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by Jeffrey H. Boutwell, Ph.D.   In August of 1876, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, George S. Boutwell, the junior Senator from Massachusetts, presented a 2,000-page report to his colleagues documenting the widespread murder and intimidation carried out by white supremacists in Mississippi...
After the shock of January 6 - the politically-motivated sack and pillage of the national Capitol - we must not sit passively in our comfortable homes, letting it all ‘shake out,’ wondering what we can possibly do to protect the right to govern ourselves in America. There is a lot we can do. We...
When I studied history I felt that I was looking back at events of a totally different type, events that could not be repeated because we Americans had that madness under control thanks to our unshakeable political system. Human beings had changed, had become more rational, all of us progressing...
This newspaper, focused on serving a few thousand American souls for its entire 41-year existence, always believed that the partisan passions of national politics were best left without comment, such passions being a divisive distraction, potentially pulling our small town apart every four years...
Wherever good jobs and good educational opportunities are found, housing affordability is a challenge, a confounding problem defying easy solution. But, even so, we should not despair.      Rather, we need to push aside the manacles of conventional wisdom, challenging our preconceptions and...
It’s time to step back, take a deep breath, and do a deep-think on affordable housing development in our town. Groton is no longer a mid-income exurb, a place where middle-income families can buy a house, educate their children and live a satisfying, "ordinary" life on a median income. Groton is...
Normally, when there is a proposed change to our town’s bylaws or whenever a controversial Article is placed on Town Meeting warrant, the sponsoring board holds at least one public hearing to solicit public opinion and feedback before submitting such an article on the town meeting warrant for...
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...

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