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Town Meeting to vote on marijuana in Stow… Sept. 26, 2018

Town Meeting to vote on marijuana in Stow… Sept. 26, 2018

| September 27, 2018

By Ann Needle Stow is gearing up for a Special Town Meeting this Monday, Oct. 1 that will help decide where and whether the state’s newly legal marijuana businesses can locate here. The STM has been slated for Oct. 1, given the town moratorium on the businesses ends Jan. 1, 2019. If passed at STM, […]

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Marijuana articles for Town Meeting warrant approved… Aug. 15, 2018

Marijuana articles for Town Meeting warrant approved… Aug. 15, 2018

| August 15, 2018

By Ann Needle Stow residents will be voting at the Oct. 1 Special Town Meeting on whether to ban retail marijuana businesses from locating here — and, if not, how to regulate them. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved 15 articles for the STM Warrant, all centered on regulating legalized […]

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Stow report tackles climate change… Aug. 15, 2018

Stow report tackles climate change… Aug. 15, 2018

| August 14, 2018

By Ann Needle In what way could climate change impact Stow and how can the town mitigate those impacts? A standing-room-only crowd on Aug. 7 heard the results of a report with some answers to those questions, presented in a public listening session by Stow’s Planning Board and Conservation Commission. The 96-page Community Resilience Building […]

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Annual Town Warrant at-a-glance… 4/25/18

Annual Town Warrant at-a-glance… 4/25/18

| April 26, 2018

By Ann Needle At the May 7 Annual Town Meeting, residents will vote on 60 articles as part of the Town of Stow’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. Listed in the 2018 ATM Warrant, delivered with this week’s Stow Independent, the articles map how the town plans to allocate its operating budget for the next […]

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NRSD to request state help in assessing NRHS… Dec. 6 2017

NRSD to request state help in assessing NRHS… Dec. 6 2017

| December 7, 2017

Reduced pre-k slots/classes approved By Ann Needle At its Nov. 29 meeting, the Nashoba School Committee gave administration the go-ahead to request help from the state on a possible building project for Nashoba Regional High School. The SC also approved a proposal to reduce the number of slots and classes available in next year’s pre-school program […]

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Stow Resident in the Path of the Eclipse… Aug. 15, 2017

Stow Resident in the Path of the Eclipse… Aug. 15, 2017

| August 15, 2017

By Ann Needle Star-gazers everywhere are excited about the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 – even in Stow, where only a partial solar eclipse will be visible. But one Stow resident has a particular reason to be focused on Monday’s celestial event, flying right into the path of the total eclipse in search […]

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Obituary: Paul Lapierre, 55… Services on Thursday, Aug. 17

Obituary: Paul Lapierre, 55… Services on Thursday, Aug. 17

| August 15, 2017

Paul Lapierre, 55 Paul J. Lapierre, 55, of Hudson, formerly of Stow passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Paul is survived by two daughters, Erin and Cassidy; his four siblings, Ann D. Anderson and her husband Warren of Stow, June E. Kolenda and her husband Brian of Stow, Donna R. Lapierre of Hudson […]

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Obituary… William Booth, 78

| August 10, 2017

William C. “Bill” Booth, 78, of Stow, passed away peacefully Friday August 4, 2017 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton surrounded by his loving family.  He was the devoted husband of forty-five years to Isobel G. Booth. Born in Hornell, New York on September 10, 1938, he was the son of the […]

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Some Fireworks at July Special Town Meeting… July 12, 2017

| July 12, 2017

By Nancy Arsenault -July 12, 2017 The July 10 Special Town Meeting offered up some fireworks for this unusual July event. Nearly 200 townspeople came out on that Monday night to debate affordable housing opportunities, speed limit changes and funding for fixes to the Randall Library Septic system and the Lake Boon Dam. The proposed […]

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Obituary…. Judith York, 77  June 23 2017

Obituary…. Judith York, 77 June 23 2017

| June 29, 2017

STOW: Judith Ella (Hickey) York, 77, a long time Stow resident, died peacefully Friday June 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Stack York, to whom she was married for 45 years at the time of his passing on June 24, 2014.  The daughter […]

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