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Month: February 2014

Nashoba Kindergarten to Go Full Day

By Ann Needle

A busy Nashoba School Committee meeting last night was highlighted by a decision on whether to make all district kindergarten classes full day.
After almost 90 minutes of debate among Committee and audience members, the Committee voted 5 to 1 (plus 2 abstentions) to fund the cost for converting all Nashoba kindergarten classes into full-day sessions. Though Nashoba has offered full-day kindergarten for the past few years, some kindergarten classes were still half day. Meanwhile, the waiting lists grew for full day spaces.

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Stow Couple Running for a Cure

By Rob Kean

For folks throughout the state, the region, and even the country, this year’s Boston Marathon promises to be more emotional than any of the 117 previous. For those running it on behalf of a charity close to their hearts and lives, it will be that much more so.

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Girls Hoops on Target for Success

By Ellen Oliver

There isn’t a literal target stitched on the backs of the jerseys, but every player on the Nashoba girls’ basketball team, who were the 2013 district champs and state finalist, knows it’s there.

“We know teams are going to give their best when they play us. They’ve been working hard all year to prepare to play us,” said junior Nicole Boucher.

With an 18-0 record, the pressure is mounting to shoot through districts and regain a chance at a state title, plus keep the undefeated streak going as long as possible. According to junior Nikkiah Snoddy, they are right where they want to be.

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The Independent Clause… February 12, 2014

As I sit here once again freezing my fingers off, I am contemplating the reports of yet another foot of snow headed my way. I don’t think it will be quite that bad in Stow, but here in Lunenburg, aka the Siberian Outpost, we are once again in the jackpot area. Yes, “jackpot” they say……

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Public Safety Report… February 12, 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 February 3, 2014 11:07am MEDICAL EMERGENCY A woman walked into the station complaining of tingling down her left side.  The Fire/Rescue responded.  The ambulance transported the woman to…

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Calendar… February 12, 2014

Donation Drive to Support Buddy Dog Humane Society From now until Wednesday February 12th Junior Girl Scout Troop 72533 will be collecting items from the Buddy Dog Wish List.  Look out for our Green Bins at Shaw’s, Pet Source & Randall Library.  Help support the animals & staff at BDHS by donating from these items:…

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In This Week’s Print Edition… February 5, 2014

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Along with the articles featured on our website, you will find the following in this week’s print edition: Funding for Pine Bluff Improvements On Monday January 27, members of the Rec Commission attended a meeting of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to request funding for a…

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Gun Laws Explained at TAGSC Meeting

By Ellen Oliver

The details and intricacies of Massachusetts gun laws, including the possession, transportation and storage of guns in the Commonwealth, were explained on Thursday night at the South Hangar of Minute Man Air Field in Stow.

The information was presented by Jon Green, Director of Education and Training of the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) and sponsored by The Assabet Gun Safety Coalition.

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New Town Social Worker

By Ann Needle

Sara Steele recently signed on as the first licensed social worker hired for the Town of Stow. Working Thursdays and Fridays out of the Town Building, where she shares an office with the town nurse, Steele brings more than 20 years of experience to the new position.

“The goal is to have this position reach across the town to all ages,” stressed Steele, who officially reports to Stow Council on Aging Director Alyson Toole.

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