Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Free shredding one day this week for Weston residents.
Have you got some documents that you need shredded? The Weston Council on Aging is offering free shredding on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. The service is being provided courtesy the Weston Police Dept. and the Town of Weston, according to a notice on the town website. Shredding is free to Weston residents and will be conducted in the parking lot of the Council on Aging on Alphabet Lane. For more information, call the COA at 781-786-6280 or email email@example.com.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The town wants you to renew them before the end of the month.
Transfer station permits are set to expire Sept. 30 and the Town of Weston is asking its residents to renew this month. Permits can be purchased by way of a mail-in application, online or at the Town Hall treasurer/collectors office, according to information provided by the town's website. Here is text from the post: The annual fee is $215.00 with the permit expiring on September 30, 2013. You may purchase a permit for an additional vehicle(s) for $27.00 per year. Residents 65 years of age or older may purchase a permit for $132.00. Residents may also purchase a recycle only sticker for $25.00, which will allow recycling of yard waste, plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, wood, and metal only. These fees support approximately 60 percent of …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Boston.com coverage of the Regis College versus the Town of Weston.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Residents voice strong support at MassDOT hearing.
Improvements to a heavily traveled intersection in Weston were the topic of a design public hearing held at Weston Public Library April 25, with unanimous support for the project expressed by residents who spoke at the meeting. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) conducted the hearing on a proposed Intersection Improvement Project at Rte. 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street to present project specifics to attendees as well as allow them the opportunity to express views on the project prior to design completion. The hearing was part of a state-mandated process of developing and evaluating a listing of regional priority transportation projects known as Transportation Improvement Programs, or TIPs, listed by funding …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Commission decides on a 50-foot spillway recommendation to Town Meeting after months of discussion.
After months of discussion about whether to preserve Hobbs Pond by building a new dam, or remove the dam and allow the area to revert to its original stream channel, Weston’s Conservation Commission reached on Tuesday night a recommendation for voters: rebuild the dam, and save the pond. In the final step before Town Meeting next month, the commission held a public hearing April 3 at Weston High School to allow members of the public, some 40 of whom attended, to weigh in on the controversial proposals, and followed it immediately with a vote on its recommended scenario. The meeting, which stretched until nearly 11 p.m., followed suit with one held last month, at which residents and abutters were presented with the economical, aesthetic, …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Business as usual at this week's Board of Selectmen meeting? Not exactly.
Following a period of controversy likened by one selectman to a “witch hunt,” the Weston Board of Selectmen voted last night 2-1 to accept the westonGrapevine online communication service as a gift from Jonathan Spector, husband of town moderator Wendy Spector. A new plan by the selectmen to solicit citizen participation via a “resident comment” agenda item led off the meeting, and was immediately followed by the westonGrapevine item, leading to a lengthy discussion in a filled room at Town Hall, in which some tensions arose. According to Town Manager Donna VanderClock, a service like westonGrapevine was first conceptualized some years ago by town officials who “wanted people to get information.” Shortly following the 2009 Town Meeting …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Longtime resident William Sandalls to challenge incumbent Wendy Spector for Town Moderator seat following controversy.
The auditorium at Weston Town Hall was filled Monday night with Weston residents nominating fellow citizens for the May 5 town election ballot, to fill open positions on various boards and committees, including the Town Moderator seat following some controversy about Town Meeting procedure. In a marked difference from last year’s caucus, which drew just over 25 participants, citizens packed the auditorium to nominate candidates for 16 open positions in town, including spots on the Board of Selectmen, the Weston School Committee and the Recreation Committee. Nominations for two positions—Town Moderator and a Planning Board member—went to a vote following a nomination for each by resident Isabella Jancourtz, who told Patch she was “…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Rebuild or remove? Let us know how you weigh in.
Earlier this week, the future of Hobbs Pond in Weston was discussed at a public hearing held by the Conservation Commission, where residents and abutters were presented with the economical, aesthetic and ecological impacts of several options for the dam at the pond, which breached in March 2010 following heavy rains. At the meeting, commission members and consultants presented as possibilities rebuilding the dam or restoring a stream channel or brook by removing the dam, ultimately voting to present residents with an option to approve a 30-foot spillway at Town Meeting. (At a future meeting, the commission will also decide what option to give voters in terms of brook restoration—either allowing the brook to set its own course, called …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Voters to decide on pond restoration or dam removal at Town Meeting.
Two years after severe rainstorms caused the dam at Hobbs Pond to breach, Weston voters decide at Town Meeting in May whether to preserve the pond by building a new dam, or remove the dam and allow the area to revert to its original stream channel. At a public meeting held by the Conservation Commission at the Weston Community Center on March 6, residents and abutters were presented with the economical, aesthetic and ecological impacts of several options for rebuilding the dam, which broke in March 2010 following a rainy period that culminated in a one-day 10-inch downpour, as well as what commission members called brook restoration—removing the dam and allowing the stream to follow a natural course, or one built for it. While the options …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Old Library restoration estimate jumps from $850,000 to $1.2 million.
As the next step in determining the best uses for two historic properties on the town green, the Weston Board of Selectmen met on Feb. 27 with several vested participants in the process, who indicated that while a number of groups and organizations have expressed interest in the properties, renovating one of them will likely cost more than was originally anticipated. In two separate agenda items, the board heard an update from Neil Levitt of the Permanent Building Committee about repairs to the Old Library, while Steve Cecil of The Cecil Group presented the board with a Request for Proposals (RFP) following the recent process of soliciting letters of interest from developers for both the Old Library and the Josiah Smith Tavern. In his …