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The Last Post: A Letter From The Editor

Dear Groton: I've been procrastinating. Been thinking about writing this post for about six weeks, but haven't fired up the keyboard to do it. Because I'm not local to Groton any longer, it's been hard to cover town news and its newsmakers as it should be covered. So I'm officially ending what has been a exhilarating, really fun, occasionally frustrating, very rewarding, and exciting five year run as a hyperlocal news writer, editor, reporter, photographer, and janitor. You can't do hyperlocal journalism if you're not local.
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Scouts from West Groton Troop 1 prep for their annual Firemen's Muster yard sale

Yard Sale, Grilled Chicken, and a Parade Highlight Labor Day in Groton

Groton's annual Firemen's Muster is in full swing right now. The kickoff parade began at 11 a.m., and winds along main streets to the H&V Field on Townsend Road in West Groton ...
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Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This Weekend

According to a news release from the Massachusetts State Police, a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be operated by the department on a public way somewhere in Middlesex County from Friday, September 4, into Saturday, September 5, 2015 ...
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Check It Out: Library Survey, Summer Reading Programs, and More Hot Weather Fun

Check It Out @ GPL Did you know that you can now have more free music through the library?  With Freegal, patrons can download up to 5 songs per week and now can have up to 3 hours of music streaming per day! Just a reminder that Groton Public Library surveys are due July 15. The Library Trustees and Staff will use this information to guide our goals and objectives for the next five years, so don’t miss this chance to share your thoughts with us! Pick up a paper copy at the Library, Senior Center, Town Hall; print a copy at gpl.org, or ...
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A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors In July In Groton

Fireworks, Farmer's Market, walk, paddles, and more light up July in Groton ...
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Lorna Vander Sanden led searches that found Susan McLean's body in Scotland

Body of Susan McLean Found in Scottish Highlands

The body of Susan McLean, a Groton native and longtime resident who went missing on May 17 while on vacation
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Ready to roll on September 2, the first day of school

Groton-Dunstable Schools Open Wednesday, September 2

Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools will start the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, September 2 for students in grades 1-12. That puts
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Riding to end Alzheimer's cyclists pedal into Groton over the the Route 225 bridge in West Groton last year

Cyclists Head Through Groton in Saturday Ride to End Alzheimer’s

More than 425 cyclists will pass through Groton on Saturday July 18, during the 19th Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s.
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Accidental Release of Exec Session Minutes Prompts Apology

During the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 6, Chairman Jack Petropoulos offered an unreserved apology to the public and
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What Groton’s Thinking


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The Groton Line Poll

If the Board of Selectmen create a policy to follow, should they follow it?

  • Yes (92%, 22 Votes)
  • I don't know / Need more information (8%, 2 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Arts & Leisure

Cyclists Head Through Groton in Saturday Ride to End Alzheimer’s

Cyclists Head Through Groton in Saturday Ride to End Alzheimer’s

More than 425 cyclists will pass through Groton on Saturday July 18, during the 19th Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s. The ride starts and finishes at Fort Devens. Riders loop into West Groton for a pit stop manned by volunteers at RiverCourt Residences before heading up Townsend Road into New Hampshire.

Check It Out: Library Survey, Summer Reading Programs, and More Hot Weather Fun

Check It Out: Library Survey, Summer Reading Programs, and More Hot Weather Fun

Check It Out @ GPL Did you know that you can now have more free music through the library?  With Freegal, patrons can download up to 5 songs per week and now can have up to 3 hours of music streaming per day! Just a reminder that Groton Public Library surveys are due July 15. The Library more »

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors In July In Groton

A Swarm of Drumlins: Outdoors In July In Groton

Fireworks, Farmer's Market, walk, paddles, and more light up July in Groton.

High School Musicians End Year on a Sweet Note

High School Musicians End Year on a Sweet Note

The school year ended on a sweet note for Groton-Dunstable Regional High School band and chorus students, when they presented an annual concert in the Performing Arts Center in late May. The night’s lineup started with performances by the band, chorus, and drum corps. After a ten-minute intermission, the jazz band and chamber chorus performed, more »

Sports and Outdoors

Groton-Dunstable Girls LAX Falls To Norwell in State Tourney

Groton-Dunstable Girls LAX Falls To Norwell in State Tourney

BOSTON — At the end of the day Thursday. the difference between being one of the top Division 2 girls lacrosse teams in the state and the state champs came down to Groton-Dunstable being unable to stop a power duo from Norwell, Caroline Walsh and Stephanie Croke. The Crusaders played a strong game, but the more »

