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Art Campbell : Editor & Publisher

Art Campbell

Editor & Publisher

Art started The Groton Line late in 2009 as a synthesis of two careers: newspaper journalism and technical communications -- writing about networks, computers, and software. He's lived in Groton 20+ years, so he is officially "one of the new guys."

He has earned a Master of Journalism from Ohio University, done post- Masters work and continuing professional training at the Poynter Institute for Media Research, has earned a spot on the Town Manager's "Enemies List" for accurate reporting, and tends to be guided in the online world by 19th century Chicago journalist Finley Peter Dunne, who said: "The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
Betsy Fitzgerald-Campbell : Executive Editor

Betsy Fitzgerald-Campbell

Executive Editor

Betsy Fitzgerald is a former New York Times contributing writer whose fiction has been recognized in literary competitions.

A Groton resident for eight years, Fitzgerald moved to Massachusetts from New Haven, Connecticut. She was born and raised in a small rural town in the northern part of the state. Her rural and urban roots have inspired her books.

Her latest novel, Neelie's Truth, has published in April, 2014. She co-authored and illustrated a children's book, The Edge of the River, published in 2013. Her literary suspense novel, October Run, was published in 2009, and she's hard at work on the sequel, November Comes Early. Her fiction has been awarded prizes in the Sante Fe Writers Project, Laurinda Collins Whitney Short Story competition, and Connecticut Writers’ Short Story competition.
Sarah Connell Campbell : Education Reporter

Sarah Connell Campbell

Education Reporter

A native Iowan and the youngest of 11 children, I've lived in Groton for 20 years.

My children attend public and charter schools. I am a writer and editor with a background in university administration and policy, grass-roots politics and advocacy, K-12 education with an emphasis on special education with specific experience in developmental disorders, mental health, and autism spectrum disorders.
Sam Feeley : Sports Reporter

Sam Feeley

Sports Reporter

Sam Feeley is a freelance sportswriter currently contributing to The Groton Line, the Lowell Sun, and other media. He is the sole proprietor of Local Sports Productions, where he tapes and broadcasts games for several Boston area high schools. Follow him on Twitter at @SamFeeleyPBP and @lsp37.
Deb Mendel : Advertising Manager

Deb Mendel

Advertising Manager

Deborah and her family have lived in Groton since 1993. Deb joined The Groton Line team to head up graphics and media sales in 2013.

She has been working in advertising and media sales/production for 20 years, and owns Bear-Graphics & Communications, which specializes in website design, direct mail advertising, media and graphics for corporate, non-profit and small business clients.

She holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts and attended one year of law school at Boston College before pursuing a career in advertising.

Her children attend the public middle and high schools. She is active as a Girl Scout Leader and dedicated soccer mom to her daughters who play division 1 club.


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