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[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...

Fixing a post.

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...

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...

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