Day: August 21, 2013

Tucker Steps Up to Head Football Coach

By Jordana Bieze Foster

With the Nashoba Regional football team looking to defend its back-to-back Super Bowl titles and extend its 26-game winning streak, new head coach Jamie Tucker has plenty of reasons to be focusing on Xs and Os during this preseason. But Tucker is also focusing on keeping his players safe.

On August 10, Tucker attended a “Practice Like Pros” seminar in Worcester, where speakers including Dartmouth College coach Buddy Teevens and well-known sports neurologist Dr. Robert Cantu discussed the risk of concussion during high school football practices and how coaches can help minimize that risk.

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Ready to Throw, but Where to Go?

By Ellen Oliver

“Spring cleaning” may have captured the market on inspirational phrases to motivate you to clear out the clutter from your home, but tapping into that “back-to-school” mentality is another good time to think about downsizing your items. So, you’re ready to clean out your excess treasures or inherited items, but where should it go?

Professional organizer Ann Deluty of Stow Away Organizing sees people needing help getting rid of items before a move or downsizing after the children are grown, but doesn’t think it should always cost money to get rid of your excess possessions. “I don’t like to recommend options [for getting rid of items] that cost too much money,” she said. “You should be able to downsize without paying for it.” Unfortunately, options for getting cash for your stuff are limited.

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West Nile Virus Found in Adjacent Towns

By Ellen Oliver

Last week, mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus were discovered in surveillance traps set in Boxborough and Maynard. Central Mass Mosquito Control Project Executive Director Tim Deschamps confirmed the CMMCP captured a Culex mosquito with the West Nile Virus in Boxborough in the Meadow Lane area.

Deschamps explained that although the area in Boxborough where the mosquito was found is near the Stow border, there is a large expanse of wooded areas along the border and the characteristics of the type of mosquito that was infected made the risk to Stow very low. “The Culex mosquito is not an aggressive biter,” explained Deschamps. “They aren’t strong fliers either, but are seen as amplifiers, which means they will transfer the virus to birds.”

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The Independent Clause

350 cups of coffee later, we bring you our Back-to-School Townwide Edition! I’m so excited! Or maybe I’m just really, really caffeinated! The Nashoba Schools will start classes next Wednesday, August 28, so we have put together information that we hope you’ll find helpful in gearing up for next week. We’ve got school changes, school lunches […]

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Calendar

Upcoming Library Events Sensei Pat’s Karate Demonstration, Thursday, August 22nd at 2:00pm- Sensei Saunders is a black belt instructor certified by International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) and the American Council on the Martial Arts (ACMA). She has been teaching karate classes since 1998 and is also a NAPMA certified cardio karate instructor. Check out Sensei Pat’s […]

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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 August 12, 2013 7:14am COMPLAINT A caller from Farm Road reported that two tow trucks were parked on the side of the road.  The Police responded.  The drivers were […]

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In This Week’s Print Edition…. August 21, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Bus Routes for Stow Students Lunch Menu for Hale/Center Schools Walcott St. Development Public Hearing Hemenway Farm, a Planned Conservation Development proposed for Walcott Street, is coming before the town in a public hearing on August 27 scheduled at 8:00pm during the Planning Board’s regular meeting. […]

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