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Even with regular news coverage of town government operations and budgets, it is hard to know how well our town is being managed relative to other towns. Is our money being carefully and efficiently spent, not wasted? Generally, the public has a healthy skepticism of government claims of what a...
by Connie Sartini   With an anticipated vacancy on the Affordable Housing Trust, the Select Board discussed the charges for not only the Affordable Housing Trust, but also for the other two appointed committees in town that are also focused on housing – the Housing Partnership, and the...

It’s mating season. Lynx rufus [bobcat] activity has picked up the past couple of weeks because everybody is on the prowl. Look out your window at dawn or dusk and you could catch a glimpse of a bobcat. We saw a big one less than a mile from the Center of the town. Photo by Scott Eggimann.

 

Groton Dog License - 1878 - Courtesy of Groton History Center

 

by Michael LaTerz   A license for your dog is nothing new. In a recent search of the Town Clerk’s vault we found the earliest records of dog licenses dating from 1869. The earliest dog license we found came from the Groton History Center, dated 1878.      At $2, then, that would be the...
by Nancy Ciccio   The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub in Haverhill, one of the university’s premier business incubators for the region’s entrepreneurs, has created a new membership option for technology-based startups. The new open co-working option offers full access to the iHub’s resources at...
by Russell Harris   On August 30, 2019 the Webber family sold the 191-acre Brooks Orchard/Chestnut Hills property for $995,000 to Chestnut Hills Farm LLC. Shortly thereafter, in September, in a public notice, head of the trails committee, Paul Funch, announced that the new owners of the...

Marion Stoddart

In the 1960s, the Nashua River was one of the 10 most polluted rivers in the country, clogged with multicolored, toxic sludge from nearby paper mills. The film “Work of 1000” documents the story of housewife, Marion Stoddart, her move to Groton with her family, while living so close to the Nashua...

Placing the skylight.

Substantial completion of the library roof project took place Friday, January 24, 2020 when the "cherry on top" was installed - the beautifully replicated skylight - shown here in the photo sequence. Look for the glint of the newly-installed skylight peeking above the roofline of the original 1893...
  "A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a...

Mary Minifie's portrait of former Massachusetts State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall.

by Michael LaTerz   To understand the important achievements of Mary Minifie's art, it is necessary to understand the Boston School of Art. The Boston School began as a group of painters in the early part of the twentieth century; not as an academic institution, but as a shared approach or...

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