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Winter Weather Advisory for Friday into Saturday — February 3, 2023

A strong arctic high-pressure system is forecast to move across New England today and on Saturday. This high-pressure system will bring bitterly cold temperatures and strong wind gusts to New England starting at daybreak on Friday and lasting until Sunday morning. The coldest and windiest period is expected.

Please dress warm and limit your exposure to the outside temperatures as hypothermia and frostbite can occur very quickly. Please remember your pets too, as they are very vulnerable to the cold if left outside too long.

If you need a break from the cold you can utilize the Groton Public Library​ Friday from 9 AM–5:30 PM; Saturday from 9 AM–5 PM and Sunday 1–5 PM, The Senior Center Thrive 55+ Active Living Center​ on Friday until 7 pm, Police Department lobby 24 hours a day (both City and Town of Groton Police) or Groton Youth and Family Services until 4:30pm on Friday. If you need immediate help or you need help after hours we encourage you to call 2-1-1 or contact the Town of Groton Police Department​ at 860-441-6712 for Groton Town residents or City of City of Groton Police Department​ at 860-445-2451 for City of Groton residents for assistance.



City Awards Minor Facade Improvement Grant to owner of 112-116 North Street — January 26, 2023

Congratulations to Ritchard Fox on receiving a Minor Facade Improvement award for the replacement of awnings at 112-116 North Street. When asked to share a few words on his experience with the City of Groton new grant program, Mr. Fox shared the following:

“Hello, I’m Ritchard Fox, owner of 112-116 North St in Groton City I would like to share a bit of my experience dealing with the City of Groton and the new Minor Facade Improvement Grant Program. 

First of all I would like to thank Cierra Patrick our Economic Development Manager for personally introducing herself to my 3 tenants and making us all aware of this new grant program.

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 My family has owned the property at the top of the hill since the mid-60’s. My Mom, Dad and brother ran the House of Good Spirits for more than 25 years. Today there are 3 local businesses there and all 3 have been great tenants for more than a decade and nearly everyone working there is a resident of Groton.

  • Jon at K&J Upholstery is a master of fine furniture re-upholstery.
  • The always pleasant Elizabeth at “Alterations by Elizabeth” can make alterations invisible.
  • And Sanjay and his team keep everybody’s spirits high with my parent’s former store “Hilltop Wine & Spirits”.


The Minor Facade Improvement grant has enabled me to replace the weather-beaten and torn-up awnings with brand new ones that definitely dress up the storefronts. I hope my fellow Groton City business owners do the same.

 Come on by and check us out…we’re on the hill but on the level too.”

                                         ~ Ritchard Fox.

For more information on this grant program please contact Cierra Patrick, City of Groton Economic Development Specialist at

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Notice of Review of the Annual Report for Stormwater Management Plan — January 17, 2023

Request for Proposals – Radio Equipment for Multiple Fire Departments — January 12, 2023

The City of Groton will receive proposals at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 3:30 P.M. on February 6, 2023.

The City of Groton, Fire Department is requesting proposals for the purchase of 156 portable radios, 53 mobile radios and other radio equipment for multiple Fire Departments.

Trash/Recycling Schedule Change – Martin Luther King Jr. Day — 

Trash RecyclingCity of Groton offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All trash and recycling normally picked up on Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday.

City Cabaret 2023 Concert Schedule Announcement — January 4, 2023

The City of Groton and Groton Utilities are happy to announce the concert schedule for the 2023 City Cabaret concert series.

City Cabaret is a series of indoor concerts which start in January each year. These concerts are held in an intimate setting that gives spectators an opportunity to see smaller musical groups, allowing for a more-up close and personal experience.

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:

January 15, 2023 – Andre and Friends

This is the trio version of Andre and Friends – the smaller, more chill version of the larger band. But not too much more chill, as they will bring their trio version of R&B, Rock, Funk and Soul to the City of Groton for a little mid-winter fun. Andre and Friends love to play music and know how to entertain a crowd.

February 19, 2023 – 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 father-daughter 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 19, 2023 – Nick Bosse

Nick Bosse is an independent Nashville recording artist with 10 years in the music entertainment industry. Nick’s songwriting and music stylings are influenced by country, southern rock, and bluegrass legends; which he projects in every live performance.

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

The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

City Cabaret 2023

Christmas Tree Collection Schedule — December 26, 2022

Chistmas Tree Collection

Notice to Bidders – Odor control system and HVAC System — December 16, 2022

RFP – Electric Vehicle — December 14, 2022

RFP – Fire and Parks and Rec Paving Projects — 

DECEMBER 12, 2022
BID PROPOSAL 12-08-2022

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