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While hunters are required to wear blaze orange during this season, it is also a good idea for all residents to wear blaze...

Tsar Nicholas II and the Royal Family, early 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

Join Romanov Historian Nicholas Nicholson, co-curator of Tradition & Opulence, at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton...
by Mary J Metzger   Nature has just finished dispersing her seeds. Through gullets, attached to haunches, buried by...

When someone is called a ‘Tree-Hugger’ it’s usually disparaging, suggesting that the person is something of a looney environmental fanatic. Here, in this photo, the roles seem to be reversed, with welcoming tree branches, like arms seeming to want to be a ‘Human-Hugger.’ Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

Christmas decorations on Groton Conservation Trust Bates Trail.
 Photo by Steve Lieman

Wreathman (above) and Cubmom (below)help make the annual Cub Scout Pack Tree and Wreath Sale a hit.

Holiday greens made their way to Groton Police Department planters where members Lisa Murray, Connie Sartini, Linda Andelman, Carol Carter and Penny Hommeyer finish up their annual festive contributions to the Public Safety Buildings. Photo by Anna Eliot

Tsar Nicholas II and the Royal Family, early 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

When someone is called a ‘Tree-Hugger’ it’s usually disparaging, suggesting that the person is something of a looney environmental fanatic. Here, in this photo, the roles seem to be reversed, with welcoming tree branches, like arms seeming to want to be a ‘Human-Hugger.’ Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

Christmas decorations on Groton Conservation Trust Bates Trail.
 Photo by Steve Lieman

Wreathman (above) and Cubmom (below)help make the annual Cub Scout Pack Tree and Wreath Sale a hit.

Holiday greens made their way to Groton Police Department planters where members Lisa Murray, Connie Sartini, Linda Andelman, Carol Carter and Penny Hommeyer finish up their annual festive contributions to the Public Safety Buildings. Photo by Anna Eliot

• GDRS District One of 134 School Districts in State to Participate in COVID-19 Testing Program Inside the Schools. • In-Person Learning Plan Key...

Nahum Gardner Hazard, pictured here, was born 26 September 1830, probably in Groton. He was the child of Emerson Hazard and Caira "Carrie" Boston, and the husband of Harriet. He served with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. He stood about 5 feet and 7 inches with dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair when he enlisted in 1864. We include his photo here because it shows that in Massachusetts Black men were free and chose to fight for the Union against slavery. In the story with this photo, Joshua Vollmar mentions Adrastus Hazzard, a free black farmer whose family had lived in the Groton area for many years and who served in the famed Massachusetts 54th, and died in the Battery Wagner campaign in South Carolina in 1865, which was considered to be the battle that made most Americans realize that black soldiers could display equal (if not greater) valor to their white counterparts. We are searching for a photo of Adrastus Hazzard and hope to print it in the paper soon.

 

by Connie Sartini   Groton Police Detective Patrick Timmins is cautioning residents that there are more scams, identity theft and reports of...
As tradition would have had it during normal times our older residents would have gathered together in the Gibbet Hill Barn to celebrate the...
To The Editor: Thank you for your wonderful editorial on affordable housing, which is a contentious issue in our town. After reading about this...
Thank you for printing Joshua Vollmar's article regarding Champney House and its chimney. Please find my attached comments with a few...
During his Covid press briefings, Governor Baker always discusses about the number of new cases, hot zones, active infections, new molecular tests...
While hunters are required to wear blaze orange during this season, it is also a good idea for all residents to wear blaze orange when using our...

News

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:28pm

Nahum Gardner Hazard, pictured here, was born 26 September 1830, probably in Groton. He was the child of Emerson Hazard and Caira "Carrie" Boston, and the husband of Harriet. He served with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. He stood about 5 feet and 7 inches with dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair when he enlisted in 1864. We include his photo here because it shows that in Massachusetts Black men were free and chose to fight for the Union against slavery. In the story with this photo, Joshua Vollmar mentions Adrastus Hazzard, a free black farmer whose family had lived in the Groton area for many years and who served in the famed Massachusetts 54th, and died in the Battery Wagner campaign in South Carolina in 1865, which was considered to be the battle that made most Americans realize that black soldiers could display equal (if not greater) valor to their white counterparts. We are searching for a photo of Adrastus Hazzard and hope to print it in the paper soon.

