Groton Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Westford medical-marijuana bids spur debateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    With uncertainty heading into the November election with a ballot question on legalizing recreational marijuana, the Board of Selectmen was hesitant to take steps forward in the process of approving two medical marijuana facilities eyeing spots along Route 110. The two registered marijuana dispensaries seeking locations in Westford -- Seven Point of Massachusetts and Nature's Remedy of Massachusetts -- withdrew their applications for a letter of non-opposition at the meeting Tuesday night, in an effort to avoid a negative vote by the board and allow more time for the consideration of their facilities.

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  2. GD school board set $2.65M target budget hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Despite the tensions inherent in cutting a budget that addresses critical school needs, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee took another step Tuesday toward coming up with a financial solution after voters rejected initial override requests last week. The committee set $2.65 million as its tentative goal for an increase to the existing budget, which will allow municipal officials in both towns to determine how large overrides must be before a critical deadline.

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  3. Rowsell stars for Lions; Woods fans her 500thRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    WELCOME HOME: Groton-Dunstable players swarm home plate after Jen Thorburn's walkoff single scored Whitney Ellis, center, in the 10th inning of Monday's 3-2 softball win over Gardner in Groton. SUN/ED NISER Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

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  4. Groton racing deadline to cut budget, float new overrideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Thursday's joint meeting between Groton's Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee was tense, circuitous and, at times, too confusing to follow, but officials walked out with at least an outline for the next steps. After voters in Dunstable rejected a $1.1 million override Monday and voters in Groton rejected a $1.9 million override Tuesday, both town governments and the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District must come up with new budgets.

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  5. Groton racing deadline to cut budget, or float new overrideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Thursday's joint meeting between Groton's Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee was tense, circuitous and, at times, too confusing to follow, but officials walked out with at least an outline for the next steps. After voters in Dunstable rejected a $1.1 million override Monday and voters in Groton rejected a $1.9 million override Tuesday, both town governments and the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District must come up with new budgets.

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  6. G-D board grapples with priorities after failed overridesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    The Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee suggested a reduced budget after overrides failed at the polls earlier this week, but the prospective new plan could still prompt override questions or cuts to municipal budgets. In a lengthy, exacting discussion, the board went through Superintendent Kristan Rodriguez's needs assessment -- which found substantial gaps across the district that she said is affecting performance -- and identified which needs should be addressed in their second attempt.

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  7. Groton voters reject $1.9M overrideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    A proposed $1.9 million Proposition 2 1/2 override failed at the polls Tuesday, further complicating the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District's budget after voters in Dunstable rejected their own override Monday. With turnout of about 35 percent, Groton residents voted against the override by a margin of 1,643 to 1,185.

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  8. Dunstable voters reject $1.1M overrideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Voters rejected a $1.1 million override at Dunstable's town elections Monday, meaning municipal and school officials will be forced to come up with new plans to replace override-dependent budgets that were already approved. Question 1, which asked if Dunstable could exceed the Proposition 2 1/2 tax levy limit, failed by a count of 519 to 413 votes Monday, according to Town Clerk Carol Skerrett.

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  9. Dunstable voters reject $1.1M override bidRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Voters rejected a $1.1 million override at Dunstable's town elections Monday, meaning municipal and school officials will be forced to come up with new plans to replace override-dependent budgets that were already approved. Question 1, which asked if Dunstable could exceed the Proposition 2 1/2 tax levy limit, failed by a count of 519 to 413 votes Monday, according to Town Clerk Carol Skerrett.

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  10. Groton, Dunstable face override votesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Proposed overrides in Groton and Dunstable that would increase an average tax bill by hundreds of dollars could get final approval early next week -- or they could fail and force school and town officials to draft new budget proposals. The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District wants to increase its budget by about $4 million compared to last year, a move it says will help reverse declining performance caused by years of cuts.

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  11. Prescott School logistics move forward in GrotonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    After a lengthy debate at last week's meeting, the Board of Selectmen offered a number of additions to a charge designed to form a new committee that will oversee the school's renovations. Monday night, selectmen accepted that charge with various amendments.

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  12. Selectmen take care of businessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Selectmen took care of some routine business at a meeting Tuesday night sandwiched between the town election and Town Meeting. At the request of Susan Copeland, the newly elected treasurer, the board appointed Kevin Johnston, the benefits and payroll manager, to the position of assistant treasurer.

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  13. Backtalk: 5/3/2016Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    TAKE SEX OUT OF IT: There has been a lot in the news lately about transgender protection and bathroom usage. Rather than pass a bunch of laws that cannot be enforced , pass one law that says all new construction must have single use unisex bathrooms and a date by which all existing businesses must conform.

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  14. Concerns raised in Groton over Prescott renovationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    The Board of Selectmen offered a number of suggestions Monday night for the formation of a committee to oversee renovations to the Prescott School, two weeks after the board accepted a report formally recommending a combination of school, community and business uses at the building. The current Municipal Building Committee for Prescott School submitted its final report to the selectmen on April 20, and on Monday night, members of that group presented a draft charge to what will be a new committee that will oversee the actual renovations.

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  15. Groton-Dunstable school budget passes Town Meeting, setting stage for override fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Town Meeting approved the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District's budget by a ratio of more than 2-to-1 on Monday night, giving the district an initial victory as it seeks an override to restore various staff positions and services. After more than an hour of debate in which residents, school officials and selectmen offered varying levels of support and opposition, Town Meeting Moderator Jason Kauppi sent the specific motion to a vote among the hundreds of residents that packed Groton-Dunstable Middle School's auditorium.

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  16. Ayer Shirley teacher closes the book on Jane Austen mysteryRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Thanks to the kindness of strangers and a re-told tale that piqued their interest, a literary mystery has been solved, albeit with tantalizing threads yet to be unraveled. It all started when a first edition of Jane Austen's last published novel, "Persuasion," awarded to an Ayer High School student over a century ago, ended up in the custody of Ayer Shirley Regional High School English Dept.

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  17. Lancaster rink turns off flashing lights, music so autistic kids can rollerskateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Since he was a young boy, Peter Woodcome has been roller-skating at Roll on America, an experience he wanted to share with his autistic stepson, Justin Cordio, but had been unable to -- until Tuesday. The roller-skating center held a "sensory-friendly" skating event for autistic families Tuesday morning -- without its typical flashing lights and loud music.

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  18. Prescott School re-use panel submits final report in GrotonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Several months after first recommending a mixed-use redevelopment for the Prescott School, the committee tasked with determining a viable future for the school reiterated its support with a complete 140-page report. The Municipal Building Committee for Prescott School summarized that report before the Board of Selectmen Wednesday night.

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  19. Gilbert will be a strong advocate for schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    One such contested race this year is for the opportunity to serve on the Groton Dunstable School Committee. School Committee members are tasked with serving as advocates for the students in our community and for public education in our town.

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  20. Residents escape fire in PepperellRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Residents of a home on Seminole Drive escaped a fire Thursday night that started in the attached garage, officials said. Emergency responders reported heavy fire coming from the garage, but crews were able to quickly knock down the flames and save the house from major damage, the Fire Department said in a Facebook post Friday morning.

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