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What a sight to drive by Gibbet Hill on Saturday and see the hill filled with so many local families sledding, tubing and tobogganing, enjoying a much-welcomed day outside together on a beautiful winter’s day, thanks to the generosity of those at Gibbet Hill Grill and The Barn at Gibbet Hill.  Said...

Leila Laura is a positive, charismatic person exuding charm and positive energy. This photo is from her website.


by Joyce L. Faiola   Right here in this quiet, serious-minded Yankee town, at 274 Main Street, you will find the offices of Leila Laura, The Love Karma expert. On this Valentines Day week, or at any time of the year, Leila Laura can guide you through the process of “understanding how we are...

Yes, it does. Photo by Steve Lieman


The bill above was from New Jersey, but it shows typical money of the colonial era.


by Joshua Vollmar Shebuel Hobart, Thomas Farrington, Nathan Raymond, and Thomas Sackville Tufton have two things in common: they lived in Groton and were accused of crimes to do with fake money in the period of the Revolution.      During this period, forging money was a common crime. Due to...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Record      Thousands of bills were defeated in the 2020 session that ended in just a few weeks ago. Here are some of them and how they died. • Donate Food (H 1969) - Defeated by being shipped off to a study committee: Allows restaurants and other food...

"Why did I climb it, they ask" . . . "Because it’s there."  Foot steps in the snow ascending Gibbet Hill after the storm. Photo by Steve Lieman.

In Harry J. Rich State Forest

This colorized photo gives a sense of a younger, dynamic, creative Geroge S. Boutwell with a deep seriousness of purpose, while many black and white photos taken when he was an older man portray him as devoid of personality. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Boutwell and the Groton History Center.


by Jeffrey Boutwell, Ph.D.   In 1835 at the age of 17, George Sewall Boutwell made the best decision of his life – he moved to Groton from the Boutwell family farm in Lunenburg. In responding to a help-wanted ad to work for Benjamin Dix, George would begin 70 years of living, working, and...
by Bob Katzen, BHR   Friday, February 19 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for legislation to be filed for consideration during the 2021-2022 legislative session. Many late-filed bills are admitted to the Legislature following the deadline, but the vast majority of proposals are filed by February 19...

Motif# 2 [Hollis Street looking onto Gibbet Hill] - Photo by Steve Lieman



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