At a board of education meeting on March 1, Groton Superintendent Margo Martin shared the projected changes to the second portion of the fall sports season as well as the spring season that will be presented and voted on at an IAC meeting on March 3.
Tough budgetary decisions are going to need to be made soon for the Groton School District, which is why the board of education and school administrators met on Feb. 22 to start to form an idea of what will stay and what will be cut for the 2021–2022 school budget.
At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Groton Central School District Board of Education reviewed the program portion of the 2021–2021 budget this past Monday, which encompasses 72 percent of the entire budget. This part of the budget includes expenses for the following:
The Village of Groton Board of Trustees is still looking to hire a construction company to design and build its new municipal building, and on Monday Jan. 18 the board met with a potential company, Complete Construction Concepts (CCC) based in Homer, NY.
The Groton Central School District will switch to remote learning for the final school day before winter break on Dec. 23 following the news of a positive case being reported at the elementary school on Monday Dec. 21.
A pair of school staff members approached the Groton Board of Education on Oct. 19 to state their apprehensions towards their well-being in terms of contracting COVID-19 when working on site.
Twenty-eight students and four teachers have been quarantined since last Tuesday due to a student from the Junior-Senior High School testing positive for COVID-19 at the Groton Central School District.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this past week that low-risk scholastic sports are allowed to compete beginning on Sept. 21 – and high-risk sports may only practice with no physical contact at the same time – has kickstarted the discussion among local school districts of …
Families who are looking for ways to relieve their children from isolation and time spent watching a screen during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new “story walk” has been set up along the Groton Trail System behind the community pool at Sykes Park.
After receiving complaints from residents regarding the smell being emitted from the village’s wastewater treatment plant, an inspection revealed that there is a large backpile of biosolids – or sewer sludge – located in the plant’s drain beds.
Former Groton Fire Chief Lee Shurtleff was elected as the President of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs – an organization that represents more than 10,000 career and volunteer fire chiefs, officers and emergency services personnel in the state – on June 13.
After a vehicle struck and killed a bicyclist on Sunday evening, a man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.
A previous version misspelled the name of one of the companies referred to in this article. The correct spelling is "Fromage à Trois," not "Fromage á Trios." Also, the cheese is ripened in an aging "cave," not "cage." The Independent regrets the errors.
For the second straight year, the First National Bank of Groton earned the “Best of Bauer” in March by BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Banking Rating Firm.
One side effect of the COVID-19 outbreak so far has been an increase in xenophobic behavior nationally and globally. When President Donald Trump refers to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” it provokes hostility towards the Asian population, thus invoking fear inside the minds of Asian citizens.
With the schools closed until April 13 and local grocery stores being cleared out, finding enough food to feed the mouths of family members is becoming increasingly more difficult for Groton residents as of late.
The Town of Groton Planning Board unanimously voted to approve a preliminary and final site plan review for an 154-foot AT&T telecommunication tower located, with a five-foot lightning rod attached to it, on 601 Sovocool Hill in the town at a meeting on March 5.
Town Supervisor Donald Scheffler announced that Delaware River Solar, a solar development company that builds solar projects in New York State, and NYSEG have come to a solar interconnection agreement to build a solar project in the Town of Groton, which sparked a lengthy discussion on the T…
Multiple Groton residents have reported over the past two weeks that someone shot and injured their pets with a pellet gun. Julie Reeves and Dominic Barillaro both filed reports with the state police after discovering their cat and dog, respectively, had been shot with either a BB or airsoft gun.