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Lower Village project on target

Lower Village project on target

| August 27, 2019

August 28, 2019 By Ann Needle Traffic stops and closed lanes aside, the good news from the Stow Planning Dept. is the latest phase of the Lower Village road project is on track to be officially completed by Nov. 15. According to Town Planner Jesse Steadman, the only tasks to be finished after mid-November should […]

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Nashoba District up to speed for start of new school year

Nashoba District up to speed for start of new school year

| August 27, 2019

August. 28, 2019 By Natasha Don While there was no need for any major construction or renovation in the district buildings over the summer, Nashoba Regional School District Assistant Superintendent Todd Maguire applauded the facilities staff for their extensive work on the cleaning, maintaining, and improving of interior spaces and landscaping. One such improvement relates […]

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Stow Board of Health provides PFAS information

| August 27, 2019

*UPDATED BELOW with comments from Nashoba Regional School District Superintendent Brooke Clenchy Submitted by the Stow Board of Health In response to the recent mailout from the Nashoba Regional School District regarding the discovery of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the public water supplies for the Hale Middle School and Center School, the Stow […]

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Designer sought for Lower Village

Designer sought for Lower Village

| August 13, 2019

By Ann Needle The Stow Planning Board is looking for someone to help propel Lower Village business into life after the road project is complete. The Planning Board reviewed changes at its meeting Aug. 6 to a draft request for a proposal seeking a consultant to make design recommendations for Lower Village, and to recommend […]

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Funding for Stow ‘last mile’ pilot in final state budget

Funding for Stow ‘last mile’ pilot in final state budget

| August 13, 2019

Submitted by the Office of State Rep. Kate Hogan (Boston) Passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Charlie Baker last week, the $43.1 billion Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Massachusetts budget will provide a jolt of state funding for the Stow last mile transportation pilot, Bolton culvert repairs, and Assabet Watershed conservation through budget amendments […]

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New Stow Park takes shape

New Stow Park takes shape

| August 13, 2019

By Ann Needle Few words shout success in Stow louder than “on time and on budget.” And that was the phrase Stow Recreation Director Laura Greenough used to describe the park being installed at 323 Great Rd. At the July 9 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Greenough joined Conservation Commission Coordinator Kathy Sferra in updating the […]

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Year-end tasks for Stow Selectmen

Year-end tasks for Stow Selectmen

| July 2, 2019

By Ann Needle           During its final meeting before the fiscal year ends June 30, the Stow Board of Selectmen on June 25 tended to the annual routine business that keeps the town running.           There were also other pieces of news sprinkled into that annual ritual.           The Board officially approved a Conservation Restriction […]

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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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