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Vote Early with New Election Perk…Oct. 14, 2016

| October 14, 2016

By Ann Needle
Until now, the advice to “vote early and often” was simply a political wisecrack. Now, the state makes that adage a lot less of a pun with its new early voting system. In Bolton, that means voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 8 election as early as Oct. 24. The early voting option closes on Nov. 4.

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Minuteman Building On Budget…Sept. 30, 2016

| October 3, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Minuteman High School Building Committee held its first meeting since its district-wide election on Sept. 20 voted to approve borrowing to fund a new vocational high school. Though the battle to gain approval for the $145 million project went on for several years, the Building Committee was told not to expect more roadblocks to a new school.

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The Big Fix for Nashoba’s Summer…Sept. 23, 2016

| September 27, 2016

By Ann Needle
The Nashoba School Committee launched a new year at its Sept. 14 meeting by focusing on some outstanding issues from last spring. The primary focus was a review of the progress on fixing some major facilities problems that came up unexpectedly near the end of the 2015/2016 school year.

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Last Stop for Minuteman Project…Sept. 9, 2016

| September 12, 2016

By Ann Needle
Minuteman High School soon faces its final chance to land major state money to build a new school. While it appears that Stow’s regional vocational high school has a good chance of winning those funds, it has been a long road with lots of twists, meaning nothing is guaranteed.

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Back to School at Florence Sawyer…August 26, 2016

| August 26, 2016

By Shauna Neidigh
After a busy summer hiring staff, handling necessary maintenance issues and rearranging classrooms, Florence Sawyer School (FSS) is prepared to begin the 2016 school year with several updates.

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Police Receive Sweet Thanks from Nashoba…  Aug. 19, 2016

Police Receive Sweet Thanks from Nashoba… Aug. 19, 2016

| August 18, 2016

By Ann Needle Earlier this month, 16 teens from Nashoba’s Extended School Year program surprised police officers in Stow, Bolton, and Lancaster with a very enthusiastic and personal “thanks” for their service. Nashoba Director of Athletics Tania Rich reported that the students spent a day of class time making thank you cards for the police […]

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Nashoba Valley Winery in Fight to Keep Licenses…July 22, 2016

| July 25, 2016

By Shauna Neidigh
Nashoba Valley Winery is at risk of losing its pouring or farming licenses and continuing to operate as it has for the past 16 years if an amendment is not passed by the state senate by the end of this month.

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Nashoba Building Repair List a Surprise… July 15, 2016

Nashoba Building Repair List a Surprise… July 15, 2016

| July 14, 2016

By Ann Needle

The Nashoba School District could be responsible for thousands of dollars in unexpected building repairs, and at its June 29 meeting, the Nashoba School Committee began tackling how to sort out what is owed and how to pay for it. To help grapple with these issues, the SC voted to add meeting time to its already-scheduled July 6 Collective Bargaining Workshop.

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Obituary… July 15, 2016

Obituary… July 15, 2016

| July 14, 2016

John (Jack) Howley, 82 Jack Howley, also known as Dad, Papa, and Papa Jack, 82 years of age, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on July 6, 2016. Jack was born and raised in Watertown, MA. He married Marion McNeely in 1953 and eventually they settled in Bolton, MA to raise […]

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Minuteman SC Calls for District Vote…July 1, 2016

| July 1, 2016

Submitted by Steve Sharek, Minuteman Director of Outreach
In hopes of saving a $44 million state grant and securing final approval to build a new high school, the Minuteman School Committee has decided to submit the issue directly to the voters of its member towns. On June 27, the Committee voted 12-1, with one abstention, to conduct a District-wide referendum on approval of bonding for the project.

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