Town Meeting Turns Down Sacred Heart ...

Town Meeting Turns Down Sacred Heart Site Again

There are 9 comments on the The Groton Line story from Oct 24, 2011, titled Town Meeting Turns Down Sacred Heart Site Again. In it, The Groton Line reports that:

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Torn

Groton, MA

#1 Oct 24, 2011
Hope this is the very last ...3rd last time the people of Groton have to say "NO...no, thank you...what part of No, did you not understand...!

It seemed/appeared to me that the "stand in" moderator for Bob G. wasn't balanced in determining who could get the "mike" to speak their mind and thoughts.

My 50 years of residency combined with chatter in the halls after the meeting tonight only confirmed to me that "the people" don't appreciate the new realm of the ie the "people" are the 2nd, 3rd to know what is "best for them".

We are NOT Sheeple/Lemmings....
We are
Torn

Groton, MA

#2 Oct 24, 2011
whoops ...excuse ..my computer and I are old and slow....

In essence, the "Town Meeting" should be the BEGINNING of the Town's people citizen's thoughts
and opinions...NOT some culmination of a "Town Manager and Staff (selectmen)as to what they think is best for us.

Don't expend time and money; by "Inhouse" then expect us to agree that's what we "the people" want or need.

Since: Nov 11

Salem, MA

#3 Nov 2, 2011
Groton is a population of 10,000 people-we have 3 fire stations: One in West Groton, one in Lost Lake and one in Groton Center. We also have volunteer firefighters not full time. Why do we need to have a $5 million fire station? Who are we trying to rival? Look at surrounding towns we have more than they do.

We do not need to have the fire station & EMT housed together. Before putting a P&S together the town residents should be on board with it. The town manager Mark Haddad needs to understand this.
To bad Groton town officials are lacking in common sense.

Since: Nov 11

Salem, MA

#4 Nov 2, 2011
The only way I would be on board with the Sacred Heart Church site is if the land was donated to the Town of Groton. I don't believe we as a town should give money to an organization that has destroyed families & robbed our childrens youth for 100's of years. This church should be converted to a Healing sanctuary for the sexually abused. It's time for the healing to begin.
Torn

Groton, MA

#5 Nov 9, 2011
"Topix is a forum to discover and discuss what you want about the people, places and things that matter to you."

Thia Topix subject isn't really the correct place to write. However Groton Topix doesn't offer any specific area regarding the Groton Inn.

There is, of course "The Groton Line" which is (In my opionion only) is seemingly geared to the thoughts and opinions of the the Town Hall employees, and NOT the people of the people of Groton.

The Groton Herald had a front page of the "Storm".
In N.E. a "Storm" could be any front page.
The Back page of the Groton Herald was about the demolition of our Historical Inn. This sickens me.

Now we can get back to the 3 monkeys..."see no evil" etc. Now we can get back to all the balls in the air of what is being planned for us, by our Town employees.

Again and still, in my opinion only, all the balls in the air should have been dropped/stopped to save Groton's and America's History.

Shame on those who COULD have stopped it...and Bravo to those who did really try.
Rambling Man

Groton, MA

#6 Dec 11, 2011
Regarding a new central fire station, the design should be functional not a hotel.
I agree with "AFriend1965" that EMT does not have to be there too. What happens to their space at the current police station which was designed to house the EMT?
If the leaders knew for 20 years that the town needed a new fire station why wasn't one complex built at the time the town built the current police/EMT station? Poor planning.
What about the property between Town Hall and the current central fire station on Station Avenue? Who owns it? It's been an empty lot for years.
Now that the Groton Inn is gone, how about the town making an offer on the property and build the new fire station there?
Butler

Groton, MA

#7 Dec 12, 2011
Great suggestions!

Both properties are in the center of town.

Station Ave.- They could build the new one on that empty lot besides the old fire station which could be annexed to the new station. Renovate and use the old one as a fire department historic center as well as have meeting rooms, storage, etc. In fact, could the EMT equipment go in there? Could the bays be used for the ambulances? I wouldn't think that they are as large as fire engines.

If our town is about preserving history, then here's an opportunity right there!

Groton Inn site - Right up there on Main Street, a tasefully designed buidling that blends in with the other historic buildings would look beautiful. There's plenty of room and it would provide immediate access to Main Street. Perhaps a section could be dedicated to the Groton Inn for display of photographs and any memorabilia.

Once again, make our town a historic destination! We aren't capitalizing on that as a draw to tourists and school groups.
Groton Granny

Groton, MA

#8 Dec 13, 2011
Butler wrote:
Great suggestions!
Both properties are in the center of town.
Station Ave.- They could build the new one on that empty lot besides the old fire station which could be annexed to the new station. Renovate and use the old one as a fire department historic center as well as have meeting rooms, storage, etc. In fact, could the EMT equipment go in there? Could the bays be used for the ambulances? I wouldn't think that they are as large as fire engines.
If our town is about preserving history, then here's an opportunity right there!
Groton Inn site - Right up there on Main Street, a tasefully designed buidling that blends in with the other historic buildings would look beautiful. There's plenty of room and it would provide immediate access to Main Street. Perhaps a section could be dedicated to the Groton Inn for display of photographs and any memorabilia.
Once again, make our town a historic destination! We aren't capitalizing on that as a draw to tourists and school groups.
Way to go! I'm liking your ideas! Any town "leaders" reading this thread? Take heed.
Whitney

Groton, MA

#9 Dec 13, 2011
To Groton Granny...I liked your moniker...I remember the good ol'days when you could go to your
"corner selectman"..so to speak....And, speak your mind and thoughts. They did the "managing"...and it was comforting.
To many changes...to many irons in the fire...to many balls in the air..whatever one wishes to call it, it is to me what one does to a toddler...divert their attention (over here) so one can do what they want (over there).
I personally feel the "Groton Line" is just that...
a "Line"...

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