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Year: 2012

Gobbler 5K Grows into a Tradition

By Ellen Oliver
For years Nashoba graduates met up on Thanksgiving morning on the bleachers surrounding a football field as Nashoba and North Middlesex took to the gridiron. But the Sixth Annual Stow Gobbler 5K officially wins the reunion race, bringing together former Chieftains and Stow community members two hours before football kick off.
“My favorite part is seeing old high school friends and checking in on the high school team,” said Miles Hodge, a 2012 Nashoba graduate and Gobbler runner.
The Gobbler was founded by avid runners Nick and Alex Papanastassiou when they were in high school as a way to help their mom participate in a Thanksgiving race closer to home. Now college seniors, the brothers proved they haven’t lost a step, crossing the line at 9th (Nick, 18:45.9) and 11th (Alex, 18:47.0), along with former event organizers Abby Hurd at 12th overall and the top female finisher (18:50.14) and Allie Allaire crossing at 59th (21:37.8).

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Hill-Man’s Foundation Brings Relief

By Ann Needle Driving to work, the news on the radio can be a wake-up call, with stories of accidents and loss that are often too close to home. As someone who has dealt with dozens of these stories on his morning radio show, Stow resident Greg Hill decided to do something to help the…

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Undefeated Chieftains Head to Super Bowl

By Jordana Bieze Foster

Nashoba Regional will defend its Division 2 Super Bowl title this Saturday at Gillette Stadium, after a 21-0 playoff victory over Holy Name on Tuesday night that extended the Chieftains’ winning streak to 25 games.

“It feels good,” said head coach Ken Tucker, “but we’ve got one more game to go.”

In the Super Bowl, scheduled to start at 11 am, the top-seeded Chieftains (12-0) will face 3rd seed Shepherd Hill (10-2), which beat 2nd seed Doherty 34-8 on Tuesday night. The title game will be a rematch of last year’s playoff semifinal, in which the Chieftains defeated the Fighting Rams 35-14.

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Holiday Wreaths still available It’s not too late! All sizes are available, but quantities are limited. Please order online with your credit card at  You can also order your post-Holiday tree pickup & disposal online at the same time.  Thank you in advance for supporting local Boy Scout programs. 6th Annual Stow Gobbler 5K Run/Walk…

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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 November 12, 2012 7:18am SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY A caller from Warren Road reported that someone spray-painted her license plate.  The Police responded.  The incident was logged. 8:46am ARREST Vincenzo…

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Stow Residents Help in Wake of Sandy

By Ann Needle Compared with New York and New Jersey, Stow escaped the worst horrors of Hurricane Sandy.  As the New York/New Jersey shore areas still wrestle with unimaginable destruction, Stow residents have reached out to help. Here in Stow, Locally, Mark and Matthew Allaire have set up a yard sale to benefit the Red…

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Beaver Living Large at Pompo

By Ann Needle After last month, it’s easy to assume the recently fallen trees in front of the former Pompositticut School are the work of Hurricane Sandy. But the cut lines reveal some dents and edge not found on human saws. Yes, even as humans have vacated Pompo, beavers are snapping up prime real estate,…

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The Independent Clause

We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are, as always, thankful for all or our loyal readers and appreciate your support throughout the year. I am personally thankful that I remembered to buy the turkey early enough that it will have time to defrost before Thursday. It’s the little things. We have a…

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Soccer Battles; XC XCels at States

By Ellen Oliver   Soccer When two undefeated titans enter the state soccer finals, only one can leave with their record intact. On Friday night, the Nashoba Chieftains girls’ soccer team (18-0-4) met the Franklin Panthers (21-0-1) at Worcester State University to determine who would be the Massachusetts Division 1 State Champion. The Panthers were…

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