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| January 9, 2013

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News Briefs from Around Town

By Nancy Arsenault
Over the past two weeks, Stow moved at a slower pace– except for the motorists. According to police, the last two months of the year saw 24 car accidents while 2011 closed out with 8 for that same time period. In fact, there were 114 accidents on the roads of Stow in 2012, while 2011 had just 89.  “When weather changes, we change,” said Stow police detective Steve Sturtevant.

Flynn Resigns from Randall Library
Children’s Librarian Denise Flynn submitted her resignation on December 18 after more than 16 years at Stow’s Randall Library- the last 8 months of which was mired in controversy over alleged difficulties between Flynn and the library’s Director who was hired in January 2012.

House Fire on West Acton Road

By Nancy Arsenault
Firefighters beat down a structure fire at 77 West Acton Road around 3am Monday morning after wooden timbers inside a fireplace mantel caught fire and started burning within the walls of the home. After placing a call to 911, the young couple and child living there were outside when firefighters arrived. The family stayed with neighbors after the fire.

Locked Down for Safety
By Nancy Arsenault
Hale Middle School held a surprise Lockdown Drill on Monday; part of an overall security plan that Principal George King hopes will help ensure the safety of students and staff in unexpected and dangerous situations.

Getting Organized in the New Year
By Nancy Arsenault
Even if you don’t qualify to be rescued by a clutter buster television show, organizing your home spaces might still be on your list of  New Year’s resolutions.
In a society where consumerism is almost a competitive sport, the quest to find a place for all the accumulated stuff can become overwhelming for many homeowners.

Outdoor Fun at the Local Refuge
By Ann Needle
Are you wondering how to fulfill that New Year’s resolution to get outside more, but are not up for walking or running in snow-cluttered streets? Have cold temperatures driven your children to the computer screen? Take heart, the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge has a plan for most ages that won’t put you on a fiscal cliff, with few or no fees involved. But, do note that pets need to be left at home, so plan ahead.

Track’s Future is Bright
By Ellen Oliver
At the MSTCA Freshman Sophomore Meet on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Nashoba had a great showing, with the girls team especially assuring that Nashoba’s remarkable success on the oval and in the field will continue for a long time.

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