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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...
by Nancy Cicco   Elana Feldman, an expert on organizational behavior who studies how people use their time on the job, can offer a range of tips on how to achieve a balance between happy holidays and professional productivity.      “Feel good about turning work ‘off,’” says Feldman, an...

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...

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