Monthly Archives: July 2022

May the Road Rise to Meet You: Fire Chief David Soar Retires

Chief Soar’s retirement get-together (he requested no public ceremony) today at the Weston Fire Department featured kids, a cool plaque, and CAKE. I love cake. Sadly, the Owl was unable to attend, but Town Manager Leon Gaumond sent on a few photos. May the road rise to meet you, Chief. Enjoy your retirement! And know that the Wes-TEN will forever

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Mandatory Water Restrictions In Place as of July 28

According to today’s Department of Public Works email, Weston has joined most metrowest communities in declaring water restrictions. The phrase “the distribution system is at or nearing capacity” should strike fear into your hearts, and make it easier for you to say goodbye to your waterless zinnias which, frankly, are just going to kick it in November anyway. Sunrise, sunset,

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Local Nature News from Gwyn Loud and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust

As many folks know, the Owl has a strong desire to annex the town of Lincoln for many reasons, including the wonderful open spaces, involved residents and community spirit. Unfortunately, the downside of their community spirit and involved residents is their extremely well-run Minute Men group, and the fact that they would say “live free or meet my musket.” So

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WHS Teacher Matthew E. Henry Launches Third Book; Reading August 4

Weston High School English teacher and poet Matthew E. Henry will be reading from his new collection the Colored page at Weston Public Library next Thursday, August 4 at 7 pm. the Colored page is Henry’s third book and first full-length collection. “It’s a semi-autobiographical journey of a Black kid in predominantly white spaces–a METCO student in Wellesley, college and

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Weston Provisions Opens, Completes Town Food Wes-saissance

Yesterday, Weston’s missing piece of the food Wes-saissance, Weston Provisions, opened its doors to the public, with an inviting “Say Cheese” mosaic at its front door and the most beautiful sign in Weston. I demand all other storefronts on that block chip away at the front moulding and see if the glass is underneath there too. Anyway, I digress from

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Last Town Green Concert This Wednesday, July 20, Featuring Knock on Wood

This Wednesday, July 20 at 7 PM, Knock On Wood will play the final show of the six-week 2022 Weston Summer Concert Series. Led by guitar and harmonica playing lead singer Howie Newman, this creative duet will interject family-friendly comedy and maybe some baseball trivia between hits from classic singer-songwriters. I am so winning the baseball trivia contest. I plan to answer Big Papi

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