the group missing the most roll call votes at 22 missed votes for an 84.5% attendance record. Rep. Liz Miranda (D-Roxbury) missed the...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   The House accepted a report of the Municipalities and Regional Government Committee recommending the defeat of a bill that would prohibit cities or towns from failing to enforce federal immigration laws by designating themselves as sanctuary cities...
Four questions proposing new state laws have cleared the next hurdle to get on the November 2020 ballot for voters to decide. Secretary of State Bill Galvin's office announced last week that the sponsors of four proposed laws submitted more than the 80,239 certified voter signatures required...

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