Month: February 2013

Prepping for Playoffs

By Ellen Oliver

With the hockey and basketball teams advancing to the playoffs and wrestling, skiing and indoor track representing at States, the Chieftains are on the quest for more trophies and accolades.

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Winter Greens at Indoor Farmer’s Market

By Nancy Arsenault

“It’s a happening place. We’re looking at springtime here on a snowy winter day,” said Carolyn Cusolito-Tavares. She is just one of almost 55 vendors interacting with shoppers and food tasters at the Wayland Winter Farmer’s Market at Russell’s Garden Center on Saturday.

For ten weeks, this Winter Market attracts followers from Boston to Worcester, and vendors from all over Massachusetts, according to Market Manager Peg Mallet. She launched the program four years ago as a way to utilize the warm but empty greenhouses. Now, the Wayland Market is considered one of the busiest and best attended Winter Markets in the area, according to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

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Nashoba Budget and Choice Heat Up

By Ann Needle

The Nashoba School Committee scrutinized possible cuts to its potential 2013/14 budget last night, with members agreeing to return later this month with decisions on what (if anything) could be trimmed. And, the school choice debate rolled on through sometimes heated discussion over whether profit from extra students makes up for resources that could be better used for residents.

At the Committee’s request during the last meeting, Wood presented what the $49.1 million proposed 2014 budget would look like if trimmed at three levels.

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Pubic Safety Log

Monday February 18, 2013 8:34am COMPLAINT A caller from Boxboro Road reported that someone hacked into his computer and sent emails out to all his contacts.  The information was passed on to a Detective for follow up. 12:07pm ROAD SAFETY COMPLAINT A caller on State Road reported that there was a large bag of debris […]

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Calendar

Stow And Maynard Democrats Host Platform Hearing Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. at Maynard Library (77 Nason St.).  The Stow and Maynard Democrat Town Committees invite all area Democrats to come and share their views on what should be included in the 2013 platform for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.   The hearing will start at 7:00 […]

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The Independent Clause

Our condolences go out to the Fletcher family on the loss of Marion Fletcher on Sunday. Marion was a lifelong Stow resident, well known and well loved in the community. She will be missed by many. Services will be announced at a later date. With the closing of the Skating Rink at Stow Community Park, […]

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In This Week’s Print Edition… February 27, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery   Capital Projects Committee Shaping Up The Board of Selectmen appointed Bruce Fletcher to the Capital Projects Oversight Committee, and reviewed the FY 2014 budget with several Town Boards at Tuesday night’s meeting.…   Minuteman Regional’s Budget Numbers As Stow’s budget takes shape for fiscal year […]

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Nashoba Tries “Bring Your Own Device”

By Ann Needle

The image of the plugged-in/tuned out child – playing computer games while ears are attached to an MP3 player– has become a symbol of today’s high-tech world. But the Nashoba schools are out to change that.

“We really want to show students that these are tools for learning,” Nashoba Technology Integration Coordinator Cyndi Larsen said of the Internet and the high-tech tools that are second nature to many students. Nashoba’s latest move in this direction is its “Bring Your Own Device” program, testing out how the schools can put the hodgepodge of technology families use – laptops computers, tablets, smartphones – to work in learning.

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UMASS Creating Gleasondale Master Plan

By Nancy Arsenault

Planning Board Coordinator Karen Kelleher announced that Stow, and specifically the Gleasondale Village area, has been chosen by UMASS as the subject of a 14-week intensive exploration by students and faculty of the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department in Amherst.

Their project will result in a specific Master Plan for that part of Stow, including an inventory of most properties contained within the village boundaries, analysis of economic and environmental issues, concluding with recommendations that could ultimately preserve the character of the area, ensuring its vitality and value to the town, well into the future, according to Kelleher.

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