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Groton Town Council Sends RTM $130.4 million Budget, Preparing for Coronavirus Uncertainty

GROTON — The Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a $130,453,984 budget for fiscal year 2020-21 to the Representative Town Meeting.  With a budget increase of 1.1 percent over fiscal year 2019-20, Mayor Patrice Granatosky said the council had streamlined the budget process and cut expenses to prepare for the economic uncertainty and likely… Keep Reading

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State Officials Push Business Recruitment, Public-Private Partnership at Chamber Breakfast

GROTON — At a Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut breakfast in Groton on Thursday, invited leaders from Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, and nonprofit AdvanceCT, spoke about government partnerships with the private sector. “South Carolina and other states down south have been calling our companies. Why can’t we do the same?” said Peter… Keep Reading

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Groton Startup ThayerMahan Grows to Capture Offshore Wind and Electric Boat Opportunities

GROTON — Years before the Connecticut Port Authority approved a $157 million deal to redevelop State Pier in New London as a staging area for offshore wind, and before a $22 billion submarine contract was awarded to Groton-based Electric Boat, a growing ecosystem of smaller companies have been setting up shop in the region, hoping… Keep Reading

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Halvordson Weighs in on Addition of Offshore Wind to Region’s Submarine Supply Chain

GROTON — Opportunities for Connecticut-based companies in the supply chain that services the undersea and maritime industries are increasing now that offshore wind has entered the market, according to Ali Halvordson executive director of the Naval and Maritime Consortium. “The offshore wind supply chain is very immature in this country. It’s growing and we want… Keep Reading

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School-based Health Centers Expand into Elementary Schools, Open Center For Navy Children

Last week, the 94th school-based health center funded by the Department of Public Health, and the 15th in New London County, opened in Mary Morrison Elementary School in Groton. “When the folks from Family & Child Agency approached us about the possibility of having another center we were thrilled to put it mildly,” said Michael… Keep Reading

Posted on in Groton/Planning/Topic: Housing

Groton Officials Unveil Redevelopment Plans for Mystic Oral School Property

GROTON — Town officials unveiled conceptual plans on Thursday for the 77-acre Mystic Education Center site that, if realized, would revitalize the long-fallow property into a village-style development with a variety of commercial, retail and co-working spaces, along with about 750 residential units. The property is the former state-run Mystic Oral School, once known as… Keep Reading

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Zoning Changes for Groton Get Mixed Reception at Wednesday Hearing

GROTON — In a public hearing Wednesday, the Zoning Commission heard both positive and negative public feedback on proposed updates to the Town of Groton’s zoning regulations. In a presentation before about 30 people at the Town Hall Annex, Jeff Davis, senior planner with Horsley Witten Group of Providence, an engineering and environmental consulting firm… Keep Reading

Posted on in Groton/Interview/Stonington/Topic: Planning & Development

Reiner Aims to Set the Table

With thousands of hires expected at Electric Boat in the coming decade, Jon Reiner, Director of Planning and Development for the Town of Groton, describes his work as “setting the table” for investment in housing, business opportunities and redevelopment of older buildings and neighborhoods. Reiner, who was hired by the town in 2014, said his focus has been on finding out what Groton residents want and shaping the town’s future through marketing and zoning tools that attract the right kind of investment. Keep Reading

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