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In the 1700s there were two efforts to forge a new county from northern sections of Worcester and Middlesex counties with Groton being the capital city or county seat of this proposed county. There were many good and practical arguments for creating a new county at that time [and there still are], but it never happened. Groton would surely be a very differnt place today, looking more like Worcester than the small town we love. The map above is an approximation of where the borders would have been, for this hypothetical county which we have chosen to name Groton County. Since the second proposal of 1764, the borders and the names of many of the towns proposed for the county have changed so much that this map can only be an approximation of this imaginary Groton County.

 

by Joshua Vollmar   While the fact is often overlooked, Groton was a significantly more important town in centuries...

Winter fingernail moon graces Gibbet Hill. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

The Dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road condemned as unfit for human habitation by the Board of Health on January 4.

 

by Russell Harris   At their January 4 meeting, the Groton Board of Health voted to condemn the dwelling at 30 Hemlock...

Groton Dunstable captain Katie Eberhardt (#15) drives past Bernardian defenders. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

Girls Basketball St. Bernard’s 40, GD 37   Boys Basketball St. Bernard’s 59, GD 48      Host St.Bernards (1-0)...

There was a single car roll over accident near 122 Pepperell Rd. at approximately 1:00 pm Thursday, January 7. The driver, a 38 year old Randolph man, was arrested for OUI liquor and drugs. Photos courtesy GPD.

 

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bobcat [Lynx Rufus] November 8, 2020 in Groton by Tom Murray.

 

In the 1700s there were two efforts to forge a new county from northern sections of Worcester and Middlesex counties with Groton being the capital city or county seat of this proposed county. There were many good and practical arguments for creating a new county at that time [and there still are], but it never happened. Groton would surely be a very differnt place today, looking more like Worcester than the small town we love. The map above is an approximation of where the borders would have been, for this hypothetical county which we have chosen to name Groton County. Since the second proposal of 1764, the borders and the names of many of the towns proposed for the county have changed so much that this map can only be an approximation of this imaginary Groton County.

 

Winter fingernail moon graces Gibbet Hill. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

The Dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road condemned as unfit for human habitation by the Board of Health on January 4.

 

Groton Dunstable captain Katie Eberhardt (#15) drives past Bernardian defenders. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

There was a single car roll over accident near 122 Pepperell Rd. at approximately 1:00 pm Thursday, January 7. The driver, a 38 year old Randolph man, was arrested for OUI liquor and drugs. Photos courtesy GPD.

 

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bobcat [Lynx Rufus] November 8, 2020 in Groton by Tom Murray.

 

In the 1700s there were two efforts to forge a new county from northern sections of Worcester and Middlesex counties with Groton being the capital city or county seat of this proposed county. There were many good and practical arguments for creating a new county at that time [and there still are], but it never happened. Groton would surely be a very differnt place today, looking more like Worcester than the small town we love. The map above is an approximation of where the borders would have been, for this hypothetical county which we have chosen to name Groton County. Since the second proposal of 1764, the borders and the names of many of the towns proposed for the county have changed so much that this map can only be an approximation of this imaginary Groton County.

 

by Joshua Vollmar   While the fact is often overlooked, Groton was a significantly more important town in centuries past than it is today; two...

Winter fingernail moon graces Gibbet Hill. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

Please be advised that at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Select Board held on Monday, January 11, 2021, the Board voted to open the Warrant...

The Dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road condemned as unfit for human habitation by the Board of Health on January 4.

 

by Russell Harris   At their January 4 meeting, the Groton Board of Health voted to condemn the dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road as uninhabitable,...
by Connie Sartini   Groton Board of Health, Water Department, and Select Board held a joint virtual meeting to discuss the presence of PFAS and...
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board reviewed the following policy for Liquor License Adjustments. The purpose of the policy is to provide...
by Connie Sartini   At their virtual meeting on Monday night, Groton Select Board voted 4 to 1 to approve the Community Preservation Committee...
New Package Store Licenses Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that there is “good news from the Legislature that they have...

