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The Reflection Connection is a place to present short comments, snippets of opinions and interesting food-for-thought, that would have no other home in the paper.      U.S. Representative Lori Trahan offered her support for the nurses on Monday, stating “I stand with the hardworking nurses who...
The Planning Board Chairman’s behind-the-scenes machinations forcing Kilbourn Place to submit to a major site plan review was an unfortunate misstep, an error that likely caused elected board member Gus Widmayer to resign. [see last week’s story]      What was the Planning Board Chair’s...

Illegal Real Estate Sign bolted onto light pole at corner of Broadmeadow and Main St.

 

Like cockroaches in the city, illegal signs advertising quick house sales such as “We Buy Houses For Cash” are proliferating on the light poles and sign structures of Groton. As fast as they are taken down, other ones take their place. These signs are illegal according to Groton town bylaws and...
Expensive ‘mission critical’ spending initiatives suddenly appearing on the town ballot with little warning have been a source of growing frustration for voters. Despite our town government’s financial management expertise and the town’s superlative bond rating, many voters feel that such high-...
  Caleb Butler was born 13 September 1776 in Pelham, New Hampshire. He graduated first in his class from Dartmouth College in 1800. He died at Groton, 7 October, 1854. He lived his whole adult life in Groton and used his prodigious talents to fulfill his vision of what it meant to be an American...
Next fiscal year, Groton Finance Committee has estimated that town expenditures could exceed the so-called levy limit by $750,000, possibly requiring an override vote by secret ballot at next year’s annual election. The Groton Finance committee and others have predicted that the town MAY need a...
After having approved $4.8 million for the new Senior Center by the narrowest of margins at last spring’s ballot, it now feels a bit like voters were "playe" - whether intentionally or not – by now being asked to pony up another $5.7 million for essential capital spending on this year’s spring’s...
Groton’s DPW has a well-deserved reputation for Yankee frugality and thrift. This quality is perhaps best illustrated by a makeshift DPW structure one man calls ‘The Chicken Coop.’ The Chicken Coop is a makeshift structure built from scavenged materials used to hold salvaged equipment for extending...
  This week’s front-page story on the replacement of the Senior Center roof should give every taxpayer heart. This is how good government should work: it faithfully and carefully oversees taxpayer funded projects. When things go awry, the problem is acknowledged forthrightly, without embarrassment...
  As of October 26, 2018 The Groton Herald began its 40th year of publication. We don’t like to write about the newspaper much, preferring instead to put out the best newspaper we can. But with the milestone of a 40-year anniversary just passed and with dramatic changes taking place in...

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