Janet Holmes Brindle, age 60, of North Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Groton, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Janet was the daughter of Warren and the late Nancy Holmes of North Palm Beach, formerly of Shirley.
Shutout goaltending by senior Jason Robes and offense from Connor Maguire (2), Justin Cole (1) and Harrison Perrault (1), fueled Groton-Dunstable's 4-0 impressive win over Marlborough (0-2-1) in a non-conference game played at Groton School.
Manny Payton (14 pts.) and Anthony Salome (12 pts.) combined for 26 points to lead visiting Fitchburg (3-0) past Groton-Dunstable, 49-39 in league crossover basketball action.
The Red Raiders came out running and gunning, taking a 15-0 lead before sophomore Cory Romich (14 pts.8 rebs.) scored a pair of buckets to get the Crusaders (0-2) on the boardlate in the quarter.
Groton-Dunstable 46, Oakmont 33
Freshman forward Hannah Van Pelt had four points, 13 rebounds and four steals, and Lindsay Werner had 17 points, eight steals and six assists for the Crusaders (1-2), who upended the Spartans (0-2) in the consolation game of the Pete Trainor Memorial Tournament. Halftime: O 19, GD 17.
We all plan to start off the new year with good intentions so if your list includes eating healthy without feeling deprived, give this satisfying soup a try.
Great Greens Soup
The Groton Woman's Club thanks Russ Harris and the Groton Herald for its pre-sale coverage of our 8th Annual Greens Sale. Through the generous support of the community, the press, our club members and various donors, we are able to award several scholarships each year to qualified applicants from Groton Dunstable Regional High School, Nashoba Valley Tech and The Francis Parker Charter School.
While not matching the suspense of Geraldo Rivera's Special on the opening of Al Capone's safe, the buyer of an unopened safe at town auction discovered $100 within. Although the buyer paid $150 for the safe at town auction, the suspense, mystery and anticipation before opening the safe was probably worth the $50 loss.
Chief Donald L. Palma Jr. of the Groton Police Dept. would like to remind residents of Groton that Winter Parking Regulations are in effect. Article IV, Section 5 of the Town By-Laws prohibits parking on any public way for more than one (1) hour between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 15 to April 15. Offenders will be issued parking tickets. Groton Police Dept. and Highway Dept. thank you for your cooperation.
On Jan. 6 there will be a joint meeting between the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee to review the first pass of the 285-page FY15 town budget. Haddad acknowledged that there may be some issues with the schools and the 2.5 percent increase set aside for the school district may not be enough.
Another historic Groton landmark was lost last weekend when a fast moving fire destroyed the meat processing facility of Blood Farm in West Groton. The fire started early Sunday morning around 1:30 a.m. in the facility's smokehouse and quickly spread to the rest of the building.