by Lew Halprin
The tree was not on our property; it was on the neighbor’s property. But to all of us in the neighborhood, the large pine tree that was in their back yard between their house and the water of Lake Boon always drew our attention and admiration whenever our gaze was drawn to that side of the lake.
It was perfectly organized with sturdy straight branches and its height proudly reached 80’ into the clouds and provided welcome shade to all those sitting under it. The tree had been doing this for over 100 years. In fact, many of the kids in the neighborhood had opportunities to swing on tires attached to the lower branches of the tree, and as they grew older would swing from long ropes tied to the upper branches that allowed them to swing high over the edge of the property into the lake’s waters with lots of squeals and laughter.
By Nancy Arsenault
Michael Lopresti, 47, a longtime resident of Hudson, was found dead late Saturday afternoon, submerged under a dock at Lake Boon, outside a Barton Road home in Stow that he had been renting for the past year. Stow Police received calls from a roommate and Lopresti’s ex-wife, that his three children, spending the weekend at his home, could not find him when they awoke Saturday morning. Stow Police said Lopresti had sent a text at 11pm Friday night, but had not been seen or heard from since.
Despite our constant pleas to not have anything bad happen on Tuesdays, now it’s an EARTHQUAKE! Registering a 4.0 on the Richter Scale and centered in Southern Central Maine, the shaking was felt in Stow (and many New England towns) Tuesday evening around 7:15pm. So far no reports of any major damage. What is it…
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 8, 2012 5:20pm COMPLAINT A caller from Warren Road reported that his neighbor was screaming. The Police responded. The neighbor was in her home and not screaming. …
Winter Coat Drive Time to clean out your closets! Please donate your gently used winter coats to Coats for Kids. “Anyone who needs a coat will have one” is the mission of Anton’s Cleaners’ 18th annual Coats for Kids drive. Coats are needed for all ages: children, teens, adults, and babies. Our Girl Scout Troop…
Stow’s Church of St. Isidore announced that Rev. David A. Doucet, 70, passed away on Friday, October 12. A wake will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2pm-5pm at Lehman and Reen Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02125. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, October 15 at 11am…
By Ellen Oliver
At the start of every sports season, teams gather, coining inspirational mottos and identifying goals. For 11 local basketball players with special needs, the goal is the same one reiterated throughout locker rooms all over the country: “Make States.” For this team, that means the Massachusetts Special Olympics Winter games, held in early 2013.
By Ann Needle
Health and safety were in the spotlight at last night’s Nashoba School Committee meeting. The Committee reviewed plans for some new safety-related policies, and got a closer look at some changes that should leave students better nourished.
Co-Chair Nancy Federspiel noted that the Policy Subcommittee has been focused on the meaning of a “substantial detrimental effect.” At the last School Committee meeting, Nashoba Regional High School Principal Dr. Parry Graham explained that state law charges him with deciding whether students are causing a substantial detrimental effect on the rest of the school, and therefore whether they can continue to come to classes.
By Nancy Arsenault
Town Administrator Bill Wrigley announced at last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, that he supports a plan to give money back to the taxpayers as a result of a surplus of stored assets and free cash in the town coffers. This is just one aspect of the financial information that residents need to digest as they consider three capital projects at the upcoming Special Town Meeting on October 29.