Thames Street Reconstruction Update

After a dry summer in which much progress was made, the weather is interfering with the last stages of this year’s work on Thames Street. If the weather cooperates, paving on Thames Street should begin next Monday (12/15). A base coat will go down on the entire southern portion of the street. A second coat will go down on the street from Ledyard Avenue to an area just north of Baker Avenue. Sidewalks will be completed with the exception of the area from Ledyard Avenue to Smith Street. In the Spring the final portion of the sidewalk will be completed, the last 58 feet of drainage pipe will be installed near the intersection of Thames Street and Eastern Point Road, and the final portions of Thames Street will receive their second coat.

Until the paving is completed, the southern portion of Thames Street will be closed to thru traffic. Residents and customers of local businesses, however, will still be able to access their destinations.

We understand that the construction process causes inconvenience, and we appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone involved. We look forward to the benefits of a newly constructed road.

The City of Groton's next holiday closing will be Thursday, December 25, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday. Click here to see a list of all Holiday Closings.

Notice to Groton Shoreline Homeowners

The State of Connecticut has established a program to provide low interest loans to homeowners and business subject to coastal flooding. The funds are to be used to elevate homes and businesses in the VE or AE zones to help protect them from future storms and severe weather.

The program is called "SHORE UP CT". You can access more detailed information at or at the City Planner's office in the Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St.

City of Groton Recognized for Pumpout Boat Facility

GROTON - The State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has recognized the City of Groton for its outstanding efforts in helping to maintain the environmental integrity of Long Island Sound. DEEP cited the City of Groton and nine other boat pumpout facilities in the state for removing the most recreational boat sewage during the 2013 boating season.

DEEP Award Photo

WINNING SMILE - Kelsey Reeves (right), dock attendant for the City of Groton pumpout dock, accepts an award on behalf of the City of Groton from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee(center) presented the award to the City for its pumpout boat program. Kate Hughes Brown, Clean Vessel Act Program Coordinator, is pictured on the left.
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The City of Groton has passed a new Bulky Waste Ordinance and a new Blight Ordinance. The City will be actively enforcing these ordinances in order to enhance the quality of life in our community. We invite you to review these ordinances which can be viewed at the links below. If you have questions please feel free to call the Mayor's Office at 860.446.4103.

The City of Groton Youth Advisory Committee is looking for your input on what types of programs or activities you would participate in during the year if offered by the City or another agency.

Please take a few minutes to complete the below survey and let us know.

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Summer In the City is a new City of Groton initiative designed to build community spirit and promote the City of Groton as a great place to live, work and play. This will be a summer filled with activities designed to attract people of all ages and interests. Special events large and small; music and dance; classes, lectures, and presentations of all kinds are featured in the program.
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