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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...
"Back to the Garden" led by Bob Wright (right) plays the final Farmers Market of the year. Structure in the background is a silo built into the ground. Photo by Steve Lieman
by Nancy Cicco   As “Frozen 2” opens in theaters, an expert on adolescent development shares why she believes the Disney blockbuster movie series has cast a spell over millions of fans.      The first installment in the “Frozen” tale is the second-highest grossing animated film of all time...

Fall’s the time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for a grand finale.  Photo of North Face of Indian Hill on Old Ayer Road. Photo by Russell Harris


A survivor of China and Burma battlefields, WWII

Passing the flag, remembering the fallen from all the wars.

Back then the Nashua River ran a different color every day from upstream paper mills. The sulphur smell reached a mile away. You could drop a stone from the bridge and it wouldn’t sink through the cellulose sludge.


by Mary J Metzger   “This park was built by a Green Beret and some kids.” Marion Stoddart stands at the Petapawag Canoe Launch in Groton, one of the first protected stretches of land along the Nashua River, taken by tax title in 1966 by the Groton Conservation Commission.      “It was very...

Autumnal scene looking down Pleasant Street onto Mill Street. Photo by Steve Lieman


Don't miss "The Photographer and The Naturalist" on Nov 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. New Ipswich Public Library, 6 Main St, New Ipswich, NH. Photo courtesy of Sherry Anders. 


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