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With the busy lives of parents of school age-children, rushing to take their children to sports and arts practices, there is little time to consider how to handle issues that their own parents face, and to have the information they may need to guide their families in making good decisions, whether...

Stacia Twomey [left] will be taking over as Director of the Peter J. Twomey Center in April when Karen Tuomi [right] retires after 20 years on the job. Photo by Russell Harris

Karen Tuomi is retiring as Director of the Peter Twomey Youth Center after 20 years on the job. She has served as Director of Extended Day and Community Services for the past two decades. When she began, the Extended Day Program consisted of a small group of children in the before-and-after school...
At a meeting of Selectmen and Finance Committee with several department heads, Saturday, Jan. 28, Groton Country Club’s General Manager and Head Golf Professional Shawn Campbell said the Country Club is slated to break even this year, a position supported by Town Manager Mark Haddad. “The Country...
As GELD Manager Kevin Kelly pursues permitting for a gas-fired turbine on GELD property on Station Avenue, he’s also taking a fresh look at grid-scale battery technology and is finding there is a lot to like. Kelly said, “I was down on batteries until I got the most recent proposal.” He said...
Lost Lake Watershed Advisory Committee member Art Prest presented the group’s Annual Report to Selectmen Monday night providing a detailed account of the work done by the group and their Waltham-based consultant ESS. Although there is still some additional work to do, Prest advised that based on...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised Selectmen Monday night that the Sustainable Budget Committee recommended a review of fees charges by the town, and one of the first he looked at was the Transfer Station fees. He said that over the last five years, the Transfer Station was within $6,000 per year of...
Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls. The key roll call of the week of January 30 -February 3 was the one on which the House and Senate overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a pay hike for some legislators, all constitutional officers and judges....
At Saturday’s joint budget meeting of the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen, FinCom member Bud Robertson strongly objected to Town Manager Mark Haddad’s inclusion of excluded debt as a way of meeting the Selectmen’s and FinCom’s guidance to him for operational growth constraints. Robertson...
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised that the town had received an “enormous amount of communication” regarding the Board of Selectmen’s decision to join the Groton Electric Light Department in sending a joint letter to the Senate President encouraging him to “expedite new natural gas infrastructure...
The Board of Selectmen, on a split vote, agreed to approve and support an application to the Community Preservation Committee from the Great Ponds Advisory Committee to address the weed issue at Baddacook Pond. Their proposal to the CPC would commit funds for the project for a three year period,...

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