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BoS Open Meeting Law Complaint Resolved; Haddad Performance Reviews Released

Groton selectmen voted unanimously at their December 15 meeting to resolve an Open Meeting Law complaint filed against them by The Groton Line by releasing all of Town Manager Mark Haddad's performance reviews and documents from which the performance reviews were compiled for the past six years.
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Edison Rides The Lightning Bolt At New GELD HQ

Betsy Sawyer’s and Matthew Gannon's fifth grade class had an electrifying lunch Wednesday, when a crew from the Groton Electric Light Department dropped in with hot pizza for a celebration. GELD Commissioner Bruce Easom, Manager Kevin Kelly,
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Route 119 Repaving Work Begins Sunday Night — Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing work on Route 119 through Groton Sunday night, April 12, Groton Department of Public Works Director Tom Delaney announced today. Two crews will be at work for at least
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Team members (left to right) Andrew Karasevich, Max Battles, Steven Bettencourt, Joshua Vollmar.

Robotomies Roll Up The FIRST Competition Year

The Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Robotics team, the Robotomies, has completed the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics "Recycle Rush" competitions for 2015. The first competition was held at Nashua High School South on Feb. 27th and 28th; the second competition was held at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on March 21st and 22nd. The team showed a great deal of improvement over last year as well as improvement between the two competitions, doubling their average scores, but placing in the middle of the pack. This year's challenge was "Recycle Rush." The goal was for ...
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Free Car Seat Checkpoint on Saturday

OK, it's a kid's car seat. How hard can it be to use it correctly? You could be surprised... but it's better not to be. You can check things out this Saturday, April 18, when Officer Omar Connor of the Groton Police Department and Firefighter/EMS Paul McBrearty of the Groton Fire Department host a free Child Car Seat checkpoint on at the Groton Fire Department's headquarters on Farmer's Row from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The car seat event is the perfect opportunity for parents and caretakers to have their child's car seat checked for a variety of safety factors ...
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2015 Spring Town Meeting Live Coverage — Updated

Here's a mix of live coverage, background, and reader comments on the 2015 Groton, Massachusetts Spring Town Meeting. The first session convenes Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., and continues weekly for a second and possibly a third Monday. Article 4, the citizen's petition that put a nonbinding referendum on renewal of Town Manager Mark Haddad's contract up for discussion is likely to dominate the first session on April 27.
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Who’s Who On The Enemies List, Part 2

This series is based on public records obtained by The Groton Line as well as interviews with some of those
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A three car crash near 245 Boston Road injured five people and sent two of those to the hospital.

Saturday Crash Shuts Down Route 119

Route 119 was closed for about two hours Saturday, April 25 after three vehicles were involved in a crash near
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Groton Road Race Runs Under Cool, Cloudy Skies (Updated)

Mild, almost chilly weather for the 24th annual Groton Road Race helped keep an anticipated 2000 runners from overheating as
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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

ArtsNashoba’s New Arts4All Program is a Series of Arts-Related Workshops

ArtsNashoba’s New Arts4All Program is a Series of Arts-Related Workshops

ArtsNashoba’s new Arts4All program is a series of arts-related workshops for kids ages 8-18 in the visual and performing arts. Don’t sit idly by during days off from school. Come be creative and have fun with like-minded kids in the arts! All Arts4All events will be held at the First Parish Church, 1 Powder House more »

Patricia Lawrence Lights Up the Stage in <em>Nine</em>

Patricia Lawrence Lights Up the Stage in Nine

Groton’s Patricia Lawrence is a featured performer in the Arlington Friends of the Drama production of Nine this month. In this Tony Award-winning show, a famous film director is suffering from a creative block — and personal difficulties with his wife, mistress, the actress who serves as his muse, and his female producer. A musical 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 »

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 »

Sports and Outdoors

Groton Road Race Runs Under Cool, Cloudy Skies (Updated)

Groton Road Race Runs Under Cool, Cloudy Skies (Updated)

