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margin-bottom: 0"> &nbsp;</P> <P align=center style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> &nbsp;</P></TD></TR> <TR vAlign='top"'> <TD vAlign=top align=left><FONT size=2></A></A></A> <p>&nbsp;</p></FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <p>&nbsp;</DIV> <TD vAlign=top align=middle width=600> <IMG style="Z-INDEX: 97; LEFT: 99px; TOP: 34px" height=309 alt="View of Groton Picture" src="JGtown302a.jpg" width=600 align=top border=0><BR> <DIV> <TABLE height=548 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width=600 bgColor=#ffffa6 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD vAlign=top borderColor=#000000 align=left> <P align=center><FONT face=Arial size="2">Welcome to our web site: an ongoing information source for residents and businesses as well as an introduction for new residents and visitors. <HR align=center width="100%" color=#000000 noShade SIZE=2> </FONT> <style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0" align="center" valign="top"> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <b> <FONT color=#ff0000 face="Arial" size="4"> <style="font-weight: 400">&nbsp; <U>Bulletin Board</U></FONT></b></p> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <b> <font face="Arial" color="#FF0000">(page down for calendar)</font><FONT face=Arial size="4"> </FONT> </b> </p> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">&nbsp;</p> <style="FONT-SIZE: 12px; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica; TEXT-ALIGN: left" 400"> <ul style="text-align: left; margin-bottom:15; word-spacing:0; font-family:Arial; margin-top:10; margin-right:0; "> <font size="2"> <LI> <div> <b>Household Hazardous Waste</b> will collected this Saturday, the 18th</div> <div> from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m at the East Ryegate Recycle Center.</div> <LI> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px"><b> <a href="Temp/2018%2014%20Vote%20Results.jpg">Blue Mountain Advisory Vote 8/14 Results:&nbsp; click Here</a></b><LI> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px"><b>Notice: The Groton Town Clerk s Office</b> will be closed August 14th for Election and August 15th - 19th for vacation. The office will re-open <br>August 20th.<LI> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px"><b>Notice: The Groton August Selectboard meetings</b> are rescheduled to be held on the Thursdays, Aug. 9th and 30th at 6:30 pm in the kitchen of the Community Building.</font><font size="2"><LI> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px"><b>The Groton town wide Reappraisal</b> will begin Thursday, July 5th. The reappraisals will be done by the Vermont Appraisal Company.&nbsp; <a href="Temp/2018%20reappraisal.pdf">More information.</a>&nbsp; Notification was sent to Groton property owners on June 7th. <a href="Temp/Reappraisal%202018.pdf">Copy of the notification</a>. <LI> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px"><b>The Groton Forest Trail Run</b> will take place Saturday, Sept 8th. There will be 26.5 and 15 Mile runs throughout the Forest starting at Boulder Beach. Sponsors: Cross Vermont Trail Association.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=56251">More information including course description and online registration.</a><LI> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px"> <SPAN class=859461401-20062008> <FONT face=Arial size=2><STRONG>------------------- <font color="#FF0000"><EM>Calendar</EM></font> ----------------------------------</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></font><LI> <font size="2"><b>Mon, Aug 13: BMU Informational Hearing</b> regarding the Advisory vote at 7:00 pm at BMU. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/bmuinthenews/photos/pcb.1687419481365710/1687419438032381/?type=3&theater">Click here.</a></font><LI> <font size="2"><b>Tues, Aug 14: BMU Advisory Vote. </b>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/bmuinthenews/photos/pcb.1687419481365710/1687419438032381/?type=3&theater">Click here</a> Absentee ballots currently available from the Town Clerk. Voting 10:00 - 4:00.</font><LI><font size="2"><b>Tues, Aug 14: Primary Elections</b> at the Groton Community Building. 10:00 - 4:00. Absentee ballots available from the Town Clerk.</font><LI><font size="2"><b>Thurs, Aug 16: Church Summer Supper </b>&nbsp;(last of this summer!) at the Groton Methodist Church. 5:30 pm until all are served. Pulled Pork with Cole slaw, summer salads, roll and dessert. By donation. </font> <LI><font size="2"><b>Thurs, Aug 23: Senior Meals planning meeting</b> at 11:00 am at the Groton United Methodist Church. See <a href="Temp/2018%20%2008%20Senior%20Meals%20Planning%20Mtg.pdf">Flyer</a> for more information. If interested, please attend!</font><LI> <font size="2"><b>Sat, Sept 1: Banjo Dan and the Sky Blue Boys Concert and chicken barbecue </b>at the Bandstand in Groton!&nbsp; Bring the family. 5:30pm. </font> <LI><font size="2"><b>Sat, Sept 8: Groton Forest Trail Run</b> will take place. See more information above.</font><LI><font size="2"><b>Fri, Sept 14: Groton Town Forum meeting </b>&nbsp;at 6:30 pm on the subject of a Railroad Bed Ordinance. <br></font><font size="2" face="Arial"> <br><b><a href="Ongoing.htm">Ongoing Events/ Happenings in Groton</a> </b><br>&nbsp;<li><b> <font face="Arial" size="2"> <align=center> <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#00dd00 cellPadding=2 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align="center"> <a href="Pictures/Camel%20from%20Owls%20Head.JPG"> <img border="0" src="Camel%20from%20Owls%20Head_small.JPG" xthumbnail-orig-image="Pictures/Camel from Owls Head.JPG" align="middle"></a></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P align=center style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">Camel&#39;s Hump from Owl&#39;s Head</P> <P align=center style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">(click on picture to enlarge and &quot;Back&quot; button to return) photo by Richy Madden from Liverpool England</P> <P align=center style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">&nbsp;</P> <P align=center style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <b>Foliage<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDt7RFWMdjM"> Drone video</a> </b>of Groton State Forest by Green Mountain Drone in Cabot.</P></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE></li> <LI><HR align=center width="100%" color=#000000 noShade SIZE=2> </LI></ul> <DIV align=center>&nbsp;Please provide any comments or suggestions to<BR> &nbsp;<A href="mailto:194web@earthlink.net?subject=GrotonVT.com">Dave Spencer</A></A>.&nbsp;Thank you! <BR></DIV></SPAN> </font></font> </TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD vAlign=top borderColor=#000000 align=left> &nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD><!-- RIGHT COLUMN --> <TD vAlign=top align=middle width=170><FONT face=Verdana> <DIV> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=10 width=227 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign='top"'> <TD vAlign=top align=left><FONT face=Arial><FONT face=Arial size=2> <STRONG><p style="margin-top: 12px; margin-bottom: 0"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/grotonvt/?ref=hl"> <font color="#FF0000">Groton Facebook </font> </a></STRONG></FONT><p style="margin-top: 6px; 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Property Tax Payments. </b>&nbsp; </font></span> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: Arial">Payments for </span> <FONT face=Verdana size="+0"> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: Arial">current or delinquent </span></FONT> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: Arial">&nbsp;Property Taxes can now be made by credit or debit cards or e-check through&nbsp; <a target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; text-underline: single" href="http://www.officialpayments.com"> OfficialPayments.com</a>. &nbsp; &nbsp;A service charge payable to Official Payments (not the Town) will be assessed. &nbsp;&nbsp;Questions? &nbsp;Contact Treasurer, Lisa Hart&nbsp; (802) 584-3131 or at </span></FONT> <a style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 48px; text-transform: none; 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