Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Do Not Feed Waterfowl — April 12, 2019

Highway Operations Comparative Analysis — April 8, 2019

FY20 Proposed City of Groton Budget — April 2, 2019

The City is pleased to present it’s Proposed FY20 Annual Budget.  A Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. FY20 Proposed City Bu...

Groton Utilities Accepting Nominations For the Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award — March 26, 2019

2018 Community Service Award Winner Martin Cloudas

Groton Utilities has announced that it is accepting nominations for the sixteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award.  The purpose of the award is to honor a member of the community who has contributed his or her time, energy and resources to make the community a better place in which to live and work.

Persons eligible for the award must live in Greater Groton, which encompasses the City, the Town, and any of the subdivisions or fire districts. The person should exemplify all the qualities suggested by Groton Utilities’ slogan of “Giving back to the community.”

Groton Utilities will present the award to the winner of the sixteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award during City of Groton Day 2019 on August 2 at Washington Park.

Groton Utilities named the award, The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award, to commemorate Mrs. Nixon’s service to her community. Jackie, as she was known to most, operated a food pantry in her residence for 24 years. She distributed food on a regular basis to many needy families. Jackie passed away July 6, 2004 after a brief battle with cancer.

Like Jackie, the nominee’s contributions to the community should make other citizens describe the nominee as generous, committed, and other similar admirable qualities, which exemplify “service.”

The closing date for nominations is June 28, 2019. Applications may be obtained at the Groton Utilities Customer Care Center at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street. In addition, you can call our Customer Care Center at 860-446-4000 and request an application be mailed to you. Or you can download a copy of the application located at the bottom of this web page.

Earle A. Williams was the recipient of the first Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award. Other winners were Robert “Bob” Leeney, E. Marion “Mimi” Orkney, Lillian “Lil” Hansen, Sarah Stanley, William “Bill” Welsh, Jr., Alfred “Al” Restivo, Robert “Bob” Austin LaFrance; Archie C. Swindell, Milly Carlson, Lian Obrey, James “Jim” Streeter, Charlie Eppenghaus, Marcia R. Gipstein, and Martin Cloudas.

Community Service Award Application 2019
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Summer Jobs Available – Tennis Assistant and Tennis Instructor — March 21, 2019

“Name the Park” Contest — March 19, 2019

Lower Costa PropertyIt’s not often that you get an opportunity to do something that will last for years to come. Well here’s your chance to leave your mark. The City of Groton Parks & Recreation Department is accepting name submissions for the “Lower Costa Property” located at 353 Thames Street (water side), located near the City of Groton sewage treatment plant. If your name is chosen you will receive a 2019 Eastern Point Beach Pass.

All entries must be submitted by mail or in person on an official entry form to the City of Groton Park & Recreation Department office by May 1, 2019. Forms are available at the City of Groton Parks & Recreation Office (295 Meridian Street) or on the Parks and Recreation website by clicking on this link.

Suggestions for park names must not infringe on any trademarks or licensed products. Names associated with natural features of the landscape (rivers, wetlands, etc), natural resource related attributes (wildlife, vegetation, geological feature), and historic significance or amenities are preferred for park properties. Submissions should be one to three word names that are concise and distinctive from a regional standpoint.

City/Groton Utilities employees and their immediate family members are ineligible. City Board members and their immediate family members are also ineligible.

To read more and/or submit any entry click here.

Citizens Police Academy — March 14, 2019

City of Groton Police Department PatchThe City of Groton Police Department is sponsoring a Citizens Police Academy. The purpose of this academy is to provide the local community with information as it relates to the function and activities of the City of Groton Police Department. It is the hope that this program will increase police awareness and build community rapport through this educational endeavor. In return, the City of Groton Police Department will benefit by becoming more aware of the concerns of the community through their interaction and input during this program. The City of Groton Citizens Police Academy will cover topics such as:

  • General Introduction
  • Hiring Process
  • Search And Seizure
  • Criminal/MV Laws
  • Drug and Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Prevention
  • Motor Vehicle stops
  • DUI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Accident Investigation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Use of Force


Applicants must be 21 years of age and either reside or work full time within the City of Groton. Classes will begin on April 17, 2019 and continue on Wednesdays for eight weeks. Graduation is scheduled for June 12, 2019. All applications must be received to the City of Groton Police Department no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, March, 29, 2019.

To apply complete the Citizens Academy Packet and submit as directed in the Citizens Police Academy Letter.

Citizens Police Academy Letter
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Citizens Academy Packet
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RFP for the Sale of 108 Thames & 0 Broad Streets — March 5, 2019

“Whiskey, Wine and Coke” Featured in Last City Cabaret 2019 Concert — 

Whiskey, Wine and Coke, an acoustic trio, will be featured in the last City Cabaret 2019 concert of the season.  The concert will held on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m.

The trio includes lead singers, Renee and Dave, and guitarist, Dean.  In addition to the Coyote River Band set list, the group does cover songs by The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, The Eagles, and Etta James.

All City Cabaret concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on Sundays at 3:00 p.m., once each month January through March. The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

Dessert, coffee and bottle water will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

Wastewater Presentation to be Held on March 4th — March 1, 2019

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