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Parks and Recreation Summer Employment Opportunities — February 13, 2020

Notice of Review of Annual Report for The City of Groton Stormwater Management Plan — February 3, 2020

The Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) for the City of Groton was developed to meet the requirements of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), issued January 20, 2016 and effective July 1, 2017.

An Annual Report summarizing the progress made implementing the SWMP during 2019 will be available for the 30-day public review period beginning February 14, 2020. At this time, we are soliciting questions and comments from the public. The public review and comment period will end March 13, 2020.

You can view a copy of the Annual Reports and the SWMP at:  http://cityofgroton.com/government-services/departments/public-works/engineering/phase-ii-stormwater-permitting-plan/ .  A hard copy of the report will also be available at the Public Works Office at 295 Meridian Street in Groton, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Questions and comments can be directed to:

City of Groton Department of Public Works
295 Meridian Street
Groton, CT 06340
860-446-4164
highway@cityofgroton-ct.gov

RFQ – Master Service Agreement — January 31, 2020

Next Cabaret Concert – Azalea Drive Duo (2/9) — 

As we get deeper into the winter the City Cabaret 2020 Concert Series is going full-throttle with its third band of the series – Azalea Drive. Azalea Drive is one of the most popular bands in the region, playing at all sorts of venues throughout the area over the years. And now we have the distinct pleasure of having them play for us on Sunday, February 9th in the City of Groton Auditorium beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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.

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

All City Cabaret 2020 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.

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.

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!

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.

Thames Street Partial Closure Delay — January 29, 2020

Due to a minor unforeseen construction issue, the Thames Street Wall Reconstruction project has been delayed by approximately 1 week.  We anticipate the mobilization and roadway closures to begin either Monday, February 3 or Tuesday, February 4.  We will continue to provide updates in the schedule to allow for your travel making decisions within the vicinity.

Partial Thames Street Closure Beginning 1/27 — January 23, 2020

As you may be aware, there was recently a failure to the retaining wall on Thames Street in front of Electric Boat. The City of Groton is anticipating repairs at this location beginning Monday, January 27, 2020. Beginning Monday, Thames Street will be closed between Ledyard Avenue and the intersection of Eastern Point Road at Smith Street and as such traffic will be detoured onto Ledyard Avenue and Smith Street. The road will be closed in both directions at these points. We anticipate the road closure and detour will last approximately 2-3 weeks.

We have been in contact with the Groton Board of Education Transportation Coordinator and we suggest you contact them at 860-572-2100 if you have any questions regarding changes to bus stops, pick-ups or times.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please feel free to contact the Public Works office at 860-446-4164.

Clan O’Cleary Concert this Sunday (1/19) — January 14, 2020

The City Cabaret 2020 Concert Series is back after the holidays and ready for some good old-fashioned Irish music. Performing this Sunday, January 19th, will be renown local musician Steve Cleary with his Celtic band Clan O’Cleary. The show will be held in the City of Groton Municipal Building Auditorium on Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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.

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

All City Cabaret 2020 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.

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.

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!

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.

 

Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule — December 20, 2019

Christmas Trees will be picked up on the following days:

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020

 

Please have your Christmas trees curbside by 7:00 AM for pickup.

DO NOT PLACE CHRISTMAS TREES IN PLASTIC BAGS

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.

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.

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