After extensive traffic studies and comments by the town’s consulting traffic engineer, a series of changes have been...

The 2016-17 Groton-Dunstable Girls Varsity Basketball team including manager Peter White. First Row l-r: Cary Peregoy, Jillian Van Pelt, Chloe McDonald, Nikki Eggimann, Brielle LeClerc, Claire Grigglestone. Back Row l-r:  Jordan Wynn, Ellie Eisenklam, Bronwyn Mulligan, Abby Hoey, Nicole Tammaro, Hanna Van Pelt, Rachel Romich, Hannah Wynn. On the ground... Manager Peter White. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

The weather outside is frightful, so school sports action moves indoors for the next few months. Time to get your indoor...

When Groton Woman’s Club began their annual decoration of swags and lights on the Minutemen Common in front of First Parish church, something was missing: The tree in the Common that was draped with lights for the holidays was dying and had been removed. With no tree to adorn with lights, Groton Woman’s Club member Berta Erickson suggested lighting trees on Prescott Common. She received permission from BoS and got major assistance from GELD. The twinkling lights of Prescott Common [above] now provide a welcoming gateway to town center. Thanks, Berta, for a great idea.

When Groton Woman’s Club began their annual decoration of swags and lights on the Minutemen Common in front of First Parish...
To borrow the postman’s mantra, neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep Groton-Dunstable's Sarah Mullins, Julianna...

Owner Bill Phaneuf at "Frames With History." Photo by Lisa Murray

Reclaimed wood and architectural materials get a new lease on life at “Frames…with a history.” Owner Bill Phaneuf hand makes...

Friends of Prescott celebrate second anniversary. Photo Courtesy Friends of Prescott

Friends of Prescott celebrated its second anniversary with an impressive list of accomplishments in its efforts to ensure...
It’s a happy fact that Groton’s Revolutionary War cannon, captured at the battle of Chelsea Creek 241 years ago by Groton...

The 2016-17 Groton-Dunstable Girls Varsity Basketball team including manager Peter White. First Row l-r: Cary Peregoy, Jillian Van Pelt, Chloe McDonald, Nikki Eggimann, Brielle LeClerc, Claire Grigglestone. Back Row l-r:  Jordan Wynn, Ellie Eisenklam, Bronwyn Mulligan, Abby Hoey, Nicole Tammaro, Hanna Van Pelt, Rachel Romich, Hannah Wynn. On the ground... Manager Peter White. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

When Groton Woman’s Club began their annual decoration of swags and lights on the Minutemen Common in front of First Parish church, something was missing: The tree in the Common that was draped with lights for the holidays was dying and had been removed. With no tree to adorn with lights, Groton Woman’s Club member Berta Erickson suggested lighting trees on Prescott Common. She received permission from BoS and got major assistance from GELD. The twinkling lights of Prescott Common [above] now provide a welcoming gateway to town center. Thanks, Berta, for a great idea.

Owner Bill Phaneuf at "Frames With History." Photo by Lisa Murray

Friends of Prescott celebrate second anniversary. Photo Courtesy Friends of Prescott

Imagine what the holidays would be like if your children didn’t have toys to open. Sadly, many local families find themselves struggling to pay...
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ayer, will host its annual “In A Manger” Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 to 4pm. Begun in...
After extensive traffic studies and comments by the town’s consulting traffic engineer, a series of changes have been recommended for the three-...
The Planning Board continued reviewing traffic issues generated by the proposed Indian Hill Music Center at their December 1 meeting. Attention...
During Selectmen’s meeting Public Comment Period Monday night, Selectman Josh Degen, deeply upset by the action of someone whom he considered a...
Drawbridge Puppet Theater will feature Santa & The Christmas Trolls every weekend in December. This all-original holiday tale features string and...
A “Live Nativity,” presenting a realistic reenactment of the birth of Jesus Christ Sunday, Dec. 18, 7PM at United Methodist Church of Westford 10...
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News

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:26pm
After extensive traffic studies and comments by the town’s consulting traffic engineer, a series...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:17pm
The Planning Board continued reviewing traffic issues generated by the proposed Indian Hill Music...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:10pm
During Selectmen’s meeting Public Comment Period Monday night, Selectman Josh Degen, deeply upset...

Obituaries

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:10pm
The memorial service for Dr. Elbert “Bert” L. Tompkins, III, will be held Saturday, December 17 at ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 7:08pm
Susan Mary McKenna, of Groton, MA, a lifelong nurse, friend and mother to many, left the planet...
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:20am

Eliot L. ('Barney') Blood

Elliot L. Blood, Jr., 93, of West Groton, died Tuesday morning, October 25, 2016, at Life Care...

