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Month: April 2013

Softball Strong and Focused

By Ellen Oliver

Early on Nashoba’s softball schedule every season is the Cheryl Jones Memorial Tournament in Hudson. Nashoba entered the tournament unbeaten after three games, including a 15-1 rout of North Middlesex on Patriots Day.

The first match of the April 18th tournament saw the Chieftains defeat Dracut 2-1, who couldn’t withstand the Chieftain’s knock-out pitching. “To come here and beat Dracut, a highly ranked team, was great for us,” said Nashoba Coach Steve Kendall. “We’re a happy to have played well against a good team.”

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Putting the Money Where the Need Lies

By Nancy Arsenault

The cost of the Marathon bombings is tremendous. Some of that will be borne by the city, the state and the Federal government. But a lot of the cost will be the personal burden of the hundreds of victims and their families.

A week after the explosions, Stow resident and Boston radio personality Greg Hill had raised $226,601 for those families, with over $93,000 already directly dispersed to the people most in need. Thanks to his Greg Hill Foundation and the tremendous generosity of area residents and businesses, the fundraising efforts are Boston Strong.

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In This Week’s Print Edition… April 24,2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery It’s Decision Time for Stow Voters Stow residents once again have the opportunity to determine how their tax dollars will be spent, and ultimately, how high their taxes will need to be to pay for the schools and to run town services. On Monday, May 6…

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Schools Survey Performance and Preferences

By Ann Needle

At last night’s brief, 45-minute Nashoba School Committee meeting, members reviewed a summary of their individual evaluations of the superintendent for the year, and made plans to issue several surveys on how the schools are meeting the public’s expectations.

Reviewing new state criteria for rating school administrators, the Committee spent the past few months looking at how to revamp Nashoba’s ratings criteria. As part of the new rules — which will take effect next school year — the Committee also must shape those results into a formal, publicly-presented evaluation. Committee Chair Nancy Federspiel of Bolton cautioned that this means the format and content of Wood’s evaluation next year could be quite different.

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The Independent Clause

People talk about the “Power of the Press,” but these days it seems iffy whether that power is used for good or …. not. We’ve seen a bit of both this past week in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent capture of those responsible. With news outlets struggling to keep up…

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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 April 15, 2013 4:50pm SERVE PUBLIC An officer checked on the banks in town due to a robbery in Westford.  All banks were secure. Tuesday April 16, 2013…

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Randall Library Special Programs Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 3:00pm, -YA Author Kate Burak Reading from Her Book-Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things.- Renowned author Kate Burak  will be meeting with young adults to speak about and read from her riveting book Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things. Come meet the author as she speaks…

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Stow Energy Group Hosts Solar Foru

By Ellen Oliver On a rainy April 10th evening, the Stow Energy Working Group hosted a forum for residents to discuss considerations when installing solar energy in their home or business. About 40 people attended the meeting at the Town Hall to hear representatives from Hudson Light & Power, a local solar installer, Massachusetts Department…

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Tennis Adjusts to New Playing Fields

By Ellen Oliver
Last spring, the Nashoba boys’ tennis team rode a winning streak to the state finals against Martha’s Vineyard. This year, the boy’s team is hoping the playoff magic holds for them again while adjusting to new playing fields, literally and figuratively.
The new five-court spread at Nashoba opened this year near the soccer fields, giving the team room to stretch out. The team is no longer huddled on the three courts that were nestled in the trees off the Auditorium entrance of the school. “The courts look like they belong there,” said Coach Brenda Mason.

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