Editorials

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...
Incorporating a Senior Center into the Prescott School building offers the opportunity to address crucial municipal challenges with a single bold stroke. If we fail to grasp Prescott’s importance to the Center, we risk turning our backs on a once-in-century opportunity. Later, we will wake up to...
EDITOR' NOTE: Public meetings and reporting assignments occasionally produce thought-provoking reflections and comments that 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...

Groton Resident and columnist Joyce Faiola.

In New England you always know what season it is. As soon it’s dark by 4PM there are hoards of supermarket shoppers at Donelan’s whose carts are overflowing with carbs and sugars. Soon the lack of sun brings on the usual cases of seasonal related depression. By the new year there’s not a Pepperidge...
   The recent problems between the Board of Assessors on one side and the Town Manager and the so-called ‘Principal Assessor’ on the other have revealed a serious organizational flaw in how Assessing Department relationships are structured in Groton’s Charter.    As Charter Review member John Giger...

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