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Donate here to help support The Independent. Thank you!

Donate here to help support The Independent. Thank you!

| April 1, 2020

We appreciate your support during this current crisis that has negatively impacted the revenue stream of the newspaper. Any donations to see us through will be appreciated! 

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NO PAPERS JULY 8 and JULY 15 – Happy vacation!

NO PAPERS JULY 8 and JULY 15 – Happy vacation!

| July 4, 2020

We are taking our annual summer break and there will be NO PAPERS on July 8 or July 15. The July 1 School Committee report has just been posted and we will post a brief summary of the July 11 (rain date July 18) Stow Town Meeting. Other than that, we will see you back […]

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Nashoba School Committee votes to remove ‘Chieftains’ name and mascot

| July 4, 2020

By Natasha Don As the first meeting post-election on July 1, the Nashoba Regional School Committee welcomed three new members: Amy Cohen of Bolton, Richard Eckel of Stow, and Sharon Poch of Lancaster. Brett Collins was also acknowledged as the official Lancaster replacement for former member Alise Crossland. In light of the recent petition to […]

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Nashoba Regional School Committee Votes to Replace High School Native American Team Name, School Symbols

| July 1, 2020

From the Nashoba Regional School District – The Nashoba Regional School Committee, at its July 1, 2020 meeting, has voted unanimously to replace the “Chieftains” team name and any related symbols and iconography used by NashobaRegional High School (NRHS) athletic teams and the school more broadly, effective January 1, 2021. A new teamname will be […]

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Annual Town Meeting Moved to July 11 – outdoors

| June 18, 2020

By Ann Needle At a special Board of Selectmen meeting tonight (June 18), the Selectmen approved moving Annual Town Meeting to Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m., in the field behind Center School. The rain date will be Saturday, July 18. The meeting was to take place June 22, after being re-scheduled from May 4 during […]

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Stow Selectman Candidates Q & A: Burke and Sturgis

Stow Selectman Candidates Q & A: Burke and Sturgis

| June 10, 2020

Originally published: May 27, 2020 With three contested races in this year’s Town Election, we are presenting candidate interviews for those races to help voters decide between the candidates. This week we feature Brian Burke (incumbent) and Ellen Sturgis, who are both running for the open one-year Selectman’s seat (time remaining on former Selectman Don […]

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Stow Selectman Candidates Q & A:                                    Birch-McMichael and Golder

Stow Selectman Candidates Q & A: Birch-McMichael and Golder

| June 10, 2020

Originally Published May 20, 2020 IntroductionsMegan Birch-McMichael: For the last 2 years, I have served as a voting associate member on the Planning Board and chaired the Lower Village Revitalization Subcommittee. I was the co-director of the inaugural Run for the Kids in 2019 and have volunteered for SpringFest for the last three years. I […]

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$5 Meals Go Toward Helping Neighbors

$5 Meals Go Toward Helping Neighbors

| May 28, 2020

May 13, 2020 By Kayla Voigt Stevie Dembro, owner of Stevie’s Back Road Cafe in Hudson, knows what it’s like to be down on your luck. “I come from the inner city projects. I know what it’s like to not have a meal. I know what it’s like to not eat,” he said in a […]

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Proposed expansion of hunting  at Refuge

Proposed expansion of hunting at Refuge

| May 18, 2020

by Ann NeedleThe federal government has proposed opening up more hunting opportunities at its wildlife refuges, which would include the Assabet River and other nearby National Wildlife Refuges. Residents have until May 22 to voice their opinion to the U.S. government. Sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the plan for the Assabet River […]

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Stow Police Chief relieved of duties

| April 19, 2020

From the town of Stow: On Saturday, April 18, 2020, representatives of the State Police met with Stow Police Chief Ralph “Rusty” Marino at the Stow police department. After that meeting, Chief Marino placed himself on indefinite administrative leave and named Sgt. Darren Thraen as Acting Chief. Chief Marino has been relieved of all duties. […]

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8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Stow as of April 10

| April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Stow Board of Health Report Week ending 4/10/20:The laboratory confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Town of Stow is 8 as of 4/10/20. The Board of Health receives this information from the Massachusetts Department of Public (MDPH). As testing becomes more available and more individuals get tested it is likely the number of positive […]

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