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Day: September 26, 2012

Past Tense…Outhouses of Stow

By Lew Halprin

I was over at the Town Hall the other day when an older person asked me where the outhouse was. I’m sure he meant toilet and I directed him such, but it got me thinking. Surely in the days before indoor plumbing, when meetings were held at the old Town Hall, there must have been a need for an outhouse or two, but in none of the many pictures the town vault has of the Town Hall, did I see an outhouse.

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Classifieds October 10 2012

FOR SALE Datrex golf bag, Navy w/print  14 individual sections, multiple pockets and 1 insulated. Matching club cover. Very good condition. $40 cash. Call 978-897-9204. COME & GET IT FREE! FREE: 4 egg laying 2 yr old chickens, 2 Orpington, 2 Ameraucana. Moving sadly unable to keep. 978-407-1538 FREE: Air Hockey table.  Electronic scoring, no dead spots,…

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Sports Round Up: EEE is a Game Changer

By Ellen Oliver

The threat of the EEE virus is affecting youth and high school game schedules after several area towns were considered to be a high risk for the virus. After a Westborough man died of EEE in August and EEE carrying mosquitoes were found in Boylston (August) and Berlin (September), the Massachusetts Department of Health listed Hopkinton, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, and Upton as areas of concern. As a result, evening activities (anything after 5:30pm) in many of the towns have been rescheduled.

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The Changing Face of Stow

By Nancy Arsenault

With recent tax hikes related to school projects and now looking at multiple proposed building projects potentially driving real estate taxes higher, it seems many longtime Stow residents are choosing to leave town. At the same time, home sales in Stow have risen slightly over the last few years according to real estate market reports. Who is selling and who is buying and how will it effect the town?

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“Substantial Disruptive Effect” at Nashoba?

By Ann Needle

The topic of the evening was not at the top of the Nashoba School Committee’s agenda last night, but that did not stop it from dominating the meeting for more than an hour. “We think we know why many of you are here,” Committee Co-Chair Nancy Federspiel of Bolton announced to about 25 audience members. “But this is not a School Committee issue, it’s an issue for the high school.”

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The Independent Clause

In the 14 years I’ve been editing and producing newspapers, never have I had a week like this one. As I sit here Tuesday afternoon, trying to wrap my head around the multiple questions and up-in-the-air issues that remain before a rapidly-approaching print deadline, I’m contemplating just replacing everything with hand-drawn cartoons and pretty pictures…

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Fresh Baked Apple Pies and Historic Slates Available Fresh baked apple pies from First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will only be available for two more weeks!  Stock your freezer now!  Pies will be sold from the Apple Pie Stand at the church on the Common in Stow, at the intersection of Routes 117…

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Police Log

Monday September 17, 2012 9:38am ASSIST CITIZEN A walk-in requested to speak with an officer regarding possible fraud.  An officer advised the individual.   2:38pm ANIMAL A caller on Packard road reported that a baby goat was running in the road.  The Animal Control Officer was contacted.   Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:51am LOST A…

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