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 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...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board held a public hearing on Monday night to consider the request from Ixtapa Cantina for an amendment to their license to make a change or alteration to the premises. The plan is to make a permanent, outdoor seating area by installing cement patio pavers to...
The following Is a joint statement from the Select Board & the Affordable Housing Trust regarding their decsion to end efforts to recover the Town’s $400,000 loss in the Boynton Meadows Development.        At Town meeting in 2011, by a vote of 146 to 61, the Town of Groton, through its...

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...

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