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Groton resident Julie Lisk is looking for Eastern Box Turtles in northern Middlesex and Essex Counties and could use the community’s help in finding these state-listed cryptic creatures.    “Nobody knows what’s going on with box turtles in this part of the state. This may be the northern extent of...
Having faced widespread criticism and the Attorney General’s finding of guilt for open meeting law violations, the Selectboard members each explained their thinking that led the majority of them to approve the vastly reduced building permit fee for Indian Hill Music’s (IHM) large project on Old...
During Tuesday night’s discussions of the Indian Hill Music precedent-setting, building permit fee reduction, Selectboard member Becky Pine raised the issue of how information from the Executive Sessions had leaked out to some individuals.    She alleges that following the two Executive Sessions,...

Aerial view of Slaughter Barn location at 401 Nashua Road. Drone Photo by John Ellenberger.

Karim Zadaki, owner of a property at 401 Nashua Road, has applied for a building permit to convert a barn on his property to a “Custom Slaughter House.” Mr. Zadaki calls his property Nadia Farm. A ‘Custom Slaughter House’ is a classification under Federal law allowing certain facilities to...
The Friends of Prescott asked Spring Town Meeting voters to approve the sum of $275,330 from the Community Preservation Funds to complete the process of restoring and upgrading Groton’s historic Prescott School. The focus of this third funding application is to install a sprinkler system that...
 While wall murals painted by itinerant Maine artist J.D. Poor in the 1830s will be removed from their original location in the historic Oliver Prescott House on Old Ayer Road, the future of that antique home is uncertain. The building is part of the Indian Hill Music acquisition of adjoining...
*/  Spring Town Meeting voted overwhelmingly , by more than 2/3 of those in attendance, to extend a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments. This moratorium was based on recent guidance provided to municip[alities by the State Attorney General's office.    The current...
 On Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. members of the Select Board will discuss their reasoning for granting a huge, precedent-setting, reduction of Indian Hill Music Center’s Building Permit Fee. The Board’s deliberations leading to the reduction were conducted in Executive Session which was later ruled a...
The Zoning Board of Appeals resumed their public hearing regarding a special permit request for partially renovated property located at 53 Pleasant Street that had been issued a Stop Work Order by the Groton Building inspector.    Attorney Tom Gibbons, representing owners Nazare and Michael Tuomi,...
 The first of two challenges facing construction of a new Senior Center was overwhelmingly eliminated Monday night as voters approved, by a 2/3 majority, appropriation of $5,431,000 for construction, equipment and furnishing for a new building on the site of the existing Senior Center in West...

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