Blood drive: A Groton Community blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 220 Main St., Groton. All blood types are needed. Walk-ins welcome.

Flu clinic: 3-6 p.m., High School Commons.

Community Preservation Committee: 7 p.m., Town Hall.


Trick-or-treating: 6-8 p.m.


Center Fire Station Building Committee: 9 a.m., Town Hall.


Political signs

At the request of the town's political committees, I would like to remind all citizens that removal, vandalism, or destruction of political signage or materials is an arrestable offense.

The Groton Police Department will prosecute any person(s] found committing these crimes. Furthermore it should be noted that interfering with any voter, election or ability to vote is also an arrestable offense.

Please support your candidate(s) in a thoughtful, respectful, and legal manner. Let's show our children the democratic process is alive and well In Groton.

Chief Donald L. Palma, Jr.

Chief of Police


Annual meeting

The Groton Historical Society will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Legion Hall on Hollis Street from 7-9 p.m.

Al Collins, project manager of the Boutwell House renovation, will discuss the accomplishments of the last year and the plans for the future.

A brief business meeting will be held to elect officers and accept the newly revised bylaws, plus a review of the past year, followed by light refreshments.


All members and interested Groton residents are invited to attend.

For more information about the Groton Historical Society, check:

Trick or Treating

The Groton Police Department announces the Trick or Treating hours in Groton are 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

We ask that you please follow these safety tips:

* Parents should accompany younger children.

* Wear reflective clothing.

* Carry flashlights and/or glow sticks.

* Use care when crossing and walking along the roadways.

* Parents should inspect all treat bags prior to allowing consumption.

Be cautious, be seen and be safe.

Household hazardous waste collection

Harvard residents may bring hazardous materials for disposal to the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center at 9 Cook St. (rear) on the first Wednesday and following Saturday of each month (Nov. 7 and 10), from 9 a.m. to noon, except for holidays and weather-permitting.

The cost for residents is $20 for up to five gallons or five pounds of material.

Businesses must pre-register.

Go to for information or call 978-501-3943.