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Airborne Museum Dedication:  Left to Right:  Henri Jean Renaud, Karen Tucker Barisano, Marc Lefevre, President of the Airborne Museum and former mayor, Sandra Duggan, Yvette Renaud, Jim Barisano.  Photo Credit: David Paull

by Jim Barisano    As we approach the 248th Anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence, this succinct statement, “Freedom is not free” by Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Walter Hitchcock, rings out for me like our fabled liberty bell.  Here in the United States, we have lived in relative...
Notice To Our Readers By tradition and long-standing practice, The Groton Herald takes the  first two weeks of July for staff vacations. Consequently, there will be no paper published the weeks of  July 5 and July 12. We resume publication with the paper dated July 19.  We are grateful for the...

Spanning a century of tradition, the scouts of Groton's Troop 3 gather to celebrate this remarkable milestone. United by the enduring values of leadership, integrity, and community service, 

this historic photo captures the essence of scouting's past, present, and promising future. Photo by Steve Lieman

One Hundred Years of Learning and Teaching; Groton Boy Scout Troop 3 Celebrate Centennial by Honoring Past and Present Experiences of Hundreds of Groton Boys Touched by the Scouting Tradition The One Hundred Years of Troop 3 Chronicles the Adaptability for Changes and the Endurance of Core Values...
by Ross Harns    At their regularly scheduled meeting on June 10 the Groton Select Board met with three members of the Sustainability Commission to review the latest updates on the town’s climate action initiatives and agreed to create a new task force to spearhead future efforts.  Sustainability...
by Ross Harns     The Select Board voted to sign a resolution opposing the proposed expansion of Hanscom Field, which has sparked environmental concerns among local officials and residents in at least 15 towns.    The Sustainability Commission initiated the discussion at the June 10 meeting of the...
by Connie Sartini    At the request of the Select Board, Groton’s Principal Assessor Megan L. Foster updated them on the status of Governor Maura Healy’s Senior Means Testing under the Municipal Empowerment Act.     She advised that this legislation would allow a local option to add a provision for...
by Connie Sartini    Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that Water Superintendent Tom Orcutt has informed him of his intention to retire in December 2025.     The Town has had a very successful succession planning program for other departments to ensure that there is sufficient...

Photo by Paul Lemieux

 In collaboration with Forge & Vine at The Groton Inn, Nashoba Valley Artists Guild has done it again.   A group show of our favorite dog art to celebrate Yappy Hour Events throughout the summer.  The delightful paintings and photographs will hang from mid-June through the end of July.   ...
by Gloria Oppen, MS, FNP-C, PhD, resident of Groton    After receiving an accepted offer on a local newer home this past fall, our home inspector discovered mold in the attic, basement, and garage. My husband and I soon withdrew the offer and resumed house-hunting.     I have treated numerous...
• Groton to Consider Specific Zoning Regulations on Sale of Guns in Town; Break-Up of Gun Compound in Littleton Behind Push by Planning Board to Adopt Zoning Bylaws of Gun Sales Separate from Town Ordinances of Retail Sales •Task Force Presents Draft Zoning Recommendations to Planning Board;...

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