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Three Brush Fires Kept Firefighters Busy On Sunday

Three Brush Fires Kept Firefighters Busy On Sunday

A dry and sunny Sunday, perfect for spring yard clean up, was also just a bit too breezy for brush fires. Groton firefighters responded to alarms on Ames, Gratuity, and Schoolhouse Roads, all around noon on April 19. Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy reported that the three fires combined consumed more than an acre and more »

It’s Turtle Toddle Time In Groton

It’s Turtle Toddle Time In Groton

Temperatures hit 73° in Groton on Saturday, and both resident humans and reptiles were outside enjoying the sun. Saturday morning, Groton Police Officer Dale Rose assisted a young resident, believed to be a snapping turtle, across Lost Lake Drive. The turtle was not cited for jaywalking because it was ambling across the road near a more »

Athletic Boosters Raise $21K In Pledges For Scholarships, Equipment, and Aid

Athletic Boosters Raise $21K In Pledges For Scholarships, Equipment, and Aid

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School student athletes and coaches dialed most of the phones in both towns during the Athletic Booster’s annual phonathon. The spring event raised “… a little over $21,000 in pledges. The Phonathon is our primary source of fundraising,” explained Phonathon Chair Nancy Ohringer. “Student-athletes and their coaches are given a specific night more »

Selectmen Begin Charter Review Process; Seven Possibilities For Citizen Representatives (Updated)

Selectmen Begin Charter Review Process; Seven Possibilities For Citizen Representatives (Updated)

The first review of Groton's Town Charter was officially kicked off by the Board of Selectmen this Monday, when the board formally called for the charter review to begin and began discussing who would fill its three seats on the ad hoc committee.

Town Hall “Visitor’s Code of Conduct” Development Began Months Ago

Town Hall “Visitor’s Code of Conduct” Development Began Months Ago

The new Town Hall “Visitor’s Code of Conduct” that was posted on the building’s entrances last week surprised many visitors and the Board of Selectmen, but was actually months in the making, according to Human Resources Director Melisa Doig. She said she proposed developing and posting the rules when a webinar on visitor’s policies was more »

Route 119 Repaving Work Begins Sunday Night

Route 119 Repaving Work Begins Sunday Night

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing work on Route 119 through Groton Sunday night, April 12, Groton Department of Public Works Director Tom Delaney announced today. Two crews will be at work for at least several weeks, possibly through June, he said. One crew will work from Littleton toward Groton center; the second more »

Selectmen and Haddad Stop Short of Forgive and Forget But Keep Talking

Selectmen and Haddad Stop Short of Forgive and Forget But Keep Talking

At the opening of the Board of Selectmen’s (Thursday, April 2) workshop to address the need for selectmen to find ways to address the failure of trust among board members, Board of Selectmen Chair Josh Degen said, “We need to work together in a much more cohesive manner, need to respect differing opinions in a more »

Town Manager Review Punted From Degen to Schulman

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 »

Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This Weekend

According to a news release from the Massachusetts State Police, a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be run by the department on a public way somewhere in Middlesex County and will operate from Saturday April 11 into Sunday April 12, 2015. The press release states: “The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness more »

Haddad Posts Code of Conduct For Visitors To Town Hall — Violence, Drinking, Smoking, and Lewd Behavior Are Outlawed

Haddad Posts Code of Conduct For Visitors To Town Hall — Violence, Drinking, Smoking, and Lewd ...

Town Manager Mark Haddad has followed up on a personal request to have a police officer to sit in on the March 9 Board of Selectmen’s meeting to ensure “My safety” by posting “Visitors — Code of Conduct” notices on the doors of Town Hall. The vaguely worded statement, signed by Haddad and stuck to more »

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