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By Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call     With Groton Representative voting Sheila Harrington in the affirmative, by a margin of 149-2, the Massachusetts House of reporesenatives approved a local option bill allowing a city or town to authorize the creation of community benefit districts which would...

Senior Captains Alexis Millett and Lydia Pray celebrating with MIAA trophy. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

by Robert Mingolelli     Groton-Dunstable volleyball team claimed its first state title in school history with a 3-0 sweep over Minnechaug Regional in the MIAA Division 2 state final played at Worcester State University on Saturday.    Minnechaug, from Wilbraham, has an enrollment 1,167 students....

Firefighters begin training to use the GFD's new custom-built truck. -Photo by Russell Harris

by Russell Harris        Groton’s new million-dollar, custom-designed, cherry-red ladder truck - a truck to stir the passions of the young, and not-so-young - was delivered October 24 after a year of design and build by Smeal Fire Apparatus Company in the small town of Snyder, Nebraska.    Besides...
by Connie Sartini           Kelly Brown,  Regional Coordinator for the Commonwealth’s Green Communities effort, met with two members of the Select Board on Monday to explain and discuss the benefits of participation in the state’s Green Community Program. Discussion of the program will be presented...
by Connie Sartini      With Groton’s Affordable Housing Plan, approved by the Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) expiring on June 29, 2019, the Affordable Housing Trust asked Housing Coordinator Fran Stanley to take the lead on the development of a new Housing Production Plan. This...

The Lawrence Homestead was the site of the 1707 kidnapping of 3 Tarbell children, one girl and two boys, by Native Americans. The girl was given to a French family in Montreal and eventually became a nun; the boys became prominent members of their tribe and refused to return to their Groton home, years later, when given the chance.

by Connie Sartini      One of Groton’s most historic houses was on the Tuesday evening agenda for the Affordable Housing Trust (AFT) for discussion as a possible site to locate affordable housing near the center of Groton. The property is known as the Lawrence Homestead at 44 Farmers Row at the...
by Russell Harris      Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Chesson sent the following email to parents of Groton-Dunstable Regional School District students and to Police Chief Michael Luth and Sgt. Rachael Mead on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 6:04 PM    “Good afternoon, it is our practice not to comment on...
by Russell Harris       On 10:23 a.m. on October 23, Groton’s Zoning Enforcement Officer Edward Cataldo sent John Reilly and Heather Rhodes of 50 Arrow Trail an email, effectively reversing his four-months-old order prohibiting them from parking their own cars on their own land. The email read in...
by Robert Stewart      An energized electorate on the local level led to unusually high voter turnout in the mid-term election this week as 70 percent of registered voters in Groton went to the polls. The Town Clerk’s Office reported that 5,806 voters cast their ballots last Tuesday out of a total...

With gusto, hungry black bear raids Patti Thompson’s birdfeeder on Nashua Road. Photo by John Ellenberger.

by George Moore, Groton’s Animal Control Officer      In Massachusetts black bears have had a population explosion. Not many years ago we counted their numbers in the hundreds, mostly in the western part of our state. The population now is around 4,500. While they are found state-wide, the largest...

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