Editorials

   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...
For many, many years Groton’s police department lacked the confidence of the community. Earlier departments’ actions regularly left residents shaking their heads in dismay. But, under the leadership of Donald Palma, the Groton Police department has been thoroughly transformed. Traditionally,...
The mere fact of living in Groton for many years confers no special legal or moral rights on long-term residents. But, it is an inescapable fact that this Groton, with its open land, beautiful library, commercial establishments, vibrant cultural life and –yes – excellent school system, was created...
Editors note: In this space we occasionally publish pieces of interest to our readers including items from Talkaboutgroton and Charter Review Suggestions. This week we print comments made by Selectman Chairman Jack Petropoulos transcribed from a video recording of this week's Selectman's meeting....
Editors note: In this space we occasionally publish pieces of interest to our readers including items from Talkaboutgroton and Charter Review Suggestions. This week we print comments made by Selectman Chairman Jack Petropoulos transcribed from a video recording of this week's Selectman's meeting....
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