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  Why did a Groton couple along with three friends set themselves the monumental task of resetting and restoring more than 300 vandalized gravestones in a huge Jewish cemetery in the city of Bialystok, Poland, all during their summer vacation? Why were they motivated to plan the trip a year in...
   Turtle survival is always perilous but they have incredible survival skills and the ability to overcome adversity and injury. Turtles have walked the earth for over 200 million years and survived the extinction of the dinosaurs.    Their complex biology includes three chambered hearts, organs...
Waning days of Summer at Fitch’s Bridge: “Our lives were just beginning, our favorite moment was right now, our favorite songs were unwritten.” Quote from Love Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield.  Photo by John Ellenberger
Over the past past two weeks steeple jacks have been flying high above Minuteman Common as they first primed and then painted Groton’s Old Meetinghouse steeple with two finish coats, a task now complete with the steeple looking brilliant against the backdrop of a blue sky. With the steeple painted...
Amid what seem to be an endless debate about budgets and efficiency in Groton town government, one department has escaped much attention because it is the only department that pays for itself. Groton’s transfer station, which operates as a branch of the highway department, pays its own way through...
When Groton Girl Scout Troop 6653 was formed in 2007 they decided that ultimately they wanted to do a ‘big trip’ one day. Well all these years later the Troop fulfilled their ambition.  This past week after years of fundraising through cookie sales and local events they raised the money and...
The 1000-pound plus Revere Bell housed in the old meetinghouse bell tower has been lifted from its cradle and temporarily is hanging from the bell tower dome. Photos document the rot and damage to the structure, efforts by a construction worker to shore up the platform, and the scenic view of...
Mile markers all along the rail trail have been preserved from days when the trail was a railroad. Heading northeast, all markers begin with a ‘P’ for Portland, Maine. So, the mile marker in this photo indicates there are 113 miles to Portland Maine. In the other direction the mile makers start...
Autumn Hills Farmstand on Chicopee Row. Photo by Russ Harris
Groton’s 1755 meetinghouse is undergoing major structural restoration. Steel beams have been installed to reinforce the roof rafters and work has proceeded to the steeple and bell tower. Allen King of the Old Meetinghouse Committee which is overseeing the work, paid for, in part, by Community...

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