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The former Postmaster of the Groton Post Office, Adam Lavertue, was charged on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in federal court in Boston with stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, was indicted on one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or...
by Russell Harris   There was an unexpected turn of events at the ZBA’s March 4 public hearing on the dispute between John Guinee, owner of the 191- acre Brooks Orchard property, and abutter Josh Degen, owner of Earthscape at 409 Martins Pond Road. The ZBA announced that Guinee and Degen were...
Based on a request from the Select Board for a breakdown of what funds were spent thus far from the appropriation of $275.330 at 2018 Spring Town Meeting from CPA funds for the Prescott School Sprinkler System, Town Manager Mark Haddad presented the following breakdown: * Beginning Balance - $...
Town Manager Mark Haddad recently received a letter of congratulations from The Massachusetts Municipal Association advising him that the Town of Groton is the Category 2 (population 15,000 to 49,000) winner of the MMA Municipal Website Award. The letter stated that,      “The town’s website...
by Connie Sartini   On Monday, March 9, the Select Board will continue their discussion of the future of the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Currently, real estate taxes contain an additional assessment of three percent of the tax bill. These funds are designated through the CPA for...
by Connie Sartini   On Monday night Groton Board of Health declared a moratorium prohibiting use or storage of all biosolids, sludge or composted human wastes within Groton until December 31, 2020. The moratorium may be extended and or rescinded based on analytical data and research provided...
by Robert Stewart   In a stunning turn of events on Super Tuesday, March 3, former Vice President Joe Biden won the state of Massachusetts, one of the most progressive in the country, despite most media polls which indicated that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were essentially tied in...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Town Manager Mark has been named one of four finalists for the top post for the Town of Dracut. The names of the finalists were released this week by the Town of Dracut and its five-member Town Manager Screening Committee. The vacancy is due to the resignation of...

John Guinee, new owner of the 191-acre Brooks Orchard property, spoke at the February 19 ZBA Hearing, explaining his reasons for challenging the Building Commissioners decision.

 

by Russell Harris   At a regularly scheduled meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals on February 5, the new owner of the property known as Brooks Orchards came before the Zoning Board of Appeals to argue that Joshua Degen’s company, Earthscape, at 409 Martins Pond Road, which abuts the 191-...

The Select Board voted to ratify the Town Manager’s appointment of Robert Garside as the Building Commissioner- in-training, seen here during the installation of the custom skylight at the Library. Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

The Select Board voted to ratify the Town Manager’s appointment of Robert Garside as the Building Commissioner-in-training. Garside was the only applicant for this position which was internally posted. Garside had worked for the Town as Project Manager, Clerk of the Works and OPM (Owners Project...

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