Warding Off the Darkness Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:15am Heraldgroton Warding off the darkness of mid-winter are the bright flames of Friday's bonfire at Town Field. The annual event draws a crowd out of their warm homes into the cold to witness this ancient rite. Photo by Russell Harris. Full text available to online subscribers only. If you are a current online subscriber, please click here to login. If you are not a current online subscriber, please click here to view our subscription options. If you are and online subscriber whose subscription has recently lapsed and you are having an problems accessing premium content, please resubscribe for free here: http://grotonherald.com/online-subscriptions. Thank you.