Editorials

Incorporating a Senior Center into the Prescott School building offers the opportunity to address crucial municipal challenges with a single bold stroke. If we fail to grasp Prescott’s importance to the Center, we risk turning our backs on a once-in-century opportunity. Later, we will wake up to...
EDITOR' NOTE: Public meetings and reporting assignments occasionally produce thought-provoking reflections and comments that don’t fit neatly into a news story. ‘Reflection Connection’ is our place for publishing interesting observations, musings and bits of wisdom. Here we have excerpted some...

Groton Resident and columnist Joyce Faiola.

In New England you always know what season it is. As soon it’s dark by 4PM there are hoards of supermarket shoppers at Donelan’s whose carts are overflowing with carbs and sugars. Soon the lack of sun brings on the usual cases of seasonal related depression. By the new year there’s not a Pepperidge...
   The recent problems between the Board of Assessors on one side and the Town Manager and the so-called ‘Principal Assessor’ on the other have revealed a serious organizational flaw in how Assessing Department relationships are structured in Groton’s Charter.    As Charter Review member John Giger...
“I’m not passionate about exacting ratios. I’m passionate about ethics. The thing I hate most in life is lying. And I hate it when someone thinks I’m dumb enough that they can get away with lying. Ethics.” - Assessor Jenifer Evans

As Phase 1A of the major restoration and preservation project for the Old Groton Meetinghouse draws to a close more than 50 local residents attended an Open House Oct. 22 to celebrate and to offer thanks to all involved. Some of the chief participants are pictured back row from left to right: David Gordon, Steve Burne, Bob Levesque, Lynne Spencer, Al Collins, Steve Lieman; front row from left to right: Jim Moisson, Michael Roberts, Allen King, and Don Torgersen. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

The Old Groton Meetinghouse preservation project Phase 1A is nearing completion. The project accomplished significant and in some cases urgent structural repairs to the 261-year-old Meetinghouse, now the oldest public structure in Groton. The project included renewal, repair, and replacement of...
When the Library was expanded from its original footprint on Main Street, the only way to add to the original building was at the back. This configuration, born of necessity, has worked incredibly well for the Library and for Groton. It takes traffic off Main Street, while keeping the library in...
Sandy Cofran, who died September 28, worked at the Groton Herald for many of our early years of publication. She was the fastest and most accurate typist I have ever seen in action. Sandy came to us in January 1980 when the newspaper office was in a bedroom at our house. Later that year we moved to...
    Selectmen Pease, Petropoulos and Degen voted to recommend returning $400,000 of unused tax receipts to taxpayers. Selectmen are able to recommend returning these funds to taxpayers because Groton spent only 95% of budgeted expenditures this past FY’16 fiscal year. While departmental savings...
   In this week’s Groton Herald, John Ellenberger reports on Kristan Rodriguez’s reason for resigning as Superintendent of the Groton Dunstable Regional School System. In her conversations with the Groton Herald, Dr. Rodriguez says unequivocally that she is resigning because her children need her...

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