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Month: October 2012

The Independent Clause

With the whole town geared up for a Special Town Meeting, Halloween, the Stow Independent….. we all got hosed by Mother Nature again. Why on Mondays and Tuesdays, Mother? Why? Thanks to a neighbor’s tree taking my power lines out, I’m now into 30 hours of being without power up here in Lunenburg.  Considering the…

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XC Runs Away with League Titles

By Ellen Oliver

Running strong into the post-season, the boys and girls cross country teams each were crowned Mid-Wach B league champs on Saturday. The girls won with 19 points and six of the top ten spots, the boys with 25 and seven of the top eleven finishers, each easily distancing themselves from the competition.
Freshman Rylee Gillen continued her dominance, coming in first with a time of 19:35.2. Gillen was followed by fellow freshman Grace Dempsey at third (20:25.4), senior Kara McCormack fourth (20.25.1), junior Kelsey Horowitz fifth (20:40.6), sophomore Natalie Bettez sixth (20:41.2) and senior Taylor Brady tenth (21:37.4).

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Past Tense…Haunted Brick House

By Lew Halprin

Talk about haunted houses in Stow and most residents will tell you “nonsense.” One exception would be Francis King, one of the former owners of the red brick house in Gleasondale who was adamant that this 1814 house was haunted. There are other things about this house besides being haunted that are very unusual, as told in a 1980 article published by Kathy Olohan in the old Stow Villager newspaper.

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Needle at Large: Talking Turkey

By Ann Needle

Growing up in the city, Thanksgiving meant gathering ‘round a freshly thawed Butterball. Looking my food source in the eye would have sent me scurrying for the closest tofu(tu)rkey.
Enter life in the suburbs of what Mom still thinks of as our little town in “Vermont”. Enjoying all that wonderful produce from our local farms, why not check out the source of some fresh meat?

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Hurricane Sandy Leaves Her Mark

By Nancy Arsenault

Hurricane Sandy blew into Stow on Monday with high winds and rain whipping through the town for most of the day and into the overnight hours. While Stow was spared from the type of destruction seen in areas closer to the storm’s center, several homes did sustain extensive damage after large trees fell across them and in a few cases, into them. School was cancelled for 2 days, with power outages and many roads blocked by downed trees, branches and power lines.

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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 October 22, 2012 7:08am ASSIST CITIZEN A caller reported that a family member did not return home the night before.  The caller contacted some friends but wanted the information…

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Publishing Networking Group Meeting  Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m., Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow. Vermont author Judith Dickerman-Nelson will discuss the publication of her book, Believe in Me: A Teen Mom’s Story. Judith Dickerman-Nelson received her BA in English from Umass Lowell and her MFA from Emerson College. This networking meeting is open to…

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*NEWS UPDATE* Special Town Meeting Rescheduled; Trick or Treat Hours on Sunday

8:00AM Wednesday- The Stow Police Department announced late yesterday afternoon that Halloween Trick or Treating Hours would be postponed until this Sunday, Nov. 4, 4-8PM. The decision was based on a recommendation from Hudson Light and Power citing power lines still down in town creating a potential safety hazard. EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR LOAN:  If anyone…

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