Monthly Archives: February 2022

A River Interrupted: The Case Against the Watertown Dam

Did you know that Weston is one of either fifteen or twenty (depends on who you believe) communities in the Charles River Climate Compact? Yes, you do because the Owl told you about it when the Flood Model was being discussed at the Select Board earlier this month. And you probably also read the very exciting summary (fine, the Weston

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Weston HS, MS and Field School Are Mask-Optional Starting Monday Feb 28

Communication this afternoon from Dr. Midge Connolly, WPS School Superintendent, and Jamy Gaynor, Director of Health Services, confirmed that tomorrow, February 28, 2022, will begin the next phase of Covid precautions with masks being optional for all students, faculty and staff at Weston High School, Middle School and Field School. Both Woodland and Country K-3 elementary schools are mask-required until

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Weston Fire Department Has Busy Saturday at a Charles River Rescue

The Owl is re-posting the following write-up from the Weston Fire Department with their permission. All images are theirs. Also, our fire department rules and is nothing like the Tacoma Fire Department (HBO Max, not the actual one, about which I have zero information). ++ Yesterday, Saturday February 26, just before noon the Weston Fire Department was dispatched along with

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Sunday Gratitude – No Pasa Nada

This winter public school break for the Owls has been an interesting glimpse into the return to tourism and an old stomping (scuba-ing, really) grounds, and a first time at an all-inclusive resort. Requested by an owlet who was “tired” of our usual travel to museums, historic sites and wandering the streets, it was the much-needed February warm-up for this

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Wes-TEN #28 Released: Between Two Pines with a Sustainability Focus

Okay, so the Owl lied. She hasn’t quite flitted off–and therefore will drop this latest episode of Weston Media Center’s “The Wes-TEN: Weston’s most exciting news, people and events in ten minutes or less, between two pines.” It is the 28th episode and this one focuses on Sustainability and the work of Weston’s Sustainability Coordinator who joined us at this

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Owl Vacation Hold

The Owl will temporarily stop publication this week for a well-deserved vacation, hopefully unlike the freezy vacation these snowy owls take in Duxbury and Plum Island. They are a hardy lot. Once upon a time, Sherwood Island State Park in Connecticut seemed pretty nice but then I met Brazil, and well, sorry New England, but nope. During your very sad

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