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    Hanna Melnyczuk is a Ukrainian-American artist and Senior Adjunct Professor in the Fine Arts department at UMass Lowell. She has lived in Groton with her family for 24 years. This past February 24, when she learned of the war in Ukraine - like most of the world - she was shocked and asked, "How...
by Jim Barsiano “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”      Thus began the 12 lines of rhyming couplets in which the poet, Joyce Kilmer, celebrates the beauty and wonder of our stalwart companions on life’s journey.      For most of the year, we New Englanders don’t give much...
Suzanne Goehringer, VP of Friends of the Tree Warden, expresses her joy in the tree planting ceremony at Surrenden Farm conservation land.  Photo by Steve Lieman
Candidates For Select Board   Candidates are seeking election to two positions. The candidates receiving the two highest vote totals win election to those two seats. In the Select Board race, incumbents Josh Degen and John Riley are seeking reelection. They are being challenged by new...
Other Highlights – Spring Town Meeting 2022 • Town Meeting voters approved an article amending zoning for retail marijuana establishments to bring the town’s laws into compliance with state regulations relative to the distance between various establishments. This change will allow the location...
by Mary J Metzger   “Soils are a tremendous natural legacy and the living skin of our biosphere,” said soil scientist Dr. Ralph S. Baker, at his Zoom Webinar March 22 “Getting to Know the Soils of Massachusetts and Why It Matters,” the second in a climate series hosted by the Nashua River...

-Photo by Steve Lieman

-Photo by Steve Lieman

This photo of 195 Main Street was taken circa 1905. This building, formerly Hodgman & Sargent, is the current home of Bruno’s Pizza and Wink Beauty and Hair Salon. This photo shows Mr. Fred O. Porter (father of  F. Foster Porter; grandfather of Frederick Porter) seated in the wagon. Photo courtesy of Fred Porter with special thanks to Gus Widmayer for photo restoration. [This black and white image was colorized by the Groton Herald]


If it's albino, its eyes will be red or pink. On the other hand, pale-feathered birds with normally colored eyes have a condition known as leucism. Unlike albino birds, which completely lack the natural pigment known as melanin, leucistic birds produce melanin but can't deposit it into their feathers. Some may even have partial leucism, resulting in a “pied” appearance.

-Andrea Alfano Mass Audubon



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