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Recently, there have been a number of fascist propaganda campaigns targeting Groton and Townsend (along with many other Massachusetts communities). These are being driven by "Patriot Front", a splinter group of Vanguard America which formed after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA...
In the February 18 edition of the Groton Herald, there was an article about Affordable Housing at the Vicksburg Complex in Devens. In that article, there was a comment regarding the “Affordable Housing Summit.” The article stated that “While that summit failed to develop any realistic plan to...
Dear Groton Voters,   On occasion, I have received emails forwarded from Groton Select Board; however, I received several last weeks. This prompted me to share some information with those unfamiliar with how our regional school district and municipal governance function collaboratively but as...
The Groton Herald received the following letters about last week's front page story on the Flooid Power Company, which proposes an producing electricity with a free-standing rig that would be off-grid.   Skeptical But Curious   I am writing this letter in response to the front-page...
There's a wise saying in leadership: “Good policy is good politics”. In other words, leaders who improve the lives of their constituents are appreciated, sooner or later.Leaders who offe rno helpful policies but only manipulate their constituents to keep themselves in power, are unworthy of...
I have read with interest the responses printed in the Feb. 18 edition of the Herald to my letter of Feb. 4, and found much to agree with in them. With Ms. Meyers, I regret that thoughtful debate seems to be becoming rarer in our political world and that it is truth and understanding, not insults...
Racism is not political. Ways of dealing with it are. The right generally believes that the situation was, until recently, improving and that a vital ingredient to making further progress for the underclass (of all races) is to improve schools in deprived areas, hence the Republican push for more...
Last week, Broad Meadow Road was closed with a pile of dirt and barricades because the level of James Brook is so high as to make the ground below the road unstable. How saturated is the ground? The Rail Trail parking lot is nearly impassable, a quagmire of deep mud and potholes. In time the ground...
On January 11, 2022, the National Heritage & Endangered Species Program of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (“NHESP”) issued a Notice of Non-Compliance to Robert Kiley, the developer of the Hayes Woods Project along Maple Avenue in West Groton, due to “unpermitted work...
This letter is my response to Mike Metzger’s letter in the February 4 edition of this newspaper. Characterizing the concerns we have about the safety of our children, our families, our society, and our country as somehow ‘dangerous’, because these concerns happen to be expressed by one political...

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