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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...
I will get right to the point. The survey could help some but the point is that the school did not get the appropriate consent from parents.      The sex conversation timing should be for parents to decide, not the district. The whole situation was handled badly. I spoke to Emerson Hospital and...
On Monday, May 31, 2021, at approximately 11:50 AM, the Laurence W. Gay Post 55, Groton, The American Legion, held a Memorial Day Observance under the Town Of Groton Selectboard approval. Post 55 wishes to thank the Groton Herald for sending its photographer, Steve Lieman, to cover this...
Some parents from the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District recently had questions about the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) taken by students in grades 6, 8, and 9-12 in March 2021. Therefore, I am writing to clarify Emerson Hospital’s role.      For 25 years, Emerson Hospital has...

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