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Groton, like most cities and towns in Massachusetts, is facing a fiscal shortfall. Insufficient Chapter 70 school funding by the state, based upon a 4.5 percent inflation rate when the actual inflation rate hit eight percent, combined with a decline in enrollment, has left the town and School...
In the process of selecting candidates for critical roles like superintendent of schools, community engagement and transparent communication are essential. Unfortunately, the School Committee made no effort to publicize the venue and timing of the current superintendent interviews beyond the direct...
There is a proposal before the Select Board to transfer Groton dispatch services into a shared regional dispatch center in Pepperell. This proposal raises concerns about a potential decline in our town’s high-quality public-safety system. In our view, maintaining a dedicated and responsible public...
by Joshua Vollmar     “We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” So said Winston Churchill in 1943. Our built environment molds our lives in innumerable ways; locally, our town, created over centuries, is the backdrop of our daily life. But what if a different vision for the town center...
Democracy is in peril.  Each of us in the United States of America, the bastion of freedom throughout the world, must now take a stand to help the people of Ukraine become victorious over the Russian invaders.  This is not simply an act of generosity. It is a matter of democracy’s survival and a...
After having approved spending an additional 10 million dollars to complete the new elementary school, it feels shocking to be asked to spend another $10M to resolve the PFAS contamination at the High School. There is an understandable desire to just say ‘No! It’s too much.’     But, resolving this...
by Russell Harris The greatest barrier to exploring the full reach of Groton’s  extensive Conservation lands is fear - fear of getting lost. But there is a simple, tool that allows the inexperienced hiker to explore these lands with confidence. This tool is a smartphone loaded with a trails...
One has to wonder if equity has been achieved if everyone gets nothing. How are we creating learning environments that encourage curiosity by canceling an annual trip to our nation’s capital? How are we introducing our students to a larger world if we are limiting our field trips to local trips to...
Once a month the Groton Herald sends renewal notices to subscribers whose subscription is about to expire. Thankfully, most of you, our readers, resubscribe. The  few who do not renew usually are moving out of town.     Two weeks ago we received a response to a renewal notice from one of our out-of...
At Spring Town Meeting voters authorized the Select Board to approve the sale of conservation restrictions on multiple town-owned conservation properties to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW). Among these properties is the 103-acre parcel at Brown Loaf Hill.     After the Town Meeting...

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