On Sept. 11, 75 residents of Groton Long Point gathered beneath the American flag to commemorate a tragic anniversary. Some residents suggested to The Day that this event might make an interesting story, but the newspaper decided not to cover it.
Over the years, The Day has been quick to report very negative things about Groton Long Point, often painting us as elite, wealthy or even uncaring. Unfortunately, this perception has found its way into the general population and some government officials.
The people of Groton Long Point are caring contributing members of the town, not only in our tax payments, but in so many quiet ways. We volunteer as mentors for the school system. We work many hours for the Mystic Garden Club. We initiated the "Vehicles for Vets" program. We support scholarships at Avery Point and Grasso Tech. We volunteer at the Senior Center and the library. Our fire department and rescue boat assist when needed. We support our local merchants. These are just a handful of the good works done by the people of Groton Long Point.
Yes, we live in one of Groton's loveliest areas. Our tax bills reflect this, but we are also good neighbors and good citizens.