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Groton’s Moses Poor Palmer participated in many major Civil War battles including the second battle of Bull Run, during which he was wounded three times, one bullet passing through his neck and lower jaw. He was also slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, and fought at Bolivar Heights, Front Royal, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where he was shot in the knee forcing him to walk on crutches for the rest of his life. When he was discharged, he was given the rank of Major for his bravery.

by Joshua Vollmar     In the Civil War, Grotonians played many important parts (see articles in the April 22 and June 10, 2022 editions of this paper). We now resume the story of the trials endured and heroism displayed by people from Groton during the conflict.    Groton soldiers were present for...
• Democratic Ballot Highlighted by Heated Contests for Statewide Offices of Lt. Governor and Attorney General; Republican Ballot Highlighted by Governor’s Race and the Race for State Representative in the First Middlesex District • Unenrolled voters may take either a Democratic or Republican ballot...
• Democratic Ballot Highlighted by Heated Contests for Statewide Offices of Lt. Governor and Attorney General; Republican Ballot Highlighted by Governor’s Race and the Race for State Representative in the First Middlesex District • Unenrolled voters may take either a Democratic or Republican ballot...
• Democratic Ballot Highlighted by Heated Contests for Statewide Offices of Lt. Governor and Attorney General; Republican Ballot Highlighted by Governor’s Race and the Race for State Representative in the First Middlesex District • Unenrolled voters may take either a Democratic or Republican ballot...

Hanna Melnyczuk of Groton, Ukranian-American artist, says, “So much else takes over the headlines while these soldiers are still dying; the missiles are still being launched.”

 
by Barbara Scofidio    Hanna Melnyczuk doesn’t like to boast about her accomplishments, or the good work she’s doing to raise funds for the artists of Ukraine.    But the fact is that this Groton artist holds degrees from three universities (including Columbia) and has a list of solo and group...
 by Russell Harris     Groton’s Diversity Task Force was created to deal with a few specific hate incidents in town about a year ago. The name ‘Task Force’ suggests an ad hoc committee designed to address a problem and then disband after the problem is addressed.      At the August 28 meeting of...
Access To Mental Health Care Package     Senate 39-0, (House on a voice vote without a roll call), approved and sent to Gov. Baker a bill designed to make mental health care more accessible in the Bay State.      Provisions include mandating coverage for an annual mental health wellness exam,...
   Chief Michael Luth is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on September 12th, 2022, to begin examining various aspects of the Groton Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations, and facilities...
Week of August 7    During the week of Aug 7, dispatch answered 1362 calls for service. The following is a summary of just a few of those calls.    Police officers responded to six abandoned 9-1-1 calls; all ended up being accidental dials on cell phones. The police department investigated one...
• Groton Will Now Have Two State Representatives and Will Move into New State Senatorial District • Early Voting Begins Aug. 27; Vote by Mail is Now an Option for Voters in Massachusetts • No Contests for State Representative in 37th Middlesex District; Heated Contest for State Representative in...

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