Monthly Archives: January 2022

Project Takeout: Another Year to Support Local Restaurants

Last winter, local news outlet and arch-competitor (haha, joke) The Boston Globe launched Project Takeout to encourage Boston area residents to order takeout “once in a while, if at all possible.” Now with the (albeit waning) Omicron surge, rising supply costs, lack of weather-possible outdoor dining, and staffing shortages, local restaurants continue to struggle. Today the call went out for

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Memorial Pool’s Proposed Major Facelift To Be Presented Thursday

The Recreation Commission will be discussing the planned Memorial Pool renovation at their meeting on Thursday night, January 20. I must say it is genius for them to discuss summer at the start of the (historically) coldest nine-day period in Massachusetts. That there is true; I read it on ABC Channel 5’s facebook update this morning. Yes, the Recreation Commission

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Food Wes-saissance Arriving in Downtown Weston

As any long-time residents of Weston know, the Town Center Improvement Project, nicknamed the “Wes-saissance” by everyone’s favorite local news show the Wes-TEN, has been grueling. Not only did we have curbgate, knotweedgate and firetruck turn radiusgate (that one does NOT work), but along the way, Weston said goodbye to the Off Center coffee shop, Ye Olde Cottage in the

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Covid Positive Results: Things Look a Bit Better for Weston School District

Numbers published Thursday, January 13 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) show Weston public schools with 67 students and 20 staff testing positive in the last 7 days (1/6-1/12). As you may recall, numbers published on January 5 by DESE showed 81 students and 35 staff testing positive over 14 days (12/23-1/5). So, are things getting

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Friends of Weston Reservoir Keeping the Love Alive

As mentioned earlier this week on the Owl (see post here), the Weston Reservoir at Ash Street is a unique and well-loved place for walkers, trail runners and dogs alike (no bicycles or horses, sorry). The slightly-more-than-two-mile loop offers views of the Reservoir, the deep woods and plenty of opportunities to fall over tree roots. While mostly owned by the

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