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How do you rebel against the social-distancing blues? Pull the Adirondack chairs out of the barn too early. Defiantly place them in a circle around the firepit. Remember the good times together, staring into the flames together, talking and letting your mind drift. Photo by Steve Lieman


When you can’t get together to celebrate a friend’s birthday, you gotta get creative. Why not a drive-by birthday celebration? Photo by Steve Lieman


by Joyce L. Faiola   Compared to big supermarkets, the Natural Market being a small store suddenly has clear advantages, especially in this period of self-quarantine. Even with social distancing in place, people need to interface with other people and six feet of separation doesn't dampen the...

Stay in shape and keep stress under control. A Saturday jog along Elm Street helps. Photo by Steve Lieman


 "A Great Failure of Our Political System and the Prestige of Our Country."   The following is a quote from a longer letter sent to this newspaper by a Doctor who now lives out of state and wishes to remain anonymous.        “We can expect a tsunami of covid-19 infections within days....

During ordinary times, scenic shots of our town can feel somewhat ho-hum. But during an unexpected communitywide crisis, these images become symbols of hope and comfort, taking on unexpected meaning and significance for our town and community. We are reminded of the travails faced by those who went before us and that we, like them, can get through this trial by sticking together. This evocative photograph of Groton's Old Meeting House and Mt. Wachusett by Steve Lieman serves as just such a symbolic reminder.



Rivercourt Resident Frances Gibson enjoys some time with her daughter Joanne Schorn and son-in- law Tom during special weekend of visits through windows. Photo by SteveLieman


 The island of flags at Main and Hollis Street is dedicated to all the Doctors, Nurses, Hospital Staffers, Pharmacies, Police, Firefighters, EMTs, Supermarket and Grocery Workers, Truck Drivers, Highway Workers, Electric Utility Linemen, and all the other essential workers we take for granted...
Robert Hanninen sent the Groton Herald this article from the Finnish newspaper Raivaaja reporting on the “Spanish” influenza of 1918. Bob says he ran a word search for "influenssa" and got 17 hits on the Spanish Flu pandemic. (It nearly killed my grandparents and father. Losses at Camp Devens...

Trying to impress his lady by balancing on one foot, this mallard also practices improper social distancing protocol. Photo by Nancy Ohringer



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