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Day: October 16, 2013

In This Week’s Print Edition… October 16, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Public Safety News Briefs Following is a round up of recent news from Stow Public Safety officials including a fatal accident on Gleasondale Road, thefts from a small family business and an update on the weekend traffic situation… Nashoba Students Take to the Woods In an…

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Medical Marijuana Vote at Town Meeting

By Nancy Arsenault

Now that 63% of the state’s voters have approved the placement of medical marijuana facilities in communities, will Stow be one of these locations? The Planning Board held a forum last week to gauge public opinion, but with few attendees, they did not come away with much resident input, leaving the regulating process, at least at this point, fully in the hands of town government.

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Help Wanted for Open Table

By Ann Needle

The scheduled cutbacks in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) coming next month have put private food pantries in the spotlight. For those anxious to help keep the less fortunate in the area nourished — and put some professional and leadership skills to work — the Open Table in Maynard has several openings.

Started in Concord in 1989, this all-volunteer organization marks its 25th anniversary this year, serving a free, weekly dinner to those in need. Its newer Maynard location, in the Clock Tower Place cafeteria, serves those in Maynard and surrounding towns, including Stow, according to Open Table’s Jeanine Calabria. The Concord site hosts a meal on Thursdays, at First Parish Church.

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Marlboro Slides Past Chieftains, 28-24

By Jordana Bieze Foster

In a close football game between two evenly-matched teams, the victory often goes to the team with the last chance to score. But things didn’t quite work out that way on Friday for Nashoba Regional, whose night ended on the Marlboro 13 yard line and on the short end of a 28-24 decision.

Nashoba (now 3-2) had led 24-13 in the third quarter, but even after that lead had evaporated and Panther senior quarterback John Rumney found senior receiver Matt Thall in the end zone for the go-ahead score with 68 seconds remaining in the game, the
visiting Chieftains refused to concede.

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The Independent Clause

Now that Columbus Day weekend has passed, the holidays are next on the agenda. We’re already seeing bits and pieces here in the paper and certain Big Box stores have had their Christmas merchandise out for several weeks now. Good grief do I hate that. The “season” isn’t now, weeks before Halloween candy has been…

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Upcoming Library Events Spooky Storytime, Saturday, October 26th, 1pm – Join Martha, Youth Services Librarian, for a preschool storytime, only a little spookier. Wear your costume and have a Halloween treat with us to celebrate the holiday. Haunted House, Saturday, October 26th, 2pm-4pm- Randall Library welcomes ghosts and goblins (but only for two hours) upstairs…

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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 October 7, 2013 5:01pm COMPLAINT A caller from Indian Ridge Road reported that someone threw rocks onto the traffic on 117.  An officer responded to check the area….

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