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No Paycheck on Friday?

Dear Editor:

   The partial government shut-down may be affecting people in our own small, compassionate community of Groton and we don't know about it.  

  Maybe fewer donations are being made to Loaves and Fishes, perhaps people are spending less money on local businesses due to not getting a paycheck on Friday, maybe the food stamps program is impacted. 

  Perhaps there are other unpredictable ways the shut-down is impacting people's everyday lives. Can we open our minds, hearts and wallets and create some sustainable, practical strategies to help those we may not even know? Let's watch for those teachable moments!

Barbara J. Rich

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