Mild, almost chilly weather for the 24th annual Groton Road Race helped keep an anticipated 2000 runners from overheating as they took over town roads for 10K, 5K, and shorter races on Sunday. Runners were still on the course when this gallery of photos from the start was posted; results will be available later, Squannacook more »

Groton Road Race Schedule and Road Closings

Groton Road Race Schedule and Road Closings

The 24th annual Groton Road Race happens this Sunday, April 26 beginning and ending at the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School on Main Street. Groton has become an annual destination for more than 2,000 runners with certified 5K and 10K courses on beautiful country roads as well as races for children and less competitive runners. The Groton Road Race is produced by the Squannacook River Runners.

Athletic Boosters Raise $21K In Pledges For Scholarships, Equipment, and Aid

Athletic Boosters Raise $21K In Pledges For Scholarships, Equipment, and Aid

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School student athletes and coaches dialed most of the phones in both towns during the Athletic Booster’s annual phonathon. The spring event raised “… a little over $21,000 in pledges. The Phonathon is our primary source of fundraising,” explained Phonathon Chair Nancy Ohringer. “Student-athletes and their coaches are given a specific night more »

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 »

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Dear Editor: “I would like to clear up some misconceptions about financial short falls in 2014.”

Dear Editor, I would like to clear up some misconceptions about financial short falls in 2014. The current narrative is that the 2014 short fall was created by years of relying on E & D to fund ...
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High School Senior Art Show Opens May 1

One of the events on the countdown for this years's graduating seniors at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School begins this evening, May 1, when the Senior Art Show opens to the public. The show runs from April 28th ...
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Dear Editor: We Have A Spending Problem

My name is Peter Cronin. I have lived in Groton for almost 10 years with my wife, Gina, who grew here and attended Groton-Dunstable public schools. We have three children, all currently in the school system — ...
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Edison Rides The Lightning Bolt At New GELD HQ

Betsy Sawyer’s and Matthew Gannon's fifth grade class had an electrifying lunch Wednesday, when a crew from the Groton Electric Light Department dropped in with hot pizza for a celebration. GELD Commissioner Bruce Easom, Manager Kevin Kelly, ...
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RSS Superintendent's Corner

  • Weekly Roundup (5/1/15) May 2, 2015
    Weekly RoundupWhat a busy, fun, and productive week!!  I will try my best to summarize all that has occurred :-).On Monday, I met with a group of parent leaders who are members of a group called Groton Dunstable School Community Advisory Group.  This is a group of parent leaders who represent cross sections of other […]
  • Weekly Roundup (4/17/15) April 17, 2015
    Weekly RoundupI am very hopeful that all of you will take some time over the vacation week to rest and rejuvenate.  It is finally feeling like spring!  Please remember that you can get free or reduced price museum passes at your local library.  Links to both towns are below.DunstableGrotonCheer on our kiddos:  We hope you’re ready […]
  • Weekly Roundup (4/10/15) April 10, 2015
    Weekly Roundup:You will soon see more information in a forthcoming press release but I want to thank Mr. Mastrullo and Dr. Novak for writing a well crafted competitive grant that will bring a Mandarin Exchange Teacher to the HS for the 2015-2016 school year.  This teacher is fully funded through the Teachers of Critical Languages […]

Groton-Dunstable District News

Join us to celebrate the artwork of several seniors at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School featured in the 2015 Senior Art Show! The show runs from April 28th to May 18th, and everyone is welcome to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, May 1st, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Front Commons...

College Night for Sophomores, Juniors and their Parents Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm Black Box Theater/High School This is an informational session hosted by the guidance counselors.  The discussion will focus on the college search and application process.  An admi...

Groton, MA - After an arduous audition process four Groton-Dunstable Chamber Chorus students; Drew Cartier, Matt Lambright, Livy Thompson and Abby Sullivan, were selected to represent GDRHS at the 2015 Massachusetts Music Education Association All-State Chorus. Last week they and their music ...