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Keith LaValley installs new Groton Country Club sign on Main Street

A Sparkling New Look For the Groton Country Club

Electrician Keith LaValley puts the finishing touches on a new Main Street sign for the Groton Country Club Wednesday May 20. Janine LaValley designed the sign as part of a new, complementary "look" for signs on town-owned buildings — the LaValleys have recently worked on signs for the Country Club, new central Fire Station, and the Police Station. Janine said the project was paid for with a $3000 donation from the Groton Board of Trade, and was enhanced with landscaping plants and installation donated by P.C. Myette Landscaping.
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Petropoulos Wins Over Prest and Barringer; Manugian, Cronin, and Sjoberg Get School Seats — Updated

Unofficial results in today's town election show incumbents stayed firmly in their offices despite strong challenges. Selectman Jack Petropoulos won his second three year term, beating two challengers. Groton School Committee members Alison Manugian and Jon Sjoberg were returned to office. They were joined by newcomer Peter Cronin, who will fill the second vacant three-year seat as a Groton representative on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee ...
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Susan McLean Missing In Scottish Highlands — Updated

Susan McClean, a former Groton resident and sister of Selectman Anna Eliot, is the subject of a large air and ground search and rescue mission in Scotland after she failed to return to her vacation lodgings on Sunday evening, May ...
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Memorial Day Parade Marches Monday

Groton’s Memorial Day is going to be much quieter than it has been for years; the annual parade is going to be missing a band this coming Monday, May 25. "The Groton Marching Band and Chowder Society no longer has enough members to field a band and the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School couldn't line up enough members either," according to Parade Adjutant Bob Johnson. "Both Michael Manugian of the Chowder Society and G-DRHS Music Director Tim Savoy made valiant efforts, but were unsuccessful in the end." He wrote in a news release that the parade will begin at 9 a.m ...
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Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly Re-Elected to MMWEC Board of Directors

Groton Electric Light Department Manager Kevin P. Kelly was recently re-elected to another three-year term on the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) board of directors at the group's annual conference ...
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Contested Races In The Final Stretch for Two School Committee Seats – Updated

Two Groton seats on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee are being filled in the Tuesday May 19 town election. Current
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Haddad Withdraws Request For Investigation of Degen and Petropoulos

Town Manager Mark Haddad has withdrawn his request to the Board of Selectmen that it investigate two of its members,
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Selectmen candidates Art Prest, Jack Petropoulos, and George Barringer

Selectman’s Race Heats Up In Final Week (Updated)

Groton voters are suddenly swimming in information about and endorsements of George Barringer, Jack Petropoulos, and Art Prest, the three candidates running for the Board of Selectmen's seat currently held by Petropulos. The election is less than a week away, on Tuesday, May 19.
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Three Man Race For Lone Selectman’s Seat

Three people are running for a single open seat on the Groton Board of Selectmen in the May 19, 2015
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The Groton Line Poll

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Arts & Leisure

Groton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Set For Saturday

Groton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Set For Saturday

This year the Groton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday May 9, at the Groton Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This is a perfect opportunity to select just the right plant for Mother’s Day, which falls on the following day. Again this year there will be a huge selection of more »

High School Senior Art Show Opens May 1

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 to May 18th, and the public is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, May 1st, from more »

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 »

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: APEX Leadership Board Supports Cronin, Donahue, and Gilbert

Dear Editor, Over the last seven years, our school district has faced drastic cuts in programs and faculty, directly impacting the ranking of our schools and the academic experiences for our children. On May 19th, we hope ...
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Contested Races In The Final Stretch for Two School Committee Seats – Updated

Two Groton seats on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee are being filled in the Tuesday May 19 town election. Current Chair Alison Maugian is being challenged by independent Peter Cronin and Angela Donahue, a member of the ...
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GDEF May Shut Down If New Volunteers Don’t Come Forward

Just after announcing $40,000 in grant awards to district schools totaling, the Groton Dunstable Education Foundation President Kerri Figueroa told the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee at its April 29th meeting that GDEF may suspend operations at the ...
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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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RSS Superintendent's Corner

  • Weekly Roundup (5/15/15) May 16, 2015
    Weekly RoundupI began Monday morning with our wonderful group of parent leaders (School and Community Advisory Group) who helped refine the first 3 steps in a Harvard University Family Project's logic model focusing on family and community engagement.  This is a phase of our strategy development.  During it, we refined goals, inputs, and initiatives. We […]
  • Weekly Roundup (5/8/15) May 9, 2015
    Weekly RoundupA few things to say before we review the week.  SO much to celebrate and so many opportunities to take a moment to reflect on all that our moms and staff do.  Please make sure to let them know how appreciated they are!Happy Mother's Day!Happy National Nurse's Week!Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!This Monday evening we […]
  • 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 […]

Groton-Dunstable District News

Last Tuesday, May 12th, the High School Robotics Team visited the Middle School, and they demonstrated their "Recycle Rush" robot to our Middle School Pre-Robotics Club. High schoolers Steven Bettencourt and Charlie Andrews gave our fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade  ...

Class of 2015 Senior Week and Graduation Information       Senior Letter Attached 

GDRHS class 2017 student Will Premru and Mr. Jon O'Connor, GDRHS photography teacher, pose in front of the Boston Globe printing press at the headquarters in Dorchester. Premru and Mr. O'Connor were invited to an honorary reception at the Globe in the wake of Premru's Nationa...