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Bolton Candidates Night… 4/18/18

Bolton Candidates Night… 4/18/18

| April 26, 2018

*Updated from print edition version By Ann Needle A standing-room only crowd attended the lively, 90-minute Bolton Candidates Night, held on April 4 at the Bolton Public Library.  The four candidates for Bolton’s contested races this year are: Bob Czekanski and Joe Myerson for the Board of Selectmen; and Michael Horesh and David Yesue for […]

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Bolton Candidates for NRSD School Committee Rep… 4/25/18

Bolton Candidates for NRSD School Committee Rep… 4/25/18

| April 26, 2018

The two candidates in a contested race for the one available seat as Bolton Representative to the Nashoba Regional School District School Committee were each given the same set of questions with their unedited responses published below. The Bolton Town Election will be held on Monday, May 14 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm – at Nashoba […]

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Pre-K changes raise concerns… Dec. 22 2017

| December 21, 2017

By Ann Needle The Nashoba District recently approved some major changes to its pre-kindergarten program for next year. Concerns over these changes – and how they have been communicated – have prompted some parents to speak out. The Program Changes At its Nov. 29 meeting, the Nashoba School Committee unanimously approved changes to the district’s […]

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Boards Commend Civil Electorate… Dec. 15, 2017

Boards Commend Civil Electorate… Dec. 15, 2017

| December 14, 2017

Boards Commend Civil Electorate By Nan Shnitzler Selectmen, Advisory Committee and the Town Moderator on Dec. 7 discussed the special Town Meeting that was called by citizens petition on Nov. 27 to determine whether the town should buy Camp Virginia, a 56-acre former Girl Scout camp on Hudson Road. Discussants agreed the meeting was well […]

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Country Cupboard to Undergo Facelift… Dec. 15, 2017

Country Cupboard to Undergo Facelift… Dec. 15, 2017

| December 14, 2017

Country Cupboard to Undergo Facelift By Nan Shnitzler In anticipation of incorporating a Dunkin’ Donuts into the Country Cupboard store on Main St., the Houde family, owners of the entire building (as well as the property to the east), are planning to renovate the façade and the store’s interior in a plan designed by Tuck […]

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IN BRIEF:  Board of Selectmen Dec. 7. 2017

IN BRIEF: Board of Selectmen Dec. 7. 2017

| December 14, 2017

IN BRIEF Board of Selectmen Dec. 7 Reserve officer chosen for full-time position Per the selectmen’s previous approval to sponsor a Bolton reserve police officer to the full-time police academy in exchange for staying in Bolton for five years, Police Chief Warren Nelson reported that reserve officer Jeffrey White was selected by the hiring committee, […]

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Budget numbers and Pre-K at School Comm… Dec. 15 2017

Budget numbers and Pre-K at School Comm… Dec. 15 2017

| December 14, 2017

Clarification… In last week’s School Committee article related to the integrated pre-school program changes, the article stated, “Legally, Nashoba must limit the number of role models…” To clarify, the ratios must be based on the regulations set forth by the Mass. Dept of Ed. The regulations (603 CMR 28.06(7). http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr28.html?section=06) state: “For public school programs that […]

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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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