Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award Presented to Charlie Ebbinghaus
Charlie Ebbinghaus is the recipient of the 2016 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for his many years of "Giving Back to the Community". The award was presented at the annual City of Groton Day celebration on August 5.
Community Service Award Recipient - Charlie Ebbinghaus is the recipient of the 2016 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award, sponsored by Groton Utilities. A check for $1,000 was presented to the Fairview Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut in his honor. The charitable donation from Groton Utilities is the symbol of the award. Left to right, City Mayor Marian Galbraith, Nolan Nixon, husband of Jackie Nixon; Charlie Ebbinghaus, and Tricia Cunningham, Director of Development and Community Relations, at Fairview. Photo by Roger Riley.
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.
There is a $3.50 convenience fee in addition to the fine to use this service.
PHONE SCAM ALERT
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.
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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