Owner Bennett Black Jr. inspects deteriorated bricks before restoration work begins on one of the oldest chimenys in town, a chimney built in post medieval style inspired by English Palladian architecture. Photo courtesy Joshua Vollmar.
by Joshua Vollmar
Champney House on the corner of Hollis Street and Champney Street bears the name of the family that lived in it for the majority of the 19th century, although the house far predates them, and is, in fact, one of the oldest structures in town.
It was previously thought to...
The mystery slab could date to the 18th century when the meeting house was built in 1755 and redeposited there when the meeting house was renovated in 1840.
by Robert Stewart
When volunteer workers uncovered a cement type block while re-laying bricks in front of the First Parish Meeting House, it drew attention because of the Latin words inscribed on the stone.
The stone and inscription so intrigued the volunteers working on the front...
People in Quarantine this past year report missing hugging, among so many other things. Herald photographer Steve Lieman recently came upon one solution: hug a tree!
A regular hiker of Gibbet Hill, Herald photographer Steve Lieman reports that lots of people are finding the hike and views rewarding including these folks in costume he photographed shooting a video inside the castle.
Old White Pine in Walker Conservation Area, Groton. Still alive, storing carbon now and in the future.
by Mary J Metzger
In the fight to find solutions for climate change we have some allies in nature. Soils, grazing lands, wetlands, oceans, and forests are all storing carbon. Our country’s forests are absorbing 11% of the carbon we are now emitting in greenhouse gases. Massachusetts forests...
Tennessee Warbler - (Leiothlypis peregrina) Photo courtesy Tom Murray
The fire suppression control room in the basement of Prescott School is any youngster’s delight - full of pipes, valves, and complicated electronic controls, all in silver and fire-engine red. In this photo electricians from Brite Lite Electric install finishing touches on the sprinkler control system. Photo by Ruseell Harris
North American River Otter - (Lontra canadensis)
"When I first saw this, I thought it must just be one of the muscrats swimming around in the wetland behind my house. To my surprise, it swam right by me about 40 feet away without making note of me." Photo and text by Tom Murray
The Groton Herald was very fortunate to be granted a tour of construction progress of the Music Center at Indian Hill recently. This photo shows a larger view and a dramatic detail in the Main Performance Hall, where huge, gently curved laminated beams of southern yellow pine arch to the ceiling to...