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Nineteenth century Groton resident Dr. Norman Smith was a surgeon, farmer – a deeply spiritual and patriotic man - who lost four wives and four children by the time he was 48 years old. Dr. Smith joined the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment at the opening of the Civil War. The Sixth Massachusetts...

l-r: Seniors Ian Peterson, Zack Adams, Alex Platt, and Alyssa Towle stand behind just a small sample of what was collected during Peterson’s Eagle Project Textile Drive held behind Prescott School March 11. Photo courtesy of Nancy Ohringer.

Clothes, curtains, shoes, stuffed animals, service. Last Saturday, a small group of volunteers braved extreme cold as they worked behind Prescott School collecting textile donations dropped off by residents of the greater Groton area. Led by Ian Peterson, a senior at GDRHS who is running this drive...
Public meetings and reporting assignments occasionally produce thought-provoking reflections and comments that don’t fit neatly into a news story. ‘Reflection Connection’ is our place for publishing interesting observations, musings and bits of wisdom. Here we have excerpted some comments made by...
With the exception of mountain lions and wolves, Massachusetts forest wildlife is very similar to what the Puritans first saw 400 years ago. Black bear, moose, white-tailed deer, beaver, peregrine falcons, eagles, wood ducks, and wild turkeys, all species rare or absent 50 years ago, have recovered...
A Planning Board permit for renovation of Tarbell School was issued October 20, 2015. Under bylaw regulations ‘substantial construction’ must begin within two years of issuance of a permit. Therefore, reconstruction of the former Tarbell School must begin by October 20 of this year, or the...
Josiah and Linda Coleman, owners of Salt and Light Bistro-Café at 159 Main Street, are closed for major renovations. We can’t wait to see the fulfillment of their plans for an even better café experience. Tentative plan is to be ready to re-open on Monday, March 13. Watch for it!

Fake Cannon

Groton is proud to be home to the real thing - a cannon captured by Groton’s own Minutemen at the Battle of Chelsea Creek on May 27, 1775, from HMS Diana - 242 years ago. Meanwhile, residents of at least three Massachusetts communities including East Brookfield, Sturbridge and Billerica are...
This information appears on page 9 of Dr. Samuel Green’s 4-volume history of Groton: “The following advertisement in The Groton Herald, March 13, 1830, shows that selectmen of the town at that time, wishing to be impartial in distributing their official patronage, used to meet equally at all the...
Well-known watercolor artist Harding Mudge Bush painted this moody, late-winter scene of the barn at Gibbet Hill farm. Mr. Bush offers group watercolor painting classes from his studio at 30 Main Street in Ayer in a fun, informal, collaborative spirit. His studio also offers a wide selection of...
‘Winter slopes all around; flakes of white, abound; More are coming down! Let’s find a hill, and sled it down! Just for the thrill.’ Photo showing young girl’s pure joy of a cold winter day’s sledding behind Lawrence Academy. Photo by A.J. Dillon.

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