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Friends of Prescott celebrate second anniversary. Photo Courtesy Friends of Prescott

Friends of Prescott celebrated its second anniversary with an impressive list of accomplishments in its efforts to ensure Prescott School, located in the heart of Groton, remains one of the town’s assets, a desire expressed by Town Meeting vote. The Friends began as a response from a group of...
It’s a happy fact that Groton’s Revolutionary War cannon, captured at the battle of Chelsea Creek 241 years ago by Groton Minutemen on May 27, 1775, has finally found its way into the care of historian and craftsman Earl Carter. For years this historic treasure was neglected, left out in the...

Berta Erickson and GELD’s Dan Johnson discuss placement of the lights, as the GELD bucket trucks raise up to place lights at the highest points in the trees. Photo by Connie Sartini.

When the Groton Woman’s Club began their annual decoration of swags and lights on the Minutemen Common this month, something was missing. And that was the tree in the Common that has also always been lighted for the holidays. Unfortunately, that tree was dying and finally had to be removed for...

Drone photo by Greg Premru

Scaffolding is down and the first stage of repairs to Groton’s old meetinghouse has been completed. Work was done to shore up roof beams, the bell tower and the clock. The steeple clock at Groton’s old meetinghouse was built by Groton silversmith James Ridgeway, whose wife Faithey Stowell Ridgeway...

No matter how large or small, the Groton Police Department protects all inhabitants of the town. Here, Officer Joshua Grigg keeps a tiny Owl safe while waiting for back-up.

Officer Joshua Grigg found a tiny owl while on patrol. He made sure the bird was safe until he could deliver it into the experienced hands of Groton Animal Control Officer George Moore. Mr. Moore reported that the little owl ‘was the cutest little guy’ and that department policy is to return...
Selectmen Chairman Jack Petropoulos appeared before the Charter Review Committee to propose a solution to a simmering problem that could have impacted every property owner in town, and could have degraded confidence in town government. [See related story in News section of this week's online Groton...
Since town government is always looking for additional sources of revenue, we thought the following two items from the records of 1779 might be worthy of consideration: A certain town resident named Israel Hobart was fined two pounds and eight shillings for profane swearing, a substantial sum at...
Groton welcomed Smokey Bear to the Center Fire Station this week.  Smokey and his firefighter friends helped kids climb on the trucks and try out a fire hose.  They also gave out information on fire safety at their Open House.  Groton Garden Club was there to promote the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl...

Groton Land Use Director Laurie Bonavita

There has been a high level of public interest in Indian Hill Music’s proposed Music Center on Old Ayer Road. Consequently, the Groton Herald decided to explain the general outline of the process the Planning Board is required to follow in reviewing the Indian Hill Music project so readers have a...
At left, Mid-shipman Evan Lexo, GDRHS Graduate of 2015 and current student at the Naval Academy in Annapolis pictured here with his grandfather, Constantine "Charlie" Spanos, a World War II Army Veteran who served from 1942-45 including being held in a German Prisoner of War Camp for 10 months. Mr...

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