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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus).  “While I was at the edge of the wetland behind my house, I heard the neighbor’s dog barking. Then I heard something moving behind me in the woods, and when I looked, saw this bear 75' away. I was able to get a few pictures as it crossed the wetland and walked along the edge of the woods on the opposite side.” March 31, 2022 in West Groton, by Tom Murray

 

• Rivercourt Residences Celebrates 20 Years in Groton; Assisted Living Facility Located on the Squannacook River Draws Heavily from Local Towns • Small Population in the Facility Leads to More Personable and Individualized Care; 20th Anniversary Notable as the Elder Care Facility Emerges from...

"OK, here we go . . .” The Steinway Grand Piano starts its journey out the window and over to its new home at Groton Hill Music Center." Photo by Steve Lieman

 

A Steinway concert grand piano, donated to Indian Hill Music by gallery owner Paul Matisse, was moved on March 30 from Groton’s famed Kalliroscope Gallery on Main Street to crown the Meadow Hall stage at the new home of Indian Hill Music: Groton Hill Music Center on Old Ayer Road. The move marks...

After: Portrait of Margaret Shattuck Brigham, after restoration. Oil on Canvas painted by Lyman Emerson, 1864. Photo by GF Studio.

In gradual and insidious ways, paintings deteriorate with age. Exposure to light, dust and other factors play their roles in transforming a once-lucid surface into one of darkened and blotched obscurity. The restoration and preservation of such delicate surfaces require specialized skills,...
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...

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