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by David Brooks c.2019 New York Times News Service; reprinted with permission   The two most recent times I saw my friend Makoto Fujimura, he put a Kintsugi bowl in my hands. These ceramic bowls were 300 to 400 years old. But what made them special was that somewhere along the way they had broken...
We write in opposition to the “End of Life Options Act, H1926/S1208.      Much has been said in opposition to Legislation that would facilitate euthanasia:  palliative care reduces the suffering sometimes associated with dying; suicide leaves the survivors with lifelong burdens such as guilt,...
It's rhododendron time again at Groton Place in Groton! The public is invited to stroll the beautiful pathway planted by the Dumaine family in the 1920’s.  Rhododendron Maximum, a native species, is blooming along the full length of the Rhododendron Trail.  Blooms range from ground level to 15 feet...
My mother passed away in February from terminal cancer. As her breathing became labored due to pain, they increased her morphine until she was comfortable. When she suffered side effects of the morphine, they reduced it.    Those last weeks spent with her were very precious to me as I held her hand...
It’s time to check out the Groton farmers’ market. It is up and running. If you haven’t visited ours yet, there are a lot of reasons to start (see nutrition.gov or cuesa.org [Center for Urban Education on Sustainable Agriculture] for more information): • When you purchase food from your local farms...
This past weekend’s Food for the Poor yard sale was fun and a resounding success. Thank you for your prayers, humor, donations and financial support.    A major thank you goes to Tom and Pat Daly, Diana Keaney, Anna and Xander Dunsmoor, Kayla Bitondo and the Knights of Columbus. Thank you to...
To The Editor,   This is kind of an odd time to be alive in this country. There are some good things going on. The economy is booming. The stock market is doing well.    Unemployment is at its lowest in years, and more jobs are being created every month. While admittedly there is a large foreign...
 Thanks to quick action, the lost tortoise was rescued from the middle of Chicopee Row, a half mile from the original sighting. The tortoise is safe at home after first being seen, lost on Chicopee Row, two weeks ago!    Thank you to all who helped look for her and who spread the word about her...
Dear Editor,     A Boy Scout Eagle Project has been planned to upgrade and do maintenance work at the Cow Pond soccer fields.  Thomas Wong, who will be entering his sophomore year at GDRHS, has created a plan and is preparing to implement work on repairing and painting the kick wall as well as much...
Dear Editor,    On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 the Groton Police Association in partnership with the Groton Fire Department/EMS and Groton Council on Aging hosted its annual Senior Citizen’s Picnic at the Groton Country Club.      I would like to thank the following people who worked so hard to...

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