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Bonfire and Pep Rally a Succcess

Bonfire and Pep Rally a Succcess

| November 22, 2017

The Chieftains football team were cheered on at Tuesday night’s well-attended (and open to the public) Pep Rally and Bonfire held at the Lancaster Fairgrounds. The team will take on Clinton on Thanksgiving morning at 10:00 a.m. in Clinton and then on to the Div. 4 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 2 […]

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Stories and Tales of Our Town

Stories and Tales of Our Town

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 Stories and Tales of Our Town Compiled By Roger Breeze   Robert Harrison Donovan Local Postmaster, Turkey Farmer Dec. 16, 1911, to March 10, 1993   At the corner of Sampson and Green roads a turkey farm once existed. Many of the local people purchased their Thanksgiving main dish at this farm […]

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In Brief . . . Board of Selectmen Nov. 16, 2017

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 By Nan Shnitzler Following is a summary of discussion and action items from the Nov. 16 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. New police to be drawn from reserves Selectmen voted to approve Police Chief Warren Nelson’s proposal to have a reserve officer be sponsored by Bolton to attend the full-time police academy in […]

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Tax Rate Falls; Taxes Rise

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 by Nan Shnitzler At the recommendation of the Board of Assessors, selectmen on Nov. 16 voted to maintain a single uniform tax rate in Fiscal 2018 for residential, commercial and personal property, which is projected to be $20.66, a 54-cent decrease over Fiscal 2017. However, the new rate represents a tax bill […]

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Camp Virginia Price Still Up in the Air

| November 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 by Nan Shnitzler After the selectmen emerged from executive session Nov. 16, Town Administrator Don Lowe reported that the $800,000 selectmen had authorized him to offer for Camp Virginia would likely be rejected. According to Lowe, Lee Freudenheim, the real estate agent for property owners The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, said […]

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Camp Virginia Tour … Nov. 3, 2017

Camp Virginia Tour … Nov. 3, 2017

| November 2, 2017

By Cyndy Bremer A public tour of Camp Virginia, the possible purchase of which is the subject of an upcoming Special Town Meeting, was held on Oct. 28. According to Ken Troup, who has headed up an ad hoc group to pursue purchase of the former Girl Scout camp, there were approximately 50 visitors who […]

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Highly Successful Halloween Parade and Party… Nov. 3, 2017

Highly Successful Halloween Parade and Party… Nov. 3, 2017

| November 2, 2017

By Cyndy Bremer According to Bolton Halloween Parade and Party organizer Karen Regan, this year’s event hosted more participants than she’s seen in the ten years she’s been officially involved.  “What a great day…! That was the biggest parade we’ve ever hosted with 600-650 kids and 50 Trick or Treat spots!” Regan exclaimed on the […]

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Library Picks Up STEAM… Oct. 13, 2017

Library Picks Up STEAM… Oct. 13, 2017

| October 15, 2017

By Kristin DeJohn Though it has kept its historic façade and its antique book section, the Bolton Public Library, like other libraries around the country, is embracing the latest learning tools. In addition to aisles of books and DVDs, there are online magazines, downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and mobile language training systems. The library is also […]

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Monarch Sightings Offer Hope

Monarch Sightings Offer Hope

| September 28, 2017

By Kristin DeJohn “We used to see lots of monarch butterflies,” laments Bolton resident Rona Balco. As president of Friends of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Balco has organized annual monarch butterfly walks to educate about their life cycle and annual migration to Mexico. However, in 2015 and 2016 no monarchs were found, and the walks […]

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Next week, Aug. 25, is the Back-to-School Edition!

Next week, Aug. 25, is the Back-to-School Edition!

| August 17, 2017

    Distributed to every Bolton address, including Post Office boxes, the edition will help prepare parents and students for the new school year! What’s New in School? Meet the new High School Principal ! And don’t forget the BUS ROUTES! Interested in advertising? Call Cyndy at 978-897-7869 or email info@boltonindependent.com

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