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

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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. It is buoyed by an expected 12% increase in revenues. Wrigley chose to only take a 3% merit raise instead of the Selectmen’s recommendation of a 5% increase for this coming year…

A Closer Look at Cancer Statistics

Last week, The Stow Independent reported on the statistics for cancer incidences in the Town of Stow from 2004-2008, as gathered and released by the Massachusetts Cancer Registry in November 2011. In further evaluation of that data, this week we look to experts to determine the overall merit of comparing towns, statistics related to “clusters” of cases and what residents can do if they are concerned about environmental factors related to cancer cases…

Concerts and Activity Program at SCP

The March meeting of the Recreation Commission on March 21 is a good sign of Spring despite the snow on the ground. At the meeting, the Commission members looked to the summer and discussed upcoming programs including a new free drop-off program and a music series at Stow Community Park, Camp Stow, and finalized contractors for maintaining the town properties. A resident also brought a suggestion for the Department to provide  rental space at the Town Beach for people to store their own canoes and kayaks for easier access to Lake Boon…






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