1. Today is Thursday, Oct. 4. The National Weather Service predicts cloudy skies, a 50 percent chance of showers and a high temperature of 72 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight, and the low will fall to 54 degrees.
2. The Town Council on Tuesday approved a request to move $110,000 allocated to S.B. Butler to replace boilers to the Mary Morrisson project to remove asbestos. The Butler project is nearly finished and had a surplus; the Mary Morrisson project ended up costing more than expected. Representative Town Meeting must also approve the transfer.
3. Town staff members are preparing a zoning amendment application that would allow more uses for the former Groton Heights School. Right now the zoning only allows single-family homes, duplexes and schools in the area. The proposed amendment, which would go before the city, would give the planning and zoning commission more flexibility to approve a use for the school as a former “institutional building.”
4. A bank wants to buy the former Tim Horton’s at the corner of Routes 184 and 117, and to make some changes to Candlewood Road to provide easier access. The request is to change the road to provide a right-hand turn in and possibly a turn out onto Route 117. The Town Council wants more details about the plan before making a decision.
5. The book discussion group “Schools Cannot Do it Alone” will be held at 7 p.m. today in Groton Public Library. The group is a collaborative effort between the library and the school department to involve parents and community members in reading and discussing books about education. Sean McKenna, the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, will lead the discussion.