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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


The Groton Herald was invited to tour the Groton Hill Music Center and take photos last week. In this week’s and next week’s edition we will print some of the spectacular photos of the building taken by Steve Lieman. The photos show the building is well on it way to completion. The largest...

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This photo of Peter Hazzard and his wife Roselle was colorized by the Groton Herald. Peter saved young Amos Lawrence from drowning and was later given a farm in thanks. Peter was “a most respectable man, who was as regularly in a seat in one of the wall-pews” at church. Their son Adrastus, served in the Civil War in the famed Massachusetts 54th and died in the Battery Wagner campaign in 1865. Peter was adept on the violin, to whose music in olden times ‘they shook the light fantastic toe.’ Peter lived to the age of 101. Read it all in Joshua Vollmar’s story below. Photo from Groton History Center archives.


by Joshua Vollmar   With their innumerable contributions to Groton, the Lawrence family is well noted in the annals of town history, as discussed in a recent article in this pa- per (January 21, 2022 edition). Because of the fame that the family achieved, many stories regarding them – even...

American Chestnut Tree and friends, a long time ago in America.

by Mary J Metzger   “It’s a story of tragic loss and a story of great hope,” said John Meiklejohn when he spoke last week (January 19, 2022) at a Zoom presentation through the Granville (MA) Public Library.      Meiklejohn is a volunteer orchard manager in Granville at two of the 37...

Snow highlights Union Congregational Church’s quiet beauty. Photo by Russell Harris



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