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Bringing Boutwell House Back to the Future, Thanks to Groton History Center

George Boutwell came to Groton in 1835 at the age of 17 where he worked a Henry Woods’ store on Main Street. Woods eventually made him a partner and The continued to work in the store even after Woods’ death in 1841. In 1851 he was first elected to two terms as governor of Massachusetts. In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln appointed him the first commissioner of internal revenue, and in 1869 President Ulysses Grant named him Secretary of the Treasury. -Photo and cutline from Groton Historical Society’s publication, Images of America, Groton.

The Historical Society’s new Groton History Center is becoming a reality with a very generous gift from an anonymous donor who cares deeply about creating a place worthy of preserving and presentin

Resilient Girls Basketball Team Wins Nail-biter, Defeats Marlborough 51-46

Rachel Romich goes up for two against Marlborough’s Jill Petrie (#34). The Crusaders, down by 20 points in the first half, came back to top the Panthers, 51-46. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat: Groton-Dunstable varsity girls’ basketball team celebrates their come from behind victory in the background while Marlborough players are stunned. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

It had the makings of a great mid season game with GD (8-1) and Marlborough (8-2) both undefeated in Mid-Wach B sporting 4-0 records.


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