Editorials

[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...
“I’m not passionate about exacting ratios. I’m passionate about ethics. The thing I hate most in life is lying. And I hate it when someone thinks I’m dumb enough that they can get away with lying. Ethics.” - Assessor Jenifer Evans

As Phase 1A of the major restoration and preservation project for the Old Groton Meetinghouse draws to a close more than 50 local residents attended an Open House Oct. 22 to celebrate and to offer thanks to all involved. Some of the chief participants are pictured back row from left to right: David Gordon, Steve Burne, Bob Levesque, Lynne Spencer, Al Collins, Steve Lieman; front row from left to right: Jim Moisson, Michael Roberts, Allen King, and Don Torgersen. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

The Old Groton Meetinghouse preservation project Phase 1A is nearing completion. The project accomplished significant and in some cases urgent structural repairs to the 261-year-old Meetinghouse, now the oldest public structure in Groton. The project included renewal, repair, and replacement of...

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