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POSTPONED – Jay Dempsey “Concert in the Park”

Tonight’s Concert in the Park, featuring the Jay Dempsey Band, has been cancelled due to the pending inclement weather and public safety concerns. The concert has been rescheduled for Friday, August 18.

Request for Proposal – HVAC System

The City of Groton will receive sealed bids at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 11:00AM on June 26, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 on site at 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut.

The bid due date has been extended to Friday June 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Summer Food Service Program

Summer 2017 Food Service Program (SFSP)

The GROTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS announces its participation in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Under the SFSP, nutritious meals are provided to all children 18 years and under free of charge. The link below will provide site locations, dates and times.

Groton Public Schools Summer Food Service program sites

Summer Food Program Poster

Fall Festival Early Registration

GROTON – Groton’s Twelfth Annual Fall Festival is a few months away, but now is the time to act if you want to save on the registration fee. Registering and paying by July 14, 2017 will save you $25.

Not only can you save money, but it is easier than ever to pay – the GBA now accepts online payments.  Simply go to our web site at The GBA is celebrating this special 12th anniversary year with a bigger and better event.  The festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017, and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a rain or shine event.Fall Festival 2016

Groton’s Annual Fall Festival is a special community event created and sponsored by the Groton Business Association (GBA) of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce (GMCC). You can obtain full information on how to register for a booth by going to the GBA web site at or calling the Chamber at (860) 572-9578.

Sponsors for the Annual Fall Festival are also promoted and listed as sponsors for the annual Groton Holiday Lights Parade, scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The GBA would like to recognize its 2016 major sponsors: Groton Utilities, Groton Parks and Recreation Department, and Stonington Odd Fellows Lodge #26.  Hall Communications, Inc. is the media sponsor.  Chelsea Groton Bank was a Friend of the Festival.

The festival is held at Poquonnock Plains Park, centrally located in the middle of Groton.  This will be the site of an arts and crafts show, business displays, exhibits, food vendors and entertainment.

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.

Keith Hedrick Elected as new City Mayor

On May 1st City of Groton Deputy Mayor Keith Hedrick won the election to become the newest mayor of the City of Groton. Hedrick takes over for Marion Galbraith, who declined to run after serving as the mayor for the past six years. Hedrick will assume office next Monday evening, May 8th, in a ceremony that takes place at the city Municipal Building.

Winning election for the six city council seats: Lawrence Gerrish, Conrad F. Heede, Stephen Sheffield and Jill Rusk along with newcomers Rashaad Carter and Jamal Beckford. Also winning on Monday night was Deb Patrick, who will continue in her position as City Clerk.


Keith Hedrick at 2017 Easter Egg Hunt

Keith Hedrick at 2017 Easter Egg Hunt

FY2016 City of Groton Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The  FY2016 City of Groton Annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has been prepared by an Independent Auditor.

Eastern Point Beach Season Passes on Sale Now

The City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the 2017 Season Pass sale schedule. Season passes can be purchased beginning Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All sales are made in the lobby in the Groton City Municipal Building – please do not go to the City Office window.

Eastern Point Beach opens for the season on Saturday, June 17th.


2017 Season Pass Sale Schedule

May 6th – June 17th (except Memorial Day, 5/29):
Monday – Friday                                 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturdays                                            9:00 am –  2:00 pm

June 19th – September 4th :

Monday – Friday                               8:00 am – 4:15 pm

Tyler House Eastern Point Beach


SENIORS (City of Groton residents and City of Groton Non-Resident taxpayers 62 years and older*)………………………….. $11.00

CITY OF GROTON RESIDENTS and Non-resident taxpayers under the age of 62 ………………………..$32.00

NON RESIDENT SENIOR CITIZENS (62 years and older*)………………………………………………………$48.00

NON RESIDENTS (anyone under the age of 62) …………………………………………..$70.00


*To be eligible for this rate, an individual must be 62
on or before Labor Day.

Please note that a current car registration is required to purchase a season pass. Once purchased, the pass will be issued in the name of the person on the registration and to the address that is on the registration. Non-resident taxpayer or residents whose registration does not show a city address must show proof of residence. Only a current utility bill, tax bill, property deed, or current lease agreement can be used to prove residency.

SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study

Suase New London Study Logo

SUBASE New London, Town of Groton, City of Groton, Ledyard, Waterford, Montville, New London, and the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) are working together to conduct the SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), a 12-month cooperative land use planning effort between local government and military installations. The aim of the JLUS is to ensure lasting compatibility of military installations and the neighboring communities. The study will lead to a policy framework and implementation measures to support a healthy economy, environment, and community, while safeguarding the military mission.

You are invited to participate in the process, and to fill out this online survey to provide feedback on initial issues identified so far. The survey will be open from Tuesday March 21 until Wednesday April 12.”

If you would like to learn more about this initiative, please go to the SUBASE New London JLUS website and read all about it. To participate in the survey follow the link below.

Water Treatment Plant Proposed Upgrade

On Monday, January, 30, a joint meeting of the City Council and Groton Utilities Commission received a presentation from the water treatment plant operators and contracted engineers regarding proposed upgrades to the Water Treatment Plant.  Both the video of the presentation and the slide show are available on the City of Groton website.  Follow this link to learn more about the project.


Water Treatment Plant Proposed Upgrade

Water Treatment Plant Sign




Bill Memorial Library: Past, Present, and Future

The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library invite you to join them at the library for an exhibition on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibition will highlight the impact of the library on community members throughout the years. The evening will feature treasured memories about how the library has shaped the community and will provide information about how you can be more involved with preserving the library’s heritage. Light finger foods and beverages will be served. For questions, please call the library at (860) 445-0392.

Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton City, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold. The library, celebrating its 125th anniversary this past year, has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens and adults, including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, museum passes and discount tickets.

Bill Memorial Library