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Following distribution of Life Buckets throughout our local communities of Littleton, Groton, Westford, and Ayer, 20 buckets remained.  As shown in the picture above, taken last month, the Troop chose to donate these 20 buckets to Loaves & Fishes to share with their clients. Members of Troop 61150 were very proud to share their remaining buckets with local residents to help insure their safety in an emergency. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

 Troop 61150 is an amazing Girl Scout troop because of their character, their mission and their troop leader Rachael Fusco, who joined Girl Scouts in 1984 and is now a lifetime member. Rachael started a troop when one of the kindergartners in her class asked her to be her troop leader and has been...
Shirdi Sai Temple in Groton, the largest temple of its kind outside of India, will be dedicated in a series of events October 9-21. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any and all dedication events. Drone photo by John Ellenberger.
Sign in Pepperell Opposing Proposed Gigantic Landfill for Waste Construction Dirt next to Nashua River. */

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being studied by a State House of Representatives Committee for appropriateness to the state's history and values.

 It looks like the hot rhetoric and emotional arguments that played out in Groton a year ago over a proposal to consider changing Groton’s town Seal are about to be recapitulated at the state level.     The General Court’s Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight approved a bill [...

Photo showing that approach to bridge abutment was filled with sand instead of gravel,

making an erosion problem inevitable. Photo by Russell Harris

 An emergency order from the Conservation Commission and Highway Dept. Superintendent Tom Delaney forced the closing of Fitch’s Bridge while corrective work goes on to resolve massive erosion issues with the abutments. Sand rather than gravel was used to fill in around the abutments, making them...

Firefighters demonstrate the use of jaws of life at Fireman's Muster.

Folks flocked to the West Groton Firemen's Muster on Labor Day for fun and chicken. The line for the famous West Groton grilled chicken was long but worth the wait, and there were plenty of demonstrations, games, and fire engines. */
    There has been an alarming decline in the monarch population primarily due to milkweed habitat loss. They are in crisis throughout North America because they are wholly dependent on the milkweed plant. The number of monarchs has plummeted by almost 90 percent since the 1990s. Many conservation...

Garden Club members work on traffic island a Four Corners. Photo by Connie Sartini

Shown above is the Loaves & Fishes staff gathered together as they personally thank General Contractor Fred Schultz of Versacon (Lee, NH) for a job well done, on time and under budget, following their ribbon-cutting ceremony held on August 17th celebrating the newly configured pantry.  Pictured from left to right: Sharon Cordero, Admin. Asst.; Paul Niemira, Food Coordinator; Theresa Wilson, Client Advocate; Fred Schultz, General Contractor, Versacon; Sherrie Forest, Volunteer Coordinator; John Cauley, Food Coordinator Asst.; and Patricia Stern, Executive Director. Photo courtesy of Nancy Ohringer.

In 1983 in its first year of operation, Loaves & Fishes served 50 families. Twenty-three years later in 2006, Loaves & Fishes moved into its current facility on Barnum Rd. in Ayer. Last year, just 11 years later, their client population had more than doubled to 822 families. In order to...


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