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Day: February 13, 2013

Girls BBall Thrives Despite Illness, Injury

By Ellen Oliver

The Nashoba Chieftains are 13-2, undefeated in their league. “We’re happy,” said Coach Beth McNamara. “I hope we keep it up. It’s hard for the other team to defend all of our kids.” Although she’s happy with success, the coach doesn’t feel like she’s had her whole team in good working order all season. “We had a couple kids injured, a lot of sickness, flu, strep throat; kids were out sick for two or three days. We’ve struggled with that a bit.”

McNamara said the challenges have not just been on the court, but during practice, too. “It’s tough to practice when so many kids are sick.

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A Little Pet Goes A Long Way

By Ann Needle

“You could say the COA has gone to the dogs,” joked COA Director Alyson Toole, referring to a program that provides a chance for several canines to spend time, bringing cheer, comfort, and laughs to Stow seniors.

About once a month, the COA brings in a passel of “therapy dogs” to frolic and rest with clients for an hour or so. According to Toole, the dogs make for terrific emotional therapy for seniors, many who can no longer take care of pets of their own or are not allowed to have a pet in their current residence.

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Nashoba Postpones Budget Vote

By Ann Needle

The Nashoba School Committee put off a vote on the district’s proposed 2013/14 budget last night, agreeing that it needs to look more closely at what could be trimmed, especially given that the district towns’ assessments have become questionable. The Committee also looked at the potential calendar for next school year, along with changes to how Superintendent Michael Wood’s performance is evaluated.

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The Independent Clause

Knowing how even the threat of thunder and lightning can cause a two-week power outage in Lunenburg, the first question most people asked me after the Blizzard was, “Did you lose power?” And shockingly, the answer is no. Not even a flicker. We were all ready, pretty much assuming it was going to happen, and…

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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 February 4, 2013 12:47pm FRAUD A caller from Davis Road reported that someone, who claimed to be from the US Treasury, told her that she won $250,000.  He offered…

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Ash Wednesday Service at the Union Church of Stow Feb 13th 7:30PM: Please join us for this quiet, contemplative service to welcome the season of Lent. The service will include communion and the opportunity to receive ashes. Lenten Sermons: Please join us at 9:30 AM every Sunday year round for our worship services.  What is…

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In This Week’s Print Edition… February 13, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery   Capital Projects Still Alive The Selectmen last night agreed to appoint an Oversight Committee to monitor a reevaluation of the three municipal capital projects that had failed at the Special Town Meeting in November. The Board also received a preliminary budget proposal for FY2014 from…

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