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We live in a very gendered society--and one that focuses almost completely on only the binary genders (male / female).      As someone who identifies as non-binary, I am acutely aware of how gender and its cultural norms and expectations play out in our everyday lives.      In the 26 Feb issue...
Ed note: Town Moderator Jason Kauppi has proposed the following creative solution to the challenge of collecting ballot signatures during the pandemic.   Dear Fellow Candidate,      To collect nomination signatures, I invite you to participate in two Voter Sign & Go! events, Saturdays,...
I admit to living in a political bubble; nearly everyone I associate with shares my progressive views. That's probably why I find it so difficult to understand the rationale of those who believe that Trump actually won the 2020 election, but that fraud and conspiracy deprived him of his victory...
To Dr. Laura Chesson and members of the Groton Dunstable Regional School Committee,   My husband and I have lived in Groton for 43 years. Both of our children attended and graduated from Groton Dunstable. When our children were school-aged, I served on the Groton Dunstable Regional School...

On January 23 Tom Murray took this photo from his yard in West Groton of a passenger style jet being escorted by 6 fighter jets flying west. Murray speculated, “Could this be Air Force One?” Groton resident James McGrath says no, but...

On page 8 of the February 11, 2021, edition of the Groton Herald, the Herald published a color picture taken by Tom Murray of West Groton of a commercial looking aircraft in formation with military fighter aircraft with the following caption: “Could this be Airforce One Flying over Groton...
There has been some discussion in this paper about the renaming of our public golf course. Proponents of the change explain that enrollment might suffer from a public perception that the venue is private and therefore exclusive. They voice their dislike of the words “country club.” What these...
I would like to thank the Select Board for their recent decision to deny the full liquor license application submitted for the former Clover Farm Store and former Janet Shea Yarn Store here in West Groton.      It is understood that this is not an easy decision to make. But the preservation of...
More than 50 state legislators have signed onto a letter authored by Groton State Senator Ed Kennedy requesting Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and the Baker-Polito Administration ensure there will be evening appointments available at COVID-19 vaccination sites.      “...
What are the possible results of self or family isolation, of social distancing, and of extremely minimal social engagement?                     Depending on the time span and one's innate personality, mindset and outlook, these stay-away periods can negatively impact us and create a sense of...
I would like to express my concern about a perceived lack of local action in regards to the Covid vaccination process. While I realize that currently there is a statewide bottleneck in acquiring and/or distributing the vaccine within MA. I am optimistic that this will be solved shortly and...

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