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Shakespeare has come to Shirley! Over the past few weeks, a cast and crew of high school students from Shirley, Groton, and Dunstable have been rehearsing William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at Shirley Town Center. Families, friends, and patrons of the arts are invited to athis classic...
Beautiful aerial summer view of First Parish Church/Meeting House with Bell Tower under renovation. Photo by John Ellenberger
Since Groton residents are mostly caring, law-biding citizens, it is surprising how many ignore their responsibility to register their dogs with Town Hall, along with proof of vaccination for rabies and distemper. Based on average frequency of dog ownership, it is reliably estimated that as many as...
For decades Leroy Johnson has been part of a local network of volunteers who are called upon to rescue bits and pieces of Groton history when a new property owner decides those bits are no longer wanted on the premises. This week Leroy tells us the story behind the rescue of Torrent One, the...
Chairman Steve Lieman of the Old Meetinghouse Committee which is overseeing major repairs to the structure of the 1755 Groton meetinghouse reported this week that timbers supporting the Bell Tower floor are seriously deteriorated and will need to be replace. Master Contractor, American Steeple, has...
Louise Gaskins, Carole Carmichael, and Nancy Halleran at the Groton Woman’s Club annual luncheon. Photo by Deb Nicholson.
A memorial service was held on June 7 at the former Stonebridge Field in Groton honoring Sergeant William J. Woitowicz on the 5th anniversary of his death.  He was killed during a heroic effort to save other members of his squad while conducting combat operations in Badghis Province, Afghanistan....
After more than six weeks of planning, gathering required permits, and carefully designing live-fire training exercises, Fire Chief Steele McCurdy last Sunday, June 5 executed a carefully planned series of fire-training exercises in the former Bates/J. Geils house on Old Ayer Road. The exercise...
As today’s technologies and events move fast-forward to the future, knowledge and emotional connection to the American Revolution recedes from memory like the diminishing wake of a ship. But, here in Groton, we now have a single item linking us back to the reality of those times and specifically...
Rafters from the 1775 construction of the Fourth Meetinghouse are being reinforced with steel beams in the attic area of the main roof expanse. A the interior restoration proceeds, signs of exterior work will be evident as scaffolding is built to access the steeple and bell tower from the outside....

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