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Steve Kornacki poses with his former Groton-Dunstable High School history teacher Keith Woods and Keith Woods’ current students after his event at Lawrence Academy on the history of political journalism. Photo by Nicole Bozkurt

“Some things, driving around, look and feel exactly the same,” Steve Kornacki reflected as he opened his talk about the history of national politics and the media at Lawrence Academy Jan. 25. Among those memories are the Groton-Dunstable School District teachers, including Steve Kornacki’s former...
This is a view of the construction site of the Indian Hill Music Center Campus. This photo shows considerable progress on the building's construction compared with an aerial view taken in late summer. When completed, the building will be about 128,000 square feet and is estimated to cost somewhere...

Groton spending on schools as a percent of town budget, compared to state average and nearby towns.  Infographic by John Ellenberger

*/  According to the projected numbers presented by Town Manager Mark Haddad at Saturday’s joint meeting with the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen, Groton’s average tax bill could go up by approximately 25 percent or more over the next five years.      The 25 percent increase would be...
 John Amaral, local resident and a developer of the Groton Inn, came before the Planning Board to announce that he and his partners are acquiring the 2.1 acre parcel abutting the Groton Inn, commonly called the Waters House [see map this page].     The property, donated to Lawrence Academy by the...
*/ At their joint Saturday meeting, the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen reviewed the budgets from the both the Fire Department and Police Department and, in particular, for each department’s specific request for additional personnel in a “supplemental budget.” The total cost increase...
 Groton Selectmen are discussing a name change – from the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Groton to the Select Board of the Town of Groton, and if this change moves forward, it could have significant impact on the Legislative approval cycle for the already-delayed updated Charter. The Charter is...

Plannning Board Member Russell Burke at Saturday’s Marijuna Forum says he has "no dog in the fight." Photo by Russell Harris

 Planning Board member Russell Burke and Selectman Alison Manugian presented the Planning Board’s preliminary plan for regulating retail marijuana sales in Groton at a Saturday forum in the Performing Arts Center at the Middle School. The purpose of the forum was both to educate the public and to...

George Brackett of Sierra Tree Service &  Keith Hooper of Block & Blade Landscapers [above] along with many volunteers lent equipment, labor & expertise to clear land behind Groton History Museum [Boutwell House] of more than 100 trees  to make way for a garden/ Gibbet Hill Viewing Area. Josh Degen of Earthscape volunteered equpment and expertise. Jeff Gordon of Groton Business and Professional Association and Exit Assurance Realty organized and spear-headed the all-volunteer community project.

Jonathan D. Poor murals in place on walls of the 18th century Oliver Prescott House on Old Ayer Road in Groton.

The annual applications for the Community Preservation Committee funds for FY2019 are in and many submitters are hoping for funding for their project.    Along with the usual requests from the Library, Conservation Commission, the Baddacook Pond weed removal program and office staff appropriations...
  With three members present at the Monday night Board of Selectmen’s meeting and a shortened agenda due to the cancellation of the update from the Town Manager on the Prescott School negotiations, those present took advantage of this to catch up on the following questions and issues. Country Club...

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