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Nomination papers for Groton's elected offices are available as of Monday, February 2. If you've thought about applying your skills or pursuing an interest serving in an elected capacity, now is the time! Almost all offices have an expiring terms. A complete list of openings is available at www....
Penalties for Blocking Traffic Rep. Timothy Whelan (R -Brewster) has filed legislation imposing a one-year jail sentence and up to a $2,500 fine on anyone who intentionally blocks travel on the state's highways.   The measure was filed in response to last week's blocking of traffic on Route 93 by...
Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 1-6 for rising 9th graders; June 8-13 for rising 10th graders; and June 15-19 for...
Monday, Jan. 12 Congresswoman Niki Tsongas was joined by local conservation organizations at the offices of Nashua River Watershed Association in Groton to announce and celebrate passage and signing of the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act. Congresswoman Tsongas authored and introduced...
A retirement ceremony was held recently for Officer Irm Pierce, a 37-year veteran of the Groton Police Department, a man whose steadiness, professional integrity, and calm authority earned the respect of the whole community. Of Officer Pierce, Groton Police Chief Palma said, "Community Policing...
Residents will soon be receiving the 2015 Groton annual town census mailed to all households in Groton. Please remember to return your census now. The Census keeps your voter information current, and helps the town document its population for proof of residence needs, grant applications and...
Following up on a story in last week's paper, it turns out that the little terrier mix, a dog looking remarkably like Dorothy's dog 'Toto' in the Wizard of Oz, will not be reunited with his original, heartbroken family because the adoptive family in South Carolina is unwilling to relinquish him.
Selectmen Chairman Josh Degen suggested that the Board set aside the first 15 minutes of each meeting to allow citizens to bring concerns to their attention, or to ask questions. Selectman Stuart Schulman said, "It's a good idea. I like it" and his colleagues agreed. D egen said that not...
The Finance Committee will conduct a Budget Review with key departments on Saturday, Jan. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall. Departments scheduled to present their 2016 budgets include the Groton Police Department, the Groton Fire Department, the Department of Public Works, the Library and...
• The Municipal Budget for fiscal 2016 as proposed is $13,245,932 reflecting a 5.3 percent increase. • In reviewing the proposed budget, Chairman Degen said he was concerned with the predicted budget rise in Haddad's five-year forecasts, going from $31M in 2016 to $37.7M by 2021. "This 20%...

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