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City Cabaret Celebrates Its Twelfth Concert Season

GROTON - The schedule for City Cabaret 2017 has been finalized. The twelfth season kicks off in January. Something new has been added - a fourth concert in April.

Read the full press release

City of Groton Police Holiday Festival, December 1, 2016

City of Groton Police Holiday Festival

Groton Utilities Street Light Upgrade Project

Groton Utilities is in the process of converting street lights over to LED bulbs. Tanko Lighting Company will be auditing the street lights in town beginning Tuesday June 28th. Please be aware that this is an approved contractor.

New Sanitation and Recycling Schedule as July 5th

The City of Groton will be switching over to once a week sanitation pickup beginning July 5, 2016. As almost all routes have been affected, including recycling, please refer to the links below to determine your newly scheduled day.

Click here to access the new Sanitiation Pickup map
Click here to access the new Recycling Pickup map

Zoning Regulations / Subdivision Regulations

The Planning and Zoning Commission has been working for the past year on updating the land use regulations. The final versions are available to the public for review and comment.

Click here to access the Final Draft Revised Zoning Regulations
Click here to access the Final Draft Revised Subdivision Regulations
Click here to the revised Zoning Map

City of Groton Online Parking Ticket System

The City of Groton now has the ability to accept parking ticket payments online through the following link: https://www.parkingticketpayment.com/groton.

There is a $3.50 convenience fee in addition to the fine to use this service.


Groton Utilities is repeating a warning to customers about a phone scam from callers claiming to represent Groton Utilities and/or the City of Groton. These callers are asking for payment on the phone in order for you to avoid utility service termination. The callers target local businesses and ask the business owner to make a payment directly with the caller.

If you receive such a call please ask for the caller's name and number and call them back to verify that the call is indeed from Groton Utilities. Please do not give financial information to anyone on the phone before assuring that the call is legitimate. If you are unsure at all simply call GU at 860-446-4000 to verify the legitimacy of a call.

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Located midway between New York City and Boston on the I-95 corridor, the City of Groton offers a rich mixture of shoreline living, New England history, and recreational activities. Bounded by the Thames River and Long Island Sound, this small community, is a great place to live, work, and play.

Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of recreational and historic activities. The City maintains Washington Park, which contains baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness trail, children's playground, picnic pavilions and ample room for outdoor concerts and family play. On its southern tip, Eastern Point Beach provides a beautiful location to enjoy the waters of Long Island Sound. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Connecticut's only extant Revolutionary War battle site, offers visitors a rare visit to an earthwork fort. Throughout the year, Residents and visitors alike enjoy a calendar filled with recreational activities.

The City has a strong employment base. Its two major employers are Electric Boat, the designer and builder of our nation's submarines, and Pfizer, which maintains a premier research and development campus within the City. Small businesses find a healthy climate for development in the City, and the City welcomes the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who choose to locate in our community.

The City of Groton is a great place for families to grow. Our Parks and Recreation Department offers quality programs. Educational options include the Groton Public Schools, Sacred Heart School, the Marine Science Magnet High School, and the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut. The City offers diverse housing opportunities to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets.

Municipal services make the City of Groton an excellent choice for residents and businesses. The City of Groton was recently named one of the ten safest communities in Connecticut by Movoto Real Estate. City-provided services include highway and roadside maintenance as well as sanitation and sewer services. Groton Utilities, a department of the City, provides quality electric and water services at competitive rates.

Whether you're visiting or staying for a lifetime the welcoming atmosphere and sense of community will make you feel right at home.

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Date/Time Event
12/5/2016 7:20 PM (WPCA) Regular Meeting
AGENDA 12052016 WPCA.pdf
12/5/2016 7:30 PM
(Mayor & Council) Mayor & Council Agenda
12/6/2016 7:30 PM
(Conservation Commission) Conservation Commission agenda
12/7/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(Economic Development Commission) Economic Development Commission Monthly Meeting
Regular Monthly EDC meeting11-2-2016 minutes.pdf
12/8/2016 6:30 PM
(Harbor Management Commission) Harbor Management Commission Agenda
12/14/2016 7:00 PM
(Beach and Parks Committee) Beach and Parks Committee Agenda
Dec 2016.pdf
12/20/2016 7:30 PM
(Planning and Zoning Commission) Regular Monthly Meeting of P&Z
Regular meeting of the Commission
12/21/2016 10:00 AM
(Commission meeting) Groton Utilities Commission Meeting

The City of Groton will be closed on Monday, December 26th, 2016 for the Christmas Holiday, and Monday, January 2, 2017 for the New Year.

For a list of all of the Holiday Closings, please click here.

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