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Re-Districting: What it Means for Weston

The Owl subscibes to a Lincoln listserv that has become a-fluttter about legislative re-districting, and what it means for their town. It seems that it has been proposed that Lincoln leave its current district where it hangs out with Waltham, and invade our district, the 14th Norfolk Battalion, whoops, no, 14th Norfolk District. While the Owl thinks Lincoln has a

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Beavers Move Into Cherry Brook, Flouting Stormwater Regs

This morning, the Owl put on her Weston Forest & Trail trustee hat (sadly, the Raiders hat has been retired temporarily while I try to get over Mr. Gruden’s failures as a human being) and headed out to an unnamed Conservation property on the northside. A report had surfaced that beavers were back along Cherry Brook and causing mayhem, which

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Out of Home Range: Nature and Frenchy Food in Worcester County

As alluded to, and directly stated, in this Sunday’s Gratitude post, the Owl and family did some exploring recently in close-by but frequently overlooked (well, always overlooked) Upton and Northbridge, MA. Where? What? How do we come up with such things? It boggles the mind. Purgatory Chasm State Reservation for Fall Color and Hiking I’m also going to include last

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Pumpkinfest for Camp Sunshine This Saturday

On Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 12-4 pm (Rain date is Sunday, October 17), the Town Green will be transformed by the Weston High School Pumpkin Festival Committee into a Halloween and fall-themed extravaganza. The annual WHS Pumpkin Festival is back for its 17th year, so bring your families and be prepared to de-goo a pumpkin, carve it, and bring

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Ideas for Your Long Fall Weekend

Autumn colors are just starting here in Weston–maybe it’s “peek” weekend rather than “peak” weekend–with a few yellows and reds peeking from wetlands especially along the Mass Central Rail Trail and in Jericho Forest. You can park at Dickson Ring on Concord Road, and take a beautiful walk down the main trail to the rail trail, and then north again

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