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The Groton Hill Flute Orchestra gave its final performance of the season in the Concert Hall at Groton Hill on Sunday, June 2 under the baton of Director Nicole O'Toole. The outstanding adult student ensemble of professional and semi-professional flutists performed a diverse program of pieces made...

Local nurses and firefighters rally in Ayer to send a message to state officials encouraging them to keep Nashoba Valley Medical Center open.

Local Nurses and Firefighters Rally in Ayer to Keep Nashoba Valley Medical Center Open; Advocates Claim that NVMC is seen as  “Expendable” As State Works on Plan to Transfer Steward Hospitals to New Owners As Part of Bankruptcy Filing, Steward Healthcare Under Pressure to Sell Massachusetts...
Rollstone Bank & Trust has made a $10,000 donation to Ginny's Helping Hand in Leominster, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the less fortunate. Funds will go towards enhancing Ginny's ability to meet the increasing needs of the community with food, clothing, and other...
  What is a Battery Energy Storage System? A battery energy storage system (BESS) captures energy from renewable and non-renewable sources and stores it in rechargeable batteries (storage devices) for later use.     MMWEC, representing municipal utilities in Massachusetts like GELD, has partnered...
by Russell Harris   By unanimous vote, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee approved the naming of the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School South building in honor of Marion Stoddart, a notable environmentalist known for her efforts in cleaning up the Nashua River. This decision comes...
by Susan Hughes    Tufts University PhD student Nicolas Louw has been spending time in Groton at the Groton Conservation Trust’s Blackman Field and Woods. But it is not the hiking trails, the scenery or even the Forest Bells that brought him here.    Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Louw is...
Recent reports from some long-time users of the Nashua River Rail Trail indicate growing concerns about safety  due to irresponsible use of e-bikes on the trail. On  a few occasions, traditional cyclists and pedestrians say that they have encountered large groups of fast-moving, motorized bikes,...

Heat pumps provide cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.

• Groton’s Home Energy Coaching Program Launched • Groton’s Sustainability Commission initiates community-based approach to assisting residents with home heating and cooling solutions by Ken Horton and Charlotte Weigel    Fossil fuel combustion in residential buildings for space and water heating...
By Olivia Moore, Eighth Grade, Groton Dunstable Middle School [Ed. Note: According to Olivia’s email to the newspaper, “In eighth grade, we are required to complete a Civics Action Project as our end-of-year assignment. As my action project, I channeled my curiosity and love for animals and I wrote...

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by Barbara Scofidio    Last Sunday’s Grotonfest Spring Into Summer was a mix of small-town pride and big-time celebration. An estimated 4,000 people packed the lawn and parking lot of the Prescott Community Center to visit a sea of local business booths, and enjoy face painting, juggling and other...

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