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by Russell Harris        Amazon.com Inc. is in talks with Simon Property Group, owner of Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua to take over space previously held by ailing retailers such as Sears and J.C. Penney, according to several reports. Simon Property Group is the largest mall operator in the...
In June, when the devastating fire at Winthrop Place left eight families homeless, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Katie Novak sprang into action. She immediately reached out first to the school community and then to the community at large to help these eight families impacted by the fire...
• Election Results for Groton May Be Delayed as Large Number of Mail-In Ballots Present Staffing Challenges • Town Clerk Confident That Mail-In Ballots Will Lead to Accurate Elections Results   by Robert Stewart   Groton’s Town Clerk Mike Bouchard is predicting a larger than normal...
State Primary Sept. 1, 2020      State Primary voting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The locations for polling are Town Hall, the Center in West Groton, and the Country Club on voting day. These three locations will be closed to the public except voters, and totally closed on...
   Due to COVID-19 the Groton Fire Dept. has been forced to cancel our Annual Labor Day Muster BUT we are planning on having a BBQ Chicken Dinner Pick up on Monday, Sept 7th between 3PM - 6PM. We have also decided to help out our local food pantry, Loaves & Fishes. Due to the pandemic Loaves...
Ed Note: The following story was assembled from reporting by Bob Katzen’s Beacon Hill Roll Call and the State House News Service.   With the House voting 159-0, the Senate 40-0, rules changes were made which would allow formal sessions of the 2020 Legislature to continue beyond July 31...
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced on July 31 that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitos collected from Pepperell, Massachusetts; the mosquitoes are a mammal-biting species. As a consequence of this detection the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has raise...
by Sam Telford, Professor, Tufts University Professor Telford is an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks   With four people having died from EEE [Eastern Equine Encephalitis] in Massachusetts in 2019, one might reasonably ask why there is an EEE vaccine for horses but not for...
by Connie Sartini   In her welcoming remarks, Groton Select Board Chairman Alison Manugian opened the July 20 virtual Forum, and explained that the Forum with the Select Board and the Groton Police Department was designed to “create a foundation of understanding of the current practices and...
by Robert Stewart   Groton’s State Representative Sheila Harrington voted against a Police Reform Bill that was approved by the House of Representatives last week by a vote of 93-66.      In casting her vote opposing the reform bill, Harrington said in a press release that the bill went too...

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