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If you’ve been waiting for a good time to go to a local farmers’ market, now is the time. There are still some summer vegetables available, and fall vegetables and fruits are now coming on line. Time to think of vegetable stews and mile high apple pies.      And if you’re concerned about...
On behalf of th Groton History Center I want to thank the Groton Inn for hosting a reception for the official recognition of the J D Poor murals' placement at the Inn. Tricia Tomkins, general manager, arranged for all guests from the community to have delicious food and drink while admiring the...
Editor: Groton Select Board Chairman Alison Manugian, recognizing that the Groton Water Commissioners are an independent elected Board, advised the Select Board that she felt that “we should let them know that we are concerned, that we value communication and extend an offer to help them. We need...
Editor: Last July the news that Mass Com- posting Group [MCGI] was seeking to create a massive landfill in an old gravel pit adjacent to the Nashua river at 161 Nashua Road in Pepperell went public. Shortly after the news broke, signs appeared in Pepperell, Groton and surrounding communi- ties...
A wonderful article by Robert Stewart in the July 26 Groton Herald called out an initiative working its way through the statehouse that would water down the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law (OML). Those that believe that good government is open government should be concerned about the effort to...
To the all the wanabe columnists writing letters to the Editor; I will make this short. I do not, nor will I ever care what you have to say if your letter exceeds 200 words or about 5 inches of a column. If you have that much opinion I'm sure the Editors might entertain having you as a local gossip...
In the (seemingly ever- shrinking) aftermath of some incident of mass-murder, we are beset by the usual cry for more gun control (which, translated, means more control of the most law abiding people). Obviously, we need some laws about guns – who can buy and own them, obvious safety provisions,...
This is a story of a boy named Max and his Groundhog friends.  This is a true story. Max lives with his mother and father, brother and sister at his grandmother’s house in southern New Hampshire.  He will be turning 10 very soon.  He likes nerf guns, Marvel super heroes and x-box.  He has a...
I have read your article on the Open Meeting Law.  When I was a Select Board member some years ago I attended an Open Meeting Law training session.   The session was 2 hours long.  Most of the training material included detailing the mistakes Towns have made in implementing the Law.   In the...
Most of us -- Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents – want the same things: quality health care, low student debt, a clean environment, and well-paying jobs. The major obstacle to these goals is the vast amount of money large corporations, unions, and PACs can pour into elections....

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