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In This Week’s Print Edition… December 18, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Year’s End Town Wrap Up As the year winds down, some issues continue to simmer in Stow while others are wrapping up. Here’s a status update on just a few of the major topics that received public attention over the course of the year… Winter Wallop…

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First Responders Honored at Minute Man

By Rob Kean

On Easter Sunday 2010, a father from Needham watched his 10-year-old son take off with his grandfather in the latter’s Cessna from Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. A short time later, he received that phone call every parent dreads.
There’d been an accident.

Attempting to land at Minute Man Air Field in Stow, grandfather and grandson had encountered an ill wind that bounced their plane off the tarmac, and though a “go-around” flight maneuver was attempted, the aircraft plunged nose-first into the ground and cartwheeled before coming to rest upside down in the early Spring mud.

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When All Isn’t Merry & Bright

By Nancy Arsenault

“I think there is something wrong with me. I just don’t understand Christmas. I like getting presents, sending cards, decorating trees and all that. But I always end up feeling sad,” said Charlie Brown in the 1967 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” television classic.

Those words were echoed by a group of seniors last week, when newly hired Town Social Worker Sara Steele hosted a discussion group about Holiday Blues in the COA Friendship Room, attracting those whose worlds are a little dark in this season of light.

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Boston Blues Artist of the Year from Stow

By Ellen Oliver

Boston may not be considered a bastion of blues music, but according to Stow resident and musician Barrett Anderson, Massachusetts has a “vibrant” blues connection. Anderson must know what he’s talking about since he just snagged Blues Artist of the Year at the Boston Music awards on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Anderson released his second album, The Long Fall, this autumn and learned of his BMA nomination when he spotted a post on Facebook congratulating him.

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The Independent Clause

Stow Independent Annual Holiday Break! With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays this year, we will not publish a print paper either Dec. 25 or Jan 1. We will, however, run a limited online edition on Jan. 3, 2014. If there is any major breaking news during the holiday print break, we…

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Christmas Services First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (Unitarian Universalist) 353 Great Rd. Stow 978/897-8149; [email protected]; December 22, 9 a.m. How Unitarians Saved Christmas Unitarians are responsible for the greatest Christmas stories, famous Christmas Carols, the Santa Claus we know today (chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf), and many of the…

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Public Safety Report

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 December 9, 2013 4:16pm ASSIST CITIZEN A walk-in requested to speak with an officer regarding an issue with a contractor working on his home.  An officer advised the…

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