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Videogate Takes A New Turn: BoS Didn’t Follow Legal Hiring Procedure

Videogate Takes A New Turn: BoS Didn’t Follow Legal Hiring Procedure

Groton’s Videogate affair took an unexpected turn Thursday, when Chair of the Board of Selectmen Josh Degen pointed out to Town Manager Mark Haddad that the Board of Selectmen had not followed the directions that Town Counsel David Doneski had emailed to Haddad outlining the correct way to hire David Melpignano to produce a $6,500 more »

Dear Editor: “I respectfully request that Anna Eliot submit her resignation”

Dear Editor: “I respectfully request that Anna Eliot submit her resignation”

Dear Editor, While the snow banks don’t show it, Spring is only two and half weeks away. Spring is welcomed by almost all this year. It is time for green to reappear. It is a time for change from the cold and snowy depths of Winter. It is also time to remove one caustic underlying more »

Tumultuous BoS Meeting Approves Retroactive Funding For Sewer Video; Degen Walks Out In Protest (Updated)

Tumultuous BoS Meeting Approves Retroactive Funding For Sewer Video; Degen Walks Out In Protest ...

Updated: March 4, 2015 After this story was published, a reader asked if we could include the statement that Degen read during the meeting. We requested it, he provided it, and it has been added as the second expansion block: "Read Degen's email to the selectmen" Monday was a long day, a really long day, more »

COA Email Controversy Resolved by BoS Chair Degen and CoA Director Shelp

COA Email Controversy Resolved by BoS Chair Degen and CoA Director Shelp

If was subtle, but if you looked close enough, Chair of the Board of Selectmen Josh Degen was wearing a referee’s white shirt with black stripes at last Monday’s February 24 BoS meeting. He needed it. For an hour, the board unraveled a tangled web of miscommunication, missed communications, and missing communications between selectmen, Town more »

Girls’ Basketball: G-D Routs Auburn In First Round Upset

Girls’ Basketball: G-D Routs Auburn In First Round Upset

AUBURN – As far as Lindsay Werner is concerned, the theme of the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ tournament run this year is “revenge” – for missing out on the tournament the past two years, and for being eliminated in the first round in their last appearance in 2012. The no. 3 seed Auburn Rockets were the first more »

Town Manager Haddad’s Contract Slated For Town Meeting Referendum

Town Manager Haddad’s Contract Slated For Town Meeting Referendum

Groton residents will be asked at the Spring Town Meeting whether the Board of Selectmen should renew Town Manager Mark Haddad’s contract for a third three year term. Rob Flynn, of Nashua Road, filed a citizen’s petition for a nonbinding referendum that would instruct selectmen not to renew Haddad’s contract with Town Clerk Michael Bouchard more »

Lawrence Academy Athletes Tapped For Post-Season Play

Lawrence Academy Athletes Tapped For Post-Season Play

Four Lawrence Academy athletes are slated to compete in postseason or conference competition. Wrestler Francis Corvino is off to Pennsylvania this weekend for the National Prep Wrestling Championships and three members of the girl’s basketball team, Erin Antosh, Emily Pratt, and Gabby Reuter have earned slots on the 2014-15 NEPSAC Class B East All-Star Team.

Groton Man Found In Contempt of Court and Jailed For Zoning Violations

Groton Man Found In Contempt of Court and Jailed For Zoning Violations

Richard Mavilia, who has been involved in a yearslong dispute with the town over his use of a lot on Pine Trail to store boats, vehicles and other items, was jailed Monday after a judge in the Northeast Housing Court in Lawrence found him in contempt of court. Susan M. Trippi, Clerk-Magistrate of the Housing more »

Council On Aging Emails Fuel New Petropoulos vs. Haddad Tussle

Council On Aging Emails Fuel New Petropoulos vs. Haddad Tussle

Emails about the Council on Aging (CoA), usually a benign nonpolitical town board, are the focus of a convoluted struggle between Town Manager Mark Haddad and Selectman Jack Petropoulos. Haddad is trying to get Petropoulos to give up private emails he sent to a constituent in response to a questions about a CoA survey and more »

Enjoy Sunday’s 12-Hour Thaw — Below Zero Blast On The Way

Enjoy Sunday’s 12-Hour Thaw — Below Zero Blast On The Way

That brief Sunday-long respite from deep winter was just a break between Saturday’s three inches of snow and forecast record low temperatures on Monday night and early Tuesday morning that may approach -10 degrees with some wind. A wind chill advisory has already been issued by the National Weather Service. Temperatures may not push above more »

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