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  Looking back on the process leading to the granting of the Indian Hill Music School Building Permit fee discount, there are lessons to learn and people to thank. Perhaps the most important lesson is that a single person standing up for common sense and the truth makes all the difference when...
As of now, there is no resolution for Prescott School's future. Claims concerning "change of use" and building codes and what impact these may have on this historic building in the heart of Main Street seem to change almost weekly. There is no coherent vision to move forward and there seems to be...
Arriving at a Senior Center building plan has been a multi-year journey - a fraught, contentious march through hair-pulling, teeth-grinding frustration. But, the work done by the Council on Aging and the Senior Center Building committee has resulted in something extraordinary: a synthesis of...
This year at Groton’s Annual Town Meeting on April 30, voters in Groton will take up the topic of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers, and their possible designation as a “Wild and Scenic Rivers”. Groton has been participating with nine Massachusetts and two New Hampshire towns as part...

Spirit Rock: "I think it was very disrespectful that a group of students blatantly made the decision to paint over the artwork on the rock that was written to promote the Parkland Rally."  

The "spirit rock," located near the entrance to the high school campus, is there solely to promote events at the high school and the school's administration has made that purpose very clear. Prior to April 3 the rock had a message painted on it announcing the date of the Parkland Rally that took...
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Shortage  Constrains Economy & Makes Life Hard For Many “Our affordable housing shortage has placed the commonwealth’s financial health at risk,” said Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), chair of the Committee on Housing. “The housing bond bill is the first step...
From a commanding vista of hayfields, James Brook and a stand of ancient tamaraks, Prescott House has stood watch at the southern approach to Groton Center for 227 years. The man who built the home, Dr. Oliver Prescott, Jr. was a judge, legislator, doctor and military man. This man of Groton played...
Town Manager Haddad’s proposal to regionalize Groton’s Emergency Medical Service by expanding into Dunstable was a bad idea, an idea that would degrade service for Groton residents and increase long-term costs.        Perhaps, realizing that the proposal needs a lot more thought, Selectmen voted to...
Ignoring clear operational guidance from Selectmen and the Fincom, Town Manager Haddad created his own ‘vision’ for a town budget. The Fincom told him to produce a budget with no more than three percent growth, while Selectmen told him to produce a budget that maintains current service levels...
For a deeper understanding of our town, readers should occasionally flip the Groton Herald over and read the back page first. Here you will find the 'deep' news, news beyond our usual understanding of 'news,' items that reveal our motivation for striving for a better town. Here you will find the...

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