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  The Town-Meeting-Created committee consisting of selected former members of the Senior Center Feasibility Study Committee and the Prescott School Re-use Committee met on December 8 to review the feasibility study produced by architect John MacMillan of Rinehardt Associates, a feasibility study...
Town Manager Mark Haddad delivered a report to the Board of Selectmen Monday night following a directive that he review a disputed re-valuation methodology used by employees of the Assessor’s office to prepare a report for the Department of Revenue (DOR) and for the Annual Tax Classification Public...
After extensive traffic studies and comments by the town’s consulting traffic engineer, a series of changes have been recommended for the three-legged junction of Rte 119 and Old Ayer Road at Prescott Common. These changes are intended to make it easier to manage traffic entering and exiting the...
The Planning Board continued reviewing traffic issues generated by the proposed Indian Hill Music Center at their December 1 meeting. Attention focused on the primary choke point at the intersection of Rte. 119 and Old Ayer Road. Traffic engineer Gary Hebert recommended several modifications to...
During Selectmen’s meeting Public Comment Period Monday night, Selectman Josh Degen, deeply upset by the action of someone whom he considered a friend, read to the Board and the audience a statement regarding this person’s public gesture of hatred. Many supporters who were appalled by this...
Town Manager's Report on Assessors Issues Town Manager’s report of events leading to issues raised by elected Assessors has been completed, and a draft sent to the Board of Assessors, another member of the assessor’s office, and the BoS for comment. The completed report, written at the direction of...
Members of the Four Corners Neighborhood Association advised the Board of Selectmen that they had not received any communication from town officials regarding the recent receipt of the Mass. Works grant for a proposed installation of municipal sewage in the Four Corners area, and wanted some...
At the request of Groton Water Commissioners, Groton Electric Light Department [GELD] is considering loaning the Water Department $100,000 to upgrade high capacity pumps used to deliver water throughout the water distribution network. The pumps currently in service are single-speed models...
Due to a house fire early Sunday morning on Boston Road and consequent heavy fire-hydrant use, high volume water flows in water mains kicked up iron and manganese lying in the pipes, putting these minerals into suspension and discoloring water flowing from the taps of many water customers,...
Groton firefighters were called out at 4:21 a.m. Sunday, Nov 27 to a house fire at 464 Boston Road and upon arrival they observed the two-unit structure had smoke and fire pouring out of the roof of one of the units. According to Fire Chief Steele McCurdy, the firefighters entered the burning...

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