Learn how to keep out the winter chill with a heat pump


Want to learn how to heat and cool your home more efficiently? Heat pumps are an economical and environmentally friendly way to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These systems rely on electricity rather than oil or gas and can save homeowners money.

To learn more, please attend one of these upcoming free seminars hosted by local volunteer organizations Sustainable Stow and Green Hudson.

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9-11am at Stow Town Hall, 375 Great Road (Route 117) in Stow,


  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7-9pm, Avidia Bank Community Room, 17 Pope Street, Hudson

Hudson and Stow residents are welcome to attend at either location.

For more information about the seminars email info@HeatSmartHS.org.

Stow and Hudson are two of six communities chosen to participate in the 2019 HeatSmart Mass Program, a partnership between the state Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. HeatSmart Mass is a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies.

Lake Boon Commission meets January 17

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), in Stow.


  • Public Comment
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Pay Bills
  • Discuss issue of use of salt on roads surrounding Lake Boon
  • Discuss LBC By-Law/Rules revision: next steps to submit Warrant Articles (Hudson and Stow)
  • Discuss/approve 2018 Annual Report
  • New Business for next meeting
  • Date of next meeting
  • Adjourn

Lake Boon Commission meets December 5

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road, in Stow.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Public Comment
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Pay Bills
  • Discuss LBC By-Law/Rules revision  – Review comments received at Public Hearing – 11/14/18; prepare/vote on final version; next steps to submit Warrant Articles (Hudson and Stow)
  • Discuss/vote on FY 19 operating budget and weed treatment warrant article(s); Solitude input – Andy
  • Discuss Monahan’s Cove aeration system; “ice eater” problem?
  • New Business for next meeting
  • Date of next meeting
  • Adjourn

Lake Boon Association t-shirt and bag sale

tshirtsandsweatsJust in time for holiday shopping with neighbors!

Support the Lake Boon Association at our upcoming t-shirt and bag sale, Saturday, December 1, 2018,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale takes place at the Gray’s green garage, 12 Pine Point Road, in Stow.

Long & short sleeve men’s and women’s style T-shirts, and bags available. Purchase by cash or check only. Hot cider provided!

Gleasondale Bridge to be closed morning of Sunday, October 28

Here’s a message from Nate Lash, of Howard Stein Hudson, the contractor working on the Gleasondale Bridge for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation:

Notification from MassDOT engineering contractor

What we’re doing:         

On Sunday morning, October 28, 2018, the Gleasondale Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic 4 to 6 hours as MassDOT conducts bridge inspections on and around the bridge. To maintain and monitor the structure while its replacement is designed, MassDOT has placed the bridge on a six-month inspection cycle. This operation has been coordinated with Stow Police and Fire.

What you’ll see:

A snooper truck, similar to a cherry picker, will be parked on the bridge to allow the MassDOT team to view the bridge from all required angles for inspection. A detour route using Main Street, Hudson Road, and Sudbury Road, will be posted for the duration of the closure. All work will take place within the right-of-way and will not cross private property.

Project overview:

The bridge carrying Gleasondale Road (Rt. 62) over the Assabet River in Stow needs to be replaced due to significant beam deterioration identified during safety inspections. Beginning in 2017, MassDOT assembled a team to address design, permitting, and public outreach for the replacement effort with the goal of starting construction in 2021.

If you have any questions about the project, or this work, please contact Jeff Dietrich at jdietrich@hshassoc.com.

Thank you for your patience.

Save the date: public hearing on proposed Lake Boon by-law changes

Note: As requested by a number of Boonies, you can now access a LBC Bylaw Change Summary Memo as well as the proposed LBC Rules Revisions, 2018LBC Rules Revisions-v0.8-22Oct18 DH-1 online. The files were provided by LBC chair Don Hawkes.

Copies of the proposed changes are also available at the Offices of the Town Clerks of Hudson and Stow.

The Lake Boon Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stow Community Center, 509 Great Road (Route 117), in Stow, to consider proposed changes to the adopted Lake Boon By-laws and Rules, pursuant to Ch. 712 of the Acts of 1941.