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Massachusetts is well-known as home to world-class educational institutions. We are less well- known for having one of the best public, secondary school systems in the nation and for the high-quality education offered by our state university system. Maintaining high educational standards takes many...

Seated: Michael Sucheki; First Row: Ella Hutchinson, Anne Polaski, Josh Degan; Back Row: Alison Manugian, Barry Pease, Becky Pine, Jack Petropoulos Photo by Mark Haddad

Members of the Pages for Peace Foundation, including student peacemakers, attended the March 12th meeting of the Groton Board of Selectmen to display a bronze plaque recently awarded posthumously to Betsy Sawyer by The Peace Abbey of Millis, MA, for her outstanding efforts in peace education. ...

Grave of Job Shattuck. Groton's Old Burying Ground is final resting place of two adversaries: Oliver Prescott, Jr. & Job Shattuck - local men who found themselves on Opposite sides of Shays' rebellion. These graves are within a few yards of each other. Although on opposite sides of Shays' rebellion, they later worked together for the benefit of the town. Many thanks to Mike Metzger [in photo] for helping locate the graves. Photos by Russell Harris

Oliver Prescott and Job Shattuck’s graves lie within sight of each other in Groton’s Old Burying Ground. Their 1700s families’ houses still stand. But, their intersected lives became poles apart in the nation’s first crisis of governing, Shays’ Rebellion. The Groton Riots, led by Job Shattuck, was...
The Prescott House, 170 Old Ayer Road, is currently owned by Indian Hill Music Center. Indian Hill has said that demolition of the historic building is under consideration, but that no decision has been made. The historic home houses murals by itnerant Coloinal-era artist J.D Poor, two of which...
You learn the strangest things at the gym. A gym-rat friend of ours drives one of those huge rigs that is just a huge tank on wheels. This man, sporting shoulder-length blond hair, worked in military intelligence for a number of years before his latest gig.     He makes bulk deliveries of Co2 all...
 I never thought I could sit still for 30 minutes let alone one hour. But that was before I discovered floating in what looks like a giant egg. I couldn’t help but laugh when Anthony Saint Hilaire, owner of Groton Float, showed me the ‘pod’ (tank) which looks like something from Woody Allen’s movie...
Throughout their academic career, Groton-Dunstable students Alex Platt and Will Premru spent their time connecting the dots from state to state on a map of America, drawing out a plan for an adventure across the country. “Will and I have been best friends since fourth grade. We’ve known we wanted...
Throughout their academic career, Groton-Dunstable students Alex Platt and Will Premru spent their time connecting the dots from state to state on a map of America, drawing out a plan for an adventure across the country. “Will and I have been best friends since fourth grade. We’ve known we wanted...

Times past: Farmer, country philosopher and all around great guy, the late Ray Tolles tends one of his Sows, named "Miss Bacon." Photo circa 1970 courtesy of Ramona Tolles.

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The Bobolink, a colorful and noisy ground-nesting bird, migrates back each May from South America. Photo by Allan Strong, University of Vermont.

The Bobolink Project is a win-win conservation effort that connects donors interested in grassland bird conservation with farmers who work the hayfields where these birds nest. Acreage in Groton’s Surrenden Farm is one of two areas in Massachusetts that have been a part of this unique program.  ...

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