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Ed. Note: In last week’s edition of the Groton Herald, we inadvertently cut off the last paragraph and a half of Joshua Vollmar’s excellent story on the invention and production of manila paper in Groton. Below is the missing text.    The next proprietor of this plant was Tileston &...
  On November 15, 2023, with Senator John Cronin voting with the unanimous majority, the Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that supporters say would make major changes and reforms to the state’s pharmaceutical system by “lowering the cost of drugs at the pharmacy counter and...
Since 1995, we have celebrated women’s history during the month of March. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee in Groton offers these books, videos and events for you to learn more about some of the amazing women from Massachusetts. Books ● Margaret Fuller, who lived and was schooled in...
Presidential Primary is March 5 and Part of “Super Tuesday” Primaries Across the Country; Turnout is Unpredictable in Groton by Robert Stewart  Voting in the March 5 Presidential Primary in Groton will begin this Saturday, Feb. 24, as early in-person voting opens for voters from all four precincts...

John Mark Hollingsworth. Photo colorized by the Groton Herald

by Joshua Vollmar    What do manila paper and window screens have in common? They were both first manufactured by Grotonians. The former was an invention and product of the Hollingsworth brothers, and the latter of Charles H. Waters. This article will share the story of the Hollingsworths, and the...
by Connie Sartini      Groton Select Board, Dunstable Selectmen, Groton Finance Committee, Dunstable Advisory Board, and Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee met with State Senator John Cronin. Senator Edward Kennedy, State Representative Margaret Scarsdale and Representative Danillo Sena for...
State Senator John Cronin and State Representative Margaret Scarsdale Announce 59 Percent Increase in State Funds for Road Work in Groton by Robert Stewart    Groton’s State Senator John Cronin and State Representative Margaret Scarsdale jointly announced last week that Groton received a...
“Bridge Financing” Will Give Steward Time to Transfer One or More of Its Massachusetts Hospitals to Other Providers; Future of Nashoba Valley Medical Center Still Unknown by Robert Stewart    In a continually evolving state of affairs, Steward Healthcare Systems announced to Boston’s TV stations...

John Barnard and John Barker did not know each other before the start of the NRWA meeting focusing on climate change yet happened to be wearing the same shirts. Could there have been a spooky serendipity at work that evening?   Photo by Steve Lieman

  The NRWA is seeking citizen input in the communities of Ashburnham, Fitchburg, Groton, Leominster, and Pepperell as part of our Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Project in these five towns/cities. If you are a resident of one of these communities, are you concerned about, or would like...
   For Fiscal Year 2025, the Community Preservation Committee has received 12 submissions for funding that will be presented to Spring Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.    The seven-member Community Preservation Committee will prepare written feedback to be provided to Applicants: on Monday...

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