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by Doug Reedy   For many people, a tax refund is the carrot on the end of the tax preparation stick. In 2021, the Internal Revenue Service sent out more than 73.3 million re- funds worth a cumulative total of $210.668 billion dollars. The average refund received was $2,873.      Whether you...

John and Laurie Masiello


  Sale of Masy BioServices to Alcami Puts Company in Dominant Position for Calibration Services of Medical Devices and Storage Space for Pharmaceutical Products   by Robert Stewart   After 36 years of working hard, taking many risks and making more good decisions than bad ones, Laurie and...

Frost-Wright House on Snake Hill Road. Black and white original image colorized by the Groton Herald. Supposedly a witch named "Andros’"once lived here who rescued a boy from a well using her supernatural powers.


by Joshua Vollmar   It’s something peculiar to New England: a stone wall in the woods, a hand-built foundation with trees growing out of it, a former road now a trail through a forest – signs of past civilization abandoned and forgotten. Groton has a number of these remnants, more than many...

Construction work converting the former Donelans Market to Kilbourn Place, new home of Emerson Hospital in Groton, is showing solid progress. Before Donelans, the property was the site of Groton Hospital, founded in 1904 by Dr. Arthur Goss Kilbourn in what was then his home, formerly the Nelson Shumway House. Photo by Steve Lieman


by Helen McCarthy Sawyer   Ed Note. Helen McCarthy Sawyer was a correspondent for the Groton Herald in the 1980s and the early 1990s. This following story is an edited version of the original story published in the Herald.   On the morning of August 4, 1932, a highly respected and dearly...

The last vestiges of winter. Photo by Steve Lieman


After a pro-Ukraine church service and rally in Boston, Rick Muehlke hoisted the Ukrainian flag at his home in Groton. He said, “We all need to do something...When a large authoritarian country attacks a small democratic country, it’s really quite simple: If we believe in democracy, we need to do our part to support it.”


 • Groton Activist Joins Protest Service in Boston in Support of Ukraine; • Former Ukrainian Exchange Student at Groton-Dunstable High School Evacuates Mother from Her Homeland   by Robert Stewart   While the war in Ukraine has uncertain political outcomes, it has had serious...

Photos by Steve Liema


Copse of supporting beams clustered in Groton Hill Music Center. Photo by Steve Lieman


Bench sprouts from forest of beams. Detail from Groton Hill Music Center. Photo by Steve Lieman



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