Special Town Election (April 1) information session at Library

March 22, 10 a.m.

Creative Digital Photography as Women's Club meeting March 21

On Friday, March 21, the Groton Woman's Club will hold their monthly meeting at the Union Congregational Church at 11:30 a.m. Following the luncheon, there will be a brief business meeting, an induction of new members, a remembrance ceremony for member Jeanne Rechsteiner, who recently passed away, and a program by presenter Carole Bouchard, a digital photographer, on Creative Digital Photography. Luncheon chairmen are Nancy Olson and Eileen Newman. Members are requested to remember to bring food items for Loaves and Fishes.

For information, please contact President Nancy Olson at 978-448-3181 or at

Dance party March 22

The Groton-Dunstable Arts Boosters will present a dance party on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Groton Country Club, 94 Lovers Lane in Groton.

All proceeds go directly to visual and performing arts at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School (GDRHS).

Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased in advance by sending an email to

"A Journey Inside Rembrandt's Paint" March 23

A talk about art by local painter and sculptor Donald Shambroom

The public is invited to "A Journey Inside Rembrandt's Paint" on Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.


m. at the Groton Public Library. Visual Artist Donald Shambroom (whose work hangs in the MFA in Boston and The Met in New York) will discuss the painting, "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee" by Rembrandt, stolen during the 1990 theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.Shambroom will show how Rembrandt captured movement, light, and drama in paint and will also discuss the painting techniques described in The Art Forger.

The event is part of the 2014 Groton READS program celebrating "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro. All Groton READS programs are free and made possible by the GPL Endowment Trust. Sign up is encouraged, but not required.

For information, please visit, or call the library at 978-448-8000.

The Friends of Groton Elders Talk with Tom March 24

Discussion group led by Tom Hartnett, Monday, March 24, 10:30 a.m., Groton Senior Center.

Update on town programs for seniors and state legislative bills for seniors.

Please join us for coffee and bring your questions and concerns.

The group is open to everyone.

Hope to see you there.

Sunshine School holds open house March 25

The Sunshine School of Groton will hold an Open House for the Preschool and Pre-K on Tuesday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. Sunshine School is a theme-based program housed in the new addition of the First Parish Church of Groton. All are welcome. For information, please call 978-448-6714.

Baked haddock supper March 28

Baked haddock suppers will be returning to Christian Union Church during Lent. The first one will be held on Friday, March 28, from 5-7 p.m. This meal is served plated. The second will be held on Good Friday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m.

There will be NO third Saturday supper in April.

Information may be obtained by calling 978 448-5480. Take-outs are available and no reservations required.

Special Town Election April 1

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The ballot will contain one question, asking voters to exclude bond payments for the new fire station from the limits of Proposition 2 and a half. The money to pay for the fire station is currently paid from the town's operating budget. If the fire station debt is excluded from the operating budget and paid via the debt exclusion override, that money within the budget will be used to fund a portion of the regional school district budget. The fire station debt is approximately $448,000 per year.

The question on the ballot is:

Shall the Town of Groton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct the new Center Fire Station on Farmers Row?

A YES vote will exclude the debt and free up operating budget money to be allocated to the school budget. This will raise property taxes by $.29 (cents) per thousand of valuation

A NO vote will not exclude the debt. The debt and school assessment will need to be paid from the operating budget. This will not raise property tax. This will necessitate further cuts to the town budget.

-- Town of Groton website.

Groton-Dunstable Regional Preschool Screenings April 8, 9

Groton Dunstable Regional School District will have Preschool Screenings Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9, at Boutwell Early Childhood Center, 78 Hollis St., Groton.

This screening is only for parents who have concerns about their child's development. Children between three and five years of age will be screened.

Parents with specific concerns about their child should call Boutwell at 978-448-2297 to schedule an appointment.

The appointment hours are between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Speech and Language or how the child makes his or her needs and wants known to the world will be done on both days.

Developmental Screenings or how the child processes information verbally, visually and using memory skills will be Tuesday, April 8.

Occupational Therapy and overall motor skill screenings or how children use their hands and move their hands and move their bodies will be Tuesday, April 8.

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