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Monday, July 27, 2015
Groton-Dunstable University Empowers Teachers' Professional Development
"Our staff is our greatest resource and we are committed to elevating, celebrating, and developing them through meaningful PD in the coming years," says Dr. Novak.




NEWS
After Slow Start, New Meals Tax Adds $45,000 to Town Coffers in 5 Months
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Groton has netted $45,000 in the first five months of the implementation of the Local Option Meals Tax that was adopted by voters at Fall 2014 Town Meeting.
Groton Residents Ride, Helping Raise Millions To End Alzheimers
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Over 500 bike riders pedaled through Groton on July 18th in support of their loved ones.
News Business?
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Selectmen are considering publishing a weekly or monthly newsletter summarizing issues of concern to the town.
SPECIAL NOTICES
Official Notice
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Boat Launch Monitors for Lost Lake/Knops Pond & Baddacook Pond
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The goal is to eliminate the possibility of non-native invasive weeds being transferred to and from Groton's lakes and ponds by boats and trailers.
BOS Review of the Town Manager, and His Self Review, Are Released
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Selectmen released the Town Manager's Performance Review to the public at their July 6 meeting, but have yet to discuss it publicly. A summary portion of the performance review written by Selectman Stuart Schulman, plus The Town Manager's Self Evaluation, are printed here.
New Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy for Town Employees
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
At their last meeting, Groton's Selectmen voted to adopt a new employee policy on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.
FEATURES
Feature
Harlan The Gnome Is Waiting To Be Found
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Groton Conservation Trust started hiding Harlan the gnome three years ago and offering an $25 ice cream gift certificate at Johnson's to the observant first finder.
The Old Meeting House: Groton's Journey from Church Parish to Town, With Churches
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Church attendance was mandatory and fines could be imposed for nonattendance. Town clerk and church clerk were one and the same. Records of births, marriages and deaths in the parish were kept in the meeting house, which was town hall...Built and maintained with monies raised from parish members.
Shakin' the Lake
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Celebrating July 4th as part of the Lost Lake/ Knops Pond 'Freedom Flotilla,' these three patriotic skiers really know how to 'show the flag.' A great photo by Margaret Burdine
TECHNOLOGY
Why Is My Electric Bill So High? - Bring The 'Ceaseless March of Digital Technology' to The Fight
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
It's summer and as temperatures soar so does your electric bill as you turn on the air conditioner and the 'fridge is working extra hard to crank out those ice cubes for your lemonade. Fortunately the ceaseless march of digital technology provides you with a number of inexpensive tools that you can use to manage your use of electricity.
Robo Calls Making You Crazy? No-Mo-Robo May Be Your Magic Bullet
Thursday, June 4, 2015
These calls often violate the do-not-call list and even use fake caller ids to get past the blocking mechanisms built into many modern phones.
SCHOOLS
Education
Groton Community School Celebrates Its Longtime Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Each year Groton Community School (GCS), 110 Boston Rd., Groton, formally celebrates the career milestones of its staff members. The longevity of current staff ranges from three to thirty-one years, with 71% having reached a ten-year milestone and beyond.
Coming up at Indian HIll
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Orchestra of Indian HIll's 41st Season:  Music Man Jr. and summer music classes and lessons.
Nashoba Tech Summer Experience
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Animal Care, Auto Basics, Babysitting, Computer Animation/Movie Making, Cosmetology, Cake/Cupcake Decorating, Culinary Basics, Digital Photography, Java Programming and Robotics.
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SPORTS
Great Year for Goalie, Catcher
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Goalie Maria Antonellis, girls lacrosse team, and catcher Jacob Barnes, boys baseball.
American Legion Baseball
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Groton-Dunstable athletes Justin Watt, Dean McCann (in photo), Jacob Barnes, Kyle Priest and Aiden Ward participated in Zone 5B American Legion Baseball this summer.
Academy of Notre Dame Athletes Honored
Thursday, July 23, 2015
utstanding local student athletes in swimming and diving, cross country, and tennis.
EDITORIALS
Editorial: Let's Focus On A Sustainable Fiscal Future
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Let's consider how well the Charter form of government we voted for seven years ago has actually performed. Such analysis could help guide us toward possible changes to it.
EDITORIAL: Signs of True Leadership
Thursday, June 4, 2015
In war, business and politics, when confronted by a policy gone awry, a carefully considered and executed reversal is a sign of leadership. It shows flexibility to reconsider past decisions, humility and willingness to place the general welfare ahead of personal preference and pride of 'authorship.'
LETTERS
I'm Hiding, in the Fields & Forests of Groton. Can You can Find me?
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
I want to remind everyone that  Groton Conservation Trust has again hidden Harlan the two-foot gnome on one of their 36 conservation properties.  There is an ice cream treat for the first finder of this gnome.  [Ed. See article in FEATURES section.]
A Perfect Day Spent With New & Old Friends . . .
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Groton Greenway Committee thanks everyone who came to the 2015 River Festival...A record number of people were able to have a boat tour of the newly installed Fitch's Bridge, enjoy music by Snow Crow and the Pebble Bottom River Kids, listen to Native American drumming, and enjoy a live animals show by the Creature Teacher.
Help Groton Police Unions Help Community Programs
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Over the last few weeks, the two Groton Police Unions have sent out letters to each of your homes for our annual fundraiser. [Many have responded...but] we are still far below our goal of raising $20,000 to help with donating to the many community programs we sponsor each year. 
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PEOPLE
Groton Wellness Welcomes Dr. Le Santha Naidoo, DO, ABIHM
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
As a doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Naidoo is a fully-trained and licensed medical doctor in the US.  Her holistic approach combines conventional medical techniques with her distinct philosophy and approach to whole-body patient care.
Workers' Credit Union President & CEO Douglas Petersen To Chair North Central MA Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Under Petersen's leadership, the credit union passed the $1 billion mark in assets in 2013 and established the Workers' "GiveBack" Program that has given out more than $4.5 million back to members since 2014.
College Achievers
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Clark University, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Rochester Institute of Technology, Saint Joseph's University, UMass Amherst, Oregon State University, Roger Williams University, Nashoba Tech
HAPPENINGS
Groton Happenings
Stillness Powered Barn Day at Helene's Stables, & It Rocks
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Yoga & meditation & experience "stillness"; horse back rides for children; face painting; henna tattoos & more.
August Well Adult Clinic
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Drop in for free blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary.
Free Dinner, Live Music, and Good Company
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Join us for the next Groton Community Dinner Friday, July 31. Free and open to all.
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Check Out Summer Fun at Groton Public Library
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Programs for all ages; plus, on view now through August 22 in Sibley Hall is "Bridge: Inspirations from Nashua River and Fitch's Bridge."
Storyteller at GPL
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Storyteller Diane Edgecomb presents Everyday Heroes!
Jump into Summer Reading with Altitude and the Groton Public Library
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Altitude Trampoline Park announces its 2015 Summer Reading Rewards Program, in partnership with Groton Public Library.
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