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Taken just before the dedication of Kilbourn Place, this photograph frames a view of Main Street, giving a sense of removal from our daily worries, a chance to see our everyday struggles from a different vantage point, being a step removed from the daily grind, offering a link to our shared history of Groton. It’s almost as if the Stage Manager from Thormton Wilder’s play "Our Town" is about to step before us and talk about our place in the universe. "So—people a thousand years from now—this is the way we were in the provinces north of New York at the beginning of the twentieth century.—This is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying."

 

Groton’s main drag - extending roughly from CVS to the end of Mill Run Plaza - will experience dramatic changes in the next five years. Among the many changes will be Groton Inn’s build-out of the newly-acquired Waters property, the opening of Kilbourn Place on the former Donelan’s property, the...
Ever since the Boston Tea Party, coffee has been America’s beverage of choice. During Groton’s heyday as a transportation hub, stagecoaches traveling through town transported coffee to all points in northern New England. Coffee was a favorite beverage - along with rum - in the many inns and...
Town Manager Mark Haddad deserves praise for working closely with Town Counsel Brooks & Derensis to expand the availability of legal advice for town officials and departments heads. Town counsel will now offer regular monthly hours at Town Hall for officials to meet with the town’s attorneys...
The Community Preservation Committee is preparing to do a post mortem examination of the $400,000 loss on the Boynton Meadows Development at 134 Main Street, next to the Groton Inn. At 2011 Town Meeting the Community Preservation Committee recommended the expenditure of these funds for the...
The Beautiful new building in West Groton. commonly called the Senior Center, has been "re-branded" by some on the Council on Aging as "The Center" and by others as "Groton Center."      COA member Peter Cunningham explains that the name was chosen because it "will be open to a wide variety of...
Groton School Committee Chair Marlena Gilbert said, “Vaping reminds me of the stories my mom used to tell me from 60-65 years ago when her doctor recommended she take up smoking to relax and now we find out there is a connection with Cancer.      The FDA should have never allowed non-tobacco...
It is past time for the Community Preservation Committee to step up and conduct a thorough post-mortem review of the $400,000 of town funds lost on the Boynton Meadows development. The CPC should hold themselves accountable for understanding this loss and explaining how to prevent such losses in...
The Reflection Connection is a place to present short comments, snippets of opinions and interesting food-for-thought, that would have no other home in the paper.      U.S. Representative Lori Trahan offered her support for the nurses on Monday, stating “I stand with the hardworking nurses who...
The Planning Board Chairman’s behind-the-scenes machinations forcing Kilbourn Place to submit to a major site plan review was an unfortunate misstep, an error that likely caused elected board member Gus Widmayer to resign. [see last week’s story]      What was the Planning Board Chair’s...

Illegal Real Estate Sign bolted onto light pole at corner of Broadmeadow and Main St.

 

Like cockroaches in the city, illegal signs advertising quick house sales such as “We Buy Houses For Cash” are proliferating on the light poles and sign structures of Groton. As fast as they are taken down, other ones take their place. These signs are illegal according to Groton town bylaws and...

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