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Day: November 13, 2013

In This Week’s Print Edition… November 13, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Tax Rates, Slots & Open Space At their meeting on Tuesday night, the Selectmen approved continuing with one tax rate for residential, commercial and personal property classifications for FY 2014. As Stow has done in the past, all property owners will be taxed at the same…

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Soccer Ends; XC, Cheerleading Heat Up

By Ellen Oliver

After the first week of playoff games, only girls soccer remained to represent the Chieftains in the post-season. The exceptions to the playoff system are the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, who each sent seven runners to the Central Mass. Division 1 meet this week and the varsity cheerleading squad, who continued their season with a great showing at the league meet.

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Lucia’s Taverna a Mixed Bag

By Ann Needle

The unassuming town of Ayer now hosts the very hip, very North End-ish Lucia’s Taverna, something for those looking for an elegant dinner and where husband Jeff and I ended up for a date night. While there are many positives to the venue, the jury remains out on the overall experience.

Yes, Lucia’s itself is good news – a place to celebrate, or simply to savor, especially with a special someone. The décor is worthy of a night out in the city, all dark wood and linen. One online restaurant review did whinny a bit about the white “Christmas” lights decorating the outside. Is this the same person who complains the Bible is too long?

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Goldman Marks 100th Birthday

By Ann Needle

As one of Stow’s most storied citizens, Ernest Goldman enjoys a wealth of superlatives. And, Goldman is about to enjoy yet another achievement, when he celebrates his 100th birthday early next month.

A musician by choice (and engineer by trade), it is appropriate that Goldman will mark this rare milestone as Sounds of Stow, which he helped found, celebrates its 35th anniversary at its November 24 concert. Co-founder and Artistic Director Barbara Jones assures that there will be a “rousing” rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Goldman at the concert.

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The Independent Clause

I ran out of vanilla. The kind you bake with. How could I let such a thing happen just as baking season is about to peak? I can feel the cold steely blue eyes of Martha Stewart upon me. The Baking Police are probably approaching my door as I type. Now I’m going to have…

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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 November 4, 2013 7:55am ROAD SAFETY COMPLAINT A caller from Walcott Street reported a smashed TV on the side of the road.  The Highway Department was notified. 9:02am…

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Randall Library Programs The Randall Library has a new website!!- Check out our new library website at  to find out the latest news on upcoming events, programs, reading suggestions and a whole lot more. Ed Morgan, “The Music Man,” Thursday, November 14th, at 10:30am-Come enjoy an interactive sing-along for children ages 1 to 99…

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