The Stow Police Department is sponsoring a Boater Safety Class taught by the Environmental Police on April 3, 5, 10, and 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Stow Community Center, 509 Great Road (Route 117).
This course is open to all Massachusetts residents, and is taught at no charge. The primary purpose of the Boat Massachusetts course is to foster safe operation through increased awareness of required safety equipment, safe boating practices, and legal responsibilities.
All four sessions must be attended, and students must be at least 12 years of age. To register online, visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/boating-safety-course-schedule Look for the Stow Class ID (4174) to sign up.
Passing this course is required for youth 12 through 15 years of age in order to operate a motor boat without adult supervision. This course also satisfies the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17 years of age. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Taking the class as a family is encouraged and has proven to be highly rewarding.
Click on this link for a downloadable flier: Stow Course Flyer
Lake Boon Commission Meeting
Monday, February 5, 2018 – 7:00 PM
The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Monday, February 5, starting at 7 p.m. in the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), Stow. The posted agenda is as follows:
- Public Comment
- Approval of minutes – previous meeting(s)
- Payment of bills
- Discussion of lake patrol plans for 2018 boating season
- Next Steps for By Law Revision Work
- Weed control and future contracts
- Ice out schedules for replacing boards in dam
- Inventory and plans for buoys
- Discussion of FY ’19 operating and weed control budgets
- Review/approve LBC 2017 Annual Report
- New business – next agenda
- Date of next meeting
An information session on the proposed Hudson Wetlands Protection Bylaw will be held Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Town Hall Auditorium. After resident feedback, a warrant article will be finalized before January 29 for Hudson’s spring Town Meeting. More details below:
Click here to read the Winter 2018 issue of the MA COLAP newsletter, featuring an announcement of their Spring Conference and preliminary results of a Lake and Pond Issue Survey. MA COLAP is the Massachusetts Congress of Lake and Pond Associations, which works to preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the environmental, aesthetic, recreational and economic values of Massachusetts’ lakes & ponds. You can follow them on Facebook here.
A pair of LL Bean children’s sandals were found at the beach. They look to be about the right size for a 5-year-old. Email Dave Gray at grayscale (at) earthlink (dot) net to claim them.
A nice looking kayak rigged up for fishing drifted ashore at 2 Parker Road. It looks like one that came in during the spring as well. It is along shore in the first basin at Parker Cottages. If someone want to claim it, they can call Brandon Parker at 978-758-4224.
A Coach change holder was found around Lake Boon Drive. No id, just change. Please contact abbywheeler at yahoo dot com to claim. Also a bright yellow retractable dog leash was lost recently on North Shore Drive somewhere between #76 and Davis Road. If you found it, please call 978-567-9003 to return.