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Groton Utilities Now Accepting Applications for Community Service Award — June 23, 2022

Public Information Session – Parking Management Plan June 2022 Update — June 22, 2022

Concerts in the Park – Last Licks on Friday, June 24th — June 21, 2022

Concerts in the Park are back and we are off to a raging start. The Cartells rocked the park this past Friday and were their amazing selves once again. Now on to this Friday, featuring new-to-the-park band Last Licks!

Last Licks was Connecticut’s Band of the Year for 2019, given that distinction from Governor Ned Lamont. Last Licks is a top-shelf classic rock band based in central Connecticut. Last Licks specializes in 70s rock, playing music by Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Van Halen and much, much more. Come down to the park for a night of out-and-out rock and roll.

The Friday Night summer concert series takes place at Washington Park, Meridian Street in Groton. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and enjoy the food trucks and concession stand.

Food Trucks:

  • Bean Stop
  • Short Rib Cafe
  • Robin’s Ice Cream

 

Last Licks Band

Juneteenth Ceremony Held on June 18th — 

This past Saturday the City of Groton celebrated Juneteenth with a ceremony on the front steps of the Municipal Building. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful ceremony, which commenced at noon and was well attended.Flag Raising

Many local dignitaries and members of the community participated in the ceremony, all of whom highlighted the significance of the date in history and the joy of it finally being recognized as a national holiday.

The Reverend Joseph Coleman of St. John’s Christian Church began the day with a prayer. This was followed by Raven Wu singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” while the Juneteenth flag was raised. City of Groton Police Captain Patricia Lieteau and cadet Elviany Quiroz did the honors of raising the flag.

Several speakers followed the flag raising, including Jean Jordan (President of the New London NAACP Branch), Mayor Keith Hedrick, Ginny Bitting (League of Women Voters Southeastern Connecticut), Barbara Crouch (Thames Valley Council for Community Action) and finally keynote speaker Dr. Tracy Y. Espy, the President, Mitchell College.

The ceremony ended with a prayer by Reverend Joseph Coleman and closing song by Raven Wu.

The entire ceremony was expertly organized by Juliette Parker of the Police Department.

 

WWTF Public Hearing Presentation — June 16, 2022

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Trash/Recycling Pickup Change for Juneteenth Holiday — June 15, 2022

Trash RecyclingThe Juneteenth Holiday will be observed on Monday, June 20, 2022 by the City of Groton. City Offices and services will be closed on Monday with all trash and recycling scheduled for that day being picked up on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 instead.

Also of note, Public Works Summer Hours began on Memorial Day and run thru Labor Day. Hours are 6:00 am – 2:00 pm. Residents should have trash and recycling out by the curb by 6:00 am.

For more information please call the City of Groton Highway Department at 860-446-4127.

Concerts in the Park Returns Friday with The Cartells — June 14, 2022

The City of Groton Concerts in the Park returns this Friday, June 17th with longtime Groton favorite The Cartells. The Cartells are back again and ready to bring the party with them. Masters of jazz, swing, rock, Motown and R&B – The Cartells know how to play practically anything and leave the audience smiling. Come on down and enjoy a terrific band.

The Friday Night summer concert series takes place at Washington Park, Meridian Street in Groton. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and enjoy the food trucks and concession stand.

Food trucks for this week are Supreme Hot Dog and Short Rib Cafe along with Robin’s Ice Cream truck.

See full schedule

Concerts in the Park

Parking Management Plan – June 2022 Update — June 8, 2022

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Guide to Recycling — 

Trash/Recycling Pick-up on Tuesday after Memorial Day — May 24, 2022

Trash RecyclingThe Memorial Day Holiday is on Monday, May 30, 2022. Public Works will be closed on Monday, therefore all trash and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Also please note that summer hours will begin after Memorial Day, running through Labor Day. Public Works hours will be 6:00 am – 2:00 pm – so residents should have the trash and recycling out by 6:00 am.

For more information please call the City of Groton Highway Department at 860-446-4127.

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