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Proposed private road into proposed development.

by Russell Harris   The Planning Board has approved a preliminary plan for a 28-unit housing subdivision at the corner of Longley and Sand Hill roads. The project, to be called the Village at Shepley Hill, would be age-restricted to residents over 55 and proposes condominium ownership for the...
by Connie Sartini   Selectman Josh Degen advised his fellow Board members that “the Lowell Sun recently printed an editorial that was very negative toward Article #1 on Groton’s October 3 Fall Town Meeting and that it suggested that the purpose of the article was for “white people to feel...
by Connie Sartini   Fall Town Meeting voters were asked to approve the sum of $35,000 that would allow the Complete Streets Committee to apply for a grant from MassDOT to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility in two specific areas of town.      This would provide the funding for the...
by Connie Sartini   Following lengthy and sometimes acrimonious discussion, the Select Board ultimately voted 3 (Degen, Pine, Reilly) to 2 (Manugian, Giger) to extend the lease to the Friends of Prescott for the Prescott School building for an additional three years, from September 2021 to...

The house at 15 Old Lantern Way. Photo courtesy Groton Fire Department.

 

On Sunday, October 11, at approximately 6 p.m. Groton Fire Department responded to 15 Old Lantern Lane for a report of a fire. Firefighters arrived within five minutes to find a fire in a wall of the house near the chimney, spreading upwards towards the attic. Firefighters were able to contain...

Town Clerk Mike Bouchard shows off the town’s new official dropbox located behind town hall, one element in a changed election process landscape.

 

Ed note: In a normal election year, the mechanics of running an election, including tabulating ballots, is taken for granted and unremarkable. But due to the pandemic triggering a huge increase in mail-in ballots and the unfortunate politicizing of the process itself, all good Groton citizens...

Osprey pair at Autumn Ridge Farms last summer on the border of Ayer/Groton. Photo by Patricia Mahon.

 

by Mary J Metzger   Like more than 500 bird species that use the Atlantic Flyway, the ospreys have flown away to their winter home in the tropics. With luck, they will return to the same nesting sites next spring and try to bring forth another generation. But it has taken more than luck for...

Two cars, both travelling westbound on Boston Rd. at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 were involved in a motor vehicle accident. The first car stopped in order to turn left onto Robin Hill Rd. when the second car rear-ended the first car. The driver of the first car, a Groton woman, age 43, was transported to the hospital. The driver of the second car, a Groton male age 17, was cited for speeding and distracted driving. Photo courtesy Groton Police Dept.

 

by Connie Sartini   Groton’s Annual Fall Town Meeting opened on October 3 with an outdoor session held behind the Florence Roche Elementary School. There were 168 voters present to address a compact warrant that included several consent agenda items.      The first article on the warrant...
Bruce Easom, Treasurer of Friends of Prescott with Mary Jennings, President, are proud to present Town Manager, Mark Haddad with a check for $20,000 at Town Meeting--thus making good their obligation to pay rent to the town before the end of the third year of their lease on the Prescott School...

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