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Response To Omicron: Town Hall Closed Except By Appointment; Activities Restricted At Senior Center

by Connie Sartini
 
Based on Town Manager Mark Haddad’s recommendation, the Select Board voted to close Groton Town Hall to the general public except by appointment beginning on December 27, 2021. They also voted that all committee meetings will be conducted remotely, also effective on December 27, 2021.

A Warm Groton Holiday Tradition from Past Centuries: The Lawrence Homestead Concerts

This lovely photograph of family life at Lawrence Homestead in the days before electricity shows the beauty of the home during the era when the Homestead concerts were a social highlight of the holiday season. The original black and white photograph was colorized by the Groton Herald. Photo by Estelle Lawrence.

 

This lovely photograph of the Lawrence Homestead shows the beauty of the home during the era when the Homestead concerts were a social highlight of the holiday season. This original black and white photograph was colorized by the Groton Herald. Photo by Estelle Lawrence.

 

by Joshua Vollmar
 
The last day of the fall term was a very special occasion for Groton School’s first 30 years. Just before the winter holidays, the December day saw a yearly concert hosted by Jim and Estelle Lawrence at the Lawrence Homestead on the corner of Farmers Row and Long Hill Road.

Should One Have The Right to Infect/Kill Others? . . . I Say NO

In the December 17th edition of this newspaper a letter to the editor defends resitance to vaccination based on the writer’s opinion vaccination against Covid is ineffectual. He argues that since protection wanes, it is ineffective. But the fact is that boosters make them highly effective, preventing 80-90 percent against hospitalization and death. He cites Vermont as an example where a high vaccination rate failed to protect its residents.

EDITORIAL: The Deadline Distortion

If you are in the newspaper business, deadlines are your unforgiving master. It’s a fast moving, all-consuming world. Stories must be reported, leads followed up, ads prepared, breaking news accommodated, and pages completed. The luxury of finishing it tomorrow does not exist in this world. This intricate puzzle we call a newspaper must be assembled in a coherent form and sent to the printer quickly, on a hard deadline.

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