What a great voter turnout we had in Groton for the Special Town Election on April 1! It was wonderful to see so many residents support our town and school district by voting in favor of the debt exclusion on the new firehouse. However, there is still a remaining step for the town of Groton to ensure that no further reductions are made to municipal services or to the school budget. It is crucial that we all attend the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 28, and vote to pass the fiscal year 2015 annual operating budget for Groton.

While we recognize the difficulty for many individuals to attend a late night meeting, especially one scheduled on the first school night after April vacation week, we urge as many people as possible to attend. For residents who need child-care, babysitting services will be provided by APEX in the Florence Roche Gym from 7-9 p.m. for children ages 2 and up. It will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The volunteer babysitters will be relieved at 9 p.m. as this is a school night for most of these students.

We hope everyone will attend the Town Meeting and demonstrate another resounding show of support for our town and schools. Let us all continue to work together to make our town and schools great.

Amy Kelly and Brian DiGiovanni

co-chairs, APEX (Advocates Promoting Educational Excellence