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Stories and Tales of Our Town

Compiled by The Bolton Historical Society Information comes primarily from the Bolton Historical archives and Esther Whitcomb’s book “History of Bolton.” The Historical Society articles run every other week, with Roger Breeze’s older columns running alternate weeks. Wilder’s Bolton Agent Sampson Vryling Stoddard Wilder needed someone he could trust to run his business affairs in […]

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Bolton Parks & Rec

From the Town of Bolton Parks & Recreation Department The Town of Bolton – Parks & Recreation Department would like to commend and thank SRO, Officer Casey McCarthy & Firefighter/EMT Koury McDowell for taking the time & effort out of their day to give the extended day program within our summer programs, a tour of […]

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Nashoba Neighbors looking for volunteers

By Kristin DeJohn Aug. 10, 2021 “Growing up in Bolton, and caring for elderly parents, it became apparent how hard it is to age in place in our community,” lamented Alix Turner, a board member of the new non-profit organization Nashoba Neighbors, which aims to help area seniors stay in their homes by offering services […]

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Horse safety tips for motorists

Published in the April 21, 2021 Stow and Bolton Independent See related article “Horses in Bolton: Beyond Road Safety” By Maura Rousseau Sieller Do you know what you’re supposed to do when you see someone on horseback riding along the road? A wave, a honk, or speeding up to get out of the way may […]

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Earth Day inspires action

By Kristin DeJohn The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 and 20 million Americans protested across hundreds of cities to demand improvements in environmental policies. Typically, Earth Day is associated with large outdoor gatherings. Due to Covid-19, many organizations, like Bolton Local, have embraced smaller scale activities, along with a rise in online […]

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Supporting Bolton businesses

Published in The Stow and Bolton Independent Feb. 10, 2021 By Maura Rousseau SiellerThe holiday wreaths adorning the town’s Main St. have recently been removed, but the committee behind their placement will continue to do its work to highlight Bolton’s businesses. Bolton’s Economic Development Committee (EDC), also known as Destination Bolton, was described by Committee […]

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Backyard Bolton kicks off the season

Published Aug. 12, 2020 By Maura RousseauCraving a cookie? Looking for some fresh flowers to brighten your day? Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Backyard Bolton offers them all, and more, while utilizing COVID-19 safety precautions. Backyard Bolton kicked off its first farmers market of the season Aug. 8 on the […]

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Bolton Seniors honored at annual cookout

By Ann Needle Summer is winding down, but the season was in full swing last Tuesday, thanks to the Friends of Bolton Seniors. FOBS hosted its annual cookout for Bolton seniors on Aug. 20, and once again filled the First Parish of Bolton’s Davis Hall with seniors, friends, and the many volunteers who make it […]

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Kith and Kin fills a niche

By Ann Needle Has this ever happened to you?             It’s Sunday, and your spouse/other half is yelling at the television news shows. There’s a lot of that going around nowadays, so it’s up to you to break the cycle and drag your loved one to brunch. And, thanks to the new Kith and Kin […]

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Backyard Bolton Farmers’ Market Returns

By Cyndy Bremer The Backyard Bolton Farmers’ Market that made its debut last season will be back again this year, according to the Bolton Economic Development Committee’s Chairman Erik Neyland. Highlighting small and backyard farms, along with small-batch-producing artisans from Bolton and surrounding towns, the market provides a venue for those who may not have […]

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