Day: July 24, 2014

In This Week’s Print Edition… July 23, 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: Legal Uses of Collings Foundation Property Questioned Tuesday night, the Selectmen accepted the recommendation of the Fire Station/Community Center Building committee for a project architect and also discussed […]

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The ‘Family’ Behind The Bolton Fair

By Nancy Arsenault

In just two weeks, an area tradition continues: the 132-year-old Bolton Fair officially opens August 8. While it’s now held in Lancaster and no longer a production of the founding Farmers and Mechanics Association, its agricultural identity still forms the backbone. Add in Monster Trucks, Racing Pigs and fried Oreos, and the modern day Bolton Fair continues to draw crowds.

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As the Farmer Goes, so Goes the Farm

By Nancy Arsenault
Jim and Betty Sauta posted their own version of social media a week ago, displaying a simple driveway sign announcing their longtime farm stand was abruptly closing for the season. Both Jim and Betty are stricken with the long term effects of Lyme disease, something the octogenarians never thought could be so debilitating for themselves or for their farm on Hudson Road.

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New Lead for Lyme Treatment?

by Robert Cooke

A new look into the intricacies of Lyme disease – the dangerous tick-borne infections that can be picked up in backyards and woodlands – shows the corkscrew-shaped bacterium causing Lyme has a surprising metabolic quirk: it needs no iron.

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The Independent Clause… July 23, 2014

As promised last week, Nancy caught up with Jim and Betty Sauta and brings the story of their battles with Lyme disease and how that has forced the closing of their farm stand for the summer. Lew Halprin revived a Past Tense column about the original Sauta farm, showing Jim’s strong roots in farming. We […]

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Stow Public Safety Report… July 23, 2014

By Kristen Kerouac 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 July 14, 2014 1:35am FIRE A caller from Barton Road reported a cooking fire.  The Police and Fire Department responded.  The fire was safely extinguished. […]

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Calendar… July 23, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE RANDALL LIBRARY Sisters in Crime Night with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Tilia Kebnov Jacobs, Thursday,  July 24, 7pm – What goes into writing a mystery novel? Investigative reporter and award-winning mystery author Hank Phillippi Ryan will be on hand with award-winning author Tilia Kebnov Jacobs. They will talk about their latest novels and offer advice on […]

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