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Month: September 2013

Hoff Shoots for Fame

By Ann Needle

Caution: This piece may best be read while viewing social media. Because 18-year-old Matt Hoff has a film resume that calls for viewing rather than reading, browsing his work at (simply type “Matt Hoff” in the search bar) is the best way to appreciate what he has accomplished in a very short time. And a recent victory assures that list will likely get a lot longer.

On October 5, Matt’s short film, “Vacation”, will be screened in Times Square at the All-American High School Film Festival. The almost-silent film tells the fictional story of homeless, young siblings, and what they do after finding a winning lottery ticket.

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Chieftains Start Season with a Bang

By Jordana Bieze Foster

In the locker room, the Nashoba Regional football players paced in their wet uniforms, itching to go back on the field and defend their 42-21 fourth-quarter lead over visiting Westborough. But outside, the lightning flashes continued and the clock remained stopped with 10:43 left in the game.

Finally, Chieftain head coach Jamie Tucker came into the locker room and told his team he had bad news and good news. The bad news was that they wouldn’t get to finish the game. The good news was that the score would stand.

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The Independent Clause

If your subscription is expiring in September (reminder emails were sent and you can also check the date after your last name on your address label), please get your renewal in by tomorrow, Thursday, to avoid interruption of your delivery! Our sympathies to both the Mong and Vierkant families on the loss of their loved […]

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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 September 9, 2013 10:36am MEDICAL EMERGENCY A caller from Meeting House Lane requested an ambulance for an individual who fell and was hurt.  The Police and Fire/Rescue responded.  […]

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Gun Violence Forum Tonight The Stow Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) is hosting a discussion on Gun Violence tonight, Wednesday, September 18, from 7 to 9 pm at the Hale Middle School.  Attendance is open to the public.  Panel members include James Wallace (Gun Owners Action League), John Rosenthal (Stop Handgun Violence) and Angus McQuilken (Massachusetts […]

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Boys Soccer: Circling for Success

By Ellen Oliver

The Nashoba boys’ soccer team began their season with a match against Westborough at home on Friday, September6 as part of a busy afternoon of sports in Bolton. A quick look at the Rangers roster and one number repeats down the list: 12. The Rangers boast 15 seniors on their team compared to Nashoba with eight.

“We knew they were a strong, experienced team. They’ve played together a long time,” said Senior Captain Ross Cressman.
The Ranger’s experience may seem apparent in the final result, Westborough over Nashoba 2-0, bu not during the game. Westborough scored in the first ten minutes, but the Chieftains held them until the Rangers struck again with ten minutes left in the game.

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Bolton Repair Clinic Teaches DIY Skills

By Nancy Arsenault

Is your house filled with things you’d love to fix but just don’t have the skills? Stow residents are invited to take part in a repair clinic in Bolton at the end of September, sponsored by a group that thinks it’s time to get back to the basics – including fixing what’s broken instead of buying new.

Bolton Local, a resident group dedicated to encouraging sustainable living in all facets of life, is sponsoring the Repair Café on Saturday, September 28 at the Houghton Building in Bolton. Anyone – including Stow residents – with a broken “something” can stop in for repair time. Unlike a Fix-It shop where an item is dropped off to be serviced by someone else, the Repair Café will have a slew of volunteers available to assess the problem, determine the solution, and then teach and assist the items’ owners to do the repair themselves. There is no fee for admission or for any services rendered and the event is open to anyone in the area looking for a fix.

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Reduced School Year Assessment for Stow

By Ann Needle

As plans were laid out for the new school year, Stow taxpayers received some good news at the Nashoba School Committee’s first meeting of the 2013/14 year held on Tuesday night.

In sum, Superintendent Michael Wood noted that new state accounting rules and corrections made to enrollment numbers mean Stow’s assessment is about $150,000 less than its original 2013/14 calculation. Lancaster sees an $85,000 drop, while Bolton’s contribution ticks up by $200,000.

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