On Learning Your Life’s Work Amounts to Nothing

...‘72, I maintained the Groton Sub Base softball fields. Each morning, an older gent and I cleaned trash beneath bleachers, mostly sailors’ beer cans, inadvertent troves of loose change, occasional folding money and scores of cigarette lighters, even a few mitts. My colleague, an itinerant philosopher, would spear aluminum cans...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...the Board,” he said. GROTON — Groton Democrats won eight of the nine Town Council seats, according to the Democratic Town Committee chair, Conrad Heede. Of four available seats, two Democrats won four-year terms on the Board of Education. One Democrat also won a two-year term to fill a vacancy...

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Groton Democrats Make a Case for Town Council

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...and I want to try and make Groton a great place and increase everybody’s quality of life,” she said.  Franco, a lifelong Groton resident, said she is pro economic development  and would like to see the revitalization of the downtown Groton area.  “I would like retail and restaurants to come...

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Groton Republicans Field 7 Candidates in Bid to Retake Town Council

GROTON — After four years of Democratic control, the Groton Republican Town Committee is running seven candidates for seats on the town council on a platform of government transparency, opposition to the Mystic Oral School project, a return to civility and public input to council meetings and fiscal responsibility. “I think...

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David Spencer Pitches Beaujolais

...that is connected to real people.” Just steps from the Mystic River Bridge, on the Groton side, Spencer & Lynn is a cozy store with a focus on selling wines from small producers, with approachable prices, and a sensibility that favors individual expression, less intervention, organic and biodynamic winemaking.  “She’s...

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Employees Claim a Pattern of Abuse at Groton Utilities

GROTON – According to disciplinary records obtained by CT Examiner, complaints by employees of Groton Utilities suggest a pattern of hostile and abusive behavior including bullying, tantrums and threats, that led to the ongoing suspension of Director Ron Gaudet. A number of attempts to reach Gaudet for comment have been...

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Turmoil at Groton Utilities as Leadership Goes Missing

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GROTON – The head of city-owned Groton Utilities, which serves thousands of customers in southeastern Connecticut, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave pending an investigation, according to sources at the utility with direct knowledge of the matter. Ronald Gaudet, an Old Lyme resident and former Navy officer, Pfizer engineer...

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Bordelon Earns Spot on Democratic Ballot, Heede Dropped

...said an unexpected “silver lining” of the Democratic ticket was that five of the nine candidates are minorities.  “That’s never happened before with the Democratic Party. That’s never happened before in the history of Groton. I think that this goes to show our Democratic Party’s incredibly diverse here in Groton,”...

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On the Matter of Bordelon’s Comments

We neither favor nor endorse candidates for election. In the case of Portia Bordelon, who is running in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for Groton Town Council, there are, no doubt, fair reasons to oppose her candidacy. But Bordelon’s vocal objections to the Groton Oral School project — in defiance of the...

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Bordelon Is No Hero

...right that you claim to be you would have acted as a leader and addressed these issues instead of reveling in them. Instead you have encouraged further division, not unlike a recent president. You should be ashamed, just as I am ashamed that you represent Groton. Steve Artale Groton, CT...

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ThayerMahan to Move Forward with Headquarters Project in Groton

GROTON — ThayerMahan told town council members on Tuesday that the company would move forward with redeveloping the Groton Heights School into the company’s headquarters.  The project had been slowed for more than a year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard Hine, co-founder and chief operating officer of ThayerMahan, told the Town...

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