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If someone looks back on our history 100 years in the future, this photo taken on Easter Sunday on Main Street in front of First Parish Church would sum up the zeitgeist of our times. From the trial of Derek Chauvin for Geroge Floyd’s killing to the struggles of trying to exit the pandemic, this image captures it all. Photo by Steve Lieman.


A small sample of a bountiful harvest.


by Sue (Yeager) Black   Since the advent of the Covid pandemic, so many people have taken to raising their own vegetables that seed companies have become totally overwhelmed with filling orders, soaker hoses became scarce, and canning supplies were flying off shelves! The “Victory Garden” era...

Swan on The Nashua by Karen Riggert


The container in the truck holds 256 gallons of maple sap.


Photo by Steve Lieman


George Boutwell (above) met Ulysses Grant (below) when Grant arrived in Washington to be promoted to Lieutenant General by President Abraham Lincoln and was given command of the Union armies. Thus began a 20-year friendship that developed during the tumultuous years of Andrew Johnson’s presidency and impeachment. Boutwell led fight to protect Grant’s reconstruction policies. George Boutwell being one of 12 pallbearers, along with Generals Sherman, Sheridan and others, at the New York City funeral procession and burial of Ulysses Grant on August 8, 1885 witnessed by more than one and a half million Americans.


by Jeffrey H. Boutwell, Ph.D.   One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Groton’s George Boutwell took an historic ride with Ulysses S Grant up Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill and helped initiate the process by which Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and others are today the targets of...
by Robert Stewart   After more than a year struggling to stay in business through the ups and downs of shutdowns and government restrictions, a Groton business owner is facing the ironic and perhaps tragic prospect of closing his business while signs of hope appear on the horizon and optimism...

“That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs.” Anne of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery.   With the sun high and snowbanks receeding, perfect conditions for a run along Farmers Row. Photo by Steve Lieman


A paddle on the Nashua is on the list of great summer activities unique to Groton. Photo by Steve Lieman


Blue-spotted Salamander photo taken at Great Brook Farm SP in Carlisle, March 26, 2016 by Tom Murray


by Mary J. Metzger   All year they have been leading solitary lives under a rock, or somewhere damp enough to protect their sensitive skin. Now they are waiting for cues to emerge and congregate, social distancing be-damned. It’s time for the salamanders Big Begetting Night!      For...


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