Month: January 2013

Buzzer Sounds on Tucker Coaching Era

By Ellen Oliver

On Sunday January 20, the Nashoba Chieftains held their annual football banquet to recognize the accomplishments of the 2012 team and bid farewell to the graduating seniors. This banquet also served as the forum for longtime Head Coach Ken Tucker to announce his retirement as the Chieftain’s coach.

There was no confetti or Gatorade bath for Tucker, but the theme of “going out on top” couldn’t be more obvious, as the Chieftains ended the 2012 season with a second consecutive Super Bowl victory, capping a second consecutive undefeated season.

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Needle at Large: In the Man Cave

By Ann Needle

This Super Bowl Sunday, nothing may bring comfort to the bereft Patriots fan faster than an invitation to watch the game in a state-of-the-art “man cave.” These rumored rooms of comfort supposedly are fitted with flat screen TVs on steroids, plus all the plush couches needed to squeeze in a bunch of burping fraternity brothers.

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Nashoba Proposes a 3.9% Hike

By Ann Needle

The Nashoba Regional School District proposed a 3.9% budget hike last night for the 2013/14 school, up from a 3.1% increase in 2011/12. This puts the total potential budget at $49,054,064, before adding in projected revenue and grants.

However, in comparing the two years, changes in legal requirements on financial reporting mean the estimated hikes for the total budget and the net budget, are not being measured in the same way as last year. Wood explained that items have been moved for accounting purposes from the gross budget to the net budget.

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Calendar

“The Music Man” at Randall Library      Saturday, January 26th and February 23, 2013, 10:30am- Ed Morgan “The Music Man”-Music Performance-Come enjoy an interactive sing-along for children ages 1 to 99 at the Randall Library in Stow with Ed Morgan “The Music Man”. Learn new ways to connect with your family through songs. This family […]

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Public Safety 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 January 21, 2013 8:44am     ANIMAL Several callers on Gleasondale Road reported two loose horses.  The Police responded.  The horses were corralled.  All was OK. 10:06am MEDICAL EMERGENCY A […]

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The Independent Clause

We’ve heard there is some confusion about whether or not people need to subscribe to receive the paper. People have said that the paper keeps “showing up.” As we said we would do when we changed our business model to subscriptions, we have run townwide papers on a monthly basis as part of our promotional […]

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In this Week’s Print Edition… January 30, 2013

The 2013 Grocery Store Price Survey By Nancy Arsenault This past Saturday, the Stow Independent went grocery shopping –  shopping for prices, comparing what a typical food shopper might expect to spend not only at Stow Shaw’s, but at Market Basket in Leominster, Hannaford in Hudson and Acton’s Roche Bros. supermarkets. This 2013 grocery price […]

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In this Week’s Print Edition Jan. 23, 2013

Energy Efficiency at Selectmen’s By Nancy Arsenault At Tuesday night’s Selectmen’s meeting,  the Board approved moving forward with an energy efficiency audit of the Town Building and the Stow Police Station. Arnie Epstein of the Stow Energy Working Group informed the Board that Hudson Light & Power has recently increased incentives that make looking at […]

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