Lake Boon Commission meets on July 5

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), Stow.

This meeting will evaluate applicants for the open position of Lake Boon Commissioner from Stow and develop a recommendation to the Stow Board of Selectmen for that position. The Commission now consists of Conray Wharff from Hudson, chair and Theresa O’Riorden from Stow. The third position was held by Lee Heron of Stow, whose term expires the end of the month. He is not “re-upping” in order to become the primary police patrol officer on the lake, leaving the position vacant. There are four applicants for the position.

Also on the agenda:
Minutes from last meeting
End of year bills
Public comments

Found: semi-inflated inflatable boat

This West Marine inflatable boat with oars drifted to the dock at 16 Pine Point Road near the north end of the first basin. It also contained a sharp bow saw  which is not such a good idea in an inflatable and perhaps the reason the starboard side is flat! The resident would like it removed asap. If it’s yours, and you need help retrieving it, contact the LBA for more info.


Wednesday, June 22: two talks on local history

There are two history talks being given in our area this week—unfortunately at exactly the same time—a tough choice! Fortunately, it is likely these will become available on local access TV.

The next edition of Richard Gelpke’s excellent talks on
The History of Hudson’s Main Street
Wednesday, June 22nd, 7 p.m.
Hudson Senior Center, next to the Post Office on Church Street

This talk will focus on the area of Main Street from the Rotary to about Broad Street
Richard is an informative and engaging speaker with excellent photos so you can expect standing room only if you arrive late.

Paul Boothroyd of Maynard will be presenting:
The History of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge encompassing Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury, from the World War II years to the Present
Wednesday, June 22nd, 7 p.m.
At a meeting of the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge  at the visitors center

Paul will describe how the farms that the US Government took by eminent domain to build a supply and ammunition depot during the Second World War became a National Wildlife Refuge. This also could be SRO!

Lake Boon Commission news

Opening on Lake Boon Commission

The Lake Boon Commission consists of two representatives from Stow and one from Hudson. Lee Heron, of Stow, has stepped down from the commission in order to become the primary police boat patrolman for the lake. This has left an opening for a resident of Stow on the LBC. Applications for this position are solicited by and are due to the Stow Board of Selectmen by  5:00 p.m. on June 17 . If you are interested, please contact the Board at, or 978-897-4515.

Agenda for next meeting

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Monday, June, 13 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Building, Great Road, in Stow.

On the agenda:

  • Minutes from last meeting
  • Open Forum
  • Permit for Stow Recreation boat rental program
  • LBC rules in reference to holidays and quite time and when changes to the 1968 rules were approved by the town of Stow and the director as required by state law.
  • Plan to insure marking of docks and floats as required by rule 10 is done by all residents

Lost boat

FullSizeRenderHave you seen this boat? It’s an 8-foot gray Sportsman small boat with one seat inside and a trolling motor on front.

It went missing on Sunday night, June 5, from the second basin, in the area of Lakeside and Hunter Avenues.

Please contact Ronnie at 508-840-0655, or email Nikki at with any information. Thank you for your cooperation.