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Aerial view showing GELD land at end of Station Avenue with (see photos below) concrete block garage mentioned in story, and options for possible roadway for outlet from Station Avenue to Broadmeadow Road and possible access road to Prescott School. If GELD sells land to a business, these roadway options are not likely.

   A tiny sliver of GELD-owned property at the end of Station Avenue has become a pawn in a multi-year grievance between GELD on one side with Selectmen, Conservation Commission and Planning Board on the other.      The land, located at the far end of Station Avenue [see map below], lies directly...
Tax Collector/Treasurer Michael Hartnett received high praise from Selectmen and Town Manager for dogged efforts to correct an error in the assessment to Groton from the Middlesex County Retirement Board (MCRB). With an original estimate that increase would be 6 percent, town officials were...
     After acknowledging that the Indian Hill Music Center project is one of the largest and most complex projects the Planning Board has ever reviewed, Chairman Russell Burke discussed how the Board might put some reasonable limits on large-scale performances at Indian Hill Music Center during...
  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...

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