Girls LAX Heads to State Championship Game After Overtime Victory Over Ipswitch

Girls LAX Heads to State Championship Game After Overtime Victory Over Ipswitch

WELLESLEY — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders are headed to the MIAA Division 2 girls’ lacrosse state championship game against Norwell this (Thursday) afternoon after winning an overtime thriller over the Ipswich Tigers, 10-9, Monday night at Babson College. The Crusaders offense was sparked by hat tricks by sophomore Sophia Irby and freshman Ellie Eisenklam. Ipswich ran more »

G-D Girls Lacrosse Powers Past Grafton to Sectional Title

G-D Girls Lacrosse Powers Past Grafton to Sectional Title

WORCESTER — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ play in the MIAA Division 2 Central/West girls lacrosse tournament has belied their 9-6 regular season record and number 5 seed. With the exception of their upset of the number 1 seed Bromfield in the sectional semifinal, none of their tournament games have been close — and that trend continued more »

Girls LAX Team Headed to Semifinals On Wednesday — Updated

Girls LAX Team Headed to Semifinals On Wednesday — Updated

Updated: June 11, 2015 Sports writer Sam Feeley reports that #5 Crusaders upset #1 Bromfield, 10-8, and will face #2 Grafton at Foley Stadium in Worcester at 5 p.m. on Friday. The G-DRHS Girls lacrosse team romped past MountGreylock 15-6 in an MIAA Division 2 Central/West quarterfinal on Sunday, and faces off against arch rival more »

Education


Ready to roll on September 2, the first day of school

Groton-Dunstable Schools Open Wednesday, September 2

Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools will start the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, September 2 for students in grades 1-12. That puts the last day of school in middle to late June next year, according to the district's calendar, ...
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Groton-Dunstable Girls LAX Falls To Norwell in State Tourney

BOSTON — At the end of the day Thursday. the difference between being one of the top Division 2 girls lacrosse teams in the state and the state champs came down to Groton-Dunstable being unable to stop ...
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Girls LAX Heads to State Championship Game After Overtime Victory Over Ipswitch

WELLESLEY — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders are headed to the MIAA Division 2 girls’ lacrosse state championship game against Norwell this (Thursday) afternoon after winning an overtime thriller over the Ipswich Tigers, 10-9, Monday night at Babson College. The ...
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"We are Number 1!" The Groton-Dunstable girls LAX team celebrates its sectional championship victory over Grafton

G-D Girls Lacrosse Powers Past Grafton to Sectional Title

WORCESTER — The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ play in the MIAA Division 2 Central/West girls lacrosse tournament has belied their 9-6 regular season record and number 5 seed. With the exception of their upset of the number 1 seed Bromfield ...
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RSS Superintendent’s Corner

  • Weekly Roundup (2/12/16) February 12, 2016
    Weekly RoundupAlthough Monday was a snow day, the central office was hard at work.  Majority of my day was spent compiling the data from Future Search and planning for the Budget Hearing presentation. The products from both are below.On Tuesday afternoon, the PPS Director search committee met to review resumes and define interview questions.  The session […]
  • Weekly Roundup (2/5/16) February 5, 2016
     Weekly Roundup:On Monday and Tuesday, the central office team was engaged in all day budget booklet development sessions.On Wednesday, I appreciated meeting with the full district crisis team to debrief the bomb threat on the 19th. I appreciate all the district staff, police and fire who attended the session. Based on our 2 hour debrief, […]
  • Weekly Roundup (1/31/16) January 31, 2016
    Weekly Roundup:On Monday, we began the week with an internal debrief over our recent crisis incident at the main campus.  It is always helpful to engage in exercises to garner feedback and adjust practice.  We will continue with further briefings with the towns. On Monday afternoon, I had the chance to meet with the middle school staff to […]

Groton-Dunstable District News

Do you have questions about the Kindergarten curriculum, buses, extended day options, or other details related to Kindergarten? The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District would like to announce that there will be a Kindergarten Orientation for parents of all 2016-2017 incoming kindergarten students. Parents are encouraged to attend the March 3rd Kindergarten Parent Orientation Session as ... read more

The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District Superintendent’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 is now available. Please see the important links below. This information can also be found on the Office of Business and Finance page.   Superintendent’s Recommended Budget for FY17 Superintendent’s Budget Appendices for FY17 Needs Assessment

The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District School Committee will conduct a Public Hearing on the Preliminary FY 2017 Budget in the High School Library beginning at 7:15 p.m. on February 10, 2016. After the presentation, the public will have an opportunity to comment. Copies of the preliminary budget will be available for review on the district ... read more