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by Mary J. Metzger   For those who look up this month, the planets can have a comforting presence. Venus shines beautiful in the eastern sky in the hours before dawn. She will remain a “morning star” through the end of the year.      The Red Planet, Mars, rises a few hours after sunset and...
As a town - and as a people - we must prioritize young people's education. Some municipal costs and responsibilities can be delayed without causing harm. The same cannot be said of our young people’s education.      As reported in last week’s edition of the Groton Herald, some students may not...
In these divisive times, how often do you see diverse and disparate groups come together to solve a common problem? Very rarely, we would guess.      Yet, if you tune out the ugliness at the national level and look around locally you can see evidence that people can come together to solve...
In this week’s paper we recount the story of David S. Lewis, a young Groton man who dropped out of Yale, converted to Islam, joined an inner-city all-black Islamic religious society, and was murdered in Philadelphia 45 years ago. The story draws our attention for several reasons.      There is...
I used to wonder how the citizens of a country like Germany could let the Third Reich happen. How, in the late 1920s and early '30s, could they not see what was going on around them? Unions suppressed. The media villainized. Minorities abused. Sudden, even random, arrests. Paramilitary forces...
In a vile message posted on the social media site Rotten in Groton, an anonymous author advocates burning down Groton’s Old Meeting House and by implication destroying the religious society housed in that historic building - The First Parish Church of Groton.      The taunting, mock-serious...
Our first Memorial Day in Groton, we were awakened to the rhythmic beating of drums as marchers worked their way northwest on Hollis Street. The last snow from the Blizzard of ’78 had finally disappeared and folks were eager to get outside and see the parade.      Just two years after the...
"The best things around I have ever seen, came from small towns and big dreams" . . . Paul Brandt, Canadian country singer/songwriter.        Groton Electric Light Department, Groton Department of Public Works, Groton Police and Fire demonstrated their courage, professionalism and dedication...
The Massachusetts Republican Assembly (The Assembly) has become aware that, in protest to Governor Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 edicts, multiple groups unaffiliated with the Assembly have in the past, and intend in the future, to hold demonstrations directly across from the governor’s private home...
by Whitney Airgood-Obrycki   [Editorial Comment: For most of its history, Groton was largely self-sufficient. National and state-wide problems, while related to Groton’s daily life, were a distant echo rather than a present reality. That has changed. Climate change, housing affordability,...

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