 

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:17pm
by Connie Sartini   Groton Police Detective Patrick Timmins is cautioning residents that...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:28pm
by Bob Katzen, BHR   With Groton state Senator Edward Kennedy voting in the affirmative, the...

Obituaries

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:43am
Robert Arthur Watson, 77, formerly of Groton, Mass., died unexpectedly Monday the 24th of...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:38pm
Florence (Paris) Bessolo, 88 entered eternal life on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from loving...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:31pm
Jack Robert Scalf, a longtime resident of Groton, passed away suddenly on November 12, 202 at the...

Features

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:36pm
by Mary J Metzger   Nature has just finished dispersing her seeds. Through gullets, attached...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:21pm

When someone is called a ‘Tree-Hugger’ it’s usually disparaging, suggesting that the person is something of a looney environmental fanatic. Here, in this photo, the roles seem to be reversed, with welcoming tree branches, like arms seeming to want to be a ‘Human-Hugger.’ Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:49am
Christmas decorations on Groton Conservation Trust Bates Trail.
 Photo by Steve Lieman

Public Notices

Public Notices are also online here.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:02pm
LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF GROTON PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Select Board Policy BOA–2019-6, the...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:59am
CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR RESIGNATION OF A GUARDIAN OF AN INCAPACITATED PERSON...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:55am
CITATION ON GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN  FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON...

Sports

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:59pm

#2 Brent Bushnell

 

Groton Dunstable Seniors and members of their families attended a very pleasant ceremony on Tuesday...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:44pm
The MIAA Covid-19 Task Force recommends the MIAA Board of Directors adopt December 14, 2020 as...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:20pm

Stephanie Berger signs her Letter of Intent to attend Ohio State. Photo courtesy of Robert Mingolelli

 

By Robert Mingolelli   Congratulations to Stephanie Berger who recently signed her National...

Special Announcements

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:48pm
While hunters are required to wear blaze orange during this season, it is also a good idea for...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:27pm
Police Log: Week of November 16      During the week of November 16, first responders responded...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:38am
The Groton Police Department was one of more than 160 Massachusetts law enforcement agencies...

Happenings

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:07pm
ONLINE Fall classes! Visit www.prescottscc.org for details and to register CLASSES STARTING...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:39pm
While hunters are required to wear blaze orange during this season, it is also a good idea for...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:23pm

Cub Scouts from Pack 11 and 12 help unload Christmas trees at Prescott School where they will be selling trees and wreaths Nov. 27 -  29 and Dec. 5 and 6. Courtesy photo

Finally! Some Christmas joy in a bleak Covid-19 season. Enter the Cub Scout Christmas Tree and...

People

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:33am

Wreathman (above) and Cubmom (below)help make the annual Cub Scout Pack Tree and Wreath Sale a hit.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:27am

Holiday greens made their way to Groton Police Department planters where members Lisa Murray, Connie Sartini, Linda Andelman, Carol Carter and Penny Hommeyer finish up their annual festive contributions to the Public Safety Buildings. Photo by Anna Eliot

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:36pm
Happy Thanksgiving. Groton is a community of givers! Here is a great example of what people are...

Schools

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:37pm
• GDRS District One of 134 School Districts in State to Participate in COVID-19 Testing Program...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
Nashoba Valley Technical High School notifies all members of the Class of 2013 that, at the...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:18am
 Martin J. Connors, President of Rollstone Bank & Trust. 
Courtesy photo
 
Rollstone Bank & Trust has donated $25,000 to fund a pilot program to help students at St. ...

Letters

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:09pm
As tradition would have had it during normal times our older residents would have gathered...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:05pm
To The Editor: Thank you for your wonderful editorial on affordable housing, which is a...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:01pm
Thank you for printing Joshua Vollmar's article regarding Champney House and its chimney. Please...

Out of Town

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:41pm

Tsar Nicholas II and the Royal Family, early 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

Join Romanov Historian Nicholas Nicholson, co-curator of Tradition & Opulence, at the Museum of...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:17pm
What’s Happening at the Bigelow Library? - Curbside pick-up, programming and by-appointment-only...
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:01pm
In the bleak midwinter - especially this one - we all need some holiday cheer. Join The Cannon...

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