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by Connie Sartini   The 2022 Spring Town Meeting Warrant for the Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Budget contains 15 budget requests for voter action under Article 6. All but two of these 15 budget requests received unanimous support of the Select Board while two received split votes from the Board...
Preserve Open Space (S 2820) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that would place into state law a current state policy regulation designed to ensure preservation of open space lands protected under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution by ensuring there be no net loss of...
• Planning Board Moving Ahead With MBTA Community Development Plan; Applies for Grant From Montachusett Regional Planning Commission to Assist Town in Meeting Compliance Requirements   by Robert Stewart   While Groton’s Select Board pointed out what they believed to be deficiencies in the...
Clean Energy And Reduced Emissions (S 2819) Senate 37-3 approved a bill that would expand the clean energy industry and reduce emissions from the transportation and building sectors across the state with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.      Provisions include providing...
• Select Board Response to State Mandate Points to Inconsistencies within Different State Agencies Between Requirement for Dense Housing and Effort to Build Affordable Housing, Protect Environmental Diversity, and Maintain Local Identity of Small Towns   by Robert Stewart   Groton’s...
Some important votes were taken at the April 11, 2022, Groton Electric Light Board meeting.      Due to the recently changing energy markets, the cost of natural gas [the primary driver of electric costs] has more than doubled over the last year. This has had a substantial effect on GELD’s...
by Connie Sartini   At their April 4 meeting, the Select Board reviewed seven proposals that have received funding recommendations from the Community Preservation Committee and will be presented to voters at the 2022 Spring Town Meeting on Saturday, April 30 at the Groton- Dunstable Middle...
Town Manager Mark Haddad said that the proposed use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies for the engineering and design of Broadmeadow Road requires a vote to do RFP (Request for Proposal) because it involves the use of Federal funds. “The process is daunting,” he said.      Groton’s...
by Connie Sartini   The Groton Select Board, on a 3 to 2 vote, will require that masks must be worn at the April 30, 2022 Spring Town Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Auditorium on Saturday, April 30 starting at 9 a.m. Masks will be available at the door...
Marijuana Laws (S 2801) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that makes changes in the cannabis industry including creating a social equity fund, to provide grants and loans, including forgivable and no-interest loans, designed to assist entrepreneurs and businesses from...

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