Concerts in the Park 2018 Schedule Announced

Join us for a magical, musical summer when Concerts in the Park begins its 2018 concert season with the band Azalea Drive on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Full Schedule:Electric Guitar

  • June 15 – Azalea Drive
  • June 22 – Rock and Soul Revue
  • June 29 – Mass-Conn Fusion
  • July 6 – F & Blues Band
  • July 13 – The Cartells
  • July 20 – Jay Dempsey Band
  • July 27 – 9Teen

All concerts are held at Washington Park on Fridays and begin at 6:30 p.m.

The concerts offer families a fun, inexpensive evening.  The concert site has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing. Food is available on site – Groton baseball leagues will operate the concession stand. Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concerts.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.

Come hear the music play!

Final City Cabaret 2018 Concert – Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet

Andy SherwoodThe Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform their usual musical magic at City Cabaret 2018’s final concert on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.  Take Exit 87 off I-95.  Then turn right at the first light.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series.

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood on the clarinet, Ian Frenkel on piano, Bryan Rizzuto on string bass, and Tom Briggs on drums.

Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band.  He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

New Electric Rate Schedules

Family Looking at TabletElectric rates for Groton Utilities customers will change with all bills rendered on or after April 1.  The three step rate change calls for additional rate increases on April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020.

The new electric rate schedule for a typical residential customer using 750 kWh will mean a monthly increase of less than one dollar per month in each of the three years of the rate.

There are also two major changes in the rate design.

  • The readiness to serve charge, i.e. the customer service part of the bill, will increase slightly. The purpose of this change is to recover fixed expenses more evenly throughout the year.
  • The energy component will decline each of the next three years, helping to offset any increase in the readiness to serve charge.

Groton Utilities residential customers will continue to have one of the lowest electric rates in the State of Connecticut even with the new rate schedule.  Groton Utilities residential rate will continue to be lower than investor owned electric distribution company, Eversource, by approximately 20 percent.

The new rates are needed due to the higher costs of doing business, to insure proper maintenance of the electric distribution system, to maintain electric reliability and to provide the necessary capital to improve the system.

Click here for latest Groton Utilities Electric Rate Schedules

The Cartells Quartet Up Next at City Cabaret 2018

Photo - The Cartells Quartet

From left to right, Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; and Tom Majesky, guitar and vocals.

The Cartells Quartet will be featured, Sunday, March 11, at City Cabaret 2018. The foursome features Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; and Tom Majesty, guitar and vocals. The group will offer all your favorites in an intimate musical atmosphere.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will close out City Cabaret 2018 on Sunday, April 8.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

Invitation to Bid – Ford Vehicles

GROTON UTILITIES
INVITATION TO BID

 

ONE (1) 2018 4×4 FORD SUPERCAB PICKUP TRUCK
MARCH 14, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
BID PROPOSAL GU–18-Q2

ONE (1) 2018 4×4 FORD SUPERCAB PICKUP TRUCK
MARCH 14, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
BID PROPOSAL GU–18-Q3

ONE (1) 2018 4×4 FORD EXPLORER 4 DOOR
MARCH 14, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
BID PROPOSAL GU–18-Q4

ONE (1) 2018 FORD F-350 XL SUPER CAB 4-WHEEL DRIVE
MARCH 14, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
BID PROPOSAL GU–18-Q5

Groton Utilities will receive sealed bids at the Office of the Manager, Water Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 11:00 A.M. prevailing time on March 18, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Required Bid Form and Specifications are listed below or may be obtained by contacting Ron Bata, Water Division Executive Assistant at 860-446-4022, picking them up at 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, between 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Forms:

OBrien String Trio Plays City Cabaret on 2/18

The OBrien String Trio will be featured The OBrien TrioSunday, February 18, at City Cabaret 2018.

This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”

The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and Zoe Hassman on the cello.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The Cartells Quartet will get you into the swing of things, musically that is, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 8.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

Andy Sherwood Concert Postponed

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet scheduled for Sunday, January 28, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to reschedule the concert.  Once a new date is determined, it will be announced in the media and on both Groton Utilities and City of Groton web sites.

The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, 2018. This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet Opens City Cabaret 2018 on 1/28

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform its usual musical magic, when it is featured at City Cabaret 2018’s first concert on Sunday, January 28.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.Andy Sherwood

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood, playing the clarinet; Ian Frenkel on piano, Bryan Rizzuto on string bass, and Tom Briggs on drums.

Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band.  He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.

The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, 2018. This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”

The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and E. Zoe Hassman on the cello.  The group will also play Kate O’Brien’s original arrangements of popular, ethnic and fiddling styles.

The Cartells Quartet will get you into the swing of things, musically that is, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The foursome will be feature Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; and Tom Majesty, guitar and vocals. The group will offer all your favorites in an intimate musical atmosphere.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

Cabaret Logo 2018

Customer Service Closing at 4:30 due to Storm

Winter Storm BrodyGroton Utilities Customer Service will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to Winter Storm Brody. If you experience a loss of services please call us at 860-446-4000 so that we can assist you.

CANCELLATION NOTICE – BLP Commission Hearing

The Bozrah Utilities Commission Public Hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2018 is hereby CANCELLED due to pending inclement weather.