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Football hero visits the prom and hands out with (L-R) Margot Bouvier, Kelly Chouinard Mayer, and Kelsey McCormick at the 2014 Mom Prom

Groton Girls Are Counting Down The Days To Mom Prom 2015

Kelsey McCormick is excited. So is Marlena Gilbert. And so is Margot Bouvier. They have their dresses picked out and they're all counting down the days to their prom, the Fifth Annual Mom Prom Nashua. McCormick, one of the organizers of the effort several years ago, reported in an email that "Last year we had 250 woman and we raised over $18,000 for the fight against breast cancer. What's better than a girl's night out for a great cause? Grab a group of friends and come support this great cause and have a blast! I'm a Groton resident and would love to have a large Groton representation at our event!" This year's event is April 11 from 7 — 11:30 p.m. at the Alpine Grove ... Read More
  • FBI and State Police Add Forensic Muscle to Groton Hoax Investigation

    FBI and State Police Add Forensic Muscle to Groton Hoax Investigation

    “We’re working with the FBI and state police to see if we can come to some sort of resolution or conclusion,” on the phone calls that shut down Groton Center for almost two hours yesterday afternoon, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma said. “We’re still playing with the tape (of the 911 calls). We’ve asked them more »

  • Hoax Phone Calls Shut Down Groton Center

    Hoax Phone Calls Shut Down Groton Center

    Groton center was shut down for about two hours this afternoon, when Groton Police received a terse phone call at 1:46 p.m. reporting a possible stabbing. At least one other phone call followed, in which the caller alleged that an individual with a pipe bomb might be in the town center. Officers quickly closed state more »

Groton Girls Are Counting Down The Days To Mom Prom 2015

Groton Girls Are Counting Down The Days To Mom Prom 2015

Kelsey McCormick is excited. So is Marlena Gilbert. And so is Margot Bouvier. They have their dresses picked out and they’re all counting down the days to their prom, the Fifth Annual Mom Prom Nashua. McCormick, one of the organizers of the effort several years ago, reported in an email that “Last year we had more »

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NRWA Offers Spring Wildlife Programs, Indoors and Out

NRWA Offers Spring Wildlife Programs, Indoors and Out

Winter is turning to spring, wildlife is stirring, and so are the nature programs at the Nashua River Watershed Association. On Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 2 p.m., Mary Holland will present a free program on the wonders of New England wildlife. Holland is the author of Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month more »

Dear Editor: Join Us For TADS Events This Spring
Superintendent’s Corner: “Back To School” Is On The Air
Groton-Dunstable Celebrates A Week of Digital Learning Day
Who’s Feeling Unsafe In Selectmen’s Meetings? It’s Hard to Tell
Recall Affidavit Effort Starts Slow, Begins To Gather Supporters
March Springs Like A Lion

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Arts & Leisure

Will Premru’s “Hiker’s Home” Photo Receives National Silver Medal

Will Premru’s “Hiker’s Home” Photo Receives National Silver Medal

Will Premru, a local outdoor photographer and sophomore at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, has been awarded a Silver Medal for his photograph “Hiker’s Home” in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. The photograph, taken in Iceland, won a regional gold key, and was displayed with other regional winners at the School of more »

Check It Out: Climbing Mountains With Tom Ryan and Atticus and Groton’s Craig John

Check It Out: Climbing Mountains With Tom Ryan and Atticus and Groton’s Craig John

This year’s Groton READS book is Following Atticus: Forty-Eight Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan, a 2011 memoir. All are invited to read the book (copies are available for check out) and take part in the many Groton READS 2015 activities. All Groton READS events are made possible by the more »

Chefs Are Prepping For the 14th Taste of Nashoba Valley

Chefs Are Prepping For the 14th Taste of Nashoba Valley

Chefs from one end of the Nashoba River Valley to the other are prepping for the 14th Annual “Taste of Nashoba Valley,” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Produced by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, it will serve up the area’s finest food from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Academy Stone Athletic Center in Groton. more »

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Brings “Wicked Awesome”ness to Groton On Sunday

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Brings “Wicked Awesome”ness to Groton On Sunday

