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State Senator John Cronin has a vision for "North Central" that could offer our region greater political influence on Beacon Hill. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

• Groton’s new State Senate District coincides With election of freshman State Senator John Cronin who brings new leadership for North Central Massachusetts   by Robert Stewart   When the State Legislature redrew boundary lines for State Senatorial districts, Groton was moved from the...

Joni Parker-Roach and Barbara Scofidio, part of the team that organized Groton Winter Festival & Art Fair.

 

by Barbara Scofidio Groton has two new holiday traditions this year: the first annual Groton Winter Festival & Art Fair, and Holiday Lights. Winter Festival & Art Fair     The Winter Festival & Art Fair will be held from December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prescott Community...
 by Josh Volmar   In February 1821, two centuries ago, Phyllis Walby passed away at age 79 at Groton’s Town Poor Farm, which sat at the end of Town Forest Road in West Groton. The event passed without notice; in the town vital records, the day of the month on which she died is not even...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   Senate 38-0, approved a $3.82 billion package which spends the federal money the state received from the ARPA and the surplus left over from the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget on relief and recovery from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past...

Photo from Mass Wildlife website shows grasslands expansion via timber harvesting at Cranes WMA.

 

by Robert Stewart   The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing a large-scale habitat restoration project for the Squannacook River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that includes land in Shirley, Townsend and Groton. The Habitat Restoration effort is part of Mass. Wildlife...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy and Deputy Chief Art Cheeks presented the Fire Department Study update to the Select Board at their Monday night meeting. The Chief told the Board that the “study shows a significant shortfall in the fire prevention program and programs to...
by Connie Sartini   The Groton Interfaith Council sponsored “Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross” a film by writer, producer, director Roger Lyons. Shown at the Performing Arts Center, the film details the compelling true story of a boy who endured 10 Nazi concentration camps over five...
by Bob Katazen, BHR   Senate 38-0, approved legislation that would require EMS personnel to provide emergency treatment to a police dog and use an ambulance to transport the dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital if there are not people requiring...
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), the Commonwealth’s joint action agency for municipal utilities, has recently been awarded two grants by the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program. Grant for...

Groton's new district neighbors

by Russell Harris & Bob Katzen, BHR   The State Senate voted 36-3 to send to Gov. Baker a bill redrawing the boundaries of all 40 senators’ districts. The plan is based on the 2020 census and will be in effect until the next redistricting cycle following the census in 2030. Both branches...

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