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Flowering baskets adorn the length of the front porch of the Groton Inn as part of a "new" Inn tradition to provide a colorful welcome to Main Street. They follow the display of the bright spring tulips. “These baskets hopefully send a small sign to the community that life goes on despite COVID 19 and that we will make it through this time together,” Groton Inn Proprietor John Amaral said. The Inn’s restaurant, the Forge & Vine, is now open for outdoor dining under a newly installed tent and provides seating in accordance with the social distancing directives. Reservations and masks are required. Photo by Connie Sartini

by Gus Widmayer   I would like to update your readers on the multiple delays at Kilbourn Place. The project is making slow and steady progress, and now entering its final phase with construction slated to begin in early autumn, looking quite a bit different than what I had first envisioned....
• Do photo shootwith American flags to celebrate July 4. (Don’t I look good?) • Cheered on the graduates of GDRHS Class of 2020 on their graduation parade. • Attended a zoom meeting where I got to “talk with” some pre-school students about being a Comfort Dog. • Attended a zoom meeting with...

What a pleasure! Groton restaurants are slowly and carefully reopening with outdoor dining, social distancing and strict safety protocols. Photo by Steve Lieman.


Stars and stripes twisted by the wind still shows her colors. Photo by Steve Lieman


A lovely evening boating adventure gone awry. A Groton man, preparing to launch his boat at Baddacok Pond at the public boat launch, anticipating a pleasant summer-evening cruise around the pond, didn’t set his parking brake, so his boat, trailer and car all ended up sliding into the pond, requiring police assistance.

First responders regroup behind police line during June 1 fire at Winthrop Place in Groton. Photo by Connie Sartini.



Caught in the Act! This squirrel managed to get into the birdfeeder! Now the homeowners had to decided what to do next: leave it there and not resupply the feeder for an indefinite time, or be compassionate and release it? Decision: slowly open the top and send him on his way! Photo courtesy of Jeff Ohringer.


Groton Animal Control activity in May was up slightly from last month with 24 calls, broken down as follows: • Loose dogs: 8 • Loose/missing cats: 3 (1 in a tree, rescued by owner) • Loose horse: 2, Thank you Bruce, Lorena and Matt for helping in getting Filly home. • Loose goats: 2, frightened...


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