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Town Manager Haddad’s Contract Slated For Town Meeting Referendum

Town Manager Haddad’s Contract Slated For Town Meeting Referendum

Groton residents will be asked at the Spring Town Meeting whether the Board of Selectmen should renew Town Manager Mark Haddad’s contract for a third three year term. Rob Flynn, of Nashua Road, filed a citizen’s petition for a nonbinding referendum that would instruct selectmen not to renew Haddad’s contract with Town Clerk Michael Bouchard 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 »

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Arts & Leisure

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 »

Cape Light Closing Reception With Artist Linda Puiatti
Groton-Dunstable Artists Win Keys In Scholastic Art Awards

Groton-Dunstable Artists Win Keys In Scholastic Art Awards

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School students fared well during this year’s The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. The regional competition is hosted annually by the School of The Museum of Fine Arts. Groton-Dunstable students were recognized with eight gold keys, six silver keys, and six honorable mentions. A ceremony for Gold and Silver Key winners will more »

Yo, Ho, Ho, and a Bottle of Rum!<br /><del>15</del> Lots of <del>Men</del> Florence Roche Students on a Dead Man’s Chest

Yo, Ho, Ho, and a Bottle of Rum!
15 Lots of Men Florence Roche Students ...

All the adventure, intrigue, and pirates of Treasure Island — and a search for the elusive buried treasure — come to life on the Performing Arts Center stage this weekend.

Check It Out: Local Journos, Peak Potential, and Mae West

Check It Out: Local Journos, Peak Potential, and Mae West

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. The first two programs are: Groton READS: Local Journalists more »

Sports and Outdoors

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.

LA Girls’ Basketball Team Struggles; Loses to Rivers 47-23

LA Girls’ Basketball Team Struggles; Loses to Rivers 47-23

WESTON – Passing, defense, rebounding – the Lawrence Academy girl’s varsity Spartans struggled with key playmaking skills and came up short in a 74-42 loss to the Rivers Red Wings Saturday at Benson Gymnasium. It was the second time the Spartans had given up 70 points in a game, and both instances resulted in losses more »

Girls’ Basketball: LA Runs Away From Middlesex

Girls’ Basketball: LA Runs Away From Middlesex

Lopsided doesn’t even begin to describe the Lawrence Academy Spartans’ 67-15 victory over the Middlesex Zebras Friday night at the Stone Athletic Center. To sum it up in a few statistics: Middlesex had more fouls (19) than points. Gabrielle Reuter outscored Middlesex by herself (18 points, nine rebounds, four blocks, three steals two assists), and more »

Girl’s Crusaders Basketball Team Beat Quabbin to Clinch Postseason Berth

Girl’s Crusaders Basketball Team Beat Quabbin to Clinch Postseason Berth

The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders girl's basketball team clinched their first postseason berth since 2012 with a 57-50 victory over the Quabbin Panthers.

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors in Groton in February

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors in Groton in February

A forum on conservation collaboration, snow shoeing clinic, and other wintery events highlight outdoor activities in Groton this month.

Obituaries

  • Obituary: Jane N. Barry

    Obituary: Jane N. Barry

    Goffstown, NH — Jane N. Coates Barry, 86, died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Roy F. and Mary Ford Coates Sr. of Medford, Massachusetts. A long time resident of Groton, she was predeceased by her husband Henry F. Barry Jr.; son Christopher Barry; and siblings Roy F. Coates more »

  • Obituary: Arthur Floyd Blackman

    Obituary: Arthur Floyd Blackman

    Arthur Floyd Blackman, a leader in Groton’s civic, governmental, and conservation communities, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Camilla Cunningham Blackman and their four children: Oliver Blackman and his wife Jenny Wise Blackman, Camilla “Mim” Blackman and her husband Francis Saunders, Phoebe Blackman more »

  • Obituary: Christina Hardy

    Obituary: Christina Hardy

    Christina L. Hardy, 41, died on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from a heart infection after a long illness.

  • Obituary: Mary Fitzgerald

    Obituary: Mary Fitzgerald

    Mary Concetta DeNicola Fitzgerald, of Pepperell, Massachusetts, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was the beloved mother of John L. Fitzgerald of Holliston, Massachusetts and Maura Fitzgerald-Pinque of Groton, Massachusetts.