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Day: October 30, 2013

In This Week’s Print Edition… October 30, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Police Search and Pursuit Last week, Stow police and Firefighter/EMTs initiated their second missing person search within a month’s time. While the first search resulted in an elderly man being found near Honey Pot Hill Orchards, expressing gratitude to rescuers, this second search involved somewhat different…

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All Articles Passed at Town Meeting

By Nancy Arsenault

Special Town Meeting convened Monday night attracting a sparse crowd of 125, possibly due to the 5th game of the World Series being broadcast at about the same time. All articles passed with little controversy though a few did provoke comments from voters. Town Moderator David Walrath broke with longstanding tradition and allowed a live broadcast of the meeting on Stow TV.

The Board of Selectmen chose to support two specific Warrant articles, believing strongly that voters should follow their lead, and the voters did just that. They first approved $58,000 to add to the monies already appropriated to upgrade the town water plant, located in Town Building. This upgrade follows a directive issued by the DEP that if the system was not brought into compliance with newer regulations, fines could be levied against the town.

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Minuteman Campaigns for Funding Bill

By Ann Needle

With a major building project proposal in the works, Minuteman Regional Vocational High School hosted a legislative breakfast last Tuesday, accenting support of a senate bill that would increase funding for school building projects. Minuteman Superintendent Dr. Edward Bouquillon also took the opportunity to discuss a proposal for changes to their current regional membership agreement with area towns.

The Minuteman session was attended by about 10 state legislators, including Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and some of the bill’s co-sponsors. Last Thursday, a hearing was held at the State House for Senate Bill 228, calling for a 10% to 20% increase in state aide for regional school construction projects.

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XC Sweeps Mid-Wach B League Meet

By Ellen Oliver

A Chieftain was the first to cross the tape for the girls’ and for boys’ races on Saturday, propelling Nashoba to dual team wins at Ghiloni Park in Marlboro in the Mid-Wach B championships.

Nashoba sophomore Rylee Gillen secured her second league title with a top place finish (19:29.1) on the 3.1 mile course. Gillen took an early lead and was never contested during the rest of the race, finishing 30 seconds ahead of Quabbin’s Steffany Halfrey (20:04.6).

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The Independent Clause

Well, I think I can safely say at this point that it looks like Halloween will be a go this year, on time and on schedule, with no blizzards or hurricanes blowing out the jack-o-lantern lights. It even looks like the temperature will be on the mild side as the Trick or Treaters head out….

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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 21, 2013 2:24pm SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY A caller on Great Road reported that a man who was possibly intoxicated was walking along the road.  The Police responded. 2:43pm…

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Be Prepared… Troop 1 Stow Boy Scouts’ Wreath Sale is starting October 30.  Scouts may be stopping by your house or you can order online at Nashoba Girls Lacrosse Spring 2014 Registration  Important Changes! Spring Registration will be opening on or about October 15 and will close by November 30.  Early bird registration will…

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