Holidays can be a time of celebration, but also a time for deep reflection and even angst. What have we done well and right? What could we have done better? What are our plans – our resolutions – for the New Year? How can we each contribute to becoming a better people, a better community? The...
Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that give citizens the "right of free petition"--the power to propose their own legislation. A citizen's proposal must be filed in conjunction with his or her representative or senator or any other representative or senator.
Sometimes a legislator...
This well-known woodcut print by engraver John Warner Barber from 1838 shows the Meeting House facing Lowell Road as it was originally constructed and as it would have looked in 1765 when town meeting voters debated and declared their opposition to the Stamp Act and held to the unalienable rights of the people of Groton. The building was turned to face Main Street and Pariot Common in 1839.
by Russell Harris
It seems preposterous to say it, but our little town - Groton, Massachusetts - played a very early role in giving voice to the ideas in the Declaration of Independence.
On October 14, 1765, almost eleven years before the signing of the American Declaration of...
Backing up to Gibbet Hill, barn at 164 Main Steet projects optimistic message of hope for the New Year.
Groton firefighters respond to chimney fire near end of 2018. A regular cleaning by a certified Sweep could prevent a fire--and spare firefighters the dangers of preventing a catastrophe on a cold winter night. Photos courtesy of Groton Fire Dept.
Celebrating American Farming Heritage and Technology at Christmas. This Dunstable homeowner proudly displays a fully restored John Deere tractor in his front yard, along with an American flag. Photo by Russell Harris
Celebrating American Farming Heritage and Technology at Christmas. This Dunstable homeowner displays a fully restored John Deere tractor in his front yard with an American flag. Photo by Russell Harris
Santa stopped by the Groton Inn to spread holiday cheer.
A holiday wish visualized at 323 Main: “We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest...
Hollingsworth House. Photo by Russell Harris
This house at the corner of Main and Hollis streets, known as the Hollingsworth House, is undergoing extensive renovations to return it to its original look. Town Meeting voters approved changing zoning on the property to allow the owners to live and work there. Recently, the front porch has been...
by Matthew Flokos, reprinted by permission from the Harvard Press with contextual edits by Groton Herald editors.
Kevin Hill, M.D., gave a talk about the risks of marijuana use and vaping to an audience of several dozen concerned parents, teachers, and community members on Nov. 14 in the...