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Earl Carter in his museum.

  For decades Earl Carter has been searching for, buying and learning about the thousands of articles that fill his Museum of Groton History. These are much more than over 4,000 historical artifacts; it is an ever-expanding time capsule of the earliest years in what became the Groton and New...
*/      Hay is one of Groton’s principal agricultural crops. The sloping field on the northern face of Indian Hill on Old Ayer Road was being harvested last Sunday afternoon.          It’s been 40 years since I helped ‘put up hay.’ Since I don’t have to do it for a living, it seemed like a fun...
West Groton Cub Scouts Pack 12 made cereal box viewers so they could safely witness the eclipse, earning the BSA Eclipse 2017 patch.
Emma Wilson (left) and Melissa Menard took a quick break from their duties at Agway Farm and Garden store near the Groton-Littleton town line to view partial eclipse of the sun last Monday. The Agway store is recently revitalized and re-energized by Groton residents and new proprietors Peter and...
Led by Amy and Josh Degen, volunteers returned this summer to Bialystok Cemetery in Poland to restore gravestones smashed and scattered during and after World War II.
Minutemen re-enactors (left to right) Rob Sigmon, Carl Mountain and Mark Rzeznikiewicz at installation ceremony for refurbished weather vane on Old Groton Meeting House/First Parish Church spire. Photo by Russell Harris
Much of Groton is designated 'core habitat' for endangered species by Massachusetts. Among these endangered species is Blanding's turtle pictured here. Blanding’s is a timid turtle and may plunge into water and remain on the bottom for hours when alarmed. If away from water, the turtle will...

Soldiers of the 6th MA Regiment marching to Camp Devens, 1917.

The year 2017 marks both 100 years since Camp Devens was built and 100 years since the United States became involved in World War I. As part of its on-going anniversary celebration, the Fort Devens Museum is sponsoring a World War I Living History Weekend on August 5th and 6th at the quadrangle...

Pictured left to right are Cindy Smith, Lisa Murray, Lee Burton, Eileen Diaz, Trina Walsh, DPW Director Tom Delaney, Laura Semple, and Penny Hommeyer. Missing from picture are Garden Club members Effie Stewart and Connie Sartini. Photo by Connie Sartini

Nine members of the Groton Garden Club along with DPW member Trina Walsh spent hours weeding, pulling invasive bittersweet, raking leaves, and in general tackling a major cleanup of the area around Town Hall. Town officials contacted the Club and asked for their help, and they were there! The DPW...

Installing the Weathervane. Drone Photo by Greg Premru. 

From the spire of Old Meeting House/First Parish Church, looking north-east down Rte. 40, Bob Levesque of American Steeple in Salem, Master Contractor for Phase One of the Old Meetinghouse project, and Lynne Spencer of Spencer & Vogt of Preservation Architects of Charleston, return the ancient...

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