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High School Labs Nixed

By Ann Needle

On Monday, voters in Lancaster rejected borrowing the money needed for a proposed Science lab renovation at Nashoba Regional High School. This leaves Stow residents with one less item to debate at its special Town Meeting on October 29.

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“Substantial Disruptive Effect” at Nashoba?

By Ann Needle

The topic of the evening was not at the top of the Nashoba School Committee’s agenda last night, but that did not stop it from dominating the meeting for more than an hour. “We think we know why many of you are here,” Committee Co-Chair Nancy Federspiel of Bolton announced to about 25 audience members. “But this is not a School Committee issue, it’s an issue for the high school.”

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Group Focuses on Business Development

By Nancy Arsenault

Stow last voted to create an Economic Development Commission in 1966, but for reasons unknown today, that Commission was never actually formed. Now, 46 years later, with a limping commercial center, vacant storefronts and several parcels of open industrial land in Stow, one Selectman is hoping to revive the concept of the Commission and bring vitality back to the business community.

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$8M Science Lab Question Heads to TMs

By Ellen Oliver

At their September 11 meeting, the School Committee voted to approve a plan to renovate the high school’s science labs, sending the project to the district’s three towns for consideration at their respective Special Fall Town Meetings. The project is potentially eligible for 50% funding from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, reducing the cost to roughly $4M to be split amongst the three towns.

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Student Under House Arrest Attends School

By Nancy Arsenault

Zachary Gross, 17, of Stow is awaiting trial on felony charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, unlawful possession of a firearm and kidnapping. After posting $5,000 bail, Gross spent the summer on house arrest. While the courts determine if his case will be heard in District or Superior Court, Gross attends daily classes at Nashoba Regional High School, his whereabouts monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet.

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Center School Goes Dry

By Ann Needle

While Stow’s elementary school students are enjoying a new Center School, they are not cooling off with sips of tap water quite yet.

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Selectmen Notes

By Nancy Arsenault
The town events calendar is filling up as quickly as is the fall school calendar, especially if town residents are looking for social and recreational outlets.

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Science Labs: The 8+Million Question

By Ann Needle
The much-discussed plans to renovate Nashoba Regional High School’s Science classrooms and labs were officially unveiled last night at a special School Committee meeting. Along with it came the question of whether the estimated price tag of more than $8 million would purchase what the district needs — or if the towns could afford it at all.

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Big Changes for Some Stow Students

By Ann Needle
Something is missing, and it’s a sure sign of the times. Gone from the Nashoba Regional web site is the link to a dedicated site for Pompositticut School. Kindergarten through grade 3 classrooms have officially moved into the new Center School for the September 4 start of school.

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