More cases of Lyme disease are reported than any other vector-borne disease in the United States. As Groton residents know too well, the disease is rampant in this area. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 29,959 confirmed cases and 8509 probable cases of Lyme disease in the United States in 2009; most of these cases were reported from the Northeast and upper Midwest.
Groton Electric Light Department plans to re-file their Notice of Intent with the Conservation Commission this week for their new site on Station Ave. according to GELD Manager Kevin Kelly. Although the project passed muster under state wetlands bylaws, the ConCom rejected the original filing for the proposed construction of a new administration building and garage using criteria from Groton bylaws.