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~IN BOLTON AND STOW~ STOW COUNCIL ON AGING EVENTSContact the COA or check out our monthly newsletter, The Stow Senior Scoop, for more information. To register go to https://myactivecenter.com, email [email protected] or call 978-897-1880.Conservation Walk at Captain Sargent – Aug. 10, 9:30am. Conservation Director Kathy Sferra will lead a one and 1/2 hour walk at…

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Can you give this pet a home?

By Sally Cragin Say “hi” to Finley, a lively chocolate lab who’s a credit to his breed. Just two years old, he’s currently at Manchester (N.H.) Humane Society and loves water, walks and warm cuddling. Volunteers report this young pup is a “dream companion” when it comes to leash walking. He is also that rarity…

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Help support those affected by Domestic Violence in our communities

Free Training to become a Volunteer Domestic Violence Advocate CONCORD, MA – Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. (DVSN) is looking for interestedcommunity members to participate in their fall 2023 Volunteer Advocate Training programat the Concord Police Department. The 40-hour training is designed to familiarize the volunteers with the many aspects ofdomestic violence and give them…

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NRSD School Committee votes to incur building project debt

School Committee Votes to Incur Debt for NRHS Building Project;Estimated Tax Impact From the Office of the Nashoba Regional School District Superintendent Bolton, Mass. (August 7, 2023) – The Nashoba Regional School District School Committee voted to incur debt for the Nashoba Regional High School Building Project during its August 2, 2023 meeting. Per the…

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Obituary: Robert (Bob) Tierney, 65

Robert E. (Bob) Tierney of Stow, Mass., passed away on July 21, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Anne A. (Connors) and George A. Tierney on May 9, 1958 in Boston, Mass. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Stewart and children Flora Tierney of Palo Alto, CA and George…

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Pine Bluff Beach CLOSED as of July 26

From the Town of Stow: Pine Bluff Beach temporarily CLOSED due to possible bacteria contamination. More information will be posted when testing is complete by the Board of Health.

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Obituary: Thomas Saari, 57

Thomas M. Saari, age 57, unexpectedly passed away on July 8, 2023, at his home in Fitchburg, Mass.  Son of Charles and Tuulikki Saari, of New Hampshire, he was born in Concord in 1966 and grew up with his family in Stow. He graduated from Nashoba Regional High School where he excelled in soccer. He…

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Obituary: Joanne Petito, 90

Joanne (Modafferi) Petito, known to her family and friends as “Jo” or “JoJo,” passed away peacefully in her God’s loving arms on July 10, 2023, in her home in Stow, Mass., following a 3-year battle with stage IV ovarian cancer.  She had just celebrated her 90th birthday with people from all walks of her life. Born in…

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OBITUARY: Frederick Hatch, 85

July 10, 2023 Frederick B. Hatch, 85 Frederick B. Hatch, 85, of Stow, Mass., formerly of Orleans and Harvard, passed away peacefully at his home on June 29, 2023, surrounded by his family. Fred is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 35 years, Laurene Hatch, his daughter Cassandra Bosworth (Greg), and son…

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Summer Break July 5 and 12 (No papers)

The Independent is officially on summer break with NO PRINT PAPERS July 5 or July 12. The office is closed from June 30 until July 14. Our next print edition is July 19. Happy summer! Cyndy, on vacation

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