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Select Board Creates New Committee To Study Expenditures Exceeding $30,000

by Russell Harris
At their July 29 meeting the Select Board voted to create a new town committee - the Major Initiative Planning Committee [MIPC] - responsible for assisting the Town Manager to recognize, study and then communicate major town government service initiatives and/or capital spending projects of at least $30,000.

Leadership Seminar

Forty-Five aspiring young athletes reported to the HS field hockey/lacrosse field at RHS this past Saturday morning for a Leadership Seminar held by a U.S. Marine recruiting team. Photo by Robert Mingolelli


Sgt. Rogers, one of the instructors presenting the Leadership Seminar at Groton-Dunstable this past Saturday, has the undivided attention of the students. Photo by Robert Mingolelli


Faith McDonald is a freshman at Westford Academy where she competes on the soccer and hockey teams. "I am here at the Leadership Seminar participating for my brother Layne," she said about the Leadership Seminar Photo by Robert Mingolelli


By Robert Mingolelli
Groton-Dunstable varsity football Coach Tom Sousa, several coaches and 45 aspiring athletes reported to the HS field hockey/ lacrosse field at GDRHS last Saturday morning for a Leadership Seminar held by a U.S. Marine recruiting team.

State Botanist Says Deer Are Biggest Threat To Endangered Native Plants

Peter Morton, Chief Orchardist at Autumn Hills Orchard on Chicopee Row and a graduate of the Groton-Dunstable schools, shows evidence of the distinctive saw-tooth-like bite of white tail deer on a young apple tree. Photo by Russell Harris


by Margaret Kusner
[Ed Note: This story was originally published in the Harvard [MA] Press and is reprinted by agreement. The "Groton" portion of the story was written by Russell Harris.]

Advice To All The Wanabe Columnists

To the all the wanabe columnists writing letters to the Editor; I will make this short. I do not, nor will I ever care what you have to say if your letter exceeds 200 words or about 5 inches of a column. If you have that much opinion I'm sure the Editors might entertain having you as a local gossip columnist for a byline to fill space. Leave the Letters to the Editor for those who use words efficiently and make their point with less, not more.

Turtle Hatchling Alert!

by Darcy and Alan Donald
Tiny turtle hatchlings, no larger than a quarter, have begun to emerge from their underground nests! Over the next month, please watch for them as they leave from tiny holes in garden beds, road shoulders, and sandy slopes. They travel great distances when making their perilous journey to safe habitats.


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