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Grasso Tech Awarded Lighting Rebate from Groton Utilities — December 13, 2019

Groton Utilities presented Ella T. Grasso Technical High School with a lighting rebate check for $85,931 on Friday, December 13, 2019 at a ceremony held in the morning at the Groton-based technical high school. Grasso Tech installed approximately 2,800 new lighting fixtures and associated lighting controls as part of the construction of their state-of-the-art new school facility.

By installing energy-efficient lighting throughout the school Grasso Tech will realize an annual kilowatt per hour (kWh) savings over baseline building code of 184,580 kWh and a lifetime savings of approximately 2,768,700 kWh, saving the school a tremendous amount on its electric bill.

Attending the presentation were (left to right) Groton Utilities Key Accounts General Manager Len Mediavilla, Groton Utilities Commissioner George Scully, Groton Utilities Director Ron Gaudet, State Senator Cathy Osten, Grasso Tech Principal Patricia Feeney and City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick.

Groton Utilities offers residential and business customers a variety of energy conservation programs to help reduce energy costs. These programs are designed to help people reduce energy costs by promoting the installation of more energy efficient lighting, air conditioning, heat pump water heaters, electric motors, and refrigeration solutions.

In addition to these programs Groton Utilities has a rebate program for the acquisition of plug in electric cars and level 2 chargers. Read more about Groton Utilities energy conservation programs on the company website (www.grotonutilities.com) under the Energy Conservation section.

Students began attending classes in the new 226,000 square foot, three story Grasso Tech building in September of this year. Included in the new design are a 300 seat auditorium, a gymnasium, a large hi-tech kitchen, restaurant area, and shops and classrooms for various departments, including automotive repair, IT, digital media, plumbing, electronics, and much more. It is truly a local marvel and landmark facility in the region.

Holiday Trash/Recycling Pickup Schedule — December 11, 2019

Christmas and New Years Day are both on Wednesday this year so trash/recycling normally scheduled for Wednesday will instead be picked up on Thursday.

  • Christmas Day Holiday trash and recycling collections will be picked up on Thursday, December 26, 2019.
  • New Year’s Day Holiday trash and recycling collections will be picked up on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

 

The Cartells Open Cabaret Concert Series with a Holiday Concert on December 15th — December 6, 2019

On Sunday, December 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department are excited to bring back The Cartells for a very special holiday concert that will be sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages. The Cartells are one of the most popular bands in the region, having wowed audiences with their skill and energy year after year. Come on down and enjoy the holidays with us.

All concerts are held on Sundays and are performed at the City of Groton Municipal Building Auditorium. Concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. and end at roughly 5:00 p.m.

The full schedule of concerts is as follows:

December 15, 2019The Cartells Holiday Concert

January 19, 2020 – Clan O’Cleary.

Clan O’Cleary’s music is firmly rooted in the sounds and the instruments of Ireland. Beautifully harmonious in both voices and instruments, from the soft mysticism of New Age Celtic to the raucous songs of the Irish bar band, this is Irish music played with gusto and grace, as it should be.

February 9, 2020 – Azalea Drive Duo

This is the trimmed down and mellowed up version of the popular full band Azalea Drive. Kym and Ron use their magical musical chemistry to bewitch audiences with the best of the last several decades, including Hall and Oates, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and much more.

March 8, 2020 – Whiskey Wine and Coke

Whiskey Wine and Coke are a musical trio with a male and female lead singer and acoustic guitarist. The band skillfully covers songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and modern country. Through the intimacy of a trio, they engage their audience to experience musical nostalgia while dancing and singing along to timeless favorites!

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.

City Cabaret 2019-2020 Schedule Announcement — December 3, 2019

The City of Groton and Groton Utilities are happy to announce the concert schedule for the 2019-2020 City Cabaret concert series.

In a change from previous years we are pleased to announce that we have four concerts on the schedule, instead of the traditional three. The “bonus” concert is a special holiday concert with the very popular regional band The Cartells, to be held on Sunday December 15th at 3:00 p.m. at the City of Groton Municipal Building. The Cartells will be bringing their usual high level of musicianship and energetic stage show into the holiday season, offering up an array of holiday favorites for all to enjoy.

All concerts are held on Sundays and are performed at the City of Groton Municipal Building Auditorium. Concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. and end at roughly 5:00 p.m.

The full schedule of concerts is as follows:

December 15, 2019The Cartells Holiday Concert

January 19, 2020 – Clan O’Cleary

Clan O’Cleary’s music is firmly rooted in the sounds and the instruments of Ireland. Beautifully harmonious in both voices and instruments, from the soft mysticism of New Age Celtic to the raucous songs of the Irish bar band, this is Irish music played with gusto and grace, as it should be.

February 9, 2020 – Azalea Drive Duo

This is the trimmed down and mellowed up version of the popular full band Azalea Drive. Kym and Ron use their magical musical chemistry to bewitch audiences with the best of the last several decades, including Hall and Oates, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and much more.

March 8, 2020 – Whiskey Wine and Coke

Whiskey Wine and Coke are a musical trio with a male and female lead singer and acoustic guitarist. The band skillfully covers songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and modern country. Through the intimacy of a trio, they engage their audience to experience musical nostalgia while dancing and singing along to timeless favorites!

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.

City of Groton Police Holiday Celebration 2019 — November 28, 2019

Stuff-A-Cruiser, Food and Coat Drive — November 26, 2019

On December 7, 2019 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City of Groton Municipal Building located at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton, the City of Groton Police Department will be holding its third annual “Stuff a Cruiser, Food and Coat Drive” family-friendly event.

We are happy to announce that we will again stuff a City of Groton Police cruiser with toys to distribute to local children to ensure all have a joyous holiday season. We will collect items for the food drive for our local food pantries.

We will be collaborating with St. John’s Christian Church of Groton to collect new and/or gently used coats that will be made available later for all.
Check back on this webpage for updates and announcements on the other stakeholders who will be assisting with this event. For the past two years, this event keeps getting bigger and better and we want to have an even larger positive impact this year!! We look forward to seeing you and working together with all to meet the needs of all in our community. Please share in the Holiday spirit!! If you have any questions, call 860-445-2451 to the City of Groton Police Dispatch.

Happy Holidays to all from your City of Groton Police Department

Thanksgiving Trash/Recycling/Leaf Pickup Schedule — November 22, 2019

Highway Department RecyclerDue to the Thanksgiving Holiday and shortened work week the following pickup schedules have changed:

Trash/Recycling:

  • Thursday pickups will be picked up on the Wednesday before the holiday
  • Friday pickups will be picked up on the Monday after the holiday

Leaves:

  • Leaf pickups scheduled for Wednesday will now be Tuesday before the holiday

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Groton Public Works Department at 860-446-4127.

Current Vacancies on Board, Commissions and Committees — November 19, 2019

Beach and Parks:

1 Regular member

 

Conservation Commission:

2 Alternate Members

 

Eastern Point Historic District Commission:

3 Alternate Members

 

Harbor Management Commission:

1 Regular Member

3 Alternate Members

 

Planning and Zoning Commission:

2 Alternate Members

 

Zoning Board of Appeals:

3 Alternate Members

 

Economic Development Committee:

1 Regular Members

 

Application is attached below:

Application for Boards and Commissions

Invitation to Bid – Pickup Trucks and Explorer — November 13, 2019

Poquonnock Road Reconstruction Project Information Session – 11/25 6 PM — November 12, 2019

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