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Month: March 2013

Nashoba Trims School Choice Program

By Ann Needle

After weeks of debate, the Nashoba School Committee voted last night to nix the school choice program in kindergarten through grade 8. The amount of debate over the topic throughout several meetings easily outpaced discussion devoted to the approved 2013/14 budget, which was the subject of an annual public hearing that started the meeting.

Once again this year, the Committee took up its annual option to review the standing school choice policy, which regulates how many out-of-district students can come to school here in different grades. The Committee finally voted to keep the program only at Nashoba Regional High School.

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The Independent Clause

    I need to apologize for the incorrect date on the front page of last week’s issue.  The first thing I do when I breakdown the previous week’s issue is to change the issue number and the date on the front page. The very first thing, every time, every week. For 6 years. Actually, 6…

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

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Selectmen Approve Budget Proposal The Board of Selectmen last night approved Town Administrator Bill Wrigley’s budget of over $25M for FY 2014. The budget includes a small General Municipal increase of 3.35%, for the funds needed to run town government, pay employees, fund programs and operations….

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Stow Woman Skates into Dream Job

By Ellen Oliver Stow resident Jennifer Danowitz thought her career path as a teacher was set. That is until her students turned the tables on her motivational speeches and encouraged her to pursue her dream as a skater for Disney on Ice.   After Danowitz graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010 where she…

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Spice Pepper Garden Packs the Heat

By Ann Needle My friend Carol’s mother is a woman of serious Chinese descent. Carol could boast that she knows a Polynesian pretender of Chinese cuisine by scent. She also would tell you that her own family has a lifeline attached to Acton’s Spice Pepper Garden restaurant. People, Spice Pepper Garden is serious business. Please do…

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Calendar… March 27, 2013

Randall Library Programs Saturday, March 30th, 2013 @ 2:00pm-Author  Barbara Allen reads and speaks about her poignant and riveting autobiography, Nice Children Stolen from Car. Ms Allen’s  fascinating book is based on her childhood in which she was raised by parents who were hoarders. Also on hand for the event will be other speakers who…

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Public Safety Report … March 27, 2013

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 March 18, 2013 1:26am    ARREST Mona Tse, 39, from Hudson, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. 7:17pm MEDICAL EMERGENCY A caller from DeVincent Way requested…

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Nashoba Graceful, Poised in State Final Loss

By Ellen Oliver

We all root for the team that works hard and commits to long hours at practice to improve, but they don’t always win in the end. When the Central Mass D2 champion Nashoba Chieftains girls’ basketball team met Southern Mass D2 winner Medfield in the State championship on Saturday at the DCU Center, the outcome wasn’t what the Chieftains wanted.

Shortly after Erin Cressman put the first points on the scoreboard for Nashoba, the Medfield Warriors began their attack, taking the lead with a nifty three-pointer and never looking back. Despite relentless pressure by Nashoba, Medfield pulled away 11 points at the half, going on a five point run in the final minute.

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