Editorials

There has been a big push from state and town government to increase affordable housing in Groton. The primary approach has been to use developer incentives to increase the supply of affordable housing for purchase. Yet, finding qualified buyers to purchase these units has been tough. Often Groton...
When evaluating the impacts of Indian Hill Music Center, traffic entering and exiting the site was on the top of the list of the town’s most pressing concerns. There was talk of needing a stoplight at the intersection of Old Ayer Road and Rte. 119 and possibly reconfiguring Prescott common....
The Economic Development Committee’s obsession with interfering in Selectmen’s process for the Prescott School has stirred up political strife and emotional turmoil, culminating in an aborted investigation of Selectmen Jack Petropoulos and Becky Pine. This so-called “investigation” was based on an...
The voters have spoken. There is no need to hire a fortuneteller to read the tea leaves. Nor is there need for excuses to explain away the defeat of Question 2. The reason is crystal clear: voters don’t want to spend $5-$6 million for a new Senior Center. They want a less expensive solution. Last...
Losing $400,000 of public funds on the Boynton Meadows condominium project is embarrassing. But, despite this humiliating financial loss, the project is a boon to the town. It brings in about $100,000 in annual property tax revenue, provides affordable housing, provides additional business...

Town Moderator Jason Kauppi

[Editor: Public meetings and reporting assignments occasionally produce thought-provoking reflections and comments that often don’t fit neatly into a news story. ‘Reflection Connection’ is our place for publishing interesting observations, musings and bits of wisdom. Here we have excerpted a...
[EDITOR: Public meetings and reporting assignments occasionally produce thought-provoking reflections and comments that often don’t fit neatly into a news story. ‘Reflection Connection’ is our place for publishing interesting observations, musings and bits of wisdom. Here we have excerpted some...
If the tax burden of building a Senior Center matters, Prescott School is the hands-down winner. Prescott is classified as a historic structure. Therefore, a large portion of renovating Prescott could come from CPC funds. CPC Funds are not eligible for building a new Senior Center, only for...
High on the list of most retired citizens’ greatest concerns is keeping property taxes in check so they can afford to stay in town and keep living in their homes. Ironically, the Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee’s proposal to build a seven-plus million dollar senior center on Farmer’s...
The Charter Review Committee has done a good job of improving the Charter. The prime concern of many voters was that the Town Manager’s powers needed to be ‘checked and balanced’ while still leaving him plenty of power to run the town. We think the Charter Review Committee has accomplished this...

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