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by Connie Sartini   Based on Town Manager Mark Haddad’s recommendation, the Select Board voted to close Groton Town Hall to the general public except by appointment beginning on December 27, 2021. They also voted that all committee meetings will be conducted remotely, also effective on...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Haddad had high praise for the Groton Fire Department negotiating team of Paul McBrearty, James Crocker, and Tyler Shute, stressing, “This is the first time in 37 years that a contract with the Fire union was the first one settled.      “The Fire Department...
Ed Note: This story is based on a company press release. It has been edited for clarity and length.   Watson-Marlow announced groundbreaking for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Devens, Massachusetts. A ceremony was held Thursday, November 18 at 16 Bulge Road at Devens. The...
Allow Cities And Towns To Lower Speed Limits The Transportation Committee held a virtual hearing on a measure that would allow cities and towns to lower their speed limits by five mph.      “In 2020, there were 334 deaths on Massachusetts roads,” said sponsor Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton...

On Monday, December 13, people gathered at the General Field for this photograph commemorating and publicizing the town’s final payment for the preservation of the entire Surrenden Farm area. This photo includes people who helped make preservation of these forests, meadows and riverfront a reality. There are representatives from the Trust for Public Land, the Groton School, Town Government and the Groton Conservation Trust, and other organizations. As important as these individuals’ efforts were, there are many others who could not attend, others who played important but anonymous roles and others who have died. The people in this photo stand for their own good work, but also for the many others who made this a reality. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

by Robert Stewart   It’s been 15 years since the town became a major partner in the effort to protect the 360-acre Surrenden Farm property at the southern end of Farmers Row. With the signing of the final check this week to complete the purchase of the $19.5 million property, the major...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Electric Light Department Manager Kevin Kelly and Department of Public Works Director Tom Delaney updated the Select Board on the progress of securing and installing electric car charging stations.      Currently, there are four locations that have been identified...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Select Board has postponed action on renaming Redskin Trail to Town Manager Mark Haddad’s recommendation of Nipmuc Trail following input from a resident of Redskin Trail who said she hoped that the “residents would have an opportunity to get a vote on the name by...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board interviewed the five candidates for the Destination Groton Committee at their Monday night meeting. All five were unanimously appointed. The applicants for the committee included: • Jeff Gordon – Chairman of the Groton Business Association and Realtor in...
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), the Commonwealth’s designated joint action agency for municipal utilities in the state, has been selected by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in a technology demonstration program for next generation heat pumps...
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the town had received five letters of interest for Retail Recreational Marijuana Host Community Agreement in Groton. He advised that all the proposals that were received were "well done and met the criteria set forth...

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