Editorials

   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...
When the Library was expanded from its original footprint on Main Street, the only way to add to the original building was at the back. This configuration, born of necessity, has worked incredibly well for the Library and for Groton. It takes traffic off Main Street, while keeping the library in...
Sandy Cofran, who died September 28, worked at the Groton Herald for many of our early years of publication. She was the fastest and most accurate typist I have ever seen in action. Sandy came to us in January 1980 when the newspaper office was in a bedroom at our house. Later that year we moved to...
    Selectmen Pease, Petropoulos and Degen voted to recommend returning $400,000 of unused tax receipts to taxpayers. Selectmen are able to recommend returning these funds to taxpayers because Groton spent only 95% of budgeted expenditures this past FY’16 fiscal year. While departmental savings...
   In this week’s Groton Herald, John Ellenberger reports on Kristan Rodriguez’s reason for resigning as Superintendent of the Groton Dunstable Regional School System. In her conversations with the Groton Herald, Dr. Rodriguez says unequivocally that she is resigning because her children need her...

Snow plow storage taking up prime parking spots at Prescott school.

At their August 29 meeting, Selectmen asked Town Manager Haddad to ‘put up a sign’ at Prescott School announcing the availability of public parking at the building. While officially designating this area for municipal parking is a good idea, much more needs be done to turn the paved area around...
   When in a contemplative mood, perhaps skimming a distant acquaintance’s obituary, considering their passing and, in comparison, your own mortality, you might wonder what a casual reader of your obituary might think about you and your life.      In such a reverie, you might consider the...
  Now that the budget battle of FY2017 has subsided - for a few months at least - talk amongst the school committee has once again turned to strategic plans, shared values and more guidance from consultants. While all these approaches may eventually contribute to healing the current fractures...

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