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Thames Street Visioning Event – October 21, 3-6pm — October 14, 2021

Trash/Recycling Pick Up Change for Columbus Day Holiday — October 7, 2021

Due to the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 11th trash and recycling normally picked up on that day will instead be picked up on Tuesday, October 12th. Please plan accordingly.

Invitation to Bid – ONE (1) 2021 F-450 Dual Wheeled 4×4 Utility Body (Knapheide) with Tommy Lift Gate OR Equal — September 20, 2021

Groton Utilities will receive sealed bids at the Office of the General Manager of Projects and Planning, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 1 :00 P .M. prevailing time on October 26t11, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud

The Required Bid Form and Specifications may be obtained by contacting Kelsey Haughey, Groton Utilities Projects & Planning, at 860-629-7007, picking them up at 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday or on the grotonutilities.com website.

Invitation to Bid – ONE (1) 2021 F-550 4×4 Dual Wheeled Flatbed Dump with Wire Reel Insert or Equal — 

Groton Utilities will receive sealed bids at the Office of the General Manager of Projects and Planning Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 1:00 P.M. prevailing time on October 26, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Required Bid Form and Specifications may be obtained by contacting Kelsey Haughey Groton Utilities, Projects and Planning at 860-629-7007, picking them up at 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday or on the grotonutilities.com website.

 

Invitation to Bid – ONE (1) 2021 F-150 XLT SUPER CREW 4-WHEEL DRIVE or EQUAL — 

Groton Utilities will receive sealed bids at the Office of the General Manager of Projects and Planning (or fill-in), Projects and Planning Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 1:00 pm prevailing time on October 26th, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Required Bid Form and Specifications may be obtained by contacting Kelsey Haughey, Groton Utilities, Projects and Planning at 860-629-7007, picking them up at 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday or on the grotonutilities.com website.

 

Groton City Brew Run Highlights — September 13, 2021

The 1st Annual Groton City Brew Run was held this past Sunday at Eastern Point Beach, with over 300 attendees enjoying a the 5K race, local brewfest, food trucks and live music. The race was hosted by the Greatest Mystic Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Groton Utilities. By all accounts it was an extremely successful event with runners and beer drinkers alike having a wonderful time.

The 5K race began at 1:00 pm and was followed immediately by the brewfest located behind the Zbierski house at Eastern Point Beach in Groton. The brewfest featured eleven local breweries (complete list below), allowing patrons to sample any and all offerings the breweries brought with them. Most of the breweries brought many selections, ranging from lagers to IPAs to stouts, so attendees were able to discover what they liked best. By the smiles on the faces of the people in the beer garden it was easy to tell that a good time was had by all.

The overall winner of the 5K race was Stonington resident Kevin Halter, with a time of 21:58. The overall top three were Halter, Eric Ciocca and Benjamin Gollin. The female open winner was Brie Vess of Cromwell with a time of 24:09. Finishing second and third were Anni Rodgers and Ellianna Boothe. 230 runners participated in the race. All ages were well represented well, with the youngest runner aged 17 and the oldest 74. Twenty-three runners participated in the 60 and over age group.

Entertainment was provided by the band Whiskey, Wine and Coke, the acoustic version of the five-piece Coyote River Band.

We at the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the City of Groton/Groton Utilities had high hopes for the first Groton City Brew Run, but as an inaugural event we just didn’t know how it was going to turn out. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves, ran a good race, discovered a new brewery or two, and enjoyed some food and music. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and therefore will be back next year with a bigger and better event. We hope to see you all there.

For all results click the appropriate links below:

 

Participating Breweries:

 

Groton City Brew Run Race Results — 

Here are the results for the 1st Annual Groton City Brew Run. Congratulations to overall winner Kevin Halter and female winner Brie Vess. Click on the appropriate results below:

Overall Finish List

Finish by Age Group

Groton City Brew Run race start

1st Annual Groton City Brew Run to be Held September 12th — September 7, 2021

Groton CIty Brew Run Flyer

Click here to register for 5K and/or Brewfest.

Labor Day Trash/Recycling Pickup Change — August 31, 2021

The City of Groton will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2021 in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. Trash and recycling normally picked up on Mondays will instead be picked up on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

LAST SUMMER CONCERT! Coyote River Band is Playing Live at Washington Park this Friday, 9/3 — 

This event was rescheduled from 8/27/21.

The Coyote River Band wraps up our summer concerts at Washington Park this Friday as part of the City of Groton’s Concerts in the Park live music series.

The Coyote River Band comes back to our summer concert series with their infectious blend of classic rock, country and dance music. The band mixes three-part harmonies with top-notch musicianship to keep fans entertained into the night. These guys (and gal) are really talented and a whole lot of fun. Come on down and enjoy a great band.

The Friday Night summer concert series is held 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.

Food available at concession stand.

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