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The wild grapes have ripened, filling the edge habitats with a heavenly September aroma. Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Depositing them in the bows of the boat, they filled all the air with their fragrance, as we rowed along homeward against the wind, as if we were rowing thro’ an endless vineyard...

Groton Council On Aging, A. Left to Right. Richard Marton - COA Board Chair; Representative Sheila Harrington; Kathy Shelp - COA Director; Gail Chalmers - Treasurer, Friends of Groton Elders; Rees Gorini - Friends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center; Liz McQuillin - Friends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center.


It is estimated more than one-third of those 45 and older report feeling lonely. Groton Council on Aging knows through its April 2020 survey that Groton residents 60 and older reported feeling isolated and lonely at a rate of 19%. Due to COVID-19, that number is now 51%. COVID-19 pulled back the...

Polymath, Lawyer, Historian, Post-master, Deacon of the Church, Head Master of Lawrence Academy, Benefactor to the poor - Caleb Butler may have contributed more to Groton than any other person in our hisotry.


by Russell Harris   The General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony established Groton as a town in 1655, but it was not until 1662 that Groton was settled and began to prosper. The seven- year delay was caused by a real estate scam perpetrated by some of the original proprietors of the town....

Union Congregation Church on Main Street in Groton gets a fresh coat of paint on an early fall afternoon.


As summer wanes, cycling between the pull of warm summer days and cool fall nights, customers line up for a late-afternoon, late-season cone at Johnsons.  “[It] was the color of someone buying you an ice cream cone for no reason at all.” Lemony Snicket. - Photo by Steve Lieman.


Those quick enough to get their names in early enjoyed the over-subscribed Fireman’s chicken dinner on Labor Day. Everybody missed the tradtional Fireman’s Muster in West Groton but the lucky ones captured a taste of the Muster in their chicken dinner. Photo by Connie Sartini


A couple enjoys the view at Gibbet Hill while waiting for their table in the tent.

After a short hiatus in the early stage of the Cornavirus pandemic, The Music Center at Indian Hill resumed construction of their campus on Old Ayer Road near Groton Center. This recent aerial view was taken by John Ellenberger.


by Russell Harris   On March 6, 1975 a 25 year-old Groton man was gunned down in an inner-city Philadelphia parking lot at 6 am, having just finished his overnight shift driving a Yellow Cab. He was shot in the chest and pelvis. Police said robbery was not a motive since "a sum of $2 and a...


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