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The Willard Garrison House, as it is known, also served as the town’s first church and meeting place, until the first meeting house was completed in 1666. Today, the Willard Garrison House is the oldest structure in town and stands at 153 Main Street -- it can be seen from the base of the parking lot behind Prescott School.

 

In 1692, towards the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials, the Rev. Samuel Willard, a former Groton resident but then a leading intellectual and minister in Boston, wrote a dialogue titled "Some Miscellany Observations on Our Present Debates Surrounding Witchcrafts". In it, he criticized the harsh...
The postponed fireworks took place Monday night at Town Field. Eager families and friends were on hand to enjoy the summer festivities and to be together after long months of pandemic isolation. More photos in the People section. All photos by Steve Lieman  

Juliana Grant rang the Revere bell at the Old Meeting House, celebrating her winning first prize in a writing contest for her poem "The Matriarch of Groton."  Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

by The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies   Annual gains in homeowner improvement and maintenance spending are set to accelerate in the second half of the year and remain elevated through mid-year 2022, according to our latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The LIRA...

Robert Heberton Terrell. This black and white original photo was colorized. Date of photo is unknown.

 

by Russell Harris   The first Black to deliver an oration at a Harvard University Commencement was Robert Heberton Terrell, graduate of Lawrence Academy, Class of 1880. Indeed, he was the first Black to attend Lawrence.      His life story reads like an old-fashioned super hero narrative -...
by Mary J Metzger   “No other tree genus supports so much life,” writes Douglas W. Tallamy in his new book The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Tree.      After a decade of research, this University of Delaware entomologist has the numbers. Oak trees host 897...
Parents have allowed their kids to spend around 41% more time playing online, as compared to before the pandemic began. More than half admit lockdown would have been harder without their kids having access to online games.      To parents, it must seem that their offspring speak a different...
Quotable Quotes “Put simply, this bill is about happy chickens and happy consumers.” ---Sen Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) describing his bill that would establish new standards and practices that affect egg-laying hens.   “We would be facing an “egg-mageddon” come early next year, where...

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