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Football hero visits the prom and hands out with (L-R) Margot Bouvier, Kelly Chouinard Mayer, and Kelsey McCormick at the 2014 Mom Prom

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 250 woman and we raised over $18,000 for the fight against breast cancer. What's better than a girl's night out for a great cause? Grab a group of friends and come support this great cause and have a blast! I'm a Groton resident and would ...
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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 conclusion," on the phone calls that shut down Groton Center for almost two hours yesterday afternoon, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma said. "We're still playing with the tape (of the 911 calls). We've asked them to assist with some high tech forensics," he said. Police shut down Route 119, Main Street, on Monday March 23rd after receiving two phone calls at 1:46 p.m. The first reportedly talked about a stabbing and a potential hostage situation; the second reported a pipe bomb in a local building. Both calls referenced Groton's Main Street near the Main Street Cafe; Prescott School building; and the Boutwell House, the Groton ...
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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 1:46 p.m. reporting a possible stabbing. At least one other phone call followed, in which the caller ...
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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." But the last prime time meeting of the board, on Monday March 16th, had its TV-like moments ...
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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 »

FBI and State Police Add Forensic Muscle to Groton Hoax Investigation
Dear Editor: Join Us For TADS Events This Spring
Superintendent’s Corner: “Back To School” Is On The Air
Groton-Dunstable Celebrates A Week of Digital Learning Day
Hoax Phone Calls Shut Down Groton Center
Who’s Feeling Unsafe In Selectmen’s Meetings? It’s Hard to Tell

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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 »

Will Premru’s “Hiker’s Home” Photo Receives National Silver Medal

Will Premru’s “Hiker’s Home” Photo Receives National Silver Medal

Will Premru, a local outdoor photographer and sophomore at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, has been awarded a Silver Medal for his photograph “Hiker’s Home” in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. The photograph, taken in Iceland, won a regional gold key, and was displayed with other regional winners at the School of more »

Check It Out: Climbing Mountains With Tom Ryan and Atticus and Groton’s Craig John

Check It Out: Climbing Mountains With Tom Ryan and Atticus and Groton’s Craig John

This year’s Groton READS book is Following Atticus: Forty-Eight Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan, a 2011 memoir. All are invited to read the book (copies are available for check out) and take part in the many Groton READS 2015 activities. All Groton READS events are made possible by the more »

Chefs Are Prepping For the 14th Taste of Nashoba Valley

Chefs Are Prepping For the 14th Taste of Nashoba Valley

Chefs from one end of the Nashoba River Valley to the other are prepping for the 14th Annual “Taste of Nashoba Valley,” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Produced by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, it will serve up the area’s finest food from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Academy Stone Athletic Center in Groton. more »

Sports and Outdoors

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.

Girls’ Basketball: G-D Routs Auburn In First Round Upset

Girls’ Basketball: G-D Routs Auburn In First Round Upset

AUBURN – As far as Lindsay Werner is concerned, the theme of the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ tournament run this year is “revenge” – for missing out on the tournament the past two years, and for being eliminated in the first round in their last appearance in 2012. The no. 3 seed Auburn Rockets were the first more »

Lawrence Academy Athletes Tapped For Post-Season Play

Lawrence Academy Athletes Tapped For Post-Season Play

Four Lawrence Academy athletes are slated to compete in postseason or conference competition. Wrestler Francis Corvino is off to Pennsylvania this weekend for the National Prep Wrestling Championships and three members of the girl’s basketball team, Erin Antosh, Emily Pratt, and Gabby Reuter have earned slots on the 2014-15 NEPSAC Class B East All-Star Team.

Education

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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Groton-Dunstable Celebrates A Week of Digital Learning Day

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 ...
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Superintendent’s Corner: “Back To School” Is On The Air

I 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 ...
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Will Premru hiking in the White Mountains

Will Premru’s “Hiker’s Home” Photo Receives National Silver Medal

Will Premru, a local outdoor photographer and sophomore at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, has been awarded a Silver Medal for his photograph "Hiker's Home" in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. The photograph, taken ...
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