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Concerts in the Park 2018 Schedule Announced — April 13, 2018

Join us for a magical, musical summer when Concerts in the Park begins its 2018 concert season with the band Azalea Drive on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Full Schedule:

  • June 15 – Azalea Drive
  • June 22 – Rock and Soul Revue
  • June 29 – Mass-Conn Fusion
  • July 6 – F & Blues Band
  • July 13 – The Cartells
  • July 20 – Jay Dempsey Band
  • July 27 – 9Teen

 

All concerts are held at Washington Park on Fridays and begin at 6:30 p.m.

The concerts offer families a fun, inexpensive evening.  The concert site has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing. Food is available on site – Groton baseball leagues will operate the concession stand. Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concerts.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.

Come hear the music play!

Benham Road Paving — April 4, 2018

In anticipation of road paving to begin late May on Benham Road, our Public Works department has begun repairing sidewalks and replacing catch basins and driveway aprons. The department staff will notify individual property owners as they schedule work to affect that property. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works department at 860-446-4127.

FYE2019 Proposed City of Groton Budget — April 2, 2018

The City of Groton Proposed Budget has been prepared and submitted to the City Council.  The proposed budget would produce a decrease of .72 mill.

 

Final City Cabaret 2018 Concert – Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet — March 27, 2018

Andy SherwoodCabaret Logo 2018

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform their usual musical magic at City Cabaret 2018’s final concert on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.  Take Exit 87 off I-95.  Then turn right at the first light.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series.

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood on the clarinet, Ian Frenkel on piano, Bryan Rizzuto on string bass, and Tom Briggs on drums.

Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band.  He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.

Dessert and coffee 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.

Easter Egg Hunt – March 31st — March 20, 2018

City of Groton Announces New Business Grant — March 14, 2018

The City of Groton Economic Development Commission is launching a new Business Soft-cost Grant Program (BSC). The purpose of the BSC Grant is to assist new or expanding City businesses owners with covering some initial, often unanticipated soft costs associated with the planning and zoning process, including surveying and architectural expenses.

The grant award serves as a reimbursement to the business or property owner for actual expenditures and can be approved for up to $1,000.

Quick Facts and the full Policies and Procedures along with the Application form can be assessed on the “Doing Business” page of the city website under the header “Business Assistance Grant Program”

Hard copies are also available at the front desk at the municipal building and from the Planning/Development office in the City Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St.

“This is an exciting new development in economic development initiatives for the City and the Economic Development Commission (EDC), said Cheryl Auerbach, Chairman of the EDC.  We want our business and service community to know that we have their backs and hope that a successful launch of the BSC grant will lead to future growth in business incentives that we can offer.”

Mayor Keith Hedrick praised the work of the EDC.  “The City has supported the work of the Community and Economic Development Committee and now the Economic Development Commission as critical to growing and diversifying our economic base.  An EDC that has members that are themselves business and commercial leaders in our area, really has helped define where the City can help sustain the private investment happening here.”

For more information on this grant and other EDC initiatives, contact the Planning Department, Barbara Goodrich, 860-446-4169, goodrichb@cityofgroton-ct.gov

Sanitation/Recycling – March 14, 2018 — March 13, 2018

Sanitation/Recycling schedule: as our crews will continue to perform cleanup work from today’s storm, we will conduct normal pickup if you are normally scheduled for Wednesday pickup. We will not be conducting a double pickup to make up for today’s storm.

Plan of Conservation and Development Survey Wrapping Up — March 12, 2018

The City of Groton is wrapping up an on-line survey to get input from City residents as part of updating the Plan of Conservation and Development.  As a special thanks for taking the survey, one lucky participant will receive a $25 gift certificate from Outer Light Brewing Company!  So don’t delay your participation in the survey for a chance to win!!!

To take the survey click the link below:

Plan of Conservation and Development Survey

The survey will be open for participation through Friday March 16 and will then be closed so that the results can be considered for inclusion in the Plan of Conservation and Development.

The survey provides an opportunity for City residents to identify issues they believe need attention, now and in the future, and suggest priorities and strategies for consideration in the updated Plan.

A Plan of Conservation and Development (Plan) is an advisory document used by the Planning and Zoning Commission and other City agencies to:

  • Guide the protection of the resources important to residents
  • Guide growth and change in the city
  • Identify facilities and services needed or wanted to support the community

 
The current Plan of Conservation and Development was adopted in 2008.

For additional information on this press release, contact:
Barbara Goodrich
860-446-4169
City Planner
goodrichb@cityofgroton-ct.gov

March 12, 2018 – PARKING BAN ANNOUNCEMENT — 

UPDATED INFORMATION PARKING BAN ANNOUNCEMENT************

The City of Groton in anticipation of the incoming storm is announcing a parking ban. The City of Groton is enacting a parking ban on all City Streets to facilitate snow removal operations. The Parking ban will run from 7:30 PM tonight March 12th, 2018 until 9 PM on March 13th, 2018. Parking is prohibited on all City of Groton Streets during this time with the exception that EVEN side parking is permitted on Nathan Hale drive, Paul Revere Drive and Litton Avenue.


Vehicles parked on hills or near intersections present the most danger for snow plow operators.
Temporary Parking is available at the Groton Heights School, Eastern Point Beach, The Municipal Parking Lot at 2 Latham Street, and Washington Park.


Vehicles in violation of the snow removal ban may be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.


For questions you can call the City of Groton Police Dispatch at 860-445-2451.


Residents are encouraged to register for CTAlert.gov so you can receive these and other Emergency announcements on your cell phone, VOIP phone and email.


We thank everyone for their cooperation which will assist with plow operations and Police, Fire and EMS egress.

The Cartells Quartet Up Next at City Cabaret 2018 — March 6, 2018

From left to right, Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; and Tom Majesky, guitar and vocals.

The Cartells Quartet will be featured, Sunday, March 11, at City Cabaret 2018. The foursome features Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; and Tom Majesty, guitar and vocals. The group will offer all your favorites in an intimate musical atmosphere.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will close out City Cabaret 2018 on Sunday, April 8.

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

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.