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Town Hall Operating Hours - Monday, October 31st - Friday, November 4th
Due to Halloween falling on Monday, October 31st this year, the hours for Town Hall have been changed for the week of Monday, October 31st - Friday November 4th. Below are the new hours for that week.

October 31st
November 1st
November 2nd
November 3rd
November 4th
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. 
1:00 p.m.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Selectmen next week will take place on Wednesday November 2nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Meeting room.

These hours do not apply to the Town Clerk's Office due to Early Voting. See Early Voting Announcement below for Town Clerk and Voting hours.

Surrenden Farm West - Resource Management Plan Meeting
Surrenden Farm West Resource Management Plan - Public Informational Meeting

The Groton Conservation Commission will be presenting proposed revisions to the Surrenden Farm Resource Management Plan on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room. All are invited to attend and comment.

The plan can be viewed here and in the Conservation Commission office.


We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to “vote early” for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting is available for biennial state elections. For the November 8 election, it will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016 in all Massachusetts cities and towns. 

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. Early voting is available at Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Groton on the dates and times detailed below.  For public convenience, normal business hours have been extended to include some evening and Saturday, October 29 early voting hours. 

For the first time in Massachusetts, all voters will be able to choose which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules. For more information about voting in the November 8 election, contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or

Board of Health - West Nile Virus Information
The Groton Board of Health would like to share a press release provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding Mosquito born West Nile Virus. Recently 3 additional cases were found in Middlesex County in Massachusetts. To view recommended precautions and the entire press release Click Here.

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November 8, 2016 Presidential Election

Before we know it, the leaves will be down, the heat will be on and we will be voting for our next president!  November 8 is the date for this election.

Please visit the Elections and Voter Information web page for details on the election, including polling locations and hours, absentee voting, voter registration deadline (October 19), Early Voting and to view a sample ballot.

If you have questions about the election or your voting status, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or

Senior Center Feasibility Analysis
The Council on Aging has released the feasibility analysis that was recently done in regards to planning for a potential new Senior Center and can be viewed online here. This document is expected to be referenced as discussions about a potential new Senior Center by the COA continue.

Voter Registration Deadline

Interested in voting in the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election? Are you registered to vote? Did you remember to re-register if you’ve moved (even within Groton)?

The DEADLINE to register to vote is Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 PM. You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office, by submitting a Massachusetts Voter Registration form available online or using the online system at  Why wait - do it today!

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 978-448-1100 or if you would like to check your voter registration status or would like more information. You can also check your voter status at the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

8/9/16 Water Ban Issued for Irrigation

The Board of Water Commissioners voted on August 4, 2016, to institute a complete water ban on all lawn watering and lawn irrigation until further notice.

Middlesex County and Groton, MA is listed as being in a “SEVERE DROUGHT” by the Department of Environmental Protection. The “Drought Watch” status is due to the lack of precipitation over the past 12 to 18 months. This has left our aquifers at extremely “low” levels. In addition, we are seeing increased summer demands for lawn watering. This puts pumping capabilities at our wells at a critical point that we must continue to monitor and address daily. The Groton Water Department understands that this restriction is severe, but we need sufficient supplies of water for every day needs such as cooking and bathing and fire protection. The long term forecast for the next 30 to 45 days is for very little precipitation. 

Customers not complying with the new restrictions may be levied with a fine of $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for the second offense and/or terminated from service.

Approved uses are as follows:

  1. Hand held watering or slow drip irrigation of flower or food gardens and newly planted trees and shrubs.
  2. Charitable car washes as approved by the Water Superintendent
  3. Institutional watering of athletic fields as approved by the Water Superintendent
  4. Water customarily used in construction as approved by the Water Superintendent
  5. Water used in the agriculture.
  6. All other specific uses as approved in writing by the Water Superintendent on a case by case basis

Washing of cars and filling and/or topping off of swimming pools is prohibited.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s Water Conservation Program, please do not hesitate to contact our offices, Monday through Friday during normal business hours at 978-448-1122.

Visual Budget Live
For many people the Town's budget is a large document that is hard to understand to see where your tax dollars are going. We are happy to try to present our budget in a more user friendly view. Numbers within, are actual end of year numbers reported by our accounting software and we will be updating this page after the close of each fiscal year. Click Here to view the Visual Budget.

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