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Mark Haddad

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 mentioned in those records. The records document exchanges between embattled Board of Selectman members and Town Manager Mark Haddad, whose actions have affected members of the Groton Fire Department, the Board of Selectman, residents, and local media. Part 1 of this series included details of how Groton residents named in a Public Information Request by Town Manager Mark Haddad coined the term "Enemies List" to describe themselves. The Enemies List of Town Manager Mark Haddad grew quickly in 2014 when
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Groton Road Race Runs Under Cool, Cloudy Skies

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
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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 245 Boston Road. Fire Chief Steele McCurdy said, "Fire department personnel treated five patients, transporting two with
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car-seat

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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BenjaminDiCicco1stPlaceWinnerGrade-4_DebKennedy

Thesis: Groton-Dunstable Elementary Science Fair Is Lots of Fun

Ninety Groton-Dunstable elementary school students from Florence Roche and Swallow Union schools proved that "Science is Fun" at the second annual Groton-Dunstable Elementary Science Fair. Everyone from both schools, in grades K through 4, was invited to participate. The scientists created projects at home and prepared oral and visual presentations to be presented to judges during the Science Fair.  All students received a Recognition Award after completing three presentations to different judges.  Trophies and prizes were awarded to the top three presentations in each grade level. Once again, judges volunteered their valuable time to be a part of the Fair.  Judges included ...
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Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Delicious Margaritas, Yum!
Mark Haddad

Who’s Who On The Enemies List, Part 1

This series is based on public records obtained by The Groton Line as well as interviews with some of those
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Starting the 2014 Groton Road Race

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.
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Chairman Josh Degen tells the Board of Selectmen that compliance with the Open Meeting Law " "This is serious. This is really serious. If you don't want to do it, then don't serve,"

Four Corners Sewer Proposal Is Treading Water

The proposal to spur economic development around the Four Corners intersection of Routes 119 and 225 by extending a sewer
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Special Town Meeting overwhelmingly opposes Northeast Energy Direct pipeline proposal

What the Board of Selectmen Will Do With Article 4

Taking the advice of a nonbinding town meeting referendum may be easier if you ask for the advice in the
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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

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 »

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.

Sports and Outdoors

Groton Road Race Runs Under Cool, Cloudy Skies

Groton Road Race Runs Under Cool, Cloudy Skies

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 »

Education


PeterCronin

Dear Editor: Tenure and Experience Are Very Different Concepts

We would like to open this letter by acknowledging the 6 years each of public service from the two current School Committee members running for re-election. They ran for office unopposed, willing to step up and take ...
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G-D Track and Field team members (L-R) Sarah Rice, Brianna Considine, and Julianna Elmasri at work in the Athletic Booster's phone room

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 ...
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BenjaminDiCicco1stPlaceWinnerGrade-4_DebKennedy

Thesis: Groton-Dunstable Elementary Science Fair Is Lots of Fun

Ninety Groton-Dunstable elementary school students from Florence Roche and Swallow Union schools proved that "Science is Fun" at the second annual Groton-Dunstable Elementary Science Fair. Everyone from both schools, in grades K through 4, was invited to participate. The ...
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Emerson's iCan Shine camp is coming to Groton during vacation week, and needs local volunteers

iCan Shine Bike Camp is Looking for Spring Vacation Volunteers

Volunteers can shine at iCan Shine Bike Camp in Groton this school vacation week, April 20 -24. Emerson Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies is hosting the bike camp for children with disabilities and is looking ...
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RSS Superintendent's Corner

  • 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 […]
  • Weekly Roundup (4/2/15) April 2, 2015
    Weekly Roundup:As part of an overall new district focus on increasing communication we began the following new means of communication this year. Superintendent's Weekly BlogNew Press Release Program (1-2/week on average to local papers and on our website)New Local Access Television Program About the SchoolsNew Twitter AccountsRegular School Submission to Neighbor to NeighborCommunity Meet and Greets Parent […]

Groton-Dunstable District News

April Newsletter

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 ...