It was two years ago this month that the worlds of two young women from the Groton-Dunstable community would be irreversibly changed and tragically connected. One woman was a 2000 graduate of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School and the other was only weeks away from graduating with the Class of 2011. Their paths intersected during a terrible automobile accident on Route 2 in Acton in April 2011.
Spring Town Meeting voters gave overwhelming approval for creation of three playing fields that will be located on a portion of 35-acres of town-owned land near the Cow Pond Brook fields- known as Ledge Rock Fields - following a comprehensive presentation by Parks Department Chairman Jon Strauss. Approval included $309K from the Community Preservation Fund, $50K from Groton-Dunstable Recreation Association, and a state PARC grant for $400K and an estimated $100K from the town.
The senseless horror and death at the Boston Marathon bombings are etched in the images of this tragedy across the country and the world. Runners, friends, families, children on school vacation, all came out on a gorgeous day to celebrate what is quintessentially American - Patriots Day, Monday, April 15, and the running of the Boston Marathon. Two bombs set off, moments apart, near the Marathon finish line forever changed everything.
Groton Police Chief Donald Palma credited the department's first K9 tracking dog, a friendly black lab named Officer Lola with her first save.
At their April 10 meeting, Electric Light Commissioners voted to provide a $100,000 grant to the town for wireless infrastructure for Groton-Dunstable Regional School District.
Groton Electric has a small reserve fund from a contract buy-out which allowed it to consider this grant. Monies from this fund have previously been used to reduce rates and the balance will be kept in reserve for GELD's future needs.
Senior co-captain Mike Keating continued his torrid hitting going 2-for-4 including driving in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the Crusaders past visiting Murdock, 5-4.
Men's Sunday Softball begins May 5, 9-11 a.m. at G-D Regional High School softball field for men 22 years and older. All ability levels welcome and represented. Games are pick-up. Balls, bats and bases are supplied. Bring your own glove. Just show up May 5 or contact Jon Strauss @ (978) 870-8596.
Emily Figeroa had the win in both games of the GD/Tyngsborough double header. The Crusaders won the first game 5-4, with Figeroa working 2/3 of an inning. In the matinee, GD won 6-3 behind the talented freshmen who went the distance, spacing 7 hits.
Q. For many years the Board of Selectmen was composed of 3 members. As the workload began to increase, the board was increased to five members. With the Charter and hiring of a Town Manager the workload of the board has significantly reduced. Do you think we should go back to being a 3-person board? If so why or why not.?