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Lake Boon Looks to Safety…August 10, 2016

Lake Boon Looks to Safety…August 10, 2016

| August 12, 2016

By Ann Needle
At the Aug. 2 meeting of the Lake Boon Commission, some Lake residents spoke of their first-hand experiences with why state and local rules in and around the water should be straightened out. These accounts helped illustrate the need for a proposed start-up plan to look more closely at how to update LBC bylaws to better synch state and local rules around swimming and boating.

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Passions Forge Unified Training Center…Aug 3, 2016

Passions Forge Unified Training Center…Aug 3, 2016

| August 5, 2016

By Ellen Oliver
While a student at Nashoba High School, Brendan Aylward split his time between academic pursuits, representing the Chieftains on the basketball court, and working with students through the Best Buddies program. Now Aylward merged his passion for working with special needs individuals, and promoting fitness for all, into one new gym, Unified Health & Performance.

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Stow Man Conquers Kilimanjaro…Aug. 3, 2016

Stow Man Conquers Kilimanjaro…Aug. 3, 2016

| August 5, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Independent recently received a picture for the back page’s “vacation photo” feature of a man atop Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. The subject, Robert Bell, was peeping at the newspaper through his sub-zero jacket hood. He wrote, “I’m hoping to get credit for the highest-ever altitude Stow Independent reading and vacation photo!” So, having taken the paper to such lofty heights, it seemed only right to find out more about this towering trek.

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Nashoba Launches Its Summer Work…July 20, 2016

| July 25, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee’s final meetings before a summer break were devoted to crucial issues the district could face well beyond September. While the commanding topic of the June 29 and July 7 meetings was how to handle thousands of dollars in unexpected Facilities repairs, the SC also made crucial decisions on researching the district’s finances and hiring key staff.

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Outdoor Product Review: Deer fly patches…  July 13, 2016

Outdoor Product Review: Deer fly patches… July 13, 2016

| July 12, 2016

Contributed by Kirk Teska
Every summer, about this time, the deer flies arrive after wintering in hell. I used to be able to outrun them but no longer. Nothing works – they lick Deet off your body and then whisper in your ear, “That’s all you got?” While trail running in the woods, they herd up and follow you. taking turns biting your neck and ears. The kamikaze ones fly right down your throat.

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Summer Fun at Local Festivals…June 29, 2016

| July 1, 2016

By Ann Needle
There are parts of summer that offer non-stop fun and leisure — say, your out-of-town vacation. But some of those sunny days might move slowly around here, turning activities such as taking a left onto Rte. 117 at 5pm — immediately— the sole source of fun.

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No Backing Down for NRHS Grads… June 15, 2016

No Backing Down for NRHS Grads… June 15, 2016

| June 16, 2016

By Ann Needle It was a day that celebrated the compassion— and determination —of teens heading into the world. Nashoba Regional High School’s Class of 2016 received their diplomas June 12 amid an almost-capacity crowd at Worcester’s DCU Center. The packed audience stemmed from family and friends of one of the largest graduating classes in […]

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State Laws Enforced for Lake Boon Boating…May 18, 2016

| June 6, 2016

By Nancy Arsenault
The Lake Boon Commission held a public forum at Hale Middle School Tuesday night that attracted nearly 100 people. The attendees were primarily residents from Stow and Hudson living around the lake who came to hear about the pending enforcement of local bylaws and state regulations governing boating activity on Lake Boon.

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Nashoba After-Prom is a Hit…June 1, 2016

Nashoba After-Prom is a Hit…June 1, 2016

| June 6, 2016

By Ann Needle

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What’s Next for Minuteman Building…May 25, 2016

| May 27, 2016

By Ann Needle
While an overwhelming majority of Minuteman High School’s member towns accepted the vocational school’s planned building project this spring, rejection by one town was enough to scuttle those plans for now. But, at Minuteman’s May 17 School Committee meeting, it was clear that administration has not given up on project.

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