Features

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:15pm

When Groton Woman’s Club began their annual decoration of swags and lights on the Minutemen Common in front of First Parish church, something was missing: The tree in the Common that was draped with lights for the holidays was dying and had been removed. With no tree to adorn with lights, Groton Woman’s Club member Berta Erickson suggested lighting trees on Prescott Common. She received permission from BoS and got major assistance from GELD. The twinkling lights of Prescott Common [above] now provide a welcoming gateway to town center. Thanks, Berta, for a great idea.

When Groton Woman’s Club began their annual decoration of swags and lights on the Minutemen Common...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:12am

Friends of Prescott celebrate second anniversary. Photo Courtesy Friends of Prescott

Friends of Prescott celebrated its second anniversary with an impressive list of accomplishments in...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:03pm
It’s a happy fact that Groton’s Revolutionary War cannon, captured at the battle of Chelsea Creek...

Legal

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:05pm
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, section 42A to 42I,...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:35pm
The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a public hearing with the Board of Assessors, within a regular...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:33pm
The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:10 P.M.,...

Sports

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:24pm

The 2016-17 Groton-Dunstable Girls Varsity Basketball team including manager Peter White. First Row l-r: Cary Peregoy, Jillian Van Pelt, Chloe McDonald, Nikki Eggimann, Brielle LeClerc, Claire Grigglestone. Back Row l-r:  Jordan Wynn, Ellie Eisenklam, Bronwyn Mulligan, Abby Hoey, Nicole Tammaro, Hanna Van Pelt, Rachel Romich, Hannah Wynn. On the ground... Manager Peter White. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

The weather outside is frightful, so school sports action moves indoors for the next few months....
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:01pm
To borrow the postman’s mantra, neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep Groton-Dunstable's...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:55pm
Groton-Dunstable 2016 graduate freshman forward Matthew Krikorian was recently tabbed Eastern...

Notices

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:59am
Following two meetings, many suggestions and lots of discussion, the Board of Selectmen adopted the...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:54am
Animal Control/Inspector George Moore said twelve raccoons have been put down for symptoms of...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:42am
Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative [BWPCC] is owned cooperatively by 14 Massachusetts municipal...

Happenings

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:28pm
Groton History Center invites our neighbors, friends and first time visitors to the Holiday Open...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:22pm
“Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,” New Life Fine Arts’ moving musical adaptation of the 1843...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:39pm
Please join us for the 41st annual Christmas Concert, performed by the Groton Community Christmas...

People

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:36pm

Owner Bill Phaneuf at "Frames With History." Photo by Lisa Murray

Reclaimed wood and architectural materials get a new lease on life at “Frames…with a history.”...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:04pm

Steve Kornacki with UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney. Photo by Tory Germann for UMass Lowell
 

MSNBC host and political correspondent Steve Kornacki, a 1997 graduate of Groton-Dunstable Regional...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:53am
Country Day School of the Holy Union is proud to announce two students who have received High ...

Schools

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:19pm
Groton School’s Gammons Concert Series held in Gammons Recital Hall at Groton School, 282 Farmers...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:17pm
Applewild School, a K-8 independent school, is implementing an innovative tuition model for the...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:42pm

The 2017 Groton Dunstable High School Robotics team, "The Robotomies."

The Groton Dunstable High School Robotics team, fondly known as “The Robotomies”, is gearing up for...

Letters

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:52pm
Dear Editor, We, the senior citizens who live here in Groton are active, interesting, talented...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:30pm
Dear Editor: As a founding board member of Indian Hill Music and past president, I am over...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:46pm
Dear Editor, I am amazed and concerned about what has been going on in the Assessor’s Office...

Out of Town

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:40am
Imagine what the holidays would be like if your children didn’t have toys to open. Sadly, many...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:32pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ayer, will host its annual “In A Manger” Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 am to...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:37pm
Drawbridge Puppet Theater will feature Santa & The Christmas Trolls every weekend in December. ...

Public Library

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:44pm
Adult Programs: Sign up at gpl.org, or call (978) 448-8000. • Featured Event: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:38am
Festive Trombone Concert Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Come to the Festive Trombone Concert with...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:59pm
This month's featured event for Adults at Groton Public Library is Local Author Fair 2016. Are you...

Groton Herald

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