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Day: February 20, 2013

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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The Independent Clause

Well, nothing says New England quite like -50o bitter windchill on Monday, 40s on Tuesday. Or at least it felt like that. That wind the last few days was just ridiculous. I had to look down and make sure I really did have pants on when I stepped outside. Thankfully, for the neighbor’s sake, I…

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Indoor Track Not Resting on Laurels

By Ellen Oliver

After snatching the Mid-Wach B league titles for both the boys and girls indoor track on February 2, the season remains successful for the Chieftains. “This was a great accomplishment for both teams,” said boys coach Andrew LeBlanc. “The league championship was a goal from the beginning of the season and we are very satisfied with what we accomplished in the regular season.”

The teams only had a few days to bask in the glory of the league title, the first for the girls and back-to-back for the boys, before heading to the District and State meets.

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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 11, 2013 7:48pm COMPLAINT A caller from Cricket Court reported a snowmobile on the trail behind his home.  The Police responded to check the area.  Nothing was…

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Randall Library Programs Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30pm, Author David Mark-Lecturing on “Slavery in Massachusetts, 1641-1783”-The Randall Library in Stow is hosting local Author David Mark at this special event as he lectures on what servitude and slavery was like in the colonies into the foundation of the United States from 1641-1783. Friday, February 22,…

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