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On March 20 the Groton Parks Commission issued a field-use permit for Cutler Field in West Groton to a Wilmington-based cricket club for Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for most spring, summer and early fall weekends. But, after public outcry, the field permit was revoked on April 13....
Spring town meeting voters narrowly passed a proposal initiated by Board of Selectmen Chairman Jack Petropoulos to place carved stones at eight entrances to the town proclaiming that “All Are Welcome”. Although these will be located on town-owned property, Petropoulos said the stones, etching and...
Having spent well over a year and a half on their diligent and thorough review of the existing Town Charter, the appointed Charter Review Committee met almost weekly during that time to solicit and review input from citizens and town employees. All the suggestions and comments were discussed in...
The next session of 2017 Spring Town Meeting will be held on Monday May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Middle School auditorium. There are approximately 13 articles that remain to be voted upon. Voters who plan to attend should read carefully the backup material found at the end of the 2017 Spring Town...
Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee received overwhelming approval from voters at the first night of the 2017 Annual Spring Town Meeting to move forward with Article 10 for design and construction bidding for a new Senior Center – but it will not be on their recommended site on Farmers Row...
Last Saturday this hearty band of citizens braved rainy weather to demonstrate in favor of keeping the 19th century Town Seal as-is. Shown here at the junction of Main Street and Rte. 40, the town seal displayed on the truck was made for a parade in 1955 celebrating the tercentenary celebration of...
Groton Fire Department can now complete their efforts to purchase a new multipurpose ladder truck following strong support from Town Meeting voters, who approved the Department’s request for $995,000 by more than a 2/3 vote. The purchase was also unanimously recommended by the Board of Selectmen...
Responding to a call from The Groton Herald, Robert France, a principal at Mount Laurel LLC, said he was not in a position to comment on specific allegations in a Groton Affordable Housing Trust letter to Mount Laurel LLC of April 6, 2017 alleging certain irregularities. (See story in Groton Herald...
The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted to increase the amount of funding for the approved Baddacook Pond Restoration project, doubling the requested amount from $100,000 to $200,000. Originally, the proposal called for a three-year funding plan, for an overall total of $292,000. This is...
Groton Affordable Housing Trust Chairman Joshua Degen announced on April 6 that the Trust’s $400,000 investment of taxpayer funds in the Boynton Meadows housing project next to the Groton Inn is not recoverable. Chairman Degen said, “We will not only not be getting our promised return on investment...

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