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School Committee Rep Candidates Apr. 25 2018

School Committee Rep Candidates Apr. 25 2018

| April 26, 2018

The two candidates in a contested race for the one available seat as Stow Representative to the Nashoba Regional School District School Committee were each given the same set of questions with their unedited responses published below. The Stow Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at Center School. INTRODUCTIONS: MARK JONES, Incumbent […]

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Piecing together a puzzle party… Feb. 14, 2018

Piecing together a puzzle party… Feb. 14, 2018

| April 5, 2018

By Apara Borrowes When Marta Burbeck discovered Wentworth wooden jigsaw puzzles in England several years ago, she had no idea she would be starting a puzzle library of her own as a way to connect people and build community. Doing puzzles with others is “an old-new idea,” said Burbeck, as she talked about her jigsaw […]

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A Lifetime Experience in Malawi

A Lifetime Experience in Malawi

| August 15, 2017

Contributed by Helen Crosby The sweat ran down people’s faces as they waited in line. Hundreds of people were packed into the small, shabby schoolrooms, with those who couldn’t fit winding around the building in a line. We were in a small and remote village in Malawi, Africa, running a day-long outreach clinic. It was […]

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Stow Schools Deemed a Good Value… Aug. 15, 2017

Stow Schools Deemed a Good Value… Aug. 15, 2017

| August 15, 2017

By Ann Needle Housing does not come cheaply in Stow, but one organization recently gave the town a top rating for offering affordable housing – compared with the rest of the area –  that comes with top-notch schools. Realtor.com, an online real estate trade publication, issued its report last month on the top 10 most […]

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PAST TENSE: Bolton Railroad had a Short Life… Aug. 15, 2017

PAST TENSE: Bolton Railroad had a Short Life… Aug. 15, 2017

| August 13, 2017

Bolton Railroad had a Short Life Stories of Stow local history compiled by Lew Halprin Stow had no railroad pass through its center (although there had been two in Gleasondale), but our neighbor Bolton had one, at least for one day.  Here is a portion of the description of this unusual endeavor provided by Noel […]

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Team Ari at Bat… April 19, 2017

Team Ari at Bat… April 19, 2017

| April 23, 2017

By Ann Needle Stow’s Ari Schultz and his family have become the cornerstone of a major community effort to support them through an almost incomprehensible situation. The good news is 5-year-old heart transplant recipient Ari is improving, while friends and neighbors work to muster the financial support the family needs to re-build their mold-infested home. […]

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The Path to Donating Life… April 19, 2017

The Path to Donating Life… April 19, 2017

| April 23, 2017

By Ann Needle Stow rejoiced last month when 5-year-old Ari Schultz received a long-awaited heart transplant. While his family was the first to say that the transplant process is difficult and not a guarantee for the recipient, they knew that another family, in the midst of heartbreak and loss, had given Ari a fighting chance […]

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Schultz Family Faces New Challenges… March 22, 2017**Updated

Schultz Family Faces New Challenges… March 22, 2017**Updated

| March 26, 2017

*** UPDATE: March 26, 2017*** Shortly after the article below was published, Ari went into cardiac arrest. The night of March 22, Ari’s new heart stopped beating, according to his dad Mike, and after 30 minutes of CPR, Ari was placed on life support. The following is an update posted on March 26 by Mike […]

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Ride the Rotary to Woo Jung…Nov. 16, 2016

Ride the Rotary to Woo Jung…Nov. 16, 2016

| November 19, 2016

By Ann Needle
The restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, its customer base left town years ago, its décor is not exactly cutting-edge — the odds are stacked against survival. Yet Woo Jung blazes on, making a brisk business of its luscious Korean food in the middle of Ayer.

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Water as Therapy in Stow… Sept. 21 2016

Water as Therapy in Stow… Sept. 21 2016

| November 19, 2016

By Ann Needle
Although she’s moving out of town, Kaylin Norris will likely stay in the memory of Stow’s Laura Diamond. As an aquatic therapist, Diamond guided the 10-year-old Kaylin from the effects of a stroke on her left side before she was born to what Diamond described as a young woman “probably ahead of many of her peers in terms of water safety skills.”

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