About TGL

 

In Groton, Massachusetts, The Groton Line, its sister email list, Talk About Groton, and the Talk About Groton Community Calendar, deliver Community Based Journalism to the town.

The Groton Line is part of a family of related web sites.

  • News stories appear on our hyperlocal news site, The Groton Line, which has been live since 2009.
  • Discussions usually take place on the Talk About Groton email list, which has been active since about 1995
  • Community events are listed on the Talk About Groton Community Calendar.

You can catch up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

For details on who’s doing what and how to contact us, visit our Contact Us page.

All our services are free and open to everyone. But they do cost money to operate, so please consider making a donation or becoming an advertiser on

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    What is Community Based Journalism?

    Community Based Journalism is a relatively new idea spurred by the decline of newspapers of all types. Just as food from the farm stand usually tastes better than produce hauled in by supermarket chains, we think that the best journalism is local and supported by the community it covers. In essence, it is providing local media that concentrates on local events, people, and issues. We feel that an information is the fuel on which a democracy runs, and we want to keep Groton running both smoothly and at a healthy clip.

    News stories appear on our hyperlocal news site, The Groton Line. Discussions usually take place on the Talk About Groton email list. And community events are listed on the Talk About Groton Community Calendar.

    All our services are free and open to everyone. But they do cost money to operate. The Groton Line and the Talk About Groton email list and calendar are supported by individual membership subscription from people in the community, and by a limited amount of advertising.

    We’d like to incorporate as a 501(c)(3) so that we may directly apply for grants and solicit tax-deductible sponsorships and contributions, but there’s only so much time and money to go around (If you’re an attorney who would consider helping out, please get in touch.). Our first priority is and always will be tracking down information and producing the news Groton needs. We”ll get there.


    Please help support community journalism and discussion in Groton.

    If you’d like to become a supporting member of The Groton Line and Talk About Groton, there are four options:

    Helper

    One dollar a month for a year, to help Community Based Journalism in Groton — a one-time payment of $12.00.
    Great Grotonian A dime a day for a year, to help Community Based Journalism in Groton — a one-time payment of $36.50.
    Gold Membership A one-time payment of $100 to help Community Based Journalism in Groton.
    Media God/Godess A dollar a day for a year to help Community Based Journalism in Groton — a one-time payment of $365.00.

    You can sign up, quickly and securely with your credit card using PayPal or Google Checkout.

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    You can also call us at 978 877-4637 or e-mail your thoughts and let us know what you think.

    Cheers,

    Art Campbell
    Editor and Publisher