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OBITUARY: Lorraine Sandstrom, 87

Lorraine M Sandstrom (Bergantino), 87, of Stow, Mass., passed away on June 24, 2023, after a long illness. Born on April 14, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Bergantino and Laura (Sbardella) Bergantino. Lorraine married Donald B. Sandstrom in 1960 and they lived happily in Stow, MA for 62 years until recently…

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Obituary: Judith Walsh, 80

Judith Ann (Lester) Walsh, 80, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Judi was born in Concord, Mass. on Nov. 23, 1942, daughter of the late Willis I. and Rachael S. (Tucker) Lester. After Judi graduated from Maynard High School in 1960, she used her experience working with numbers…

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Obituary: Gary Kunselman, 74

Garry Charles Kunselman, 74 STOW—Garry Charles Kunselman of Stow, Mass., passed away on June 22, 2023, at the age of 74. Garry was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Charles Ernest Kunselman and Helen (Horton) Kunselman. He was the eldest of three children, being born just ahead of his identical twin brother (Terry)…

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Obituary: David R. Conna, 61

David R. Conna, 61 Energy Conservation Consultant and Climate Activist David R. Conna, 61, of Stow, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, less than nine months after a diagnosis of metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare and incurable cancer.  At the time of his diagnosis, Dave was a fit, active, long-distance cyclist and hiker.  His decline…

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Heavy-hitting ATM passes (almost) everything

By Ann Needle May 14, 2023         In an Annual Town Meeting with a packed Warrant, meaty article content, and ample debate, residents approved all but one of the 69 articles during the 6-1/2-hour meeting. Voters rejected a closely-watched citizens’ petition (Article 67) calling for allowing drive-through food establishments in Stow’ business-zoned districts.         As…

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Stow Candidates Night May 10, 7pm

Stow Candidates’ NightLIVE VIRTUAL PUBLIC FORUM Hosted by The Stow Independent and StowTV Want to learn more about the Candidates running for offices in Stow? Have questions after reading the Candidates’ Q & A? (Found here: Select Board Candidates and Board of Assessors Candidates ) Join us online atthe Stow Candidates’ Night Public Forumto be held…

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Board of Assessors Candidates

May 3, 2023 Stow Board of Assessors candidates Leonard Golder (incumbent) and Cindy Cummings, both running for a single 3-year seat, were asked a series of questions regarding their views on being a member of the Board of Assessors. Their answers appear below, UNEDITED. Introductions:Len Golder: I am running for re-election to the Board of…

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Stow Select Board Candidates speak out

PUBLISHED MAY 3, 2023 Stow Select Board candidates Matthew Sonnichsen and John “JT” Toole, both running for a single 3-year seat, were asked a series of questions regarding their views on being a member of the Stow Select Board. Their answers appear below, UNEDITED. Megan Birch-McMichael is also running for re-election to the Select Board…

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ATM Warrant addresses a changing town

Published May 5, 2023 The FULL TOWN WARRANT can be accessed here: https://www.stow-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif1286/f/uploads/atm_2023_warrant_-_final.pdf by Ann NeedleAny Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Warrant offers articles that, if voted, could transform aspects of Stow life. But, several of the 69 articles in the fiscal 2024 Warrant could be outright game-changers for the community. Residents will have a chance…

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Stow man charged with domestic assault

MAY 3, 2023 STOW–Interim Acting Acton Police Chief James Cogan announced on Monday, May 1 that an Acton Police Officer, who lives in Stow, had been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest. Acton PD Officer Steven Stalzer was arrested in Stow on April 29. MiddlesexDistrict Attorney Marian Ryan confirmed that Stalzer, 31, has…

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