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When I studied history I felt that I was looking back at events of a totally different type, events that could not be repeated because we Americans had that madness under control thanks to our unshakeable political system. Human beings had changed, had become more rational, all of us progressing...
This newspaper, focused on serving a few thousand American souls for its entire 41-year existence, always believed that the partisan passions of national politics were best left without comment, such passions being a divisive distraction, potentially pulling our small town apart every four years...
Wherever good jobs and good educational opportunities are found, housing affordability is a challenge, a confounding problem defying easy solution. But, even so, we should not despair.      Rather, we need to push aside the manacles of conventional wisdom, challenging our preconceptions and...
It’s time to step back, take a deep breath, and do a deep-think on affordable housing development in our town. Groton is no longer a mid-income exurb, a place where middle-income families can buy a house, educate their children and live a satisfying, "ordinary" life on a median income. Groton is...
Normally, when there is a proposed change to our town’s bylaws or whenever a controversial Article is placed on Town Meeting warrant, the sponsoring board holds at least one public hearing to solicit public opinion and feedback before submitting such an article on the town meeting warrant for...
by Mary J. Metzger   For those who look up this month, the planets can have a comforting presence. Venus shines beautiful in the eastern sky in the hours before dawn. She will remain a “morning star” through the end of the year.      The Red Planet, Mars, rises a few hours after sunset and...
As a town - and as a people - we must prioritize young people's education. Some municipal costs and responsibilities can be delayed without causing harm. The same cannot be said of our young people’s education.      As reported in last week’s edition of the Groton Herald, some students may not...
In these divisive times, how often do you see diverse and disparate groups come together to solve a common problem? Very rarely, we would guess.      Yet, if you tune out the ugliness at the national level and look around locally you can see evidence that people can come together to solve...
In this week’s paper we recount the story of David S. Lewis, a young Groton man who dropped out of Yale, converted to Islam, joined an inner-city all-black Islamic religious society, and was murdered in Philadelphia 45 years ago. The story draws our attention for several reasons.      There is...
I used to wonder how the citizens of a country like Germany could let the Third Reich happen. How, in the late 1920s and early '30s, could they not see what was going on around them? Unions suppressed. The media villainized. Minorities abused. Sudden, even random, arrests. Paramilitary forces...

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