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The Independent Clause

 I’ve often said that one of the best things about small town government is that a resident can see the direct impact of their voice through their participation and vote at Town Meeting and Elections. I’ve also said things along the lines of “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” With less than 200 registered voters at Town Meeting Monday night, and less than 100 on Tuesday, only 4% of the town’s registered voters now have permission to complain…
   I want to congratulate two groups of Stow kids who took a stand- a lemonade stand that is– and put it to good use to raise money for the One Fund Boston organization raising money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Great job to the kids, and to their parents, too.
  We have added a new component to our website– a Contest! Our first contest will feature Little Feet Treats, the home-based bakery specializing in nut and allergen-free treats. Owner Paige Dalto also makes custom cupcakes and cakes in her nut-free kitchen. Click here ( for the Little Feet Treats Contest. You’ll find an entry form and more information on how to enter to win one dozen buttercream cupcakes. Also see page 9 of this week’s print issue for more details. Look for more contests in the weeks ahead!
    We have quite a number of stories this week that should keep our readers informed, thinking and entertained. It’s a busy time of year for many of us, but keeping up with the town news is a worthwhile investment. Of course doing that on the patio, enjoying a warm breeze and sunshine, listening to the grass grow and the flowers bloom makes for a little bit easier reading. Hope you can take a little time to enjoy these beautiful days and catch up with Stow in the process.
Cyndy Bremer, managing editor;