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Terrance Kane — A Memory That Won’t Fade Away

If you work in journalism, every once in a while a story pops up that affects you in a personal way. This is one of those, a Memorial Day quest by a soldier looking for information about another soldier, from Groton. Terrance Kane is someone whose memory will never fade away for some, but who is also a person whose past in Groton is hard to find and define.
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Memorial Day Parade Draws A Crowd to Honor Fallen U.S. Veterans

Several hundred people cheered on Groton's Memorial Day parade this morning, and many made it to the Groton Cemetery for the ceremony honoring U.S. military personnel who have died in the nation's conflicts. Here is a gallery of the parade and ceremony ...
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Girl Scouts March Under a Special Flag In Memorial Day Parade

Groton Girl Scout Troop 63179 marched under a very special U.S. flag in the Groton Memorial Day parade this morning ...
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Susan McLean Missing In Scottish Highlands — Update 2

Update -- May 24: Scottish media reported Saturday, May 23, that: The family of an American tourist who went missing in Perthshire on Sunday evening has appealed for information to help trace her. Susan McLean, 61, was last seen on ...
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Firefighter Curtis Disciplined, Restored to Duty After Email Investigations

Groton call firefighter Chris Curtis has been disciplined and returned to duty after separate police and fire department internal investigations into his sending an email to all or most members of the department allegedly threatening former firefighter James "Stewie" Horan ...
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Town Clerk Michael Bouchard

Long Days For Mike Bouchard This Week

This Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were really long days for Town Clerk Michael Bouchard... Setting up voting machines, polling stations,
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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
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Town Clerk Michael Bouchard talks with election workers George Faircloth and Fran Stanley as they check ballots

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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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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What Groton’s Thinking


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The Groton Line Poll

Did you "bullet vote" in the May 19 town election? (Bullet voting is voting for just for one candidate when you may pick say, two, from a group of several.)

  • Yes, I did -- I do it all the time if I don't like the choices. (35%, 14 Votes)
  • I did in this election. (15%, 6 Votes)
  • What's bullet voting again? (3%, 1 Votes)
  • No, I didn't. (40%, 16 Votes)
  • I never have -- I like to make as many choices as I can. (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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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

G-DRHS Girls Track and Field Win League Championship

G-DRHS Girls Track and Field Win League Championship

The Groton-Dunstable Regional High School girls track and field team won the Mid-Wach B League Championship on Wednesday, May 20, coach Colleen Naboicheck reported. She wrote in an email that "The girls scored 129 points to defeat the runner up Nashoba with 123.50 points. The girls were undefeated and District B champions leading up to the League Meet and accomplished their season goal winning the League Meet as well."

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 »

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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 (5/29/15) May 29, 2015
    Weekly RoundupI hope everyone had a great Memorial Day on Monday.  I certainly felt that the assembly at the middle school reminded me that it is important to thank our brave soldiers for their sacrifice.On Tuesday, I conducted a site visit to Swallow Union.  As the photos below will show, the students were hard at […]
  • Weekly Roundup (5/22/15) May 22, 2015
    Weekly RoundupOn Monday, I had the honor of once again representing G-D at a statewide PARCC task force to provide feedback about the PARCC pilot.  We worked at MASS headquarters to develop a document that will be shared with the Board and legislators.  One of the primary areas that we have been defining is the […]
  • 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 […]

Groton-Dunstable District News

Sophomore Ian Peterson took was one of several Groton-Dunstable Regional High School students who took part in the leadership summit in Costa Rica this past winter. At the summit students from all over the globe work together to solve the problems that plague humanity. Ian’s project, Global...

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  ...

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