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The remains of the tree.

Strong winds toppled a tree onto the roof of The (Senior) Center at 9:30 Friday morning causing significant damage to the roof and side of the building by the kitchen door. It happened just as the Meals on Wheels volunteers were packaging the food for distribution. Although there were people at The...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   With both Groton Representative Sheila Harrington and Groton State Senator Edward Kennedy voting in the affirmative, the House voted 145-14, and the Senate 39-1, to approve and send to Gov. Charlie Baker a lengthy climate change bill. Shortly thereafter...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   A proposed bill requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide on their website, in their chat services and in all their correspondence with customers a toll-free phone number and TTY phone number that connects customers live with company...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board continued the Public Hearing to discuss the articles slated for action at the May 1 Spring Town Meeting warrant.      Article 13 includes 11 separate applications for CPC funding that will be presented for a consensus vote at town meeting. Any voter...
by Connie Sartini   The majority of the Select Board deferred their decision on Article #14 requesting voters to authorize the Select Board to grant an easement on town-owned property for the placement and maintenance of a subsurface sewage disposal line requested by Christine and Kevin...
Tby Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call   The “Giant Puffball” fungus, calvatia gigantea, may become the official mushroom of the Commonwealth. Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton) filed legislation on behalf of Arlington High School student Liam Nokes that would make calvatia gigantea the official...
by Russell Harris   In the February 12 edition, this newspaper reported a story with the headline “Board of Health Warns Johnson’s Restaurant To Comply With Mask Mandates.” Although this story was a fair description of the Groton Board of Health’s decision to send a warning letter to Johnsons...
by Connie Sartini   At their Monday evening, the Groton Finance Committee, and the Select Board held a Public Hearing to review the 34 articles that will be presented to the 2021 Spring Town Meeting on May 1, 2021. Neither Board took positions in the articles at this time. Finance Committee...
by Connie Sartini   Groton’s Principal Assessor Megan Foster updated the Select Board on the available Real Estate Tax Exemptions for Groton residents. She described each of the sections and discussed the qualifications and limits for each one. Applications for exemptions must be filed each...
Legislators have filed 6,587 bills for consideration in the 2021-2022 session. Representatives have filed 4,096 while senators have filed 2,491.      Here Are Some Of The Proposals: • Assault On Police Officers (HD 4038) – Sponsored by Rep. David DeCoste (R-Norwell). Makes any assault on a...

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