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) will perform selections from its “Wicked Awesome” show of Broadway songs by Stephen Schwartz on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the First Parish Church of Groton, Unitarian Universalist and the First Parish Church United of Westford. The churches are co-sponsoring more »

Joby Jeffery Celebrates Her 30th “Pearl” Anniversary On Treasure Island

Joby Jeffery Celebrates Her 30th “Pearl” Anniversary On Treasure Island

When the lights go down and curtain comes up at the debut of Treasure Island on the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center stage tonight, it will be more than the Florence Roche Elementary School play. It will be the 30th “pearl” anniversary play for director Joby Jeffery. Friday’s performance marks her 30th year as director of more »

Sports and Outdoors

NRWA Offers Spring Wildlife Programs, Indoors and Out

NRWA Offers Spring Wildlife Programs, Indoors and Out

Winter is turning to spring, wildlife is stirring, and so are the nature programs at the Nashua River Watershed Association. On Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 2 p.m., Mary Holland will present a free program on the wonders of New England wildlife. Holland is the author of Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month more »

Crusaders Girls’ Hoop Team Wins First Post Season Game; Knocked Out in Second

Crusaders Girls’ Hoop Team Wins First Post Season Game; Knocked Out in Second

The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders girl’s basketball team took off hot in its first post-season game last week, but got knocked out of MIAA Division 2 play this weekend, falling to the Medfield Warriors.

Dear Editor: There’s Too Much Buzzing Overhead…

Dear Editor: There’s Too Much Buzzing Overhead…

I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with the Ayer and Groton Boards of Selectmen... about "Hanscom's Standard Training Area" and the East Coast Aero Club.

Girls’ Basketball: G-D Routs Auburn In First Round Upset

Girls’ Basketball: G-D Routs Auburn In First Round Upset

AUBURN – As far as Lindsay Werner is concerned, the theme of the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ tournament run this year is “revenge” – for missing out on the tournament the past two years, and for being eliminated in the first round in their last appearance in 2012. The no. 3 seed Auburn Rockets were the first more »

Lawrence Academy Athletes Tapped For Post-Season Play

Lawrence Academy Athletes Tapped For Post-Season Play

Four Lawrence Academy athletes are slated to compete in postseason or conference competition. Wrestler Francis Corvino is off to Pennsylvania this weekend for the National Prep Wrestling Championships and three members of the girl’s basketball team, Erin Antosh, Emily Pratt, and Gabby Reuter have earned slots on the 2014-15 NEPSAC Class B East All-Star Team.

Obituaries

  • Obituary: Bennett Raddin Black

    Obituary: Bennett Raddin Black

    Former Groton Fire Chief, police officer, and town official Bennett Raddin Black, 92, passed away on March 22, 2015 at his home in Groton, Massachusetts. He was born on October 26, 1922 in Everett, Massachusetts. Bennett, “Ben,” graduated from Lawrence Academy in 1941 and from the University of New Hampshire at Durham in 1947. After more »

  • Obituary: Aldo F. Luca

    Obituary: Aldo F. Luca

    Former Groton Treasurer and Tax Collector Aldo Luca, 94, passed on March 23, 2015 with his loving children, Linda and Tim, and his son-in-law, Jerry Tarpey, by his side. Born in New York City on June 25, 1920, Aldo was the son of Italian immigrants Domenico Luca and Maria Monetucci. Raised in Brooklyn, he graduated more »

  • Obituary: Irene Collette

    Obituary: Irene Collette

    Irene M. Richard Collette, 91, formerly of Emery Road in Townsend, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Rivercourt Residences, West Groton. Her husband of 63 years, Richard O. Collette, died in 2009. She leaves three sons: R. Lee Collette and his partner, Lee McTighe of Townsend; Stephen J. Collette and his wife, Michelle, of West more »

  • Obituary: Allan Thomas Friedrich

    Obituary: Allan Thomas Friedrich

    Allan Thomas Friedrich, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born in Ayer, Massachusetts on December 9, 1952, the son of John R. and Eileen Friedrich and lived most of his life in Groton, Massachusetts. He was the beloved husband of Donna Drew Friedrich. Allan attended Country Day School in more »