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The Last Post: A Letter From The Editor

Dear Groton: I've been procrastinating. Been thinking about writing this post for about six weeks, but haven't fired up the keyboard to do it. Because I'm not local to Groton any longer, it's been hard to cover town news and its newsmakers as it should be covered. So I'm officially ending what has been a exhilarating, really fun, occasionally frustrating, very rewarding, and exciting five year run as a hyperlocal news writer, editor, reporter, photographer, and janitor. You can't do hyperlocal journalism if you're not local.
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Scouts from West Groton Troop 1 prep for their annual Firemen's Muster yard sale

Yard Sale, Grilled Chicken, and a Parade Highlight Labor Day in Groton

Groton's annual Firemen's Muster is in full swing right now. The kickoff parade began at 11 a.m., and winds along main streets to the H&V Field on Townsend Road in West Groton ...
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Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This Weekend

According to a news release from the Massachusetts State Police, a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be operated by the department on a public way somewhere in Middlesex County from Friday, September 4, into Saturday, September 5, 2015 ...
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Check It Out: Library Survey, Summer Reading Programs, and More Hot Weather Fun

Check It Out @ GPL Did you know that you can now have more free music through the library?  With Freegal, patrons can download up to 5 songs per week and now can have up to 3 hours of music streaming per day! Just a reminder that Groton Public Library surveys are due July 15. The Library Trustees and Staff will use this information to guide our goals and objectives for the next five years, so don’t miss this chance to share your thoughts with us! Pick up a paper copy at the Library, Senior Center, Town Hall; print a copy at gpl.org, or ...
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A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors In July In Groton

Fireworks, Farmer's Market, walk, paddles, and more light up July in Groton ...
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Lorna Vander Sanden led searches that found Susan McLean's body in Scotland

Body of Susan McLean Found in Scottish Highlands

The body of Susan McLean, a Groton native and longtime resident who went missing on May 17 while on vacation
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Ready to roll on September 2, the first day of school

Groton-Dunstable Schools Open Wednesday, September 2

Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools will start the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, September 2 for students in grades 1-12. That puts
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Riding to end Alzheimer's cyclists pedal into Groton over the the Route 225 bridge in West Groton last year

Cyclists Head Through Groton in Saturday Ride to End Alzheimer’s

More than 425 cyclists will pass through Groton on Saturday July 18, during the 19th Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s.
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Accidental Release of Exec Session Minutes Prompts Apology

During the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 6, Chairman Jack Petropoulos offered an unreserved apology to the public and
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What Groton’s Thinking


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The Groton Line Poll

If the Board of Selectmen create a policy to follow, should they follow it?

  • Yes (92%, 22 Votes)
  • I don't know / Need more information (8%, 2 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Arts & Leisure

Cyclists Head Through Groton in Saturday Ride to End Alzheimer’s

Cyclists Head Through Groton in Saturday Ride to End Alzheimer’s

More than 425 cyclists will pass through Groton on Saturday July 18, during the 19th Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s. The ride starts and finishes at Fort Devens. Riders loop into West Groton for a pit stop manned by volunteers at RiverCourt Residences before heading up Townsend Road into New Hampshire.

Check It Out: Library Survey, Summer Reading Programs, and More Hot Weather Fun

Check It Out: Library Survey, Summer Reading Programs, and More Hot Weather Fun

Check It Out @ GPL Did you know that you can now have more free music through the library?  With Freegal, patrons can download up to 5 songs per week and now can have up to 3 hours of music streaming per day! Just a reminder that Groton Public Library surveys are due July 15. The Library more »

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors In July In Groton

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors In July In Groton

Fireworks, Farmer's Market, walk, paddles, and more light up July in Groton.

High School Musicians End Year on a Sweet Note

High School Musicians End Year on a Sweet Note

The school year ended on a sweet note for Groton-Dunstable Regional High School band and chorus students, when they presented an annual concert in the Performing Arts Center in late May. The night’s lineup started with performances by the band, chorus, and drum corps. After a ten-minute intermission, the jazz band and chamber chorus performed, more »

Sports and Outdoors

Groton-Dunstable Girls LAX Falls To Norwell in State Tourney

Groton-Dunstable Girls LAX Falls To Norwell in State Tourney

BOSTON — At the end of the day Thursday. the difference between being one of the top Division 2 girls lacrosse teams in the state and the state champs came down to Groton-Dunstable being unable to stop a power duo from Norwell, Caroline Walsh and Stephanie Croke. The Crusaders played a strong game, but the more »

