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FRIDAY, AUG. 19

Veterans Service Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Legion Hall. To reach Veterans Service Officer Bob Johnson, call 978-448-1175.

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. Many vendors, free music; will continue through Oct. 7.

SUNDAY, AUG. 21

Board of Selectmen site walk: 2 to 4 p.m., 8 Weymisset Road. On-site review, Groton lakes Association, other business.

MONDAY, AUG. 22

Veterans Service Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Legion Hall.

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall

TUESDAY, AUG. 23

Economic Development Committee: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

Prescott School Reuse Committee: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall

Book Talk for fourth and fifth graders: 6:30 p.m., Groton Public Library community room. Come and talk about the books that you read over the summer. Snacks and drinks provided; run by two Girl Scout Cadettes.

Conservation Commission: 6:45 p.m., Town Hall

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24

Veterans Service Office Hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Legion Hall.

Affordable Housing Committee: 7 p.m., Town hall

Great Ponds Advisory Committee: 7:15 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, AUG. 25

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

FRIDAY, AUG. 26

Veterans Service Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Legion Hall. To reach Veterans Service Officer Bob Johnson, call 978-448-1175.

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. Many vendors, free music; will continue through Oct. 7.

SUNDAY, AUG. 28

Groton Democratic Town Committee: 4 p.m. Setti Warren, Newton mayor and candidate for U.S. Senate, will be speaking at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. The public is invited to attend the event co-sponsored by the First Middlesex Democrats, and the Ayer, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell and Townsend Democratic Town Committees. Setti Warren currently serves as mayor of Newton and has worked for U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the Clinton White House and the New England Director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Warren enlisted in the Navy Reserve after 9/11, and in 2008, completed a tour of duty in Iraq as a Navy Intelligence Specialist. For more information contact GrotonDTC@aol.com or www.settiwarren.com.

BRIEFS

Obtaining Passports in Groton Town Hall

The Groton Town Hall is a designated U.S. State Department Passport Acceptance Agency. Passport applications are available at Groton Town Hall, and can also be downloaded from the Department of State. This website also contains information on documents and photos required, fees charged, and answers to travel-related questions.

We recommend that you complete your application, gather the necessary documents, and obtain passport photos prior to arriving at our office.

Groton Town Hall will accept passport applications on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Monday evenings by appointment. Please arrive at least one-half hour prior to closing time, with extra time if more than one family member will be applying at the same time.

Please bring two checks to cover your passport application fees. Passport payments consist of a US Department of State fee and an Acceptance Agent fee. Payments must be made by check or money order. We’re sorry, but no credit or debit cards are accepted.

For fee information, go to: http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html.

Please call 978-732-1881 for more information about passport acceptance at Groton Town Hall.

Dog Control Bylaw Hearings

The proposed Groton Dog Control Bylaw is available for public review and comment. A copy of the bylaw is available from the town clerk’s office, 173 Main St. Comments are welcome, and should be sent to dogs@townofgroton.org.

A series of public hearings is scheduled. Hearings will be held at Town Hall, and are being scheduled for Aug. 17, Aug. 30 and Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Sept. 12’s meeting will be part of the selectmen’s meeting. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comments. The committee’s plan is to offer a bylaw proposal to the Oct. 17 Town Meeting.

If you have any questions, please email dogs@townofgroton.org or contact the Mike Bouchard in the Town Clerk’s office at 978-4478-1100.

Affordable Housing

in Groton

The town of Groton invites you to consider the following affordable housing properties that are presently for sale in Groton. Please refer to the information packet associated with each housing unit to learn about the application process and any eligibility requirements.

698 Townsend Road — two units. See the town of Groton website for the information packet and a copy of the model deed rider.

Academy Hill development — two units. See the town of Groton website for the information packet and a copy of the model deed rider.

SAVE THE DATE

Annual Boy Scout Yard Sale

Once again, Troop 1 W. Groton will hold a HUGE yard sale on Labor Day, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H&V Field, Townsend Road (between Routes 225 & 119), West Groton as part of the Firemen’s Muster.

Donation Drop Off: Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Squanacook Hall & Sunday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (preferred) at H&V field.

If you need a pick-up at your home, please contact Natalie Marsh at 978-448-6481 or natmarsh@charter.net).

PLEASE, no gas powered equipment, text books, mattresses or electronics of any kind (including computers, printers, TVs, clocks, electric coffee pots, etc.).

Thank you for your support!

No early birds, please.

Second Monday

Veteran’s Corner

News and information for veterans…

Every 2nd Monday of the month we offer a Veteran’s Breakfast. Many thanks to Shaw’s Supermarket, Blood Farm, Barney Blood and the Groton Police Union for donating food, and to the Town Hall volunteers for preparing this delicious breakfast for our veterans monthly.

The next breakfast will be on: Monday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.

Speaker: Navy Signal Man 1st Class Charles Elwood.

In memory of: Col. Frank Belitsky, Mayo Darling and Arthur Sticklor.

God bless our troops!

Join the Conversation

We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions.

