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Edie Tompkins has led the Groton Community Christmas concert for 45 years. In Sunday’s concert Edie turned to the audience to include them in one of the carols. Photo by Nancy Ohringer


  Ed note: According to data just released by North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, 60% of Groton households have annual incomes exceeding $100,000, thus making Groton one of the wealthier area communities, on par with Harvard. Since many Groton families seek opportunities to help...
Shingling of Groton Public Library's Library Turret is in Progress. Head Librarian Vanessa Abraham writes,      "The slate on the turret is done. Clerk of the Works Bob Garside said it was an absolute pleasure watching true craftsmen at their work, as each slate tile had to be specially cut to...
19th Century Farm Wagon at Williams Barn
The following account was taken from the town’s history, "Groton At 350: The History of A Massachusetts Town, 1655-2005." This account was researched and written by Deborah E. Johnson.          With the closing of the last of the district schoolhouses, the school committee's worry about the...

Shoppers waiting for the door to open.

Groton Women's Club Annual Greens Sale, at Williams' Barn, was its usual happy, bustling self last weekend, with shoppers crowding the doors and buying-out much of the array of beautifully decorated wreaths, greens balls, and more for the holidays.

Forests expert, Tom Wessels 

Tom Wessels shared his intimate knowledge of forests during a guided walking tour of Groton Conservation Trust’s Skitapet Woods.  Photo by Steve Lieman. Bundled up against the cold, about 50 participants partook of Tom Wessels' expertise. Photos by Steve Lieman Marion and Tom Wessels at...

A road in Florida

A heavy, two-day snow storm on December 1 can feel like adding an extra bit of ‘insult’ to an already-long New England winter.      Such an early winter "snow bomb" might even tempt some residents to consider the benefits of moving to warmer climes for the free and easy living and year-round...

Main Street, town center

With Gratuity Road in the news for a proposed 40B Housing Project, it seems appropriate to revisit Butler’s history of Groton wherein is told the strange tale of how Gratuity Road got its name.      The name "Gratuity Road harkens back to the earliest days of Groton’s settlement, back to the...


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