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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,...
Townspeople have the right to understand how $400,000 of taxpayer money was lost on the Boynton Meadows project. The Community Preservation Committee has exhausted their authority to demand the documents release by the Affordable Housing Trust. Now it is time for the Select Board to step in and...
The Community Preservation Committee wants to understand how $400,000 of taxpayer money was lost on the Boynton Meadows project, but the Affordable Housing Trust won’t release the relevant documents. The Trust claims to be legally bound to keep the documents secret.      This standoff needs to...
Many small-town weekly newspapers have folded in Massachusetts and across the nation. Some remaining newspapers have become ‘zombies,’ focusing on sensational news with dramatically reduced staffs, ignoring the week-in-week-out reporting of local politics and municipal happenings that are the...
by Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts        "By passing a ban on government use of face surveillance technology, the people of Brookline are standing up in defense of fundamental rights and civil liberties, including privacy, racial...
     "You suffer from the oldest delusion in politics. You think you can change the world by talking to a leader. Leaders are the effects, not the causes of changes."  ― Alasdair Gray, from his novel, Lanark - A Life in Four Books, published in 1981   The forests early English settlers found...
Groton Police Detective Pat Timmins and the entire GrotonPolice Department deserve our thanks for their tenacity, creativity and collaboration with other Massachusetts law enforcement units leading to the arrest of a man who [allegedly] tried to lure a young Groton girl into his car at Duck Pond...

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