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I wish to address the Diversity Task Force recomendation that the Town Seal omit the words Holy Bible.      Why are we here? Wasn’t this question decided by a town meeting vote? Does the Diversity Task Force not respect that vote? Is the use of the Bible so offensive? Who is offended? Is it on...
A recent email from 19 Carter, the new(ish) community in Berlin, MA, highlighted an award they received from Tower Hill Botanic Garden: “for bringing cultivated horticulture to a previously overgrown area..” This recognition was well deserved. I used to commute past a derelict old church on my...
Editors' Note: The Groton Herald generally does not comment on letters to the editor, letting them stand as is. However, we are making an exception for this letter because there could be an implication that the Groton-Dunstable School sytstem is teaching the theory mentioned in this letter. In...
On Wenesday, June 23, 2021, the Groton Police Association held its annual Senior Citizen’s Picnic at The Groton Center. This event is a cooperative effort between the Groton Council on Aging, the Groton Police Department, and the Groton Fire/EMS Department.      Our sincere thanks to all those...
It's a shame that the expansion of the study of the history of race relations in North America has become one more source of political polarization and animosity. Partly to blame is the label "critical race theory.” In common usage, though not in its strict dictionary meaning ("characterized by...
Thank you to everyone that came out to the Housing Summit last Sunday. I have heard feedback that people found it to be very informative.      I wanted to add some more information. After I spoke about the Groton Housing Authority, a woman asked me how many units the Authority maintained. While...
The Groton Select Board recently learned that Town Manager Mark Haddad has been censured for violating the Code of Ethics of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), a professional organization to which Mr. Haddad has belonged for more than 30 years.      Specifically, the...
This letter is in response to the Groton Herald editorial entitled "We Were Just Handed A Political Road Map For Solving Some of Groton’s Most Intractable Problems" in the June 18, 2021 issue.      While I agree that we should be working with other towns in order to have more political clout in...
On behalf of the members of the Groton Garden Club, I would like to thank the townspeople of Groton and the surrounding communities who generously supported our recent Plant Sale.      This year we had to re-imagine our sale. To minimize crowds, we held a Town Wide Driveway Sale. Seven...
When was the last time an adult took a 73-question survey about their sexual behaviors and practices?      Our middle school children are instructed to walk the halls in silence between classes, yet public education is requiring students to answer personal questions that have nothing to do with...

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