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According to the CCC [Cannabis Control Commission], for the first eight months of 2021, recreational cannabis retailers in Massachusetts sold $140 million more than they did throughout all of 2020.      To date, total sales of legal cannabis products exceed $2 billion in Massachusetts. The...
Attorney General Maura Healey has determined that 16 out of the 28 possible ballot question proposals have met the requirements outlined in the Massachusetts constitution and are authorized to proceed to the next step in the process to get their question on the ballot in November 2022. The...
A Hearing on alcohol-related legislation discussed a bill on Allowing Restaurants To Offer Discounted Drinks (H 408) This bill would allows restaurants that are licensed to serve alcohol to offer discounted prices on alcoholic beverages for three consecutive days between Sunday and Wednesday of...
Emergency Services Especially Hard Hit As Staffing Shortages and Cutback in Hours of Operations Impact Both Staff and Pet Owners   by Robert Stewart   When Effie Stewart of Groton went to make a regularly scheduled visit for her cat at the Pepperell Veterinary Hospital in Pepperell, she...
by Connie Sartini   The landscaping proposal from the Friends of Prescott School’s for multiple concrete sidewalks across the front of the historic building, along with benches to create a public park was addressed by the Select Board at their August xx meeting. The Friends are asking the...

Intersection Upgrade Legend
A. Install bypass lane to allow traffic traveling along Rte. 119 into Groton to go around traffic waiting to make left-hand turn onto Old Ayer Road.

B. Slightly widen and straiten the southern leg by the Mobil Station to create better turning access and sight lines.

C. Install signs allowing ‘large trucks’ only to make a left-hand turn onto Main street via the southern leg.

D. Keep bi-directional traffic flow on the northern leg leading from Main Street onto Old Ayer Road. E. All passenger vehicles making left-hand turns onto Main Street from Old Ayer Road must turn onto Rte. 119/Main Street from here.

F. Install a sidewalk across Prescott Common.

G. Consider installing traffic calming barriers at the southern leg.

 

by Russell Harris   Four years ago the Planning Board approved the site plan for the Indian Hill Music Center, allowing Indian Hill to build the 135,000 square foot complex on Old Ayer Road. The site plan agreement included the obligation for Indian Hill Music to upgrade the intersection at...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Public Library Director Vanessa Abraham, and Chairman of the Library Trustees Mark Gerath met with the Select Board to discuss the Library Budget Reduction of $55,000 and its impact on the operation of the library. They are asking the Select Board to restore the...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that Town Clerk Mike Bouchard has notified Haddad that it is his intention to retire later this year. “Based on this, I am proposing to the Board that we change the position from elected to appointed and add a warrant...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board held a public Hearing on Monday, August 9 to discuss the increase for the Stormwater Management Utility Fee. Town Manager Mark Haddad advised that that this fee will be charged to all improved lots in town. He noted that according to the Principal...
- Board of Health At Impasse Over Proposed Regulation to Require Students Wear Masks in all Public and Private Schools in Groton; - Mask Policy in Schools Will be Guided by School Committee Vote of Aug. 11   by Robert Stewart   With only two members currently sitting on the Board of...

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