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Day: September 12, 2012

Your Junk Just May be Treasure

by Nancy Arsenault
Before you undergo your next house or garage cleanout, consider what some local experts are saying about seemingly worthless junk. These days, everything from costume jewelry to old hand tools, lawn mowers, trophies, and broken appliances may be worth a lot more than you think.

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Nashoba Football Starts Out with a Bang

By Jordana Bieze Foster
The artificial turf field is new and so are some of the names on the roster, but in dispensing with the visitors from Wachusett 44-14 on Friday night, the Nashoba Regional football team looked very much like the team that capped an undefeated season with a Super Bowl title a year ago.
The Chieftain defense was as dominant as ever, keeping the Mountaineers off the scoreboard until the waning seconds of the third quarter, by which time all of the starters were on the sidelines. Speedy Stow running back John Ojukwu started his senior season with a pair of touchdowns but was hardly Nashoba’s only offensive weapon as six other Chieftains made scoring contributions.

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$8M Science Lab Question Heads to TMs

By Ellen Oliver

At their September 11 meeting, the School Committee voted to approve a plan to renovate the high school’s science labs, sending the project to the district’s three towns for consideration at their respective Special Fall Town Meetings. The project is potentially eligible for 50% funding from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, reducing the cost to roughly $4M to be split amongst the three towns.

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Student Under House Arrest Attends School

By Nancy Arsenault

Zachary Gross, 17, of Stow is awaiting trial on felony charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, unlawful possession of a firearm and kidnapping. After posting $5,000 bail, Gross spent the summer on house arrest. While the courts determine if his case will be heard in District or Superior Court, Gross attends daily classes at Nashoba Regional High School, his whereabouts monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet.

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The Independent Clause

While I’m not particularly looking forward to the winter weather, there’s something comforting about the cool nights we’ve been having. It’s nice, for now, to change into warm, comfy clothes and curl up under the blankets again. And with the fall weather comes football. Go Pats and Go Nashoba! We welcome back Jordana Bieze Foster…

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Past Tense: Stow’s Railroad Tracks…Designed 2000 Years Ago

Stow’s long defunct railroad ran from Marlborough, past Hudson, through Gleasondale, past Lake Boon, along the river through Maynard to Acton.  Its rails are spaced exactly 4 ft 8.5 inches wide.  Why such an odd number?  It’s nothing unique to Stow; in fact that’s the spacing of railroad tracks throughout the US, actually throughout most…

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Police Log

Excerpts from the Public Safety Logs. Please note, arrests are made based on probable cause but do not determine   guilt or innocence until proven in court.  Monday September 3, 2012 8:21am ANIMAL A caller from Gleasondale Road reported that two black sheep were in his yard.  The owner was notified to pick up the sheep. …

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Upcoming Library Programs Wednesday, September 12th, 2012, 3:30 pm-Local author Julie Berry will be at the Randall Library in Stow to read from her new young adult book “Secondhand Charm”. She will also be available for questions and answers and will talk about her writing process. Books will be available for signing. Friday, September 14,…

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