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Thanksgiving Holiday

Town Hall Closed
- beginning -
Wednesday, November 25th at 2pm,
reopening Monday 11/30 at 8am

Please plan accordingly,
have a Happy Thanksgiving!

​The Transfer Station will maintain a normal schedule
but will be closed Thanksgiving Day


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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.


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so if between picking up the turkey or making travel arrangements you still need to get some business done here at Town Hall please be aware of our hours as we approach the holiday. The modified hours are below.

 Wednesday   Closed at 2PM 
 Thursday Closed
 Friday Closed

Thank you and have a great holiday!

The Transfer Station will maintain its normal schedule but will be closed Thanksgiving Day, 11/26.

Groton Women's Club - Greens Sale
The Groton Woman’s Club will hold their 10th Annual Greens Sale at the historic Williams Barn, 169 Chicopee Row on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am to 1 pm. Scheduled snow date is Sunday, December 6th at the same location. 

Items available include holiday wreaths, boxwood trees, holiday centerpieces, swags, kissing balls, ornaments, holiday cookies and a handmade quilt raffle are highlights of the sale. Plan to be there promptly as popular items sell out quickly.

This is a major fundraiser by the Groton Woman’s Club to support the Club’s Scholarship Fund for Groton students at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, the Nashoba Valley Technical High School and the Parker Charter School.

Town Manager's Weekly Report
The Town Manager's weekly report will now be available online as it is released to the Board of Selectmen.

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Conservation Commission Opening
The Groton Conservation Commission is a town board consisting of seven volunteers who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It is the official agency charged with the protection of Groton's natural resources. The Commission also advises other municipal departments and boards on conservation issues. In addition, the Commission is responsible for managing over 2,000 acres of town-owned conservation land. Effective November 25th, 2015, there will be an opening on the Commission.

Any resident interested in serving on the Commission is encouraged to contact the Conservation Commission at 978-448-1106 or Interested candidates should also fill out a Committee Interest Form which is available in the Board of Selectmen or Conservation Commission offices in Town Hall. Please submit applications by November 20th, 2015.

Community Preservation Committee
Groton's Community Preservation Committee is accepting suggestions from the community for 2015-2016 on where next in town we should focus our preservation efforts. Past projects have included Surrenden Farm, the Old Burial Ground, and historic Grange Hall.

If you have a strong case for seeing another community staple have some attention paid, we would be happy to hear! To begin the process we recommend that you read up on our latest activities and learn just how the process unfolds in the 2015 Community Preservation Plan. Afterward, you can submit an application for preservation. Applications are available on the Community Preservation Committee webpage.

Town Hall Quarterly Newsletter
The first edition of the first-ever volume of the Town Hall Quarterly is here! The newsletter contains important community news, announcements, and information on upcoming events.

We hope you find it informative and if you have suggestions for expanding or improving it we'd be happy to hear!

Attention Groton Taxpayers Age 60+
The Assessor’s office will be accepting applications for the Senior Work Credit Program starting on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  The Senior Work Credit Program allows homeowners age 60 or over, who live in Groton to earn up to $700 off their real estate tax bill. 

Application for Senior Work-Off Program

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Happiness Survey

You have the right to be satisfied with your life.  Most historians agree that this is what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote that we have the right to pursue happiness.  For almost 20 years the folks at the Happiness Initiative have been working to measure just how happy are you.  They do this by a polling of individuals (now measuring over 40,000) drawing on the survey model of the Kingdom of Buhtan (  This survey results in a Gross National Happiness Index.  

The Gross National Happiness Index survey will help assist the Sustainability Commission to assess just how Satisfied with Life are the citizens of Groton and hopefully lead to ideas, programs and policies that will contribute to increased community well-being  and individual satisfaction with Life.  It helps all of us to assess the sustainability of our communities’ happiness, and to inspire us to take action.

Click here to take your “Happiness Survey."

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Groton Town Hall
173 Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450