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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...

The Library is Open! - “A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” Astrid Lindgren. Photo by Steve Lieman


It was Reopening Day . . . And All Through The Library . . . Not A Creature Was Sleeping . . . The Children Were Nestled With Books, All Chosen With Care . . . As They Heard Her Exclaim ‘We Are Open To All!’   Library Director Vanessa Abrahm sent the following reflection on the Library’s...

Interior view of the 2 Football Fields Long, 86 feet high, Coliseum built expressely for the celebration of the ending of the Civil War near the location of the Prudential Center and Trinity Church in Boston where Ulysses Grant was the most honored and celebrated dignitary. After the celebration, he traveled to Groton.


by Jeffrey H. Boutwell, Ph.D.   In June 1869, Boston threw a party the likes of which the city had never seen, at least not since 1773. The National Peace Jubilee, organized by one of the first great impresarios, Patrick S. Gilmore, took place from June 15-19 in a specially built coliseum...

Pity the poor squirrel who might be of a mind to raid the Sartini bird feeder. Photo by Connie Sartini.


Two photos (top and middle) of Groton Hospital at 240 Main Street, circa 1910. Photos Courtesy of Groton History Center


by Joshua Vollmar   Construction is beginning on the former Donelan’s at 240 Main Street to turn it into Kilbourn Place. With that in mind, it seems appropriate to share the history of the building that was demolished to make way for the present structure in 1964. Best known as the Groton...

Saluting at the Mound

Driving along Groton’s Main Street every day, it is easy to become inured to our town’s beauty and the lovely colonial- era church at the corner of Main Street and Lowell Road, taking it all for granted. After all, the building looks like the cookie-cutter image of every other New England...

The Gander’s job is mostly to stand and protect. Geese are known for their long-term commitment to mates and offspring. Photo by Tom Murray.


by Mary J Metzger   Canada Geese pairs work as a team, bonding in their second year, and getting seriously down to the nesting business by their third. They have a short window in the spring to get it done, between the last gasps of cold winter and June, when they will lose their flight...
Of the many Town events and commemorations postponed or cancelled during the pandemic, twice missing the Memorial Day Parade feels like the greatest sadness. Not paying formal, communal, ritual respect on Memorial Day feels like a duty neglected, somehow like letting down Groton’s honored dead....


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