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Rebuilding the ‘Great Wall of Groton.’ Stone craftsman Tom Cosson hews stone for repairs to the great wall, a cut-granite retaining wall running in a gentle arc along Old Ayer Road bordering what used to be Donald Priest’s Apple Orchard. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

    A massive, crumbling, 1,200-foot-long, cut-granite, retaining wall follows a gentle arc along the edge of Old Ayer Road on property that used to be Donald Priest’s apple orchard, now owned by Indian Hill Music Center.       Over the past 50 years there have been numerous well-intentioned ...
The following advertisement appeared in the Boston Evening Post, October 7, 1754.     "Ran away from John Blair of Groton, an Irish stout and lusty servant man about 21 years of age, named John Casey, a cooper by trade. When he ran away he was wearing a light bearskin coat with brass buttons,...
[Ed: Culled from the papers and scrapbooks of Groton's venerable 19th century collector of stories, Dr. Samuel Green.]      Henry Farwell, of Groton, was born July 21, 1724. He was a soldier during the French and Indian War. Later Captain Farwell commanded a company of Groton Minute Men at the...

Groton Dunstable Cheer Team puts on a great show at Grotonfest

Troop 1 Glacier National Park crew left to right – Kyle Zimmer, Andrew Wilson, Dean Marsh, Ryan Donaruma, Will Arthur, Nick Marsh, Ed Murray, (not in the picture – Lisa Murray). 

  This summer Troop 1 West Groton had Boy Scouts and leaders attend two different high adventure trips.  High adventure trips are geared towards Boy Scouts age 14 or older who have attained the rank of First Class.  These trips challenge the boys’ skills and sense of adventure.    On July 8 a crew...
*/     Two members of Groton Electric Light Department’s [GELD] linecrew are in Homestead, Florida, just outside Miami, working to restore electrical service along with with a group of twenty others from Massachusetts. Like Groton, Homestead has the wisdom and good fortune to have its own...

Fire Chief Steele McCurdy, former Selectman and State representative Bob Hargraves, Council On Aging Director Kathy Shelp and Fromer Selectman Peter Cunningham participated in 9/11 Commemoration at Central Fire Station. Photo by Connie Sartini

On this, the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States, we gather for the forth time to honor our First Responders. Today however, takes on new meaning as our neighbors faced an indescribable act of violence and our police and fire departments faced the aftermath. We pray for...
On the evening of August 30, Groton Fire Department hosted 10 woman and men that were interested in learning about becoming an on-call firefighter or EMT. Groton Fire Department has recently embarked on a drive to increase the number of call firefighters and EMTs in order to enhance the coverage...

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Devin Carter, a Boy Scout from Townsend Troop 10 and grandson of Earl Carter of Groton, has recently finished working on his Eagle Scout project. He is an avid cyclist and has ridden many of the rail trails in the northeast with his familybut most especially he rides the Nashua River rail trail...
   The Massachusetts State Senate's Public Health Committee will hold a hearing on Sept. 12th at 1 p.m. in Room A-2 at the Statehouse on House Bill 4256, a bill requiring that every child in Massachusetts have a dental exam sometime in the twelve months prior to entering kindergarten.     “Dental...

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