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TOWN ELECTIONS & TOWN MEETING INFORMATION
Town Elections will take place Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 11:00am-7:00pm
Town Meeting will take place Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 9:00am.
We look forward to seeing you all there!!
Come meet the Candidates! Candidate Night will take place Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the beginning of the Select Board meeting at 7:00pm.
We ask that anyone running for a position in Town attend this meeting and introduce themselves to the Townspeople.
We hope to see you there!
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Owner: The Town of Groton
Address: 754 North Groton Road,
Groton, NH 03241
Separate sealed BIDS for the
maintenance garage that is 74’-9” L x 44’-9 ft W x 16’-0” H.
The pre-engineered post frame building will include the
for maintenance vehicle storage
for the road agent
Accessible restroom with shower
addition, the project includes a post-frame salt shed, 32’ L
x 26’ W x 14’ H, with a membrane roof for the storage of
BIDS will be received by Sara
Smith at the Town Office, 754 N. Groton Rd. until 4:00 PM, (Eastern Daylight Savings Time), March 19, 2024
and then publicly opened and read aloud at the Select
Board Meeting that night at 7:00pm.
DOCUMENTS are available below and at the Town Office
(754 North Groton Rd). Please contact the Town at
email@example.com for more information.
Tours of the site are optional, but
can be arranged with Sara Smith
Questions concerning the bid
documents will be received by Sara Smith via email
PM, (Eastern Daylight Savings Time), Thursday, March 14,
2024. Answers to all questions will be provided to all
bidders by 12:00PM, (Eastern Daylight Savings Time),
Monday, March 18, 2024.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 4, 2024
Pursuant to RSA
The Groton Town
roads will be posted for restrictive weight limits until
Per Order of the
TRANSFER STATION PUBLIC NOTICE
Due to the Road Postings in effect Monday, March 4, 2024, the Transfer Station is not accepting construction debris, furniture or mattresses effective Saturday, March 2, 2024 through the duration of the road postings.
Thank you for your understanding!
SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST MEETING
The Supervisors of the Checklist
for the Town of Groton will hold a session to make additions
and corrections to the checklist.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Town House, 754 North Groton Road, Groton, New
Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Town House, 754 North Groton Road, Groton, New
***Please note: anyone wishing to
register to vote in New Hampshire for the first time
must provide proof of citizenship and domicile.
Examples of proof of citizenship are birth certificate,
valid US passport or Certificate of Naturalization. A
driver's license is NOT proof of citizenship. Examples of
proof of domicile are electric or cable bill, renter’s
agreement, driver’s license if domicile address is listed on
Gina Rescigno, Virginia Parker, Pamela Hamel
The Bridgewater, Hebron, and Groton Planning Group have been holding weekly meetings with the Steering Committee on Wednesdays and these are ongoing at this time to discuss the planning since HB349 was signed into law.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:00pm at the Groton Town Hall.
They have created this great powerpoint that has more information on this and why we are trying to leave the school district.
Below is a newsbrief the Steering Committee put together.
They have also created a website to allow for greater communication with the public. This will be a repository for future information and data.
PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING UPDATE
There have been some delays with the Public Works Building Project due to USDA requirements but we have been working hard to get this project moving forward. We should have more information soon and are hoping to send the project out for bid and to have a contractor in place by the March 2024 Town Meeting. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING
The following is information on upcoming CERT training that would assist the EMD's in a disaster situation:
911 CARES SIGNUP
NH 911 CARES (previously
Supplemental Ali) is now available online. Accessing your
account information is easier than ever as you can access it
anytime, anywhere using the NH 911 CARES website. The CARES
(Citizen Assistance Registry for Emergency Services) website
is a service that provides additional information to an
emergency 911 dispatcher at the time of a 911 call. In use
for more than 10 years, CARES information has been used in
countless 911 calls, assisting dispatchers by providing
important information that a caller may not be able to
provide them verbally. This information is medical in
nature, and thus protected by the NH 911 Division and only
used for emergency services at the time of a 911 call. NH
911 is dedicated to providing the best emergency care in the
shortest amount of time, and the CARES program is one aspect
of that mission.
To register yourself or someone else, please log onto https://cares.desc.nh.gov and set up a New Account.
