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Mark Haddad's new Town Hall "Visitors -- Code of Conduct"

Haddad Posts Code of Conduct For Visitors To Town Hall — Violence, Drinking, Smoking, and Lewd Behavior Are Outlawed

Town Manager Mark Haddad has followed up on a personal request to have a police officer to sit in on the March 9 Board of Selectmen's meeting to ensure "My safety" by posting "Visitors — Code of Conduct" notices on the doors of Town Hall. The vaguely worded statement, signed by Haddad and stuck to the Town Hall front and back doors with Scotch tape, seems to direct everyone in the building, visitors and "people doing business with the Town" alike, to refrain from activities that are already considered illegal — violence, harassment, smoking (unspecified substances), drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs, and lewd and offensive behavior. In addition, people in the building are directed in bright red ink to "Avoid causing disturbances or disruptions," to ...
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Snowdrops pushing through left over snow in the April sunshine

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors in Groton in April

The Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center is open to Groton residents Wednesday, April 1, and Saturday April 4, 9 a.m.- noon. Proof of residency is required, and there is a charge for disposal. For more information www.devenshhw.com Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) Water Monitoring Volunteers Orientation and Training Session, Thursday, April 2, 7- 8 p.m. at the River Resource Center, 592 Main St (RT 119). For the 23rd season, April-October, volunteers will monitor 43 sites on rivers and streams throughout the watershed. Contact Kathryn Nelson, KathrynN@NashuaRiverWatershed.org. Funded in part by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation ...
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One Unit Down; Two To Go — Groton-Dunstable Educator’s Association Pact Moves Forward

Both the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee and the Groton-Dunstable Educator’s Association have approved a contract covering the district's teachers that provides a 2.5% salary increase for each year of the three-year contract. The school committee ratified the ...
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Budget Benchmark Deep Dive Into Budget Growth Shows Groton Will Become More Expensive

Groton resident's tax bills will probably increase faster than inflation or most residents' income for the next five or more years. The view is pretty much the same no matter whether you are looking at Town Manager ...
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The view of Groton Town Center blocked off from a school bus detouring around police barricades on March 23td

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
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Police barricaded Route 119 , Main Street, for about two hours this afternoon while they searched the area after they received threatening calls

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
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Who’s Feeling Unsafe In Selectmen’s Meetings? It’s Hard to Tell

Stuart Schulman was up front about what Board of Selectmen's meetings are not: "We are not The Jerry Springer Show."
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Jane Bouvier collecting signatures for a recall of Groton's selectmen

Recall Affidavit Effort Starts Slow, Begins To Gather Supporters

If you're planning on heading to the Transfer Station Saturday morning, keep an eye out for Garry Roy, the first
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What Groton’s Thinking

The Groton Line Poll

The last Groton Line poll showed that most people support a recall of one or more selectmen. Have you signed a recall affidavit?

  • Yes, I have. (23%, 21 Votes)
  • I intend to. (38%, 35 Votes)
  • No, I won't be signing (39%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 92

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Arts & Leisure

Annual Rabies Clinic For Dogs and Cats This Saturday

Annual Rabies Clinic For Dogs and Cats This Saturday

Another reliable sign of spring rolls around this weekend. The Groton session of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats is scheduled for this Saturday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Groton Central Fire Station, 45 Farmer’s Row. Dr. Susan Horowitz, a Groton Board of Health more »

At The High School: College Admission Madness, Student Travel Updates, and Romeo and Juliet

At The High School: College Admission Madness, Student Travel Updates, and Romeo and Juliet

G-DRHS Principal Michael Mastrullo reports on an interesting college admission article, student travel updates, and the Drama Guild's Civil War version of Romeo and Juliet.

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 »

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 »

Sports and Outdoors

NRWA Keeps an Eye on Water Quality

NRWA Keeps an Eye on Water Quality

The Nashua River Watershed Association launches its 23rd season of water monitoring this year, collecting samples from about 43 sites on rivers and streams throughout the Nashua River watershed. Water samples taken in the field are delivered to labs in Pepperell or Devens for testing by NRWA staff and lab volunteers. NRWA will hold an more »

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors in Groton in April

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors in Groton in April

The Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center is open to Groton residents Wednesday, April 1, and Saturday April 4, 9 a.m.- noon. Proof of residency is required, and there is a charge for disposal. For more information www.devenshhw.com Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) Water Monitoring Volunteers Orientation and Training Session, Thursday, April 2, 7- 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.


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Dear Editor: “I remain committed to my work on the school committee and my efforts to provide our students with the high quality education that they deserve.”

Dear Editor, Like so many of our peers, my husband and I selected Groton as our home very carefully. Without question, the high quality and great reputation of the schools were a huge draw. We have now ...
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One Unit Down; Two To Go — Groton-Dunstable Educator’s Association Pact Moves Forward

Both the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee and the Groton-Dunstable Educator’s Association have approved a contract covering the district's teachers that provides a 2.5% salary increase for each year of the three-year contract. The school committee ratified the ...
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Dear Editor: Thank you for reminding me of the positive impact we have on peoples lives

Dear Groton Residents, I am running for the opportunity to represent you on your School Committee for one year. The implementation of the district's new strategic plan puts our school system at a crucial juncture. When the ...
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Groton-Dunstable Regional High School’s Drama Guild presents their Civil War rendition of William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Romeo & Juliet on April 10 and 11

At The High School: College Admission Madness, Student Travel Updates, and Romeo and Juliet

Navigating The College Admissions Madness Very interesting article on navigating the college admissions madness. It is more about the false perception that one must be accepted to a top school or bust: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html 2016 International Travel Update ...
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RSS Superintendent's Corner

  • Weekly Roundup (3/27/15) March 27, 2015
    Weekly RoundupThis week certainly started differently than most.  I again wish to thank all Groton and area police departments for their efforts to maintain a safe environment and for their communication with the school department while the safety concern on parts of Route 119 was addressed.  This event highlights all the more the benefit of […]
  • Weekly Roundup (3/20/15) March 20, 2015
    Weekly RoundupI feel like winter wanted to not let us off the hook this week.  It was COLD.  Thankfully, we did not have snow. I am so pleased to share with you the first (albeit abbreviated) episode of our new public TV show titled, "Back to School".  This show will also air on public access stations.  […]
  • Weekly Roundup (3/13/15) March 14, 2015
    Weekly RoundupWe are pleased to share our first episode of "Back to School", a television show about the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District.  This first show will be a bit shorter than future shows but served as a great learning platform for our "crew".  Thanks to the many staff and students who participated in this show.  […]

District News

Groton, MA - Groton-Dunstable Regional High School recently participated in its first Massachusetts Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) District Competition which was held in January.   Two students moved on to the state DECA competition in March and competed against ...

Last week, from March 9-13th, Groton Dunstable Regional Schools celebrated Digital Learning Day across the district. Digital Learning Day, DLD for short, began in 2012 as a way to promote the effective use of modern day technology tools and to improve the learning experience in K-12 public s...

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School’s Drama Guild proudly presents their rendition of William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Romeo & Juliet. In this Civil-War era rendition, tension is raised between two families, the Capulets of the North, and the Montagues of the South, ov...