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Ed Note:  Saturday. May 18 at 9 a.m. Special Town Meeting will convene at the high school gym in order to act on the articles that would have been presented at annual town meeting had it not been dissolved. There will be no handouts of the warrant articles. If you would like to read the warrant,...
   At their Monday, April 29 meeting, Groton Select Board voted to send a letter of support for the Devens Enterprise Commission 604 (b) Grant Application Proposal to Meghan Selby, MassDEP 604{b) Grant Coordinator, as follows:    The Town of Groton Select Board writes to express its eager support...
by Connie Sartini    Following a request from town officials, Town Counsel provided the following information regarding “quorum counts.”    “Under Section 15 of Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022, the Town may reduce the quorum for any town meeting to not less than 10 percent of the required quorum....

Marion Stoddart

Photo by Steve  Lieman

by Jack Petropoulos    In my interview with Marion Stoddart, we spent quite some time discussing the details of the Nashua River restoration.  The obstacles were both steep and varied, and the path of progress was far from a straight line. The consistent theme in our discussion was the work of...
   At the May 1 Groton Dunstable Regional School Committee meeting, tensions ran high as community members and educators,  expressed concerns over proposed cuts to various programs. During the public comment period comments by  the Groton-Dunstable Teachers Association, concerned residents,...

A young Marion Stoddart on horseback in Fernley, Nevada, where she grew up.  Black and white photo colorized by the Groton Herald.

by Jack Petropoulos    Marion Stoddart is a familiar name in Groton, most frequently associated with the restoration of the Nashua River that graces our town.  But Marion will be the first to tell you that she is more than just the river, and that the river is more than just her work.      There is...
State and Steward Healthcare Officials Assure Public There Will Be No Disruption to Everyday Care Provided by Steward’s Hospitals Including Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer by Robert Stewart    While state healthcare officials have been cautiously watching the operation of Steward Healthcare...

Steele McCurdy. Photo by Steve Lieman

by Connie Sartini    Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy advised Town Manager Mark Haddad and the Select Board that he has taken a new position as the Fire Chief for neighboring town of Littleton. Chief McCurdy is returning home to the department where he started his career in the fire service as an...
by Connie Sartini    The Town of Groton has agreed to lease some of the garage bay space at the Lost Lake Fire Station to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).     Town Manager Mark Haddad stated, “DCR will be responsible for covering all operational costs of the building, which will...

Kevin Kelly is awarded James E. Baker Service Award, an award recognizing distinguished service to the MMWEC organization. Kelly served on the MMWEC Board of Directors since 2011. He also served on the Audit Committee.

   Kevin Kelly, Manager of GELD [Groton Electric Light Department] was recently awarded James E. Baker Service Award, an award recognizing distinguished service to the MMWEC organization, including service as a director, officer or member of an MMWEC committee.    Comments on Kevin Kelly’s...

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