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Dear Readers: The Groton Herald Is Published 48 weeks Per Year. In Summer we take off 3 vacation weeks: the week of July 4, and the first two weeks of August. This year's no-pub August dates are the 4th and 11th. We hope you have some good vacation time this summer, too. Thank You For Supporting...

Town Manager Mark Haddad and Selectman Jack Petropoulos dedicate installation of first ‘All Are Welcome’ Stone in West Groton Square on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Photo by Russell Harris

Selectmen -Jack Petropoulos, Becky Pine and Barry Pease voted to move forward on a request from Town Manager Mark Haddad for installation of the controversial “All Are Welcome” stones. Although Haddad said there are five stones, he wanted to start with the one on Route 225 at the Groton/Shirley...
The Board of Selectmen voted to appoint Nikolis Gualco to the position of Conservation Administrator, replacing Takashi Tada who moved into the position as Land Use Director. The town received 19 applications, narrowed it to three finalists, and selected Gualco who has served as the Conservation...
Harlan the gnome is still peaceably resting near an unmarked path on Groton Conservation Trust land.  He is not that far from some tall white blooming meadow rues (Thalictrum polygamum) set in a sea of lush green ferns. There are tall ferns and short ferns enjoying the moisture from all the rain we...

Groton Electric Light Department’s Tammi Lemire, executive assistant, knows how to sell electric cars. Photo by Russell Harris

Nissan is offering a $10,000 rebate towards a new 2017 Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle; this is a limited time offer to GELD customers. The average model 2017 LEAF retails between $32K and $35K. After the $10K rebate off MSRP (fully funded by Nissan), $2,500 State Rebate (MOR-EV incentives), and $7,...
Harlan does not get poison ivy but you might so it is always good to wear pants or knee socks when hiking in the woods this time of year. The poison ivy on the trail near Harlan is sparce but always good to be on lookout for the three shiny leaves. The middle leaf is slightly longer. Poison ivy can...
Mandatory Odd/Even Water Conservation Program is in effect in Groton. All outside watering on Mondays is strictly prohibited, and there are other restrictions; refer to the Water Department website (www.grotonwater.org) for additional information on this topic.
Groton's annual fireworks display will be held on Friday, July 7th at the Town Field (behind the library). This is a free event thanks to the generosity of many civic-minded groups and individuals. Food, music, recreation and family fun will be available starting at 6 pm. Fireworks display will...
Town Manager Haddad announced that ‘due to a change in her circumstances,’ Principal Assistant Assessor Rena Sweezy decided to move up her retirement to June 30, 2017. Due to this unforeseen change in her plans, Town Manager Haddad said, “This leaves the town without a Principal Assistant Assessor...
In a letter to the Groton Herald, Pepperell Chief of Police David Scott warns--parents especially--of a new Snapchat feature that can reveal a user's exact location. Here is Chief Scott's letter: To the Editor: The Pepperell Police Department is warning parents of a new feature on the Snapchat...

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