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Two members of the Townsend Ecumenical Outreach loaded COA Director Shelp’s vehicle with fresh fruit and  non-perishables and have arranged for frozen and fresh food to be delivered Thursday.

 

by Connie Sartini   Council on Aging Director Kathy Shelp addressed the firsthand fluidity of the COVID-19 consequences and its impact on Groton. “Unexpected to the COA, Loaves and Fishes Food pantry temporarily closed their doors in order to minimize the health risks to their staff and...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad updated the Select Board on the status of current building projects in town. Since last week’s Board meeting, where they adopted the Governor’s regulations on building construction, the state has issued further restrictions. Town Manager Mark...
The Middlesex Sheriff ’s Office today announced four more incarerated individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.The individuals were tested Monday after displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19. All four individuals were medically isolated in the Health Services Unit (HSU) and tested in...
$500 Million Emergency Food Fund Legislation Filed      Rep. Mindy Domb (D-Amherst) has filed legislation, co-sponsored by 36 of her colleagues, to establish a $500 millionemergencyfundtosupport food pantries in Massachusetts as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation, would provide...
Real Estate & Personal Property Bills Mailed Early      Fourth quarter Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills have been mailed, which is a few days earlier than normal. This was done solely to have the bill in your hands for planning purposes if needed. At this time, the due date for...
With the full impact of the pandemic gradually becoming clear, it is worth considering the risk profile of Groton’s population. It turns out that our town’s population, taken as a whole, is at higher risk of fatalaties than many other towns and municipalities in Massachusetts because of the large...
Issuance of new REAL IDs and Non-Commercial Learner’s Permits has been suspended until April 7; a 60-Day extension has been applied to CDL Medical Certificates.      Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced several additional measures being implemented to prioritize reducing...
With the Governor’s declaration this week, Groton COA will institute the following:      1. Meals on Wheels will be delivered however; all volunteers are asked to shelter in place. Since staff will be at work to accept and process the meals, we will deliver. We want to keep as many people at...
Massachusetts Senior Care Association is working closely with the Baker Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and other state and federal agencies to support the state’s nursing homes in mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus that poses a life-threatening danger to...
Fifty, a hundred, maybe two hundred years from now, Groton will confront a crisis reminding some residents of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. They will search the internet [or maybe in the future just access the ‘hive mind’ directly] seeking stories about the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. More...

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