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Month: January 2014

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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The Independent Clause… January 22, 2014

Picking  my son up from basketball practice at 5pm the other day, I noticed it was still light outside. It was “dusky”, but I could still see quite a bit.  And as I happily contemplated this breakthrough of sorts, I drove past my turn, up to the center of town, adding 5 minutes on to…

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Public Safety Report… January 22, 2014

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 January 13, 2014 12:08pm ROAD SAFETY COMPLAINT A caller on Taylor Road reported that a modular home trailer was blocking the road.  The Police responded.  Upon arrival, the…

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Calendar… January 22, 2014

Randall Library Programs For more information on library programs, visit our new website at http://www. Stow Lions Club Monthly Dinner Meeting This month the Stow Lions will hold our monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30.  We will be meeting at Emma’s Café in the Stow Shopping Center (117 Great Road).  Our…

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In This Week’s Print Edition… January 15, 2014

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Project Cost Projections Expected Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen and the Capital Building Projects Oversight Committee met separately but discussed the same topics – updates on the status of a new fire station, library and community center… Fitness Resolutions Can Find a Home New Year’s…

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School Schedule Changes Discussed

By Ann Needle The School Committee put off a vote last night on the proposed 2014/15 school calendar, hoping some awaited changes will come through on the teachers’ contracts. Meanwhile, the school day may look a lot different next year. Last month, Nashoba administration presented the Committee with two proposed calendars. The recommended version “B”…

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Small Steps to a Better Year Ahead

By Ann Needle According to the University of Scranton (PA), a scant 8% of Americans reported ever achieving a New Year’s resolution. If this sounds familiar, perhaps these promises to yourself were just too big to keep. This year, try taking smaller steps to a better life; minor moves that are simple to make —…

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Obituary…Spring Memorial Planned for Ernest Goldman *Updated January 17, 2014

By Cyndy Bremer Stow resident Ernest Goldman, 100, passed away at his home on Tuesday evening after a period of declining health, surrounded by his family. Goldman had just turned 100 years old this past December and had made a birthday appearance at the fall concert of the Sounds of Stow, a group he co-founded…

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