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Mirick O’Connell Named Town Counsel; KP Law Did Not Make The Cut Despite Lobbying Select Board

by Connie Sartini
Four area law firms responded to the Town of Groton to be considered for Town Counsel for Groton. These four included; KP Law of Boston; Murray, Hesse, Twomey & Lehane of Boston; Mirick O’Connell of Worcester; and Miyares Harrington of Wellesley.

Nurturing Groton’s Future By Cultivating Its Past; Groton Family Purchases Autumn Hills Orchard

Ed Herdiech and his wife Kim have taken on a radically different mission and physically demanding life in purchasing the orchard. Ed was in the software business in Boston for close to 30 years, working as CFO at Parametric Technology [PTC] and then at LogMeIn, Inc. He retired last year as did his wife Kim, retiring from a 21-year career at Groton School. Now they are dedicated to continuing the success to Autumn Hills Orchard, seeking a different kind of community-based life.


Family Committed to Continuing Farm/ Orchard Operations; Look to Strengthen Ties With Community
by Robert Stewart

Ixtapa Appeals Liquor License Suspension; Dates Changed

The Groton Select Board was advised by Town Manager Mark Haddad that Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina has appealed the Board’s June 7 decision to suspend the restaurant’s liquor license for four days, starting on July 2, and continuing through July 3, 4, 5. The appeal is now before the State’s Alcohol Beverage and Control Commission (ABCC).

"It Was Re-opening Day and All Through the Library..."

The Library is Open! - “A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” Astrid Lindgren. Photo by Steve Lieman


The kids are back! Photo by Steve Lieman

Photo by Steve Lieman

It was Reopening Day . . . And All Through The Library . . . Not A Creature
Was Sleeping . . . The Children Were Nestled With Books, All Chosen With
Care . . . As They Heard Her Exclaim ‘We Are Open To All!’

Crusaders Win on Squeeze

In Central Mass. Division 1 First Round action, victorious Groton-Dunstable players celebrate win over Nashoba Regional. Photo by Robert Mingolelli


Versatile relief pitcher Nate Bushnell pitched in the Crusaders 5-4 win over Nashoba Regional HS. Photo by Robert Mingolelli


By Robert Mingolelli
In a Central Mass. Division 1MIAA tournament First Round game between No. 13 Nashoba Regional and No. 4 Groton-Dunstable, GD eeked out a 5-4 win when Coach Matt LeBlanc put on the squeeze. Playoff baseball! Groton-Dunstable did what it always does, scratch, hustle, steal a base, and find a way to win.


Benjamin Furman (top courtesy photo) finished 1st in the Javelin with a throw of 171’ 8”. Danielle Thompson (lower, photo by Robert Mingolelli) finished second in the Central/ West Division 1 Championships. Both athletes will advance to the All-State Meet Thursday, June 24 where they will compete against the top track & field high school athletes in the state.


MIAA Outdoor Track Central/ West D1 Sectional Results
Benjamin Furman finished 1st in the Javelin with a throw of 171’ 8".  
Danielle Thompson finIshed 2nd in the Central/West Division 1 Championships.


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