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”One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.” – William Lyon Phelps

I wonder if the Groton Board of Health is EVER going to disclose the figures of the PAY AS YOU THROW program showing exactly, and to what extent it is or is not contributing to the revenue of the town of Groton.

For openers, why doesn’t the Board of Health start with the disclosure of profits realized from the sale of the unique “Billerica” orange bags”

How many bags were purchased in FY06 and FY06?

Was the amount of money received for the bags higher or lower than the amount paid?

I notice that three individuals have taken out papers with the intent and desire to be elected to the august Groton Board of Selectmen.

The individual elected will join the board prior to the fall town meeting.

The following are a few questions that I would like to ask the current quartet: Cunningham, Dillon, Saball, and Keoseian, and those who have chosen to run.

“Selectmen will use initiative, petition, not charter commission, to pursue changes in government.” – Groton Herald, August 11, 2006

First question: Why not a Charter Commission? (I am not moving questions. I’m asking questions. The future of Groton is very important to me. I intend to be there for a long while.)

Speaking for myself, I would like to learn a lot more about the issue before I vote.

“Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” – Thomas Carlyle

Specifically, how many elected positions will be eliminated?

What are these positions?

Will the Country Club authority be dissolved?

Will the Country Club be turned into a Community Center?

What departments will be merged?

Will the Enterprise Funds remain?

What will be the effect on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District?

To whom will the Personnel Director (yet to be hired) report?

The Groton Board of Selectmen recently approved the Groton Cable Advisory Committee’s request to initiate a license application to Verizon.

Does this mean the people will have a choice between the two — Charter and Verizon — or will Groton have only one cable supplier. If so, how many local access channels will Verizon provide?

It seems that the new district superintendent, Alan Genovese, has discovered the use of the “black board.”

He has suggested fewer meetings in the fall and early winter. Surely this can’t be a means of saving money.

I think that both towns will rest easier by having contact with the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee at least twice a month.

On a late fall evening, the cat and I watch every meeting of the School Committee. The body language and facial expressions are very enlightening.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

If you need issues to brighten up the meetings, I have a few that I would be most happy to present.

Incidentally, has the Groton-Dunstable Middle School complex been named?

Semper Fi

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