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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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GOT WATER?… Aug. 18, 2017

GOT WATER?… Aug. 18, 2017

| August 17, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017 By Lynda King This time last year, two-thirds of the state was experiencing some level of drought condition. According to state records, Worcester, Middlesex, and Essex counties were on a “drought watch,” and all remaining counties, with the exception of Berkshire and Barnstable, were under a “drought advisory.” This year, the Massachusetts […]

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Main St. Accidents

Main St. Accidents

| August 17, 2017

Posted Aug. 18, 2017 On Tuesday, Aug. 8 at approximately 6:00 p.m.,  a number of 911 calls were received regarding a head-on collision on Main Street near Bolton Spring Farm, where one car drifted over the median line into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Bolton Police say Main Street traffic on the east side […]

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