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“We applaud plans to develop a hybrid hearing model that retains the benefits of remote access for the public. Across the commonwealth, remote access to public meetings has significantly increased public participation in state and local government, and has lowered longstanding barriers for people...
Some say the opening of Groton Hill Music Center this fall will be "epic", an event that will change Groton forever. In this view, hordes of people will suddenly be drawn to our little town, will visit and then want to move here. In fact, one of the reasons for the creation of the Destination...
Increasing the supply of reasonably priced housing in Groton has become confused by the word "affordable." In common parlance the term "affordable housing" is a single concept. But in fact, it refers to two different types of housing. "Affordable housing" can refer to either: 1. Subsidized...
We are all proud of Groton. We are proud of its historical roots to the earliest days of the country and the traditions we keep. We are proud of our commitment to education, public safety and community. Thankfully, Groton is still a "coherent community", meaning that a wide range of people still...
We wish to thank our sustaining subscribers [listed below] for helping provide the oxygen that keeps the Groton Herald alive week-in and week-out. When the national governments of both parties are perceived to lurch from crisis to crisis, then the best avenue for securing our security, prosperity...
As we reported in the December 10, 2021 edition of the Groton Herald, the Massachusetts legislature is giving local municipalities the power to reduce speed limits on roads in their towns. The town of Ayer has already adopted lower speed limits and the town of Harvard is in the process of getting...
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...

Groton's new District

 

Like other small towns, Groton’s government generally acts with little consideration for the needs or concerns of the rest of the region. Our Select Board is mostly reactive. Issues come before them, they dispense with them, and move onto the next item. But as decisions about health policy,...
The Massachusetts Senate recently allocated $3.82 billion in Covid relief funds [ARPA Funds] received from the federal government as well as some surplus funds from the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget earmarked for relief and recovery from COVID. All funding allocation decisions were conducted...
The changes in the House and Senate district maps are a reality check, an indication of Groton’s waning political influence statewide. In addition it is a ‘wake-up call’ showing we have work to do. [See Front Page Story]      There is no other way to interpret the legislature’s decisions to...

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