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by Connie Sartini   Groton Police Chief Michael Luth and Sergeant Rachael Mead updated the Select Board following a discussion that grew out of the death of a Groton woman in her home, and advised the Board of what is already done by the Groton Police Department.      Chief Luth said that...
DOUBLE SPEEDING FINES (H 3068) - The State House gave initial approval to legislation that would double fines for motor vehicles speeding in the far right “breakdown” where travel is permitted during peak commuting hours.      Supporters say allowing travel in the breakdown lane is essential on...
Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that makes Massachusetts the first state to ban the sale of flavored vaping and tobacco products— including mint and menthol cigarettes. The measure also imposes a 75 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes. One of the provisions of the new bill would have...
by Nancy Cicco   Now that former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is running for president in 2020, UMass Lowell politics experts say that while there’s “space in the race” for him, they question whether his expected bid for the Democratic nomination is good for him or his party.      “...
Ed Note: This story is the second part of a two-part report on the October 28 meeting between the Community Preservation Committee and Groton’s Affordable Housing Trust. The purpose of the meeting was to begin conducting a post-mortem review of the $400,000 loss of town money invested in the...

When the growing number of visitors to Groton ask, “What is there to do in Groton?” and “Where is it?” A map to be distributed at the new Visitor Center at Prescott will help answer those questions. For any local businesses wanting some good marketing exposure, there are some open sponsorship slots on the map. This graphic shows mock-up of side 2 of the double-sided map.

 

Thanks to the sponsorship of local area businesses, Prescott will be opening a new Groton Visitors Center on its premises in January and is creating a 2020 Groton Map for distribution at this Center and at all participating sponsors’ locations. The Visitors Center will distribute this Map and...
by Christine Gillette   UMass Lowell delivers $929 million in positive economic impact to the region annually. The university has grown to more than 18,000 students, earning it a place among the Chronicle of Higher Education’s top 10 fastest-growing public research universities in the nation...
by Connie Sartini   Developer Routhier & Roper of Gratuity Road LLC met with the Planning Board well over a year ago to view and discuss a conceptual plan of a proposed 40B development which includes two buildings each containing 45 units at 63 Gratuity Road.      Among other things,...
Ed Note: This is the first part of a two-part story reporting on a meeting held by the Community Preservation Committee and the Affordable Housing Trust on October 28 to discuss and evaluate the loss of more than $400,000 of town funds on the Boynton Meadows development. This first part of this...
Capital Planning Committee      Town Manager Mark Haddad advised that the Capital Planning Advisory Committee held its first meeting and member Steve Lane was selected to serve as Chairman.      The Committee also amended their charge to address the issue of a potential conflict of interest,...

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