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About Groton
Groton, founded in 1655, has a population of 10,873 (2012 Town Census) and is located in the Nashoba Valley area in northwestern Middlesex County. The town is governed by Town Meeting. With an area of 32.54 square miles, Groton is the largest town in Middlesex County. There are 106 miles of plowed or maintained roads within the town. Town Hall is 320 feet above sea level and the highest elevation is at Chestnut Hills at 516 feet above sea level.

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FY2016 Town Budget
The Town Manager has submitted his Fiscal Year 2016 Proposed Operating Budget as required by the Charter and is able to be viewed by clicking on the link below.



SCAM ALERT: Fraudulent Phone Calls

It has come to our attention that a number of residents have received fraudulent phone calls from a party claiming to represent Groton Electric Light and demanding payment be made via a money card from Walgreens or other form of payment.

Please do not fall for this type of call. Groton Electric Light would contact you via mail if there were an issue and never demand payment over the phone.

If you have fallen victim to this type of call, please contact the Groton Police Department at (978) 448-5555.




Spring Community Cleanup
With the weather on the mend the snow is almost completely gone. It's a great time to get outside and it's also prime-time for some spring cleaning! If you'd like to help beautify your community the following clean up days are planned:

Department of Conservation and Recreation led
Cleanup of the Nashua River Rail Trail

The DCR operates a program every spring to systematically clean up various outdoor locations around the state. One of those locations is the Nashua River Rail Trail. Saturday April 25th is the day and the meeting place scheduled is the Sand Hill Parking lot at 10AM. For more information on this cleanup day and registration instructions please visit this link.

Groton Annual Town Wide Litter Cleanup

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015-Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday 
Initial meetup location: 23 Station Ave, Groton


GCC Hiring for Lifeguard and Camp Councilors
The Groton Country Club is looking to build its summer activities team in its search for a Senior Lifeguard and Councilors for the Summer Camp 2015 program.

Please visit our Human Resources page to read on further about the positions and begin the application process.


Groton Water Flushing Schedule
The Groton Water Department will begin its annual flushing of the water distribution system on Tuesday, April 14th through Friday, April 25th, 2015. All water main flushing occurs during the daytime only. We anticipate the flushing program will take approximately two weeks to complete. You will experience discolored water during the flushing effort and we apologize for this inconvenience.

In the event that you experience a prolonged period of discolored water, run numerous cold water taps for 5 to 10 minutes or until it clears up.


Following the completion of this system-wide maintenance we recommend you flush your hot water tank.

Read on for the detailed schedule. 

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Route 119 Paving
The passing winter has been harsh on our roads, harsh enough that MassDOT has committed to resurface and partially repave portions of Route 119.

Please be aware that there may be travel delays if you plan to use Route 119 in or out of town. Preliminary work has already begun and the bulk of the project is scheduled to take place over the next several weeks.


Spring 2015 Town Meeting Warrant
The Warrant for the upcoming Spring Town Meeting is now available.

Visit our Town Meeting page to read it in full along with a copy of the Budget Report supplemental.


Groton Sustainable Rain Barrels
Looking to be environmentally conscious and reduce your water use? The Town of Groton Sustainability Commission has partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA to offer residents a community opportunity. Orders have already begun, but you still have time.

If interested, read on in the official announcement for ordering and pickup information. 


Prescott School Open House and Public Meeting May 2nd
The Municipal Building Committee for Prescott School will host an Open House at 9 AM on Saturday, May 2nd, followed by a Public Meeting at 10 AM - Noon for all town residents interested in discussing the future use of the Prescott School. The 9 AM Open House will allow residents to tour the building and view its current use and condition.

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Are You Planning a Construction or Landscape Project?
Spring is on its way and the snow is melting away!  If you are planning a construction or landscaping project the Conservation Commission offers this friendly reminder that you may need to file for a wetlands permit.  Please view our Wetlands FAQ's for answers to common questions about doing work near wetlands, ponds, and streams.  For additional information please contact Takashi Tada, Conservation Administrator, at (978) 448-1106 or at ttada@townofgroton.org.



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Certain departments in Town Hall have different hours, but in general, Town Hall is open Mondays, from 8am - 7pm; Tuesday through Thursday, from 8am - 4pm; and Friday from 8am - 1pm. Click here for a specific department's hours.

Groton Town Hall
173 Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450