News

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm

The Dwelling at 30 Hemlock Road condemned as unfit for human habitation by the Board of Health on January 4.

 

by Russell Harris   At their January 4 meeting, the Groton Board of Health voted to condemn...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:44pm
by Connie Sartini   Groton Board of Health, Water Department, and Select Board held a joint...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:35pm
by Connie Sartini   The Select Board reviewed the following policy for Liquor License...

Obituaries

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:45pm
William A. Haddad, Jr. age 88, of Andover, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. He was...
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 12:24pm
 December 8, 2020 marks the day our dear father and friend Donald Stoops, age 96, fell asleep in...

Features

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:33pm

In the 1700s there were two efforts to forge a new county from northern sections of Worcester and Middlesex counties with Groton being the capital city or county seat of this proposed county. There were many good and practical arguments for creating a new county at that time [and there still are], but it never happened. Groton would surely be a very differnt place today, looking more like Worcester than the small town we love. The map above is an approximation of where the borders would have been, for this hypothetical county which we have chosen to name Groton County. Since the second proposal of 1764, the borders and the names of many of the towns proposed for the county have changed so much that this map can only be an approximation of this imaginary Groton County.

 

by Joshua Vollmar   While the fact is often overlooked, Groton was a significantly more...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:11pm

Winter fingernail moon graces Gibbet Hill. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:37pm
by Don Layton, Harvard Center for Housing Studies. Mr. Layton was the CEO of Freddie Mac from...

Public Notices

Public Notices are also online here.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:36pm
Town of GrotonRequest for Proposals For Lost Lake/Knops Pond Herbicide Treatment of Weeds...
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:09pm
CPC PUBLIC HEARING The Groton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will hold a Public Hearing...
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:06pm
TOWNSEND PLANNING BOARD LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with MGL Chapter 40-A Section 11, and...

Sports

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:35pm
The athletic director’s job is extremely difficult this year, having to tell people they cannot...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:32pm

GD player (unidentified at press time) goes up for two points in season opener against St. Bernard's. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

Coach: Coach Matt Copolino (1st year varsity coach) Last year’s record: 13-9 Mid-Wach B...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:16pm
Ice Hockey      Teams may not have the usual 20-22 game regular season schedule. But the 2020-...

Special Announcements

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:59pm
Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the search to fill the new Stormwater...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:45pm
Groton Police Log Week of December 28, 2020 During the week of December 28, dispatch answered...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:33pm
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Record   The House and Senate approved and sent to the governor a...

Happenings

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:07pm
Please be advised that at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Select Board held on Monday,...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:12pm
The Groton Council on Aging will be hosting a virtual dementia informational session on Thursday...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:10pm

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Martin Luther King, Jr.

People

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:21pm
EXIT Assurance Realty is pleased to announce that Aman- da Chauncey has joined its growing team...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:14pm
Curry College Dean's List Michael Templeton of Groton has been named to the Curry College fall...
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:01pm

Schools

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:33pm
by Connie Sartini   At their virtual meeting on Monday night, Groton Select Board voted 4 to...
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 6:53pm
by Robert Stewart   Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Chesson announced this week that all...
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 5:33pm
by Connie Sartini   Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that the Groton-...

Letters

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:19pm
We will never forget 9/11, the day the planes hit the World Trade Center New York City. Etched in...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:14pm
Scott Harker’s letter, published in the January 7, 2021 issue, is a compelling and vivid account...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:11pm
To say this year was going to be a challenging one for non-profit groups is an understatement and...

Out of Town

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:09pm
“What is old is new again” is the theme of an online group exhibit entitled “Under the Bed,” in...
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:27pm
What’s Happening at the Bigelow Library? Curb-side pick-up, programming, and by-appointment-only...
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 10:37am
The Discovery Museum Speaker Series kicks off its 9th year with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum,...

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