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At the January 18 public hearing to review recommended changes to the Charter, Selectman Jack Petropoulos highlighted a glaring flaw in proposed Charter language, a flaw giving union members knowledge of collective bargaining strategy, and perhaps, even providing the opportunity to influence such...
The Board of Selectmen, with three members present, voted unanimously to send a letter of support for the Friends of Prescott application that is under consideration by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC). The application is a continuation of the efforts approved in a previous grant from...
Selectmen met with Groton Electric Light Department Jan. 9 following the Board’s receipt of a request from a group called “Mass Power Forward” that is sending out letters to municipalities across the state seeking to get signatures on the letter to prohibit any future natural gas pipelines, along...
The Prescott Review Town Meeting Committee charged architect John MacMillan with creating a feasibility analysis for a Senior Center at Prescott School, including a thumbnail layout and approximate cost estimate. The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate whether Prescott School could work as a...
Friends of Prescott Committee members Mary Jennings, Bruce Eason and Halsey Platt asked the Board of Selectmen to sponsor a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) proposal for $105,600 to continue the group’s work to bring Prescott School up to safety and handicapped accessibility regulations. Last...
With a healthy number of tax-exempt institutions in Groton, the Board of Selectmen initiated an effort to work with the various private schools and other exempt properties to discuss in-depth how both the town and the institutions contribute to one another. Selectmen asked its Chairman Jack...
Art Prest and Gina Cronin representing the Economic Development Committee delivered their plans to Selectmen advising that the main efforts of the group are focused on growth, communication, regulation and education. The group believes that its mission is to promote and encourage development and...
   What started out as a fairly mundane review of school and town budget status with the GD School Committee and the finance boards of Dunstable and Groton in attendance, evolved into a meeting highly critical of the School Committee’s lack of action when Dunstable Finance committee member Ron...
    It took only two weeks for the Groton Board of Selectmen’s recently adopted Investigation Policy to demonstrate that it needed to be strengthened.  On Monday night, the majority of Selectmen narrowly approved (Petropoulos, Degen and Pease in favor, Eliot and Cunningham opposed) an amendment...
   By the end of an almost four-hour marathon meeting on January 5, the Planning Board conceded the strength of Indian Hill Music’s legal position and tacitly accepted Indian Hill Music’s most important demands.  Faced with the hard reality of their limited powers under the site plan approval...

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