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SPORTS: Gillette Named Groton-Dunstable Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

Greg Gillette, Groton-Dunstable class of '93, was named boys varsity basketball coach following the resignation of long time coach Keith Woods.

Gillette has been a physical education instructor in the Littleton School system for the past 11 years. He has coaching experience as varsity boys basketball coach in Littleton (4 years) and at the freshman/JV level at Groton-Dunstable since 2005.

PARKING PROBLEM: 134 Main St. Wants To Use L.A. Field For Overflow

The Planning Board considered Bob France of Mount Laurel Development request for parking approvals for the the 134 Main Street Development. With the agreement of Lawrence Academy, the parking plan for the 105 seats for a restaurant (95) and a bakery (10) proposes to use 34 parking spaces located on the private school's Shumway Field on Main Street. France said he already has 21 spaces and needs an additional 26.

Abutter Objects To Demand For CONNECTOR ROAD As Condition For Restaurant Permit

Bob France developer of 134 Main Street, also know as Boynton Meadows, asked the Planning Board to adjust the escrow requirement for paving the connector road to adjoining properties. In their deliberations, the Planners agreed that there was not immediate urgency for the paving of the so-called 'connector road', and that it could be done as a pre-condition for an occupancy permit before the final construction phase.

GROTON IN THE 1920s: Buying Penny Candy At The Corner Store, Movies on Friday Nights, The Old Cracker Factory, Dr. Kilbourn's Hospital, Bywater's Blacksmith Shop, The Bandstand

A couple of months ago, Earnest Carkin gave the Herald's readers a glimpse into the Groton of his youth. Ernie was born and grew up in East Groton. But the hub of Town Life in those days, even for a boy from one of the outlying districts, was Main Street in Groton Center.

GDSTEM Offers Discount on Summer Review Workbooks

Help your students maintain their academic skills over the summer months while supporting GDSTEM with the Summer SkillsTM Book Fundraiser. Summer Skills books are high-impact review workbooks for Math (Pre-K through grade 12), Language Arts (Pre-K through grade eight), Spanish or French Review (MS/HS), and Study Skills.

Each workbook is offered at the special price of $18, which is $2 off the cover price.


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