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GD Technology Specialist / Freshman Boys Baseball Coach Joe Bisbee performs the Heimlich Maneuver on Fire Fighter/EMT David Dubey during CPR training at the fire station. The wearable stomach pack Dubey wears contains an air sack. The top pipe can be obstructed with a piece of rubber foam to be...
Howard L. Gilson was the first mail carrier in town for the rural free delivery service. He delivered mail in Groton from 1905 to 1935. When he first started the job, he used a horse and carriage to get around Groton. His Indian motorbike later proved a more efficient run of the route. Gilson was...
Town Manager Mark Haddad opened Saturday morning’s joint Finance Committee and Selectmen’s meeting with an overview of the state of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018. “This is a 2.9 percent growth budget, reflecting 3.88 percent in new growth.” He said he is expecting an increase from $860,000 for...
Boy Scouts from Groton Troop 3 ascended Mt. Monadnock as part of a January camping trip.  Pictured at the summit, from left to right, are Erik Tobies, Alex O’Brien, Hunter O’Toole, and Tommy Onishi. Photo by Britt McKinley
This painting by senior GDRHS Lily MCusker is a psychological study of inner turmoil and frustration masked by attempted outer control and calm. These conflicting emotions seem to represent how many residents are feeling this winter, whether because of presidential politics, battles over the High...

George Boutwell came to Groton in 1835 at the age of 17 where he worked a Henry Woods’ store on Main Street. Woods eventually made him a partner and The continued to work in the store even after Woods’ death in 1841. In 1851 he was first elected to two terms as governor of Massachusetts. In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln appointed him the first commissioner of internal revenue, and in 1869 President Ulysses Grant named him Secretary of the Treasury. -Photo and cutline from Groton Historical Society’s publication, Images of America, Groton.

The Historical Society’s new Groton History Center is becoming a reality with a very generous gift from an anonymous donor who cares deeply about creating a place worthy of preserving and presenting Groton’s historic past. The Governor Boutwell House will be that place, once a new wave of...
Groton resident Scott Eggiman captured this extraordinary image of a red fox on Conservation land near Baddacook Pond. Foxes are excellent nighttime predators because their eyes are specially adapted to night vision. Behind light sensitive cells lies another layer called the tapetum lucidum which...

Westford Paramedic/Firefighter John Tuomi (l), New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (c), and Groton Fire Dept. Lieutenant James Crocker (r) in the New England Patriots Trophy Room.

Westford Paramedic/Firefighter John Tuomi (l) and Groton Fire Dept. Lieutenant James Crocker (r) were welcomed on Saturday, Jan 14 to Gillette Stadium and to a private party hosted by Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft( center). Kraft told the gathering of the life-saving efforts of these two Pats’ fans...
Work on preparing forms and pouring foundation for new Groton Inn continues throughout the winter. The Inn appears to be on track for its scheduled September opening. On left, are peaks of Boynton Meadows condos with Gibbet Hill in background.

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