Editorials

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...
  Lawrence Academy has requested a Public Hearing on August 29 before the Board of Selectmen, asking them to place an article on Fall Town Meeting warrant to discontinue Powder House Road as a Public Way. By discontinuing Powder House Road, the town would transfer its rights to this historic...
    Many people in town have been waiting quietly for the School Committee and APEX to figure out how to work successfully within our form of government. A direct democratic form of government such as Groton’s has a different set of unwritten rules and suppositions than a representative model.    ...
INTRODUCTION The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee met on July 6 to discuss whether to accept or reject the ‘carry-over’ budget in the face of the defeat of the second override vote in Groton and its approval in Dunstable. The board has 30 days from the June 30 override vote to accept the...

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