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   by Bob Katzen    This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call looks at the Question 1 ballot question that will be on the November 6 ballot.      Question 1 asks voters if they approve of a proposed law that would “limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals...

Groton metal artist and owner/operator of ‘Artisan Iron’ Ray Ciemny,  fulfilled a commission for the Groton Inn, creating custom door handles for the soon-to-be-open Forge and Vine  Restaurant at the Inn. The handles are made from silicon bronze, which Ray describes as “a great material to work with, forgeable and weldable.” The leaves are hand-forged. Photo by Russ Harris.

Have you ever wondered if you could rewrite history? Go back in time and change the whole direction of a war? Come to Fort Devens Museum on Saturday, October 20th, and join in one (or all!) miniature wargames depicting different battles from world history and fantasy and see how your careful moves...

Late last winnter the Groton Fire Department helped Building Envelope Specialists identify causes of systemic water infilltrarion throughout the Library. GFD generously deployed the ladder truck allowing specialits to take a close look at cracked and broken synthetic shingles showing loss of protective coating and discoloration, moisture absorption and vegetative growth, among many other closely and carefully examined problems.

When the newly renovated and extensively expanded Groton Public Library opened in 1999, it was a triumph, a physical embodiment of Groton residents’ dream of preserving the spirit of ‘old Groton’ while providing an expanded library for a dynamic, growing town. The reimagined library preserved its...

Following distribution of Life Buckets throughout our local communities of Littleton, Groton, Westford, and Ayer, 20 buckets remained.  As shown in the picture above, taken last month, the Troop chose to donate these 20 buckets to Loaves & Fishes to share with their clients. Members of Troop 61150 were very proud to share their remaining buckets with local residents to help insure their safety in an emergency. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

 Troop 61150 is an amazing Girl Scout troop because of their character, their mission and their troop leader Rachael Fusco, who joined Girl Scouts in 1984 and is now a lifetime member. Rachael started a troop when one of the kindergartners in her class asked her to be her troop leader and has been...
Shirdi Sai Temple in Groton, the largest temple of its kind outside of India, will be dedicated in a series of events October 9-21. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any and all dedication events. Drone photo by John Ellenberger.
Sign in Pepperell Opposing Proposed Gigantic Landfill for Waste Construction Dirt next to Nashua River. */

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being studied by a State House of Representatives Committee for appropriateness to the state's history and values.

 It looks like the hot rhetoric and emotional arguments that played out in Groton a year ago over a proposal to consider changing Groton’s town Seal are about to be recapitulated at the state level.     The General Court’s Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight approved a bill [...

Photo showing that approach to bridge abutment was filled with sand instead of gravel,

making an erosion problem inevitable. Photo by Russell Harris

 An emergency order from the Conservation Commission and Highway Dept. Superintendent Tom Delaney forced the closing of Fitch’s Bridge while corrective work goes on to resolve massive erosion issues with the abutments. Sand rather than gravel was used to fill in around the abutments, making them...


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