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By Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   All of the decisions on which representatives’ amendments are included or not included in the relief and recovery package are made “behind closed doors.” Or in the COVID-19 era, “behind closed Zoom meetings.” The vast majority of the more than 1,000...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   With Groton Rep Sheila Harrington voting in favor, the House voted 159-0 to approve and send to the Senate a $3.82 billion package which spends the federal money the state received from the American Rescue Plan Act and the surplus left over from the...
by Connie Sartini   Saturday’s Groton’s Annual Fall Town Meeting produced one of the lowest turnouts of voters to act on several significant changes to the operation of the town. The meeting was held indoors at the Performing Arts Center and opened with only 82 voters present, out of the town...
by Connie Sartini   Town Meeting voters supported, by a two-thirds majority, a zoning amendment that would allow for Marijuana Retail Establishments with Special Permit requirements. These include Marijuana product manufacture, Marijuana retail business, Marijuana transportation or other...

Spotted lanternfly in Brooklyn Botanic Garden, from Wikipedia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

 

Approximately 12 miles directly west of Groton’s apple orchards and farms, a small population of the invasive spotted lanternfly was discovered a few weeks ago at a Fitchburg orchard, prompting the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, MDAR, to alert the public to be on the lookout...
by Connie Sartini   Voters at Fall Town Meeting approved by a two-thirds majority (73 yes and 29 no) a request by Citizen’s Petition to transfer a parcel of land off Nashua Road from the Groton Tax Collector to the Select Board and to authorize the Select Board, in turn, to transfer such...
by Connie Sartini   Voters approved, by a two- thirds majority, extending the Groton Center Sewer District to include a two-acre parcel of land that abuts the Deluxe Property on Main Street. This parcel is being acquired by the same copany that purchased Deluxe and will be added to the...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   With Rep. Sheila Harrington joining the majority, the Massachusetts House voted 158-1 to approve and send to the Senate a bill redrawing the boundaries of all 160 Massachusetts House districts. The House plan would increase from 20 to 33 the number of...

Map shows division of town across two House districts, Ist Middlesex and 37th Middlesex.

 

 Town Will Be Split in House Redistricting and Also Moved to Different Senate District Under New Proposal • Local Officials Express Concern About Changes to Special Joint Committee on Re- districting   by Robert Stewart   Local officials believe that Groton will be negatively impacted...
• ‘No’ to Solar Collectors At FloRo • An ‘Interesting’ Winter For Electricity Consumers • Negotiations For Offshore Wind Contracts • After 12 Year Plateau, GELD’s Power Sales Up 2%   by Russell Harris   The Florence Roche Building committee rejected GELD’s offer to install solar...

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