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Fire at Applefield Farm

A fire broke out in a work station at Applefield Farm on Great Road Wednesday afternoon, according to owner Kirsten Mong. No one was working at the time, Mong reported, and there were no injuries, but there was damage to the potting station, including the tools and equipment inside. The Stow Fire Department was able […]

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March 9 2022 edition

Out in stores and in subscribers’ mailboxes, the March 9 edition of The Stow and Bolton Independent newspaper features Stow and Bolton news, along with Nashoba schools news. Pick up a copy in Stow at Colonial Spirits, Russell’s, Emma’s and Stow Brook Gulf. Get a copy every week in your mailbox! Subscribe for delivery – […]

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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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Papers will likely be delayed!

Oct. 27, 2021 I was so worried about losing power at home or having power out in Stow last night (where Ann was covering a ZOOM meeting for last night’s edition) before sending the paper to press…. I forgot to worry about the printer losing power (they are on the South Shore) and they did. […]

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Sept. 14 Select Board article corrections

We received the following corrections to the Sept. 14 Select Board article from Town Administrator Denise Dembkoski. “In the Select Board article, the section on page 5, it is not the Zoning Board of Appeals that may have an illuminated sign bylaw change for Town Meeting – it would be the EDIC (Economic Development and […]

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