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WEST GROTON: Tarbell School Finds Buyer; Selectmen Approve Selling to Investor Group

Tarbell School, a former neighborhood elementary school in West Groton, has apparently found a new owner as the Board approved signing a Purchase and Sale Agreement with a group of investors including owner of Country Kids Robin Kane, banker Mike Rasmussen and Christopher Mazilli. The P&S is for $35K.

OWEN SCHUMAN: 'This feels right; I see myself here.'

After 25-years as Groton Public Library Director, Owen S. Shuman is retiring this December. Ms. Shuman has fostered significant changes to the library since the start of her tenure in Groton Nov. 1, 1987. Throughout these years she has seen changes to the building, people using it, and some of the ways in which libraries function, "but the library endures, because it's a community center," says Shuman.

SCHOOLS Sharpen Security in Wake of Newtown Tragedy

Interim Superintendent Anthony Bent acted quickly following the unspeakable tragedy at an elementary school in Newtown, CT. The tragedy occurred Friday and Monday morning when Groton-Dunstable schools opened, Dr. Bent had a letter for parents and staff explaining what the school district planned to do in the week following the shootings. (See Page Two for letter) In the letter

'Lockdown' Drill Promotes School-Police Co-ordination in Event of Emergency

Groton Police Department in conjunction with all schools under their jurisdiction, both public and private, have or soon will have, participated in a lockdown drill designed to ensure that those responding from area police departments are familiar with various schools' locations, and layout of buildings and campuses.

SPORTS: Groton-Dunstable Overwhelms Dracut; Wins the ALS Hockey Tournament; Hunter's Two Goals Leads Crusaders

Groton-Dunstable senior Brendan Hunter scored a pair of goals to lead Crusaders to an impressive 8-1 win over Dracut in the 6th Annual "Ice ALS" Holiday Hockey Tournament.

In the semi-final game against Lowell Catholic, GD senior Kip Strong scored in the overtime shootout sending Crusaders to the finals against Dracut who was a 3-1 winner over Everett.

People in Sports

ANDY ZINK, a midfielder from Groton, has verbally committed to play lacrosse at Holy Cross next year. Andy will play under tutelage of Jim Morrissey. "He came to Holderness Private School as a sophomore and has played multiple sports for us, including football, basketball, and lacrosse," says Holderness athletic director Lance Galvin. "Andy is a multi-sport player who works hard on the field and in the classroom.

Carriage House Restaurant Hearing Closed

Special Permit/Site Plan Review public hearing for Carriage House Seafood Grill and Function Hall was closed by Planning Board at their Dec. 13 meeting. The Board will now move to deliberate the proposal and expect to take their vote on whether or not to grant two requests at their Jan. 3 meeting, The grill and function hall will be located in an existing building on the Groton Inn site.

GIFTS of Conservation Land from Stoddart's and Groton Conservation Trust

Long-time Groton residents Hugh and Marion Stoddart generously donated a Conservation Restriction on 5.654 acres, located behind their home on Long Hill Road, to the town where the land will be preserved as open space in perpetuity. The parcel is prime agricultural land and it is their hope that it would continue to be used for this purpose.


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