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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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Annual Town Warrant at a Glance… April 19, 2017

| April 23, 2017

By Nancy Arsenault With one of the largest warrants in recent years, the Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for two nights of voting to get through all of the articles. Beginning Monday May 1, voters will be asked to approve an operating budget that continues Stow’s trend of minor increases in spending, without the need […]

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Easy Access to Maynard’s Rail Trail… April 12, 2017

Easy Access to Maynard’s Rail Trail… April 12, 2017

| April 23, 2017

By Nancy Arsenault The nearly-completed Maynard leg of the Assabet River Rail Trail offers Stow residents another access point to the Trail, despite there being no official route through Stow. This newest spur, including the final section of the route through Acton, totals 3.4 miles from the Stow/Maynard line to the terminus of the entire […]

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Nashoba Budget Voted In… March 22, 2017

| March 26, 2017

By Ann Needle The Nashoba School Committee officially voted in the proposed 2017/18 budget March 15, despite concerns from some of its Lancaster representatives that the spending package will worsen their town’s financial woes. There was also more discussion over the district’s plans to raise tuition for its preschool, full-day kindergarten, and Extended Day programs. […]

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NRHS Space Discussion Continues…Nov. 16, 2016

| November 19, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee continued its discussion on how it should address potential expansion of Nashoba Regional High School, with some new perspective from administration at its Nov. 9 meeting.

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Plane Goes Down in Assabet River…Nov. 9, 2016

Plane Goes Down in Assabet River…Nov. 9, 2016

| November 11, 2016

By Nancy Arsenault
An experimental single engine wooden plane fell into the Assabet River seconds after taking off from Crow Island on Tuesday morning. The plane, with a single occupant, nose-dived straight into the bottom of the river in several feet of water about a quarter mile from the tip of Crow Island.

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Changes for Class Space and Size…Nov. 2, 2016

| November 6, 2016

By Ann Needle
In a continuing discussion, the Nashoba Regional High School’s space crunch was on the agenda at the Oct. 26 School Committee meeting. On a related note, the SC was weighing possible changes to the district’s policy on class sizes.

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MCAS Gets Fresh Look by Nashoba…Oct. 19, 2016

| October 25, 2016

By Ann Needle
MCAS performance throughout Nashoba remains strong, but the district will be looking at data from the state-wide test differently this year. Most of the Oct. 12 Nashoba School Committee meeting was devoted to hearing from Teaching and Learning about how it will use spring’s MCAS results to take a deeper look at how the curriculum is serving students.

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Tri-town Previews 2017/2018 School Year…Oct, 12, 2016

| October 14, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nasoba District’s three towns held the first Tri-Town meeting of the school year in Lancaster on Oct. 6, looking ahead to some of the costs the towns should anticipate for the 2017/18 school budget. Town officials also continued their discussion on the long-simmering traffic issues outside of Nashoba Regional High School.

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