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Obituary: Ronald M. Watson, 85

Ronald M. Watson, 85, of Scarborough Maine, passed away on July 20, 2019 after a long illness. Ron was born in Tyngsboro MA on October 8, 1933, to Arthur M. and Helen (Brown) Watson. Ron was raised on the family farm, in Groton, MA. He graduated from Groton High School, in 1951 and attended UMASS, Amherst for a time, then enlisted in the Marines.

Obituary: Douglas Atkins Lawrence, age 76

Douglas Atkins Lawrence, age 76 and longtime resident of Groton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Keystone Rehabilitation & Nursing center in Leominster, after his battle with long term illness.
He was born in Ayer, on October 22, 1942, the third son of Thomas S. and Helen D. (Yapp) Lawrence. He was raised and early educated in Groton and later graduated from Lowell Trade H.S. in 1961.

‘OML OMG’ or ‘Free At Last’

I have read your article on the Open Meeting Law.  When I was a Select Board member some years ago I attended an Open Meeting Law training session.   The session was 2 hours long.  Most of the training material included detailing the mistakes Towns have made in implementing the Law.   In the question and answer period, a number of questions were raised.   Almost all the answers provided by our expert started with “It depends”.  

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