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Given the severity of the winter, given record-breaking snowfalls, it is not surprising that the town's budget of $340,000 for snow and ice removal was exceeded by about $300,000, and possibly more if snow continues to fall this season. Every year Groton is authorized under Massachusetts State...
Selectmen Chairman Josh Degen announced that there were two issues that were being discussed in separate Executive Sessions slated for the beginning and the end of Monday night's meeting. One is a complaint forwarded by a resident of the town and the other "a complaint against me by I don't know...
The right of the people to petition their government for redress of grievances is protected under our First Amendment rights and the right to recall elected officials is outlined in the Charter's section 3-1g. A recall election requires two steps. The first step is a so-called 'affidavit'. The...
Dear Editor: Cooperative Elder Services, Inc, (CESI) an Adult Day Health and Memory Care Program located at 8 West Main St., Groton, would like to thank the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for their generous contributions.  The...
Former longtime Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee (GDRSC) member and a former Vice Chairman, Jon Sjøberg will step back onto the committee following his appointment at a joint meeting between the Board of Selectmen and the four Groton members of the GDRSC. The vacancy occurred when...
BUDGET, TAX RATE The Town Manager provided some good news to the Board of Selectmen that with the assessments from the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and the Nashoba Valley Technical High School; he is projecting that the town will be under the levy limit by $55K. Based on this, he also...
Under state law, dogs are to be registered every year in Massachusetts. Groton includes a reminder in the annual census to help people remember this annual responsibility. This year, the census mailing was delayed. The historic snowstorms have been preoccupying. In recognition of these conditions...
The Board of Selectmen of Hancock Massachusetts, a town located at the most western part of the state in Berkshire County, hard by the New York border, with a population of only 717 residents and a very small tax base, is accusing Berkshire Wind Power Project, a cooperative owned by 14 eastern...
Town Moderator Jason Kauppi has asked that the $500 for compensation slated for his elected position in the upcoming 2016 budget be removed and returned to the $65 that he has received in previous years. According to Town Manager Mark Haddad, Kauppi asked for this change as he would be overseeing...
St. James Church in West Groton has been closed temporarily due to septic drainage problems brought on by this winter's extreme weather. All services will be held at St. Joseph Church until further notice.

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