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The state’s annual Tomato Contest was held last week and the winners were: Slicing Category - MacArthur Farm, Holliston; Cherry Category - Freedom Food Farm, Raynham; Heirloom Category - Sienna Farms, Sudbury; and Heaviest Category - Kimball Fruit Farm, Pepperell.       “The annual Massachusetts...

Lindsay Koza and Ethan McNamara

[Note: see related story, on the Indian Roll, in this same Features section of this week's Groton Herald.]   by Connie Sartini   Two students from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School spent their summer vacation months cataloguing information on the precious historical records of the...

Sample page from Caleb Butlers hand transcription of Groton’s ‘Indian Roll’.

 

by Russell Harris   Groton’s earliest historical record, dating from 1662 to 1702, is called the "Indian Roll." The title words, "Indian" and "Roll" are misleading. This document is not about "Indians", nor was it a "roll" or scroll. Rather, it was a collection of pages from Groton’s first...

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Views of construction progress of Music Center at Indian Hill. Drone photography by John Ellenberger  

A moment of summer joy as this little girl runs across the green with a favorite doll at Friday’s Farmers Market at Williams barn. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

by Mary J Metzger   Homeowners can help stem the decline of wild bee populations by planting a diversity of native flowering plants in their yards and gardens. This was the message brought by Tom Sullivan when he spoke in Groton at a program sponsored by the Groton Garden Club and the Nashua...

Peter Morton, Chief Orchardist at Autumn Hills Orchard on Chicopee Row and a graduate of the Groton-Dunstable schools, shows evidence of the distinctive saw-tooth-like bite of white tail deer on a young apple tree. Photo by Russell Harris

 

by Margaret Kusner   [Ed Note: This story was originally published in the Harvard [MA] Press and is reprinted by agreement. The "Groton" portion of the story was written by Russell Harris.]         State botanist Dr. Robert Wernerehl, featured speaker at the Town of Harvard’s Deer...
The following is quoted from Caelb Butler’s History of Groton:            The selectmen having received from the selectmen of Boston a letter relating to the state of the country, called a town meeting, to be held Dec. 21, 1767, for the purpose of devising measures to promote industry,...
CONGRATULATIONS to the Groton Country Club swimmers and Team New England for winning another AAU Junior Olympic title! There were 56 Team New England Members who participated at Junior Olympics eight of which were GCC Swimmers.  Local kids that competed included Riley Beaudoin, Travis Belanger,...
The Groton Police Department sponsored a food drive for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Legion Hall. They gathered truckloads of non-perishable food items and toiletries to stock Loaves and Fishes Pantry shelves.  For contributors’ entertainment...

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