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RIGHT TO “DRY” (S 1169) The Municipalities and Regional Government Committee held a hearing on a local option proposal that would prohibit a city or town from outright banning any homeowner or tenant from using a clothesline to dry clothing. The law would only take effect in cities or towns...

Archchitect’s drawing of new Groton School Faculty Housing being built on campus. As many as three similar structures may be constructed. Color added by the Groton Herald.

 

by Russell Harris        The Groton School received a site plan review permit from the Planning Board for adjustments to land, public road access and parking where the school will build four faculty-housing units in a building described as resembling ‘a rambling nineteenth-century farmhouse...
by Connie Sartini        Based on the definitive charge and explicit appointment criteria approved by the Select Board, they received 10 applications for the five appointed positions to serve on the Capital Planning Advisory Committee. The applicants included Steve Lane, Don Koski, Marlena...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad urged the Select Board to rescind their earlier vote requiring him to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Town Counsel services on Nov. 1, 2019. Haddad stressed that he had worked with Town Counsel to improve the relationship and streamline the...
by Connie Sartini        Fall Town Meeting voters approved a bylaw that bans single-use plastic bags in the Town of Groton. The purpose of the bylaw is to promote the use of reusable bags, reduce the number of paper bags and eliminate the use of thin-film single plastic check out bags....

Gregory Fairbairn, 62, was charged with the murder of his wife in their Lowell Road hom

 

by Connie Sartini        Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Groton Chief of Police Michael Luth have confirmed that Gregory Fairbairn, 62, of Groton, was arraigned in Ayer District Court on Monday, Oct. 21 on charges of murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, causing...
     Five of the 17 articles on the 2019 Fall Town Meeting Warrant were indefinitely postponed by recommendation of Town Officials. These included the request for Community Preservation Act (CPA) Funds for installation of sprinklers on the second floor of Prescott School; purchase of the Trimper...
Proposal To Include Holocaust & Genocides In Curriculum [H566]      The Education Committee is considering a proposal that requires every school district to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction on the Holocaust and genocide. It provides that these topics will be taught in middle...

The new trail will provide a safe alternative transportation route to heavily trafficked Route 119, most of which is without sidewalks.

by Michael LaTerz   It’s been a long road getting to the start of the Squanacook River Rail Trail. After 16 years, the project start is set for this November. “As soon as the turtles go into hibernation, we can install the erosion controls,” said Squanacook Greenways Board member Peter...
by Connie Sartini   In a joint meeting with the Select Board for the purpose of providing guidance to the Town Manager for the 2021 budget, Finance Committee Chairman Bud Robertson advised that the FinCom is recommending one budget for the town for 2021 that reflects no override. He was...

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