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Day: January 22, 2014

Also In This Week’s Print Edition… January 22, 2014

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Bringing Warmth in Many Ways “I feel like we just won the Lottery,” exclaimed Al Wheeler, Chairman of the Stow Friends of the Council on Aging, after the entire seventh grade at Hale Middle School gathered in the auditorium last Friday to present Wheeler with a […]

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New Coalition Hosts Gun Safety Seminar

By Nancy Arsenault
There’s a new organization in the area determined to make a public statement regarding gun control and gun safety. “We are not all criminals because we have guns,” said Stow resident Craig Schomp, who feels gun legislation should not be designed in a manner that automatically treats gun owners as if they are criminals or suspected criminals. “We are people who like to hunt, trap, shoot clay pigeons and we have families and jobs just like everyone else.”

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More Small Steps to a Better Year…

By Ann Needle

Last week’s Independent gave you small, do-able—and effective — steps to take toward your New Year’s resolutions. This week you can read more tips from local experts about the simple ways you could shore up your living space and mental health in 2014.

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Alpine Skiing is All in the Family

By Ellen Oliver

When asked about the spirit of a team, many athletes say their teammates are like family. For eight members of the 18-person Nashoba Alpine ski team, they actually are. The team has seven girls and 11 boys, including four sets of siblings.
“It’s fun because we all know each other and share the common interest of skiing,” said senior Flora Tierney, who shares the roster with her brother George, a junior. “A lot of kids have had an older brother or sister on the team and wanted to try it, too.”

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