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  It is customary for a weekly newspaper like the Groton Herald to limit reporting to local happenings. National, international, and global news used to be separate and distinct from the concerns of the weekly newspaper, but not anymore.       Now global and national issues like global warming,...
   Gov. Baker vetoed and sent back to the Legislature a section of the cannabis bill that he recently signed into law. The section he vetoed would require the Cannabis Control Commission, in consultation with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Public Health,...
Town Manager Contract Renewal   On a unanimous vote, the Select Board renewed Town Manager Mark Hadad’s contract for another three years.  Mr. Haddad received an outstanding rating from all four members participating in the review. His composite score was 573 with outstanding defined as between...
   “It's August in the Nashua River watershed, the dog days of summer when temperatures rise early and the heat is oppressive. Like us, animals hurry to get their chores done in the early morning. Young need to be fed. Food needs finding, and personal grooming accomplished.       As the sun climbs...
    Hanna Melnyczuk is a Ukrainian-American artist and Senior Adjunct Professor in the Fine Arts department at UMass Lowell. She has lived in Groton with her family for 24 years. This past February 24, when she learned of the war in Ukraine - like most of the world - she was shocked and asked, "How...
by Jim Barsiano “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”      Thus began the 12 lines of rhyming couplets in which the poet, Joyce Kilmer, celebrates the beauty and wonder of our stalwart companions on life’s journey.      For most of the year, we New Englanders don’t give much...
Suzanne Goehringer, VP of Friends of the Tree Warden, expresses her joy in the tree planting ceremony at Surrenden Farm conservation land.  Photo by Steve Lieman
Candidates For Select Board   Candidates are seeking election to two positions. The candidates receiving the two highest vote totals win election to those two seats. In the Select Board race, incumbents Josh Degen and John Riley are seeking reelection. They are being challenged by new...
Other Highlights – Spring Town Meeting 2022 • Town Meeting voters approved an article amending zoning for retail marijuana establishments to bring the town’s laws into compliance with state regulations relative to the distance between various establishments. This change will allow the location...
by Mary J Metzger   “Soils are a tremendous natural legacy and the living skin of our biosphere,” said soil scientist Dr. Ralph S. Baker, at his Zoom Webinar March 22 “Getting to Know the Soils of Massachusetts and Why It Matters,” the second in a climate series hosted by the Nashua River...

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