Category Archives: Did you know?

Did You Know? No Disturb Zones and Tree Removal Policy

Many folks new to Weston, and even some long-time residents, don’t realize that Weston does have a wetlands protection and tree removal policy. As a well-known tree-lover in town, the Owl receives a photo a week from people who are horrified by the clear-cutting of trees on private property. While most developers in town do know the law about this,

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College Pond’s Apple Orchard: Why Town Meeting Matters

As most residents of Weston know, the town is blessed with 2,000 acres of Conservation and open space, much of it donated or purchased in the 1950s through the 1970s. Without the tireless work of Weston Forest & Trail volunteers as well as people who thought more about community than about 7,000 square foot houses, Weston would look a lot

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Riverside Road – Former Liberty Mutual Site Up for Vote at Town Meeting

As promised in yesterday’s Know the Issues post about Town Meeting, the Owl is taking a closer look at the proposed changes included in articles 30-33 of the Warrant Book. These articles address the usage of the former Liberty Mutual site, called Riverside Road by its developer, Greatland. Yesterday a fancy postcard arrived with more information on a website you

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Did You Know? Right to Farm By-Law

In the last few days, several communications have been sent about Spencer, a dwarf Nigerian goat who has escaped his easy life in a Lincoln backyard and hit the mean streets around Weston and Lincoln. With zero attempts at objectivity, let’s just say that Spencer is extremely cute and those of us (ahem) with a goat obsession, are greatly concerned

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Did You Know? The Story of Weston’s Town Seal

Most Westonians are familiar with the Weston town seal as it can be found affixed to just about anything that leaves the doorway at Town House Road. It’s a fascinating piece of storytelling–history in a fringy green circle. Basing this post (loosely) on an article written by Pam Fox in the Town Crier on the occasion of Weston’s 300th birthday,

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Did You Know? Weston’S March 25 Update to Vaccination Statistics

Weston now has more than one-third of its residents vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest Massachusetts Department of Public Health data published on March 25. Over the past week, the percentage of Weston’s population that has been fully