Apr 272015
 
Spring Town Meeting Live Coverage

Here’s a mix of live coverage, background, and reader comments on the 2015 Groton, Massachusetts Spring Town Meeting. The first session convenes Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., and continues weekly for a second and possibly a third Monday.

Article 4, the citizen’s petition that put a non-binding referendum on renewal of Town Manager Mark Haddad’s contract up for discussion is likely to dominate the first session on April 27.

Apr 262015
 
Who's Who On The Enemies List, Part 2
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Enemies List

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Enemies ListThis series is based on public records obtained by The Groton Line as well as interviews with some of those mentioned in those records. The records document exchanges between embattled Board of Selectman members and Town Manager Mark Haddad, whose actions have affected members more »

Apr 252015
 
Who's Who On The Enemies List, Part 1
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Enemies List

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Enemies ListThis series is based on public records obtained by The Groton Line as well as interviews with some of those mentioned in those records. The records document exchanges between embattled Board of Selectman members and Town Manager Mark Haddad, whose actions have affected members more »

Apr 232015
 
Four Corners Sewer Proposal Is Treading Water

The proposal to spur economic development around the Four Corners intersection of Routes 119 and 225 by extending a sewer line from Ayer down Sandy Pond road to junction still lacks support from existing businesses in Groton, has mixed support on the Groton Board of Selectmen, and hasn’t come up for discussion in Ayer Town more »

Apr 212015
 
What the Board of Selectmen Will Do With Article 4

Taking the advice of a nonbinding town meeting referendum may be easier if you ask for the advice in the first place, according to Groton Selectmen and candidates for selectman in the upcoming town election. Not quite a year ago, in June, 2014, selectmen sponsored a special town meeting with a single article on the more »

Apr 072015
 
Town Manager Review Punted From Degen to Schulman

Instead of conducting Town Manager Mark Haddad’s annual performance review for 2014, Board of Selectmen Chair Josh Degen has removed himself as the lead evaluater and compiler of the review, citing “an investigation” of him requested by Haddad — and potential future lawsuits — and his wish to remove any hint that he would not more »