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Dear Editor: Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee is accepting nominations and volunteers for a Screening Committee that will review candidates seeking to become the next, full-time superintendent of G-D Regional Schools. Whoever is selected as the next superintendent will have a profound...
Dear Editor: Regarding the Fire Chief's letter in the Oct. 26 issue of the Groton Herald. We are afraid it raises more questions than answers. We are confused. Originally the Chief stated the ladder truck was hard to get in the station. Now, it seems all of the fire trucks have mirror problems...
Dear Editor:     Almost everyone has heard the famous quote by historian Alexis de'Toqueville, that says, "a democracy will last only until the people realize that they can vote themselves money." The democrat party, with a strategy of incrementalism, and using the battle cry, "it's for the...
Dear Editor, Soggy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people who came out to support public education in our communities at the Groton Dunstable Education Foundation's 3rd annual Octoberfest 5K: Road Race, Walk & Kids Run, October 14 at Larter Field, Dunstable. We're happy...
Dear Editor, Question 2 on the ballot is a life or death question about whether to legalize physician assisted suicide for people with a progonosis of less than six months to live.  While none of us likes to watch anyone suffer, this initiative is seriously flawed. It lacks proper safeguards and a...
Dear current and former Florence Roche Elementary School families, A group of concerned parents came together last week to write a petition to reinstate the third grade field trip to Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II. So far we have collected more than 40 signatures on a paper version.  I am...
Dear Editor: Fall Town Meeting raised many more questions about process than it voted on articles. First question, does the lack of quorum require additional discussion about the merits of allowing Town Meeting to authorize large commitments of our tax resources without a following ballot vote?...
To the residents of Groton, Why do we need a new Central Fire Station? Improving response times is our number one goal in building a new station. Having all personnel & apparatus under one roof from one location will improve response times. With administrative offices, ambulances & rescue...
 Dear Editor, Plato, in his Republic refers to Philosopher Kings, wise, nearly omniscient rulers who guide his utopian nation.  The whole concept of Plato's "republic" is sufficiently absurd that some scholars think he wrote it as a satire.  Unfortunately, the idea of the Philosopher King seems to...
Dear Editor: On Monday Oct. 29, Groton Town Meeting will review two citizens' petitions protesting the Spring Town Meeting's vote to approve the building of a new fire station on the field belonging to Lawrence Homestead Trust on Farmers Row. In light of last Monday's reaction to the Lost Lake...

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