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Resident Parking Application — December 11, 2018

CITY OF GROTON RESIDENT PARKING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018

City of Groton Ordinance #215 approved July 5, 2016

Residents of certain streets within the City of Groton are allowed to park in posted areas by displaying a residential parking sticker on the vehicle. Parking stickers are valid during the calendar year and are renewable by January 1st each year by providing the Police Department with an updated Application for Resident Parking form.

 

The Application for Resident Parking form is available at the link below:

Application for Resident Parking

It may also be picked up at the Police Department Dispatcher Desk

The application must be returned to the Police Department for approval by December 29, 2018.

 

Once approved, the parking sticker will be placed on the vehicle by a representative of the Police Department. The one-time cost is $20 for new applicants and no charge for renewals.

Residental Parking Permit Types and Locations:

RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS: ALLEN ST, BAKER AVE, CHAPMAN ST, CUTLER ST, DENISON AVE, ELDERKIN/WEST ELDERKIN AVE, FOREST ST, GEORGE AVE, HAMILTON AVE, HIGH ST, HYNES AVE, LATHAM ST, LEDYARD AVE, MORSE AVE, PLEASANT ST, SLOCUMB TERR

RESIDENT ONLY PERMITS and Visitor Passes: (Only residents of these streets are permitted to park on the following streets and are allowed a designated number of visitor passes.) CENTRAL AVE, MEECH AVE, NICHOLAS AVE, SHORE AVE (FROM TYLER AVE TO #212 SHORE AVE), TRITON PL, TYLER AVE

Please address questions to the City of Groton Police Department Records Division at 860-446-4180.

Police Department “Stuff a Cruiser” Toy Drive, Food Drive and Coat Drive – 12/15 — November 29, 2018

On December 15, 2018 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 their annual “Stuff a Cruiser”, with also a Food Drive and Coat Drive event.

We are happy to announce that we will again this year stuff a City of Groton Police cruiser with toys to distribute to children locally to ensure all have a joyous holiday season.

We will have the City of Groton Police Pickup on hand to collect items for a food drive for local food pantries to meet the need of the food endangered locally. Also on hand at this event to assist with the collection efforts will be the City of Groton Police Cadets. Santa Claus has indicated he will stop by to assist with collection efforts during the event. His arrival time is being coordinated with his staff at the North Pole and will be announced later.

We will be collaborating with St. John’s Christian Church of Groton to conduct a coat drive so we can ensure all are warm during the coming Winter months. New and gently used coats are welcome and will be made available later to those in need. We will also be collaborating with other organizations to ensure that those in need have their needs met at this event. Check back on this webpage for updates and announcements on the other stakeholders who will be assisting with this event

Last year’s event was a huge success and we want to have an even larger positive impact this year!

City of Groton Police Officers will be hosting this family friendly event and 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.

City Cabaret Announces 2019 Schedule — November 2, 2018

Come hear the music play!  The schedule for City Cabaret 2019 has been finalized.  The fourteenth season kicks off in January.

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., 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.

The Mass-Conn-Fusion Duo will kick off the City Cabaret 2019 season on Sunday, January 13.  The Duo pairs the up-right bass, played by Jim Healy, with saxophone, played by Liz Roberts. This unique combination separates them from the crowd. “All styles of music are fair game from Take 5 to Maroon 5,” the Duo says.  “We enjoy bringing a sense of humor and a touch of class to all we do.”

The OBrien String Trio will be featured February 10. The classical string trio plays everything from “Bach to Broadway.” The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and Corinne Cunha on the cello. The group will play a variety of music, including classical, and Kate O’Brien’s original arrangements of popular, ethnic and fiddling styles.

Whisky, Wine and Coke will perform on March 10. The band is a musical trio with two lead singers, Renee Morehouse and Dave Warner, along with guitarist Dean Cardinale.  In addition to the Coyote River Band set list, the trio does cover songs by The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, The Eagles, Etta James and much more.

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.

Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate – Public Forum — September 12, 2018

As you may be aware, Connecticut Public Act 17-73 requires that the Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate convene an annual public forum on the second Wednesday in October, “for the purpose of describing the recent activities of the Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate and receiving feedback from consumers.”   That forum will  be held on October 10, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at the headquarters of the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, 30 Stott Ave, Norwich, CT.

Souls on Fire Featured At “Concerts in the Park” on 8/17 — August 13, 2018

SOF LogoThe band Souls on Fire will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018. The concert will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton. All concerts are free.

Souls on Fire is a 10-piece, soulful 1970’s band, featuring music from Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Motown and lots more.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series. Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

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

Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award Presented to Martin Cloudas — August 10, 2018

Martin CloudasMartin Cloudas is the recipient of the 2018 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for his many years of “Giving Back to the Community”. The award was presented for the fifteenth time at the annual City of Groton Day celebration on August 3rd.

Groton Utilities presented a check for $1,000 to the Aluminum Falcon Robotics in his honor. The charitable donation from Groton Utilities is the symbol of the award.

The award recognizes Cloudas for his outstanding efforts over the years, especially for his roles as mentor, supporter, teacher, and counselor to the Fitch Senior High School robotics team, Team 2168:  the Aluminum Falcons.

Groton Utilities is pleased to present this award to this deserving citizen for giving back to our community selflessly, sincerely, willingly and with great pride.

Since 2015, his volunteer efforts, including his leadership position as president of the team’s booster organization, enhanced the business side of the team.  The new financial structure improved fund raising, giving the team the ability to attend more competitions.

The robotics team credits Cloudas as one of the largest contributors in spreading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics throughout the Groton Community.

“Martin has become a father away from home for the entire team,” the team members emphasized in its nominating application.  “His ability to communicate with students has produced a trust with students, inspiring them to fulfill themselves and become better people,” team states.

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, gave back to the community in many ways, including operating 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.  Groton Utilities created the award in 2004 during its 100th anniversary year.

Earle A. Williams was the recipient of the first annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award.  Other winners of the award are: Robert “Bob” Leeney, Mimi

Orkney, Lillian “Lil” Hansen, Sarah Stanley, William “Bill” Welsh, Jr., Alfred Restivo, Robert “Bob” Austin LaFrance, Archie C. Swindell, Mildred “Milly” Carlson, Lian Obrey, James “Jim” Streeter, Charlie Ebbinghaus, and Marcia Gipstein.

34th Annual City Day is Friday 8/3 — July 27, 2018

The Band 9Teen Featured Next at “Concerts in the Park 2018” — July 25, 2018

9TeenThe band 9Teen is up next at Concerts in the Park 2018.  Start your mid-summer, super weekend with a big, musical bang on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton.

9Teen will make you want to start clapping and stamp your feet with the “Brass Kickin’ Rock ‘n Soul” sounds of the band. 9Teen has performed all over New England, playing everything from classic rock to funk to R&B to Steely Dan to Chicago to Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series. Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

The remaining concert is August 17, Souls on Fire.

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule.

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

Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Jay Dempsey Band Playing Washington Park on Friday — July 17, 2018

Jay Dempsey Band photo

The Jay Dempsey Band

The Jay Dempsey Band featuring country music at its best will be featured at the 2018 Concerts in the Park on Friday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton.

Jay’s country band features some seasoned players from the bands “Highway Call” & “High Times.” Returning to the lineup are veterans Jim Pavelski on drums, Don Hemmer on pedal steel, electric guitar, Chuck Davis on bass & vocals and the talented Phred Mileski on vocals and keyboards.

Jay’s 2018 show includes some well-known traditional country tunes, featuring the pedal steel guitar, Texas Country, Southern rock and some favorite country contemporary radio hits. The band recently performed the Mohegan Sun 2018 BBQ Festival, the Taste of Mystic and North Stonington Fair.  A free, family fun City of Groton Concert not to be missed!

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series. Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

The remaining concerts:

July 27 –  9Teen

August 17 – Souls on Fire

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline. Food is available on site. The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Concerts in the Park Features The Cartells this Friday — July 10, 2018

What better way to celebrate your summer fun than listening to The Cartells, one of the area’s most popular and long-running bands.

The  Cartells will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018 on Friday July 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton.  A local favorite band for more than 20 years, The  Cartells will present a wonderful mix of music of all styles, including jazz, swing, Motown, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

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

The remaining concerts:

July 20 –  Jay Dempsey Band

July 27 – 9Teen

August 17 – Souls on Fire

Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline. Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

All concerts are free.

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