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Groton-Dunstable School Resource Officer, Sergeant Rachael Mead of the Groton Police Department.

 As 2018 continues to proceed, the number of school shootings have followed suit. In only 4 months, there have been over 20 school shootings in the United States resulting in severe injuries and deaths of innocent students and educators.   As a small town, it is hard to believe that such a tragic...
The long-anticipated new Groton Inn opened for business this week on the site of the historic Main Street structure that burned down several years ago. Restaurants also on the grounds are still under construction and will open later in the year. However, rumor has it that there is a small service...
Membership in Friends of the Tree Warden allows continuing tree planting in Groton. “Friends of the Tree Warden” have offered this listing of last year's spring plantings. Each planting will be identifiable by a purple ribbon tied around it. GPS coordinates are included to provide precise locations...
Heron Chicks, Creatures of the Deep Swamp.  Photo from the swamp at Wharton Plantation by Scott Eggiman.      Photographer and naturalist Scott Eggiman writes, "I had been visiting this rookery every couple of days since the parents arrived until the chicks fledged.  Every time I observed the nest...

Moreton Bay Fig Study - Malcolm Pettigrove - pen drawing

Noted bird and tree illustrator David Sibley says it the simplest. “If you can walk under it, it’s a tree. If you have to walk around it, it’s a shrub.”    For those wanting more detail, Groton Conservation Trust is offering a Tree ID Walk, led by Trustee Michelle Ruby, Saturday, May 5, 10 am, at...

Periods of drought appear to be getting longer and more intense. It is more important than ever to understand our most precious natural resource water. Andi Ross (center) presented an overview of the past droughts, to members of the Groton Garden Club, focusing on the impact these have had in our area. She discussed our area's watershed, rain collection and utilization and soil optimization. with the goal of using knowledge and tools to assist our gardens to successfully get through times of drought. She is joined by Club members Betty Ireland (l) and Bev Johnson following her presentation. Courtesy photo

Water is all around us: falling as rain or snow, flowing into rivers or lakes, streaming from household faucets or hoses. But what happens when there is little rain or worse, a drought? Groton Garden Club found out during a recent presentation of “Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink!”...

Paula Cruz loves her herd--and the herd loves her. Everybody needs a little love from "Mom." Photo by Russell Harris.



 While the present day look of agriculture in Groton is in flux and changing in response to current trends in society towards more localized production and sustainability practices, the underpinnings of farming in town still resemble traditional agricultural activities of working the land, growing...
By far the oldest Angus in town, this beautiful cow is also the wisest. She has made herself indispensable to the herd by watching over baby calves while the mothers relax and feed.  */

Test driving the simulator. Photo by John Ellenberger

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), nine people are killed every hour and more than 1,000 are injured as a result of distracted drivers. Teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the United States.      This week licensed drivers and permit holders at the Groton Dunstable...

Where do Black Angus Cattle grazing Gibbett Hill in summer spend their winters? [Hint: NOT the Caribbean] Find out next week in the Herald's ongoing series on farming in Groton.



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