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CALENDAR

FRIDAY, AUG. 19

Veterans Service Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Legion Hall. To reach Veterans Service Officer Bob Johnson, call 978-448-1175.

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. Many vendors, free music; will continue through Oct. 7.

SUNDAY, AUG. 21

Board of Selectmen site walk: 2 to 4 p.m., 8 Weymisset Road. On-site review, Groton lakes Association, other business.

MONDAY, AUG. 22

Veterans Service Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Legion Hall.

Board of Selectmen: 7 p.m., Town Hall

TUESDAY, AUG. 23

Economic Development Committee: 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

Prescott School Reuse Committee: 6:30 p.m., Town Hall

Book Talk for fourth and fifth graders: 6:30 p.m., Groton Public Library community room. Come and talk about the books that you read over the summer. Snacks and drinks provided; run by two Girl Scout Cadettes.

Conservation Commission: 6:45 p.m., Town Hall

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24

Veterans Service Office Hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Legion Hall.

Affordable Housing Committee: 7 p.m., Town hall

Great Ponds Advisory Committee: 7:15 p.m., Town Hall

THURSDAY, AUG. 25

Planning Board: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

FRIDAY, AUG. 26

Veterans Service Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Legion Hall. To reach Veterans Service Officer Bob Johnson, call 978-448-1175.

Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m., Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row. Many vendors, free music; will continue through Oct. 7.

SUNDAY, AUG. 28

Groton Democratic Town Committee: 4 p.m. Setti Warren, Newton mayor and candidate for U.S. Senate, will be speaking at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St. The public is invited to attend the event co-sponsored by the First Middlesex Democrats, and the Ayer, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell and Townsend Democratic Town Committees. Setti Warren currently serves as mayor of Newton and has worked for U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the Clinton White House and the New England Director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Warren enlisted in the Navy Reserve after 9/11, and in 2008, completed a tour of duty in Iraq as a Navy Intelligence Specialist. For more information contact GrotonDTC@aol.com or www.settiwarren.com.

BRIEFS

Obtaining Passports in Groton Town Hall

The Groton Town Hall is a designated U.S. State Department Passport Acceptance Agency. Passport applications are available at Groton Town Hall, and can also be downloaded from the Department of State. This website also contains information on documents and photos required, fees charged, and answers to travel-related questions.

We recommend that you complete your application, gather the necessary documents, and obtain passport photos prior to arriving at our office.

Groton Town Hall will accept passport applications on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Monday evenings by appointment. Please arrive at least one-half hour prior to closing time, with extra time if more than one family member will be applying at the same time.

Please bring two checks to cover your passport application fees. Passport payments consist of a US Department of State fee and an Acceptance Agent fee. Payments must be made by check or money order. We’re sorry, but no credit or debit cards are accepted.

For fee information, go to: http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html.

Please call 978-732-1881 for more information about passport acceptance at Groton Town Hall.

Dog Control Bylaw Hearings

The proposed Groton Dog Control Bylaw is available for public review and comment. A copy of the bylaw is available from the town clerk’s office, 173 Main St. Comments are welcome, and should be sent to dogs@townofgroton.org.

A series of public hearings is scheduled. Hearings will be held at Town Hall, and are being scheduled for Aug. 17, Aug. 30 and Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Sept. 12’s meeting will be part of the selectmen’s meeting. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comments. The committee’s plan is to offer a bylaw proposal to the Oct. 17 Town Meeting.

If you have any questions, please email dogs@townofgroton.org or contact the Mike Bouchard in the Town Clerk’s office at 978-4478-1100.

Affordable Housing

in Groton

The town of Groton invites you to consider the following affordable housing properties that are presently for sale in Groton. Please refer to the information packet associated with each housing unit to learn about the application process and any eligibility requirements.

698 Townsend Road — two units. See the town of Groton website for the information packet and a copy of the model deed rider.

Academy Hill development — two units. See the town of Groton website for the information packet and a copy of the model deed rider.

SAVE THE DATE

Annual Boy Scout Yard Sale

Once again, Troop 1 W. Groton will hold a HUGE yard sale on Labor Day, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H&V Field, Townsend Road (between Routes 225 & 119), West Groton as part of the Firemen’s Muster.

Donation Drop Off: Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Squanacook Hall & Sunday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (preferred) at H&V field.

If you need a pick-up at your home, please contact Natalie Marsh at 978-448-6481 or natmarsh@charter.net).

PLEASE, no gas powered equipment, text books, mattresses or electronics of any kind (including computers, printers, TVs, clocks, electric coffee pots, etc.).

Thank you for your support!

No early birds, please.

Second Monday

Veteran’s Corner

News and information for veterans…

Every 2nd Monday of the month we offer a Veteran’s Breakfast. Many thanks to Shaw’s Supermarket, Blood Farm, Barney Blood and the Groton Police Union for donating food, and to the Town Hall volunteers for preparing this delicious breakfast for our veterans monthly.

The next breakfast will be on: Monday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.

Speaker: Navy Signal Man 1st Class Charles Elwood.

In memory of: Col. Frank Belitsky, Mayo Darling and Arthur Sticklor.

God bless our troops!

Join the Conversation

We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions.