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Obituary: Dorothy (Doe) Shively, 91

Dorothy (Doe) Shively, 91Former Stow resident and teacher Dorothy (Doe) Shively died peacefully on March 3, 2022, in Westminster, CO. Born on March 19, 1930 in Sebring, Ohio, Doe was descended from a long line of storytellers and pranksters. Known fondly as Honey, she was the daughter of Emmett and Evelyn Garlock and the doting […]

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Ukraine invasion hits close to one Stow home

A group of Stow residents gathered in Stow Center in support of Ukraine after Russia invaded that country. Photo courtesy Kathleen Konno. Published in The Stow and Bolton Independent March 2, 2022 by Ann NeedleAs Americans watch the Russian invasion of Ukraine from a safe distance, for one Stow woman, the story strikes much closer […]

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OBITUARY: Kathy Perkins, 63

STOW–Kathy E. Jeanson Perkins, 63, passed away peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  She is survived by her two children, Matthew E. Perkins & wife Jamie of Bolton, MA; and Haley L. DeCarlo & husband Justin of Westminster, MA; and four adoring grandchildren, Geovanie, […]

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OBITUARY: Katie Donovan, 26

Kathryn “Katie” Marie Donovan, age 26, of Stow, passed away unexpectedly at home surrounded by family in the early morning of January 1, 2022. She was the beloved daughter of Mark Peter Donovan and Kristen Marie (Holt) Donovan, and the cherished sister of John Matthew and Emma Leena. Katie was born in Concord, MA, on […]

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OBITUARY: Thomas Kelly, 92

STOW–Thomas Joseph Kelly, Jr., age 92, passed away at a family gathering on December 26, 2021, at his daughter’s house in Stow; the same home where he raised his family. He was surrounded by both his children, his sons-in-law, all his grandchildren and great grandchild. He left this world his way, including a slice of […]

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Special Town Meeting passes all Articles

Oct. 30, 2021 By Ann Needle The Oct. 30 Special Town Meeting (STM) passed all 10 Warrant Articles, promising substantial changes to some of the largest properties in Stow. Two major Articles took center stage during STM debate. Passed by a vote of 243-7, Article 5 authorizes the Town to purchase about 115 acres of […]

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Gleasondale Bridge info session

*Due to a power outage impacting a majority of Stow, the following is the first part of the presentation, and will be followed up when the full recording of the session is available By Natasha Don On Sept. 1, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) hosted an info session/community forum via Zoom regarding […]

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Agreement to Purchase North Course of Stow Acres Country Club

The proposed development and preservation plan for Stow Acres Country Club. (Photo courtesy Town of Stow) STOW — The Town of Stow is pleased to announce that it has reached a conceptual agreement with the owners of Stow Acres Country Club to purchase the 115-acre North Course, allowing the Town to shape protection and development […]

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Updated COVID-19 Numbers

Sept. 7, 2021 With the DELTA Variant of the COVID-19 virus causing a rise in case numbers, the following information, derived from the Mass. Department of Public Health and available on the Mass.gov website, gives an update as to where COVID case numbers stand in the communities of Bolton and Stow, along with the total number […]

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Stow Police Arrest Man Following Standoff

From the Stow Police Department STOW — Chief Michael Sallese reports that the suspect who had barricaded himself inside his Great Road home this evening has been taken into custody. CHARLES R. CLAUSSEN, AGE 30, OF STOW was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Lowell, Marlborough and Framingham District Courts. Additional charges may be forthcoming as a […]

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