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School Closure - Superintendent Chesson's Tuesday Update

     If students or members of their family living in their home have a presumptive or positive test for the virus, please call 978- 448-5505 and leave us a message on the district’s main number. This information will not be shared with anyone, but would be helpful if and when the Governor allowes school districts to consider opening.

Groton Community School and Perkins School Announce Cancellations and Changes

Groton Community School Event Postponed
     Groton Community School’s Community Wine Tasting & Silent Auction scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020 has been POSTPONED due to health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule as soon as our community is able to safely return to our usual daily routines.
 

Simmons University Dean's List

Emma Keeling of Groton was named to the 2019 fall semester dean’s list at Simmons University in Boston. To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.

Native Americans Used Selective Low-Intensity Fires to Create Open, Park-Like Forests In Pre-Colonial New England

The following is an edited excerpt from "Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England," an ecological history of pre-colonial New England by estemed historian and former Yale and University of Wisconsin professor, William Cronon.
 

Animal Control Report

Fishers are secretive and elusive creatures, giving humans a wide berth. As such, they are solitary creatures, except during a brief mating season. Active during night and day throughout the year, fishers are one of the few mammals that prey on porcupines. According to Mass Audubon, “There are numerous YouTube sites with recordings attributed to screaming fishers, rather than what we believe is the actual vocalist, a red fox.” Photo made by Scott Eggimann in Groton.

 

During the month of February
Groton Animal Control
responded to the following calls:
• 2 found/lost cats
• 7 found/lost dogs
• 1 loose horse

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
 

Office
161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]
 

Telephone: 978-448-6061
 

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