Wednesday, April 26: Lake Boon Commission meets

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117) in Stow.


  • Approving Minutes from previous meeting
  • Public Input
  • Paying bills out standing
  • Duties and assignment of the Drawdown person
  • Duties and assignment of the Weed Management Person
  • Discuss schedule for Weed Treatment; align support at Hudson and Stow
  • Town Meetings for funding of weed treatment
  • Marianne Larossi, Hudson Conservation Commission, presenting a short summary of proposed local wetlands bylaw in Hudson.
  • Michelle Walsh discussion of proposed float at 76 Pine Point Road, Stow
  • Discuss updating MGL and LBC By-laws postings at Sudbury Rd. boat launch ramp
  • Discuss thank-you letter to previous applicants for Safety sub-Committee
  • Next meeting date

Wristbands benefit the Schultz family

Mail Attachment.jpegSome friends and families are selling “I ❤️ Ari” wristbands as a fund raiser to help the Schultz family out with medical bills and the rebuilding of their house. Wristbands are $5 each and 100% of the proceeds go to the family! It is another way for neighbors to help out. Interested Boonies can email Lauramarseglia (at) yahoo (dot) com and Laura will put together the group order!

Habitat for Humanity site meeting postponed

The Habitat for Humanity neighborhood on-site (Sudbury & Pine Point Roads) meeting date has been changed to Friday, April 21 at 6 pm to avoid Easter weekend and enable more neighbors to attend.

The ongoing Habitat Local Project Committee meetings are being held alternate Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at Randall Library, with the next one on April 18th. All are welcome.

Save the date: Lake Boon Association Annual Meeting

Save the date:  The Lake Boon Association annual meeting is planned for Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 pm at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. More details and agenda to follow. Come meet new neighbors and greet old ones, hear the latest on water quality management, and review the highlights from last year (which may include photos of people you know with chocolate pudding all over their faces at last summer’s Water Carnival).

Info on proposed Habitat for Humanity house project

The Stow Municipal Affordable Housing Trust (SMAHT) and Habitat for Humanity are proposing to build a small duplex house on Stow town property at the corner of Sudbury and Pine Point Roads. There have been articles with more details about this in the Stow Independent Feb 22 and Mar 29, 2017 issues.

The next meetings on this project are:

Habitat Local Project Committee – Tuesday, Apr 4 at 7:00 pm at Randall Library

SMAHT – Wednesday, Apr 5 at 7:00 pm at Stow town building

You are welcome to comment and/or volunteer to participate.

There will also be an on-site neighborhood meeting to be held Saturday, April 15th at 10 am for further discussion.

You can see a map of the lot here and a presentation on the project here.

House rental needed ASAP

As you may know, our neighbors on Barton Road, the Schultz/Stritch family, are in crisis. Their son Ari is at Children’s Hospital fighting for his life after a heart transplant earlier this month and their house needs to be torn down and rebuilt.

They are looking for a house rental and would love to stay in the area. They have 2 other young children as well (3.5 and 7 months). They are in need of at least a summer rental, but are willing to sign a 1 year lease.  Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Erica Stritch at

More information and opportunities to help are available at