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Neighbors gathered Sunday afternoon for a vigil at Smith Social Pavilion on Town Field. Town officials, First Responders and local clergy brought residents together  to acknowledge their grief. Photo by Russell Harris

Late Friday evening sometime after 11 p.m., Groton Police Chief Donald Palma, Selectman Barry Pease, Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy, members of the State Police along with District Attorney Marian Ryan addressed the waiting crowd of local and state news reporters and cameras in front of the...

High School Photo of Orion Krause reprinted by permission of Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Maine.

*/ Orion Krause’s arrest was met with shock and disbelief in his hometown of Rockport, Maine and by those who knew him when he attended Camden Hills Regional High School. “I was absolutely stunned,” Duryea Decker Griffith of Lincolnville said Sunday after being asked about the crime. “He was a...
District attorney Marian Ryan said the 22-year-old Rockport man, Orion Krause, left the family home Thursday evening and made a telephone call to his mother that raised unspecified concerns to the point that police in Rockport were called.     He left initially in his vehicle but later called his...
   Groton Public Library is, without doubt, one of the ‘crown jewels’ of the town. Housed in an understated architectural gem, with an attentive and professional staff, a large number of programs - especially for children and young adults - and with much longer hours of operation than libraries in...
    As we sit comfortably in our living rooms watching images of destruction wrought by hurricane Harvey on our fellow countrymen in Texas and Louisiana, it is worthwhile to realize that the northeast region of the Untied States is at least as vulnerable, and perhaps more vulnerable, to the...
Despite voters rejecting $400,000 for design and engineering for a new Senior Center in a town-wide referendum on May 16, Selectmen, Finance Committee and Senior Center Building Committee will try a different avenue for funding these design costs. There will be an article on the Fall Town Meeting...
Although Groton Town Meeting voted to put a moratorium on the growth and sale of recreational marijuana, that moratorium will be up in June 2018, and already there is interest by at least one Groton resident, Aaron Green of Gratuity Road, to construct a facility for just this purpose. Green was...
NESSP Temple representative Neelkanth Mishra sent a request for a meeting with Selectman Chairman Josh Degen and Selectman Jack Petropoulos to discuss how the Temple could contribute to charities that would benefit the town. Petropoulos raised a concern to fellow Board members because Degen had...

One of several signs in nearby communities stoking ‘bull-mania’

Groton’s Animal Control officer, George Moore best summed up the tragicomic events leading to the shooting death of a 1,200 lb. bull escaped from a stockyard in Littleton last Tuesday. Moore said, “It was almost predictable. There were many factors involved in the animal’s demise.” But, ultimately...

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