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Town Clerk Mike Bouchard To Retire; Position Could Change From Elected To Appointed

by Connie Sartini
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that Town Clerk Mike Bouchard has notified Haddad that it is his intention to retire later this year. “Based on this, I am proposing to the Board that we change the position from elected to appointed and add a warrant article to the Fall Town Meeting Warrant to make this change.”

EDITORIAL: Preserving Our Social Compact & Our Public Institutions

The resurgence of Covid-19 in Massachusetts is perplexing, unsettling and discouraging. By now, many of us had anticipated that life would be returning to pre-covid patterns and rhythms because we followed the rules of masking and vaccines. Instead, we seem to be entering an era whereby our society will need to make permanent adjustments to mitigate resurgent waves of pandemic disease.

Hummingbird in April

Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on a quince with lots of red flowers in Tom Murray’s West Groton backyard. Tom says, “This is the first time I’ve had a hummingbird in the yard during the month of April.”  Photo taken April 30, 2021 by Tom Murray.



Groton-Dunstable Youth Football Gets a Recharge

Groton Dunstable Athletic Director Matt Ricard is the driving force behind the new Groton Dunstable Middle School football league. Photo courtesy Robert Mingolelli


By Robert Mingolelli
Matt Ricard begins his third year as Groton-Dunstable Athletic Director and recently noticed the absence of a youth football program. Checking further, the program site had been inactive. The 2020-2021 class that just graduated from

G-D High School Football: First Workout of the Year; Schedule Set

On Friday, August 20, a hot, steamy afternoon, 49 high school athletes went through their first workout of the season hoping to make the Groton Dunstable Varsity football team. Photo by Robert Mingolelli


2021-22 Season Groton-Dunstable Varsity Football Schedule
Date                Time                Type    Opponent Site
Tue 8/31          TBA                TBA     Lowell Catholic High School TBA - 1 - Football Field


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