Monthly Archives: November 2021

Weston Police Chief Michael Goulding Announces Retirement

Weston Chief of Police Michael Goulding has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2021, completing a 33-year career in law enforcement including almost seven years in Weston. Before coming to the semi-rural hotspot of criminal activity (this is a joke, folks), Chief Goulding worked in the City of Medford,  leaving there as a Detective in March 2015.  “This was an

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PTO Presentation on Tech Overload Tonight Wednesday November 17

Okay, that’s it! The Weston Owl waves the white flag (white-tailed mouse?) about keeping up with the events of the next few days. It is impossible!! Did everyone just forget to check everyone else’s calendar? Did everyone just say, “hey, it’s the last Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday before the holiday week so let’s ALL do something? It’s not possible to get to it

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In Memoriam: Barbara Elmes

Last week, the Owl was informed of the passing of Barbara Elmes, resident, photographer and volunteer for the town of Weston. Barbara seemed ageless and dauntless–the fact is that she was 88 years old. Her friends and community members can take solace in the news that the illness was brief, and she was surrounded by family when she passed. For

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Resident Brings Idea of a 5-Person Select Board to 3-Person Select Board

At the November 9 Select Board meeting (available for replay on Weston Media Center), resident Susan Zacharias brought up the idea of moving to a five-person Select Board, rather than the current three-person Select Board (Chair Harvey Boshart, Member Laurie Bent and Member Chris Houston). Reasoning by Ms. Zacharias was based on both workload, and the fact that the Select

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Boston Massacre Event with Golden Ball Tavern, Also Thursday Evening

Thursday night features a double-feature of history events, with the Golden Ball Tavern as the opening act for the Historical Society’s Slavery in a Colonial New England Town (see Owl earlier today). It’s going to be a rager–get your (free) tickets now. Join the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on Zoom at 6:00pm EST on Thursday, November 18, as Serena Zabin,

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Slavery in a Colonial New England Town: Historical Society Event Thursday

On Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 pm, the Weston Historical Society will present a Zoom lecture on “Slavery in a Colonial New England Town.” Wayland historian Jane Sciacca will discuss her extensive research on slavery in Wayland and Sudbury and also incorporate Weston information. Weston Historical Society volunteers have been researching this subject in preparation an upcoming exhibit celebrating the

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Select Board Seeks Volunteers for Town Celebrations Committee

Weston seems to be almost done with all the changes, improvements, curbs, benches, chairs, bistros, streetlamps and painted asphalt that will complete the Wes-saissancer. The Art & Innovation Center is done, the Josiah Smith Tavern gets more done every day, and the reconstruction of the Town Center with its pocket parks and utility-free vistas is done. So what shall we

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Town Committee & Commission Agendas Week of November 15

Okay, Weston, it’s time to refresh your memories and open your minds about what happens in this town. As of next week, I can promise you that you won’t care anymore because you will be crazily searching for Great Aunt Marge’s whipped squash and marshmallow recipe, or wondering if you put the auto-feeder on for Bobby Sweetface, the house panther.

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