The state has terminated its contract to sell the Mystic Oral School to Respler Homes LLC, a deal that a number of residents have opposed since its inception in 2019. John Burt, manager of the Town of Groton, confirmed that the state had terminated the purchase agreement, which would have sold the 37 acres at 240 Oral School Road to Respler Homes LLC for $1. Also unknown is the status of the State Contract Standards Board investigation into Jeffrey Respler and the status of the Blue Lotus Group, which has said it would buy Respler Homes LLC and develop the Mystic Oral School Property. Somers said the state made it clear they want to sell the property and see it developed. “But they want to make sure that the property is developed in a way that the Town of Groton and citizens are happy and satisfied with it,” she said.