No subscription needed for Obituaries and Public Notices


Passing the flag, remembering the fallen from all the wars.

Back then the Nashua River ran a different color every day from upstream paper mills. The sulphur smell reached a mile away. You could drop a stone from the bridge and it wouldn’t sink through the cellulose sludge.


by Mary J Metzger   “This park was built by a Green Beret and some kids.” Marion Stoddart stands at the Petapawag Canoe Launch in Groton, one of the first protected stretches of land along the Nashua River, taken by tax title in 1966 by the Groton Conservation Commission.      “It was very...

Autumnal scene looking down Pleasant Street onto Mill Street. Photo by Steve Lieman


Don't miss "The Photographer and The Naturalist" on Nov 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. New Ipswich Public Library, 6 Main St, New Ipswich, NH. Photo courtesy of Sherry Anders. 

This swingin’ skeleton is out of the closet and ready for a good Groton scare. Could this be the ghost of Elizabeth Knapp, the young woman identified as a witch in Groton in 1671, now coming back to haunt us? If so, she seems to have a scary sense of style. Photo by Steve Lieman


George Moore, Groton Animal Control Officer, and friend

Loose, Found, Injured, Sighted Loose horses and cattle: 3  Loose dogs: 10 Found dogs: 2 Bat related: 2 Owl injured: 1 Black bear sightings: 4 Fox related: 3 Loose poultry: 1 Bites/attacks Dogs 3 (Skunk related: 1; Raccoon related: 3)        We received several calls for...
by Nancy Cicco   In a quest to discover new Earth-like planets capable of supporting life, NASA on Saturday launched a telescope designed and built by UMass Lowell that could one day find new planets and other objects in space that have yet to be detected because they are awash in light from...
Scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) are seeing changing trends in our precipitation and temperature patterns across New England, with an increasing trend in annual average temperature, annual average precipitation, and the number of heavy rainfall events over the past two decades....
by Ellen Todd   [This story is reprinted here thanks to the courtesy of the Groton Garden club and Ellen Todd]        Thirty members of our club enjoyed touring some of Groton’s agricultural locations on September 10. We began with a visit to Silveus Christmas Tree Plantation. Owner Carl...

The Groton Woman's Club ran their popular pie table at Grotonfest again this year. Photo courtesy of June Clothier


A happy day as always, Grotonfest 2019 featured music, dance, food, art, booths of all kinds by local non-profits and businesses, and did we mention food?  


Groton Herald

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]

Telephone: 978-448-6061

Comment Here