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The so-called "Green Bank" Bill would require the Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center (MassCEC) to conduct a study of clean energy project finance gaps, including project capital, project credit support and enhancement, project finance insurance and project pipeline development. The...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Register   With Groton State Rep Sheila Harrington voting with the unanimous majority, the Massachusetts House 160-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The push to construct...

State Rep. Sheila Harrington and Don Palma teamed up to make new Devens Vaccine site a reality for Groton.

 

by Connie Sartini   Representative Sheila Harrington (R) of Groton has received word that months of hard work and collaboration paid off. She was sent a message from Secretary Mary Lou Sudders team that the Devens Collaborative Vaccination site at Devens had been approved. Vaccinations will...

Photo submitted as evidence to Board of Health and Select Board that staff at Johnson’s family restaurant were not complying with mask protocols.

 

by Connie Sartini   On Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m. the Groton Board of Health called an emergency meeting stemming from a complaint received from a Groton elected official about employees of Johnson’s Restaurant and Dairy Bar on Boston Road not wearing masks while preparing food.      The...
Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, the Groton Police were called to Bancroft Castle on Gibbet Hill after three vehicles were reported driving up the hiking trail from Route 40 to the site. The vehicles included two SUVs and a sedan. One of the vehicles was observed unloading musical instruments...
 Massachusetts State Legislators have filed more than 6,500 bills for consideration in the 2021-2022 session. Here are some of the proposals filed:   Cultural Diversity Curriculum (HD 4112)      Requires the education commissioner to establish a cultural diversity curriculum to be...
by Connie Sartini   At their March 22 meeting, the Select Board asked Town Manager Mark Haddad to investigate purchasing electric golf carts instead of the proposed gas-powered carts.      Based on the investigation thus far, Haddad respectfully requested that the Board withdraw its request...
by Michelle Collette & Becky Pine   It is good news that, after little activity in recent years, there is renewed energy and a robust conversation about affordable housing happening in Groton this spring. It may also be somewhat confusing to understand the different efforts and proposals...
by Connie Sartini   Tax Collector/Treasurer in training Hannah Moeller presented information on a program entitled T.R.E.A.D.S (Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled) that would allow taxpayers to donate to a town fund to aid the elderly and disable persons of low income.      Mass General...
• Proposal Did Not Meet Recommendations of Board to preserve 100 ft. Buffer Along Maple Ave.; Affordable Housing Aspect of Development Blasted as Segregation Based on Income Levels   by Robert Stewart   Planning Board Chair Russ Burke did not mince words when he categorically rejected...

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