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Ed Note: West Concord 5 & 10 was a long-time occasional advertiser in the Groton Herald.   After 85 years in three different locations on Commonwealth Avenue, the West Concord 5 & 10 closed its doors on December 31, 2020. This was not an easy decision, and it came with a lot of...
When are we going to stop hunting deer? In this day and age, such a barbaric sport boggles the mind and injures the heart. All summer long, my family and I have enjoyed daily visits to our yard from a beautiful auburn brown doe and her baby fawn. Recently, we have been watching two majestic bucks...
Did you know that solving climate change could put money in your pocket? By placing a fee on fossil fuels and distributing all the money collected to Americans on an equal per capita basis, a cash-back carbon price does just that. Not only does this policy put the US on a trajectory toward...
Dear Representative/Senator,        We are writing to address the lack of adequate budget support in recent years for the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) which has created a crisis condition in one of the Commonwealth’s most cherished resources: our state parks, trails,...
Friends of the Nashua River Rail Trail (NRRT) have been working on a project that is just completed. The Pleasant Street underpass on the Rail Trail has been a problem spot for years due to darkness and the inability of riders eyes to rapidly re-adjust from daylight to tunnel darkness.      ...
How about renaming Redskin Trail after a local Native American group, a Native American leader or a local Native American landmark, thus honoring local Native American people?   Lois Young
I appreciate Mr. Reimer’s Letter to the Editor in the November 12 issue of the Groton Herald. I welcome challenges to my points of view; they inspire me to clarify my own thinking, and sometimes actually change my ideas. So, thank you, Mr. Reimer.      I don’t, however, agree with your...
I am writing in response to the articles, letters and the editorial recently in the Groton Herald discussing the effect of the re-districting process on the town of Groton.      As some of you may recall, when I was first elected as State Representative for the First Middlesex District in 2010...
I’m not sure where I got this list – maybe from Levitsky and Ziblatt’s “How Democracies Die”. Anyway, it’s not original with me. But it does seem timely.   How to Destroy a Democracy 1. Destroy trust in government institutions and media. 2. Pack courts with ideological supporters. 3....
The editorial in last week’s Groton Herald expressing concern over Groton’s political clout points its finger in the wrong direction. At the Select Board meeting attended by our state delegation in June, Rep. Harrington did advise Groton to work with other towns on common issues, however it was a...

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