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The following account was taken from the town’s history, "Groton At 350: The History of A Massachusetts Town, 1655-2005." This account was researched and written by Deborah E. Johnson.          With the closing of the last of the district schoolhouses, the school committee's worry about the...

Shoppers waiting for the door to open.

Groton Women's Club Annual Greens Sale, at Williams' Barn, was its usual happy, bustling self last weekend, with shoppers crowding the doors and buying-out much of the array of beautifully decorated wreaths, greens balls, and more for the holidays.

Forests expert, Tom Wessels 

Tom Wessels shared his intimate knowledge of forests during a guided walking tour of Groton Conservation Trust’s Skitapet Woods.  Photo by Steve Lieman. Bundled up against the cold, about 50 participants partook of Tom Wessels' expertise. Photos by Steve Lieman Marion and Tom Wessels at...

A road in Florida

A heavy, two-day snow storm on December 1 can feel like adding an extra bit of ‘insult’ to an already-long New England winter.      Such an early winter "snow bomb" might even tempt some residents to consider the benefits of moving to warmer climes for the free and easy living and year-round...

Main Street, town center

With Gratuity Road in the news for a proposed 40B Housing Project, it seems appropriate to revisit Butler’s history of Groton wherein is told the strange tale of how Gratuity Road got its name.      The name "Gratuity Road harkens back to the earliest days of Groton’s settlement, back to the...
"Back to the Garden" led by Bob Wright (right) plays the final Farmers Market of the year. Structure in the background is a silo built into the ground. Photo by Steve Lieman
by Nancy Cicco   As “Frozen 2” opens in theaters, an expert on adolescent development shares why she believes the Disney blockbuster movie series has cast a spell over millions of fans.      The first installment in the “Frozen” tale is the second-highest grossing animated film of all time...

Fall’s the time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for a grand finale.  Photo of North Face of Indian Hill on Old Ayer Road. Photo by Russell Harris


A survivor of China and Burma battlefields, WWII


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