If you have
any questions or need assistance with registration, please
contact us at 603-271-6911 or
The Town will begin working on updating the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. We are working with Mapping and Planning Solutions (MAPS) to update the current plan to include any changes that have happened since the plan was last updated. These meetings will be taking place via Zoom Meetings. The public is welcome to attend these meetings.
The following are the upcoming meetings:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 4:30pm
NH BROADBAND INFORMATION
Funding Available for
Good Land Stewards
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WARNING FROM CHIEF BAGAN
With the summer season upon us there has already been a report of unlocked vehicles pilfered overnight. Please be diligent keep your vehicles locked when unattended where ever you are, it doesn’t take long for an opportunistic bad guy to take advantage. If you see anything out of the ordinary, a person or vehicle that seems out of place please call the local police department.
Chief of Police
Groton Police Department
FOR EMERGENCY CALL 911
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HB349
**UPDATE AS OF 8/8/23 THIS BILL HAS PASSED**
Establishing a Special Purpose
School District for Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
The Governor will soon sign HB 349 into law. This law
is called enabling legislation. It grants legal authority to
the Towns of Bridgewater, Hebron, and Groton to withdraw
from the 7-town Newfound Area School District and establish
our own 3-town school district based on a K-8 model.
The creation of our new school district is contingent
upon a majority vote in each of our 3 towns at our 2024
annual town meetings. If our voters approve, the effective
operational date of our new school district is July 1, 2025.
This bill received widespread bi-partisan support in
the legislature. It passed unanimously in both the House and
Senate. All three state senators representing the 7-town
Newfound Area School District voted in favor and voiced
strong support in committee hearings.
Such widespread legislative support confirms this is
an excellent concept and a once-in-a-generation opportunity
to improve education outcomes for our children. Moreover, a
smaller tight-knit school district allows greater voter
input and control over education costs and curriculum, and
shorter bus rides for Groton’s students. Sometimes smaller
The new law sets out a series of sequential steps
over the next two years culminating in the July 1, 2025,
operational date of the new school district.
The first step requires our select boards to appoint
a withdrawal committee to begin administrative planning for
the new district prior to the 2024 withdrawal adoption vote.
This committee will create a draft school budget and
coordinate high school tuition agreements, superintendent
services, and activities. The goal is to provide as much
information as possible to parents and citizens prior to the
The next step takes place at our 2024 annual town
meeting. After the vote by the 3 towns to adopt the
provisions of this act, the State Board of Education issues
a “certificate of withdrawal” from the Newfound Area School
After the withdrawal vote, follow-on steps include a
special election for a new 3-town school board and budget
committee. The act requires new school board members and
district officers to organize promptly “to take any action
necessary to carry out the provisions of this law.”
An informed citizenry makes their communities better.
Our select board will strive to provide you with the
knowledge and resources to help you help our community make
this new and exciting educational opportunity for our
children a reality.
As the process evolves, our selectman plan to hold
“face-to-face” meetings to update you on progress, answer
questions, and listen to feedback.
As noted from the outset, our vision is simple: we
aspire to improve educational outcomes for our children with
an innovative alternative to a traditional Middle School. We
strive to do this by fulfilling the provisions of this act
to establish our own 3-town school district and
reconfiguring the Village District School to a K-8 model.
A smaller tight-knit school district allows greater
voter control over education costs and our citizen’s tax
burden. It also allows for more intimate input over
curriculum and administrative policy, and shorter bus rides
for Groton’s students. As noted above, sometimes smaller is
For more information on HB 349,
please review the following position papers linked here:
Rescigno, Tony Albert and Ron Madan
There is a current scam going on in
the area where someone will call the house pretending to be
a family member that has been arrested.
Someone will get on the phone representing themselves
as an attorney or some other official to make arraignments
to pick up cash bail money. ALLWAYS verify directly with the
arresting agency identified. Bail normally is posted at the
location of incarceration or at the court of jurisdiction.
Attempt to contact the family member in question and
always notify your local police department.
FREE COVID TESTS
If anyone needs a COVID test, the Emergency Management Director and the Deputy Director put some on the table at the Town House inside the door. They are free so please help yourself!
Hebron Fire provides services to the Town of Groton and they are looking for firefighters. Click here to view the recruitment poster. If you are interested in becoming a firefighter they could use your help!!
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