In this photo, Susan Wynn, fourth-grade teacher at Swallow-Union School, conducts a remote ‘Morning Meeting’ where she has the opportunity to say ‘good morning’ to each of her students by name before the start of class. Photo by Jordan Wynn.
At their virtual meeting on Monday, April 27, the Select Board voted 4 to 1 (John Giger) to order that all dogs remain on a leash whether on public property or private property to which the public has access during the COVID 19 crisis.
Town Manager Mark Haddad provided the Select Board and Finance Committee with a brief report on the results of the Town’s Q3 finances. He advised that for the first three quarters of FY 2020, the town was well on its way to meet the budget. Now he is looking at a $300,000 reduction in anticipated room and meals taxes.
State Dems & Repubs Working Together On Covid-19 Pandemic
To the exclusion of just about everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic was front and center on Beacon Hill for the fourth week in a row. Most legislators and staff are staying away from Beacon Hill and are working from home to comply with social distancing guidelines.
A bill labeled ‘Stop Hoarding During Emergency' (HD 5013) woild prohibit retail food stores from accepting the bulk return of any groceries and other household goods purchased by a consumer during, and for 30 days following, a declared state of emergency resulting from a pandemic or other public health emergency.
Dear Town Manager Haddad and Select Board Members,
Your decision to accept the Excel bid for sprinklers in the Prescott School and your continued support of this truly Center-of-our-Groton-Community is greatly appreciated by many of the people who trust and support you.
I want to thank Town Manager Mark Haddad for his decision this past week to accept the lowest bid for the Prescott School sprinkler system. It must not have been an easy decision, but by his actions, the CPA article for this project will now move forward to Spring Town Meeting. There we all will have an opportunity to vote on this warrant article.