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From the Editor’s Desk… July 11, 2014

Welcome to our Online Edition for July 11, 2014 and the first edition on www.BoltonIndependent.com! There are still a few bugs to work out (such as the lack of photos on the home page), but I’m getting there. As we stated in our last few papers, the summer schedule includes this week’s online-only edition and…

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Pipeline Questions and More Questions… July 11, 2014

By Nan Shnitzler About 90 concerned residents attended the June 26 selectmen’s meeting at the Florence Sawyer School auditorium during which representatives from Kinder Morgan answered questions about a new $4 billion high-pressure natural gas pipeline they propose to build through many towns in Massachusetts, including Bolton. The selectmen’s strategy to provide questions to Kinder…

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Busy Summer for the Bolton Public Library… July 11 2014

By Miles Alvord Looking at the event schedule for the Bolton Public Library, one cannot help from feeling secondhand exhaustion. “This summer has started off the busiest,” says library director Kelly Collins. Yet the local library seems quite up to task as it chugs on with its impressive array of happenings, picking up a new…

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How Ferns Survived Near-Extinction… July 11, 2014

By Bob Cooke Now that abundant ferns are greening gardens, forests and roadsides in Bolton and similar environments, it’s a surprise to learn that all the world’s ferns once almost disappeared, robbed of sunlight by bigger, fast-growing, shade-making flowering plants. In fact, fossil evidence has shown that far back in evolutionary history, the ferns were…

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Letters… July 11, 2014

Snakes on a plain, and over Wattaquadock Hill To the editor, To the casual observer the snake’s body is one uniform tube, however, careful examination reveals a distinct head, body and tail of the same organism. Kinder Morgan representatives were correct when they said at the recent Selectmen’s meeting that their company does not export…

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Bolton Police Report… July 11, 2014

 By Ann Needle  Excerpts from the Bolton Police Logs. Please note, arrests are made based on probable cause but do not determine  guilt or innocence until proven in court. Monday, June 30, 2014 AMBULANCE 8:17 am: EMTs were called to Harvard Road. Patient was transported to Clinton Hospital. BURGLAR ALARM 9:49 am: Police investigated a…

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Calendar… July 11, 2014

    PAINTING EXHIBIT AT THE LIBRARY Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St. in Bolton, will host an exhibit of abstract works by Bolton artist Brenda Evans from now to Aug. 29. The series features works created with an opalescent, reactive paint to which resin is applied, producing a glass-like shining finish. The collection called…

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Classifieds… July 11, 2014

FOR SALE Fully functioning Casio LK-73 Electric Keyboard in near perfect condition. 73 Keys. Includes Keyboard Stand, Music Stand, and Power Chord. $50. Tel 978-562-1563 Hay for Sale – Good for construction projects, archery backstops, mulch. $5.00 per bale. Pilot Grove Farm 978-897-2808. 2005 Nissan Altima, 4-door sedan, white. $130,116 miles. Good condition. $4000. Call…

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Sending a Bit of Bolton to Uganda… June 27 2014

By Barbara Allen “Bolton is my home away from home,” asserts Father Julius Bwowe, with a smile. The priest, visiting from his native Uganda, has been staying for the month of June at the home of Holy Trinity Catholic Church members Chris and Sande Collins. Although this is his second year with the Collins family,…

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