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Photo by Steve Lieman


This was the scene Sunday early afternoon December 20 when seven families in the Whitman Rd. / Nicole Lane / Gay Rd. neighborhood gathered - keeping socially distanced and wearing face- masks - as Santa arrived with Rudolph pulling his sleigh filled with presents! And to make the day even more special, it began to snow. How perfect for all the children whose Christmas celebration began with a personal visit from Santa! Photo courtesy of Nancy Ohringer.


This photo shows the Four Corners intersection in about 1907. On the left is the building, formerly known as Ridge Hill Tavern, which still stands today at the Four Corners intersection. The road running in front of the tavern is the same Boston Road we drive today. In the middle is a house that once served as the home for the tavern owner, constructed in about 1805. This building was demolished on Tuesday, Novermber 24. This photo was provided courtesy of the Groton History Center. The orignal photo is black and white and was colorized for publication here.


by Joshua Vollmar   The preservation of historic buildings is always an ongoing battle. Recently in Groton we have seen many successes in this area. Several large restorations have been completed or are underway, such as at 247 Main Street, the Bywater House at 197 Main Street, and the...

Photo by Steve Lieman


by Mary J Metzger   Nature has just finished dispersing her seeds. Through gullets, attached to haunches, buried by river, rill, and wind. Hardly any will become plants. But she has insurance. Every cat-tail spike contains a million seeds.      Hope Jahren says in her memoir, Lab Girl, “A...

When someone is called a ‘Tree-Hugger’ it’s usually disparaging, suggesting that the person is something of a looney environmental fanatic. Here, in this photo, the roles seem to be reversed, with welcoming tree branches, like arms seeming to want to be a ‘Human-Hugger.’ Photo by Steve Lieman.


Christmas decorations on Groton Conservation Trust Bates Trail.
 Photo by Steve Lieman


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