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Resident Gus Widmayer asked local historian Joshua Vollmar: “What’s the name of the hill that Lawrence Academy is built upon?” Here is Joshua Vollmar’s response:  It’s actually gone by several names over time. In the 1600s and early 1700s it was called Green’s Hill after the Green family who owned...
A packed audience from throughout the region attended an important and informative morning conference at the Groton Inn this past Wednesday that focused on positioning the North Central Massachusetts and Nashoba Valley region for increased tourism.    The Groton Regional Tourism Conference, hosted...
Do you have a water well on your property? If so, you might be able to use it to heat and cool your home and serve the whole rest of your house. No Fossil Fuels Are Needed. I use it in my home. The biggest requirement is that it has to provide at least 15 gallons per minute (15 gpm). Using...
This year’s third Annual Halloween Hoopla community event delighted a record-breaking number of over 500 area children and their families. Fun games and activities expanded into the gym for eyeball and spoon races, witch hat ring toss and the monster “mash” pit.     In collaboration with the Family...
I  just sent the following email to select board since I was not quite sure who makes the decisions on traffic/lighting issues.    I have attended a number of concerts at Groton Hill music. These particular concerts were well attended, which makes for a massive traffic jam at the exit after the...
In response to the article in the Oct. 27 edition on Dunstable’s Union School, a quick point of historical clarification for those who may have been confused. The article states that when the Union School opened in 1895, approximately 360 students attended classes there, with the book Dunstable...
In an attempt to keep up with what appears to be another year of financial difficulty for both our towns as it relates to the school budget, I decided to attend the joint meeting of the Groton Dunstable School Committee with the Select Boards and Finance Committees from both towns. As I walked into...
With the passage of article 9 at the Fall Town Meeting there is now a clear path forward to address the issue of PFAS contamination in the drinking water at the High School.  While it was an arduous one involving complicated negotiations between the member communities, the end result will satisfy...
On Friday, October 20, the Groton Trails Committee was presented with a check for $15,000 that can be used for signage on our Town’s trails.  This came about as an earmark that our Sen. John Cronin and Reps. Margaret Scarsdale and Danillo Sena obtained in the FY24 state budget.  Through surveys...
Thanks for posting the picture of the Rail Trail repair at Groton School Pond and helping to get the word out that the trail is once again open from end to end.    If I may, I'd like to give a quick shout out to the DCR, with a heartfelt thanks to Regional Director Stow and her crew.  Director Stow...

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