Girls LAX Heads to State Championship Game After Overtime Victory Over Ipswitch

Girls LAX Heads to State Championship Game After Overtime Victory Over Ipswitch

WELLESLEY — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders are headed to the MIAA Division 2 girls’ lacrosse state championship game against Norwell this (Thursday) afternoon after winning an overtime thriller over the Ipswich Tigers, 10-9, Monday night at Babson College. The Crusaders offense was sparked by hat tricks by sophomore Sophia Irby and freshman Ellie Eisenklam. Ipswich ran more »

G-D Girls Lacrosse Powers Past Grafton to Sectional Title

G-D Girls Lacrosse Powers Past Grafton to Sectional Title

WORCESTER — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ play in the MIAA Division 2 Central/West girls lacrosse tournament has belied their 9-6 regular season record and number 5 seed. With the exception of their upset of the number 1 seed Bromfield in the sectional semifinal, none of their tournament games have been close — and that trend continued more »

Girls LAX Team Headed to Semifinals On Wednesday — Updated

Girls LAX Team Headed to Semifinals On Wednesday — Updated

Updated: June 11, 2015 Sports writer Sam Feeley reports that #5 Crusaders upset #1 Bromfield, 10-8, and will face #2 Grafton at Foley Stadium in Worcester at 5 p.m. on Friday. The G-DRHS Girls lacrosse team romped past MountGreylock 15-6 in an MIAA Division 2 Central/West quarterfinal on Sunday, and faces off against arch rival more »

Education


Ready to roll on September 2, the first day of school

Groton-Dunstable Schools Open Wednesday, September 2

Ready to roll on Wednesday September 2, the first day of school Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools will start the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, September 2 for students in grades 1-12. That puts the last day of school in ...
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Groton-Dunstable Girls LAX Falls To Norwell in State Tourney

BOSTON — At the end of the day Thursday. the difference between being one of the top Division 2 girls lacrosse teams in the state and the state champs came down to Groton-Dunstable being unable to stop ...
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Girls LAX Heads to State Championship Game After Overtime Victory Over Ipswitch

WELLESLEY — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders are headed to the MIAA Division 2 girls’ lacrosse state championship game against Norwell this (Thursday) afternoon after winning an overtime thriller over the Ipswich Tigers, 10-9, Monday night at Babson College. The ...
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"We are Number 1!" The Groton-Dunstable girls LAX team celebrates its sectional championship victory over Grafton

G-D Girls Lacrosse Powers Past Grafton to Sectional Title

"We are Number 1!" The Groton-Dunstable girls LAX team celebrates its sectional championship victory over GraftonWORCESTER — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ play in the MIAA Division 2 Central/West girls lacrosse tournament has belied their 9-6 regular season record ...
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RSS Superintendent’s Corner

  • Weekly Roundup (5/20/16) May 20, 2016
    Hello to All:Needs Based BudgetI wanted to let everyone know that I am most grateful for the work of the staff, school committee, and community in working to understand our current needs.  The towns and the school committee are meeting to review a revised budget pending the recent votes at the polls (on Monday and […]
  • Weekly Roundup (5/13/16) May 13, 2016
    Town Election InformationDUNSTABLE:  The Annual Town Election will be held Monday, May 16th, 2016. Polls will be open from noon to 8:00 PM.Polling location:Dunstable Free Public LibraryGROTON: The Annual Town Election will be held Tuesday, May 17th, 2016. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.Polling locations:Precinct 1: Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St.Precincts 2 and 3: Groton Country Club, 94 Lovers LaneResponse […]
  • Weekly Roundup (5/6/16) May 6, 2016
    Weekly Roundup:Instead of a normal Roundup, I am asking everyone to watch the short informational video below. We hope this provides helpful information to you about our needs assessment and FY17 budget request. We have begun to circulate the video on our district outlets and use them in community forums.  We will also show this […]

Groton-Dunstable District News

Attached please find the application for School Choice into Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Please complete and forward an application for each student applying no later than May 24, 2016. There is no guarantee of any openings for the next school year. Availability of School Choice spaces will be determined in late May. If more students ... read more

As many in the community know, we have been discussing the district’s need for more instructional resources and professional development funds. One area that the district has highlighted as a “bubble gum and tape” measure to get some baseline resources are through the efforts of our assistant superintendent. To date, we have not shared the ... read more