They (whoever “they”are) say things happen in threes. They were right on this Tuesday.  With the layout fairly well organized, the news started coming in Monday night and continued into late Tuesday afternoon. But that’s our business and being flexible for last minute changes is key. So now that everything is reorganized and once again in place, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that at 9pm on Tuesday, while waiting on a couple of meeting reports to come in, it’s safe to start finalizing things. Never a dull moment. And that’s not a bad thing.

One of the late breaking items was the report of West Nile Virus found in a mosquito in Stow near Bradley Lane. When the weather cools down as it has, it’s easy to get complacent and think the little buggers are done for the season. But not so until the first real frost, so don’t put the bug repellent away just yet.

Predicting the unpredictable weather in New England comes in many forms, from old wives tales, to science, to maybe the most notable, The Old Farmer’s Almanac. With the recent release of the 2014 edition of the longstanding publication, predictions are in for a cold, snowy winter. Nancy turns to some of Stow’s own for their predictions for the upcoming season.

This edition of the paper is a complimentary promotional copy. For those of you who haven’t yet subscribed for home delivery (or who may have forgotten to renew your subscription), this is our not-so-subtle reminder of what you’re missing if you aren’t reading the paper regularly. And with a Special Town Meeting coming up and other issues heating up, now is as good a time as any to subscribe!

A snowstorm in October 2011 is just one of the extreme weather events Stow has seen in recent years.
Nancy Arsenault