Nov 112015
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.

Jul 172015
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 fellow Board members for inadvertently releasing executive session minutes on June 21. The minutes revealed details of settlement discussions with four firefighters who are suing the town in federal court.

Jul 042015
Non-Reappointed Firefighter Fracas Enters Second Year

The multi-million dollar controversy between the town and the Firefighter Four — Deputy Chief Clarence Jefferson and firefighters Benjamin Miele, Stephen Tervo, and James Horan, who were terminated from their call firefighter positions with the town in spring 2014 — is entering its second year and is apparently headed back to federal court after an attempt at mediation reportedly failed.

Jun 202015
One Injured In Old Dunstable Road Rollover

One person was transported by Groton Fire Department personnel after a pickup truck rolled over on Old Dunstable Road near Hoyt’s Wharf Road about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Two occupants were evaluated at the scene. No other details were available Saturday evening.