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We want to thank all the people who volunteered to cook, bake, deliver items related to the meals and deliver meals on Christmas Day. This began as a small under the radar project by the Groton Jewish Community Group over 20 yrs. ago and now has blossomed into an Interfaith Project.      Thank...
So the Diversity Task Force wants to change the name of the Country Club because there is a history of other country clubs being exclusive? Groton Country Club is not Augusta National. This is a solution in search of a perceived problem and seems to be a recurring theme of some people in Groton....
My name, Mr. Krikorian, is Scott Evans Harker. I doubt you know me. I, and my wife, as former, 38 year residents of Groton, have an abiding interest in its affairs, and thoughts of its residents. Thus, we continue to take a subscription to the Groton Herald. In doing so, I came upon your “Letter...
Dear Groton Taxpayers,   The GDRSD School Committee voted to approve the Florence Roche Schematic Design Project that includes the Main Street Campus Track. The MSBA will respond to the submission and we anticipate a vote to approve it by mid-February 2021. Once approved by the Massachusetts...
Parents spend enormous amounts of energy and time on their child's upbringing. As a 17 year old, I always appreciate when my parents support my schoolwork, sports, and time to have fun.      But something else my generation really needs is a safer future than where we are headed. I would like...
In-coming Climate Envoy John Kerry recently referenced a World Bank statement that says we need a price on carbon that reaches $100 per ton by the year 2030 to meet our targets under the Paris Climate Accord.      Citizens Climate Lobby has a Carbon Fee and Dividend solution that puts a...
This week, Canada revised their fee on carbon to more rapidly increase the price year after year. The Canadian federal government announced that the current $30/ton on greenhouse gasses will increase to $170/ ton over the next 10 years - a 566% increase.    Carbon fees are based on a foundational...
Saturday, December 5, we had our first nor'easter of the season. 30,000 National Grid customers between Lowell and Sturbridge lost power. Many of them were still without power Sunday afternoon.      I’ve been a Commissioner for only the past few months, and I have already learned a lot about...
N. Harrison Ripp's letter in the December 11 edition of the Groton Herald, written in response to the December 4 article on Groton’s history as an abolition hub, completely misses the point – this article was clearly meant to draw attention to Groton’s often forgotten history, not to discuss...
Last week's front page aerticles on police reform articulated important topics for further discussion. As a public defender I have experienced all sorts of police action - both good and bad. When our police violate our constitution, I win cases. When our police departments uphold our laws...

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