Posts Tagged ‘City of Groton’

Spring Leaf Collection Begins April 21st — April 5, 2021

Leaves in BagsThe Public Works Department will be collecting leaves throughout the City of Groton on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (Final Leaf Collection for Spring)


ONLY place leaves in biodegradable paper bags, trashcans or cardboard boxes not larger than thirty-five (35) gallons.

Please do not sweep your leaves into the street or road. Leaves accumulate into the catch basins and clog them up creating drainage problems. Your help with this situation will be greatly appreciated.

Grass Clippings are no longer acceptable at the landfills – please compost or mulch grass clippings on your lawn. Do not blow grass clippings in the street – they accumulate into the catch basins and clog them up creating drainage problems. The City of Groton cannot take grass clippings with the leaf pickup or trash collection.

Place tree twigs or hedge trimmings in with regular trash.

Together we can all keep our City Beautiful!

Good Friday Holiday – Trash/Recycling Pick up on April 1st — March 29, 2021

The City of Groton is closed this Friday for the Good Friday holiday. For those who usually have their trash or recycling picked up on Friday, your pickup this week will be Thursday, April 1st.

Concerts in the Park Schedule Released — March 5, 2021

Concerts in the Park 21

Multiple Bonding Projects on the agenda at Freeman’s Meeting – Monday, March 1st — February 24, 2021

The City of Groton will be holding a Freeman’s Meeting on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7pm seeking approval for multiple bonding projects. Per Connecticut General Statutes, Section 7-6, all electors of the City of Groton and any citizen 18 years or older who is liable to the City for taxes assessed against him/her on an assessment of not less that $1,000, is eligible to vote.

The meeting will be held in person at the City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton and via Zoom. All electors will be required to present a picture ID and proof of tax liability for those not living in the City to be eligible to vote.

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 981 4605 4684Passcode: 428145

Information on the proposed projects were presented at the February 16, 2021 Bond Public Hearing, viewable below.


Meeting Agenda


United Way Food Box Distribution – Friday, 2/26 — February 22, 2021

Food Box Distribution

Parks and Recreation Summer Employment — February 10, 2021

Notice of Review of the Annual Report for Stormwater Management Plan — January 26, 2021

New Year Pop-up Farmers’ Market This Saturday — January 6, 2021

Our New Year Pop-up Market is Here!
Have you missed the weekly Farmers’ Market? We have missed you! We are excited to bring our Pop-up Farmers’ Markets once a month to the City of Groton. This is a great time to stock up on your favorite items in the New Year.

Our New Year Pop-up Market is this Saturday, January 9 from 10am-1pm in the City Municipal Building located at 295 Meridian Street in Groton. This event will take place indoors in the large auditorium. Masks are required to enter.

At the Market, you will find fresh produce, plants, organic coffee beans, breads, cupcakes, cookies, pies, scones, cannoli, infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar, sauces, locally-caught seafood, honey, chicken, beef, lotion, soap, lip balms, and more.

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Market Scoop

Come out and enjoy local food while shopping in our large indoor auditorium at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street. The New Year Pop-up Market will take place on Saturday, January 9 from 10am to 1pm.

    • Absolute Bearing Coffee Company – organic, fair-trade, fresh roasted coffee
    • Burnett’s Country Gardens – fresh produce
    • Delavignes Gourmet Foods – infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar
    • Holy Cannoli – hand-crafted cannoli
    • Pastries by Joyce – fresh baked pies
    • J+R Scallops – fresh seafood
    • Smith Acres LLC – fresh produce
    • Standish Brook Farm – fresh baked goods, bread, eggs, chicken
    • Traveling Italian Chef – specialty sauces including marinara, traditional, and vodka
    • Treatzles Pet Treats – all natural pet treats
    • Whisktopia – artisan cupcakes + cookies
    • Wholly Goat Farm – lotions, soaps, lip balm, honey, chicken + beef


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


Save the Dates
The City of Groton Farmers’ Market is excited to be hosting Farmers’ Market Pop-up events during our off-season! Save the date for second Saturdays November through March. Pop-ups will each have their own theme and will be held at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street (indoors!) from 10am to 1pm.

  • 1/9/2021 (New Year Market)
  • 2/13/2021 (Valentine Market)
  • 3/13/2021 (St. Patrick’s Day Market)


Interested in joining our Farmers’ Market Pop-ups as a vendor? We would love to talk with you! Email our Farmers’ Market manager at for more information



Thank you for Supporting Our Community During Covid-19

There is no higher priority to us than the safety of our shoppers and vendors. We are keeping the wellness of everyone in mind while also continuing to bring our community access to the food it needs and support the survival of our local farmers and small businesses.

At the Market, we will be following guidelines set out by the State of CT Department of Agriculture and Ledge Light Health District to do our part in keeping our community open and healthy.

Masks are required.
Extra spacing between vendor booths.
Social distancing will be marked both indoors and out.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Market.
We will be adhering to capacity limits set by the State of CT.

Trash/Recycling Pick up Dates for Holiday Season — December 21, 2020

Due to the Christmas and New Years holidays the below changes to the trash and recycling pick up schedule will be in effect:

  • Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day Holiday) – trash or recycling normally picked up on this day will be picked up the day before on Thursday, December 24, 2020
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day Holiday) – trash and recycling normally pick up on this day will be picked up on the day before on Thursday, December 31, 2020


Santa in the City – Saturday, 12/19 — December 18, 2020

Santa will journey through the City of Groton on Saturday, December 19th, starting at 1pm. Please catch Santa along his route.

Santa will start at Kinnesbrook Condominiums and will continue on Meridian Street.  He will go right onto North Street to Bridge Street where Santa will loop through Groton Towers.  Santa will go back down Bridge Street to Fairview where he will circle through Grove, Walker Hill, Riverview and Bliven.

Santa will drive south down Thames Street and take left onto Smith where he will pass Fort Griswold and continue onto Monument.  Santa will go right onto Broad Street and then right onto North, continuing on to Mitchell and Benham.

Santa will go right onto Forest and left onto West Elderkin.  He will continue on Benham to Warner, Division and Morse Ave.  Santa will take a right onto Benham again and loop through Chapman, Eastern Point Rd, Nicolas Ave and Trident Place.

Santa will go south down Eastern Point Rd to Bayview and circle through Round Hill to Greenway to Shennecossett Parkway.  Santa will circle through 3 Acre Rd onto Greenview and take a right onto Plant Street.  Santa will continue down Eastern Point Road to Central Blvd, swinging through Eastern Point Beach heading east down Tyler.

Santa will loop around Jupiter Point before heading north on Shennecossett Road to Plant where he will continue onto Eastwood, Tyler, Pennsylvania, Westwood, Laurel, Chestnut and Eastwood.

Santa will continue his route through Branford Manor and through Groton Estates on Mohawk, Nathan Hale, Madison, Paul Revere, Colonial Drive and Liberty.  Santa will go north on Brandegee and onto Litton Avenue.  Santa will go on Old Farm Road and continue to Mirra and Blueberry Drive.

Santa will take Poquonnock Rd to Mitchell Street and continue on Meridian where he will end his tour at the Municipal Building.