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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...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that for many years, there has been discussion of the potential of reconstructing Broadmeadow Road to alleviate flooding and periodic road closing due to flooding. He asked the Board to support an engineering and design...
by Connie Sartini   The Destination Groton Committee asked Town Manager Mark Haddad for some funding from the town in both Fiscal Year 2022 and 2023. He said they are looking for $15,000 in FY 2022, which he added could be handled by a line-item budget transfer and $12,600 in FY 2023 which...
by Connie Sartini   At their Monday, March 26 meeting, the Groton Select Board voted unanimously to enter into a new three-year employment contract with Town Manager Mark Haddad, effective July 1, 2022. Select Board Chairman Becky Pine said that the Board conducted a salary survey regarding...

Chief McCurdy demonstrates the flow of smoke and fire through a small scale mockup of a home in the photo above.

On Wednesday, March 23, Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy assisted the Harvard Fire Department with one of their regular training sessions to present principles of behavior. The Chief explained, and then demonstrated in a small “doll house”, how various changes in air flow can impact the growth of...
Playground At Prescott School      Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the playground and field area behind Prescott School has not been used for many years, and that the Park Commission is willing to take over the oversight of this area. He asked the Select Board to approve...

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