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by Joshua Vollmar     No natural landmark in Groton is as conspicuous as Gibbet Hill. Noted for its beauty and history, it has even inspired a few poems over the last two centuries. In one of these poems, composed in 1830, renaissance man and one-time Groton resident Elizur Wright referenced the...
by Barbara Scofidio    It's impossible to describe Jennie Fitzkee, Groton Community School’s Aqua Room teacher extraordinaire, with mere adjectives.     This is someone who, in 38 years of teaching there, over shared lunch hours filled with sandwiches and lemonade and cookies, has cooked up some of...

 Groton residents Phoebe Lynch, Griffin Elliott, Edric Kan, Wally Capen, Patty Eldredge, Fiorenza Viacava Vera, and Lidia Spada graduated from Groton School in Groton, on June 5. A total of 85 students from all over the U.S. and the world graduated. The keynote speaker was The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator for New York.

• Shirley Greenway Committee Votes to Support Nashua River Watershed Association’s Request for a Three-Year Moratorium on Mass Wildlife’s Habitat Restoration Project in Squannacook River Wildlife Management Area • Mass Wildlife Agrees to Slow Process of Moving Project Forward by Initiating MEPA...
by Connie Sartini    At the May 24, 2022 Annual Town Election, voters approved by ballot to change the Town Clerk position from an elected to appointed one. Based on this, Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the town needed to start a search for a new Town Clerk in anticipation...
by Connie Sartini    Groton Town Counsel Brian Falk has advised the Select Board that the four, one-day liquor licenses for alcohol beverage sales at the Summer Concert Series, described in an email from the Town, “should not be issued because the license and its patrons would be in violation of...
by Connie Sartini    It is at this time of year – following the Annual Election, when there is a reorganization of the leadership of the Select Board.     Per Select Board policy, Town Manager Mark Haddad called for nominations for the Chairmanship.      New member Matt Pisani nominated John Reilly...
by Nancy Barringer    In 1887, the West Groton fire department, named Squannacook Engine Company, moved into a new building that housed one fire engine and also was used as a meeting place for civic events. In 1958, a two-bay brick firehouse across the street replaced The Hall. It continued to be...
by Connie Sartini    Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the Broadmeadow Road Review Committee interviewed two firms on June 7. Three firms responded to the RFP and two were chosen to interview. They were Environmental Engineering and Nitsch Engineering. The agenda for the...
   The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass expanded voter reform legislation. The bill, known as the VOTES Act, expands mail-in and early voting options, increases voting access for people with disabilities and service members deployed overseas and modernizes the state’s election...

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