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Citizen’s Police Academy Accepting Applications — August 8, 2019


Current Vacancies on Boards, Commissions and Committees — 

Below is the list of the current vacancies on boards, commissions and committees in the City of Groton.


Beach & Parks Committee

  • 1 Member


Conservation Commission

  • 2 Alternate Members


Eastern Point Historic District Commission

  • 2 Alternate Members


Economic Development Commission

  • 3 Regular Members


Harbor Management Commission

  • 1 Regular Member
  • 3 Alternate Members


Planning & Zoning Commission

  • 3 Alternate Members


Zoning Board of Appeals

  • 3 Alternate Members


To apply complete the attached application and return to the City of Groton Municipal Building. Applicants must be residents of the City of Groton in order to be considered.


2019 Community Service Award Winner Announced — August 6, 2019

From left to right, Scott Boyle, Tod Evers, Tim LeHouillier, Mayor Keith Hedrick and Dan Bouges

At “City of Groton Day” this past Friday Groton Utilities presented the 2019 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award to Timothy LeHouillier for his volunteer contributions to the Greater Groton Community.

Tim was given the award for his outstanding efforts over the years as a volunteer at the Center Groton Volunteer Fire Department as well for a noteworthy commitment to assisting those in need in his neighborhood. Tim loves to help people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him.

Tim is of great help to the elderly in his neighborhood, assisting in cleaning up yards, planting gardens, splitting wood and plowing snow from their driveways, free of charge. Tim will often plow driveways at 5:00 a.m. so that people can get out of their driveways. He also volunteers at the Center Groton Volunteer Fire Department while also serving on its board. Additionally, he was instrumental in painting the firehouse in order to save money as well as assist the other volunteers.

In Tim’s honor Groton Utilities donated $1,000 to the John E. Boyle Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Representing the Scholarship Fund were Scott Boyle and Tod Evers, who received the check at the ceremony. City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick and Groton Utilities Manager of Communications and Community Outreach Dan Bouges hosted the ceremony and gave out the community service award and charity donation.

The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award is given out annually by Groton Utilities at City of Groton Day 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.

The award is named in honor of Jacqueline B. Nixon to commemorate her service to the community she loved so much. Jackie operated a food pantry in her residence for 24 years, distributing food to those in need. The winner of this award is someone who should contribute to the community and should be someone who others would describe as generous, committed, caring, and most of all someone who performs a “service” for the community. Tim LeHouillier embodies all of these attributes and therefore Groton Utilities is proud and honored to present him with this award as well contribute to his charity of choice.

Strange Brew Band Playing this Friday at Concerts in the Park — August 5, 2019

The Strange Brew Band will be playing at our last concert of the season this Friday night. These guys are new to our concert series, but have no doubt, they can rock with the best of them. The Strange Brew Band are a five-piece rock and roll outlet that bring energy and musicianship every time out. Their sets have ranged from Black Crows, Doors, White Stripes, Zepplin, Sabbath all the way to Stevie Wonder. Come down and check them out – they rock!


Here’s something new and exciting – for this year’s concert series we have partnered with Q105! Q105 will bring their event fun-and-games team, so get to the show early to play some games and win Q105 prizes. It’ll be fun for the whole family.

We have an exciting line-up for our Friday concerts that features some of the bands that we’ve had in the past plus a few new ones to keep us all entertained. Check out the complete concert schedule below:

June 21st – Coyote River Band
June 28th – Souls on Fire
July 5th – 9Teen
July 12th – The Cartells
July 19th – Mass-Conn Fusion
July 26th – F & Blues Band
August 9th – The Strange Brew Band

All concerts are held on Friday nights in Washington Park in the City of Groton and begin at 6:30 p.m. 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. Food is available on site – Groton baseball leagues will operate the concession stand.

The concerts offer families a fun, inexpensive evening. The concert site has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.


City Day 2019 is Friday 8/2 — July 31, 2019

Connecticut’s Country Fairs 2019 — July 30, 2019

Groton Fall Festival – Register Now — 

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Groton Fall Festival is coming up in October but now is the time to register as a vendor or become a sponsor. It’s a great day for families and friends to meet up and enjoy some of the best of what this region has to offer. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s event promises to be better than ever, with games, family tournaments with prizes, food trucks, demonstrations, and nearly a hundred local vendors and businesses including artists, artisans, crafters and non-profits from around the Groton and Mystic regions sharing this businesses with the Greater Groton & Mystic communities.

Highlights this year (so far) include a pie baking contest, a cornhole tournament, and likely much, much more as we fill out the schedule. Visit the Fall Festival Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce website to keep up on the exciting additions to the festival schedule.

To register as a vendor follow this link and submit to reserve your space. Registration closes on September 20, 2019. There is a limited number of vendor spaces so please register early to guarantee your spot.

You may also become a sponsor of the event if you wish. There are several levels of sponsorship which come with different packages. For more details visit the Fall Festival Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce website.

The festival is held at annually at Poquonnock Plains Park, centrally located in the middle of Groton. For businesses, this is an opportunity to connect with your current customers and attract new ones.  For artists and crafters, it gives you access to thousands of new customers. For non-profit organizations, it is an opportunity to promote your message to thousands in person.

Groton Utilities has a long-standing relationship with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and is a proud sponsor of this event.

Fireworks Light the Skies of Eastern Connecticut — July 3, 2019

July 4th Trash and Recycling Pick-up — July 1, 2019

Due to the holiday this Thursday all pick-ups normally scheduled for Thursday will instead be picked up on Friday.

Tonight’s Concert Cancelled – 6/21 — June 21, 2019

Due to continued rain and subsequent unsafe conditions in Washington Park tonight’s concert has been cancelled.

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