Mar 232015
Hoax Phone Calls Shut Down Groton Center

Groton center was shut down for about two hours this afternoon, when Groton Police received a terse phone call at 1:46 p.m. reporting a possible stabbing. At least one other phone call followed, in which the caller alleged that an individual with a pipe bomb might be in the town center. Officers quickly closed state more »

Mar 182015
March Springs Like A Lion

A week of balmy temperatures started to shrink the area’s record snowpiles last week, swelling streams and rivers with meltwater capped off with a day of rain this week. Then, Tuesday, a cold front blew into town from the north, riding 40+ mile an hour winds and sending temperatures back below freezing. The wind toppled more »

Mar 172015
Approved School Budget Increases 2.11% Before Pending Union Contract Bump

The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee has approved a “level-service” $36,449,830 FY16 budget that represents an increase of 2.11 percent over the previous year, but includes no funding for major new initiatives pending the completion of a 5-year strategic plan, due in June. Final budget numbers may change after the ratification of contracts for the district’s more »

Mar 142015
Recall Affidavits For All Five Groton Selectmen Are On The Street

On Friday the 13th, Jane Bouvier decided she had had enough. She pulled paperwork, affidavits, to recall all five Groton Selectmen from Town Clerk Michael Bouchard. She isn’t working for or against any individual, she emphasized — she wants to offer residents a choice and the only way to do that is to provide an opportunity to send a signal to each selectman.

Mar 112015
Haddad Requests Degen Investigation and a Police Guard

Groton’s Monday night Board of Selectmen drama series continued March 9, when Town Manager Mark Haddad asked the Board of Selectmen to investigate its chair, Josh Degen, for taking some unspecified actions possibly related to Article 4 on the Spring Town Meeting warrant, a nonbinding resolution asking the Board of Selectmen not to renew his more »