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In the foreground, aerial view of the new FloRo Elementary School under construction. Photo by Ralph Wiechmann

$150 Million in COVID Relief Funds May be Set Aside to Offset Cost Overruns Due to Post-Pandemic Issues of Supply Chain Problems, Increased Cost of Building Materials and Labor Shortages by Robert Stewart    State Senator Edward Kennedy, who formerly represented Groton in the State Senate, has...

Drone photo showing Broadmeadow Road crossing large wetland area just off the Center. This image suggests options for re-routing traffic away from Broadmeadow Road and the opportunity to create a new retail/housing district behind Main Street, including possible access to the rear of Prescott Community Center. Photo by Ralph Wiechmann.

by Connie Sartini     Town Manager Mark Haddad opened the January 11 public hearing on possible options to fix the annual flooding on Broadmeadow Road. He explained that using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the town hired a team of consultants from Environmental Partners to look at this...

 Immanuel Wilkins. See NPR Tiny Desk concert on YouTube as an appetizer before seeing the Immanuel Wilkins concert at Groton Hill Music in Meadow Hall on February 4.

 
 by Jim Barisano     Immanuel Wilkins and his band will be performing at the Groton Hill Music Center on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.  In preparation for his concert, Immanuel generously shared some of his musical and personal insights with the Groton Herald’s music critic, Jim Barisano.  1. You...

Placement of the ‘last beamT- Topping off Ceremony at Flo Ro. Photo by Steve Lieman

  Topping off is a builder’s rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. A tree or leafy branch along with an American Flag is often tied to the iron beam.   Historically, the evergreen has come to represent good luck for the future occupants, to...
The   Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Nomination papers for Groton’s elected offices are available as of Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in the Town Clerk’s Office. Almost all elected offices have an expiring term. A complete list of openings is available at www.grotonma.gov...
by Connie Sartini    Town Manager Mark Haddad opened his discussion at the January 9 Select Board meeting by addressing the fiscal year’s tax bills that residents recently received, and the social media comments and questions that followed.       First, he said that the Board of Assessors had...

The heavy lines in the map  above show the original land grant for Groton compared to the town’s current boundaries.

by Joshua Vollmar    It’s a story as old as the telling of Groton history: a group of God-fearing Puritan settlers founded a new town in the wilderness in 1655 and named it Groton after the birthplace of Deane Winthrop, the chair of the first select board: Groton, Suffolk, England. But this...
Election Decided After Original Count in November, Recount in December and Legislative Review in January by Robert Stewart    A State House of Representatives Special Committee released its report late Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, after reviewing a complaint filed by Republican candidate Andrew...
• Groton Finds Itself at the Center of Evolving Environmental Policy and Promising Business Development • The Promise of a Hopeful Future is Tempered by a High Tax Burden; Rising Costs and Uncertainty of Energy Reliability; and Shortage of Affordable Housing by Robert Stewart    As the year 2022...
by Connie Sartini    The Groton Select Board unanimously upheld the decision by Town Manager Mark Haddad that two dogs that had attacked leashed dogs and their owners at the Rocky Hill Trail off Martins Pond Road were declared dangerous and should be euthanized. Following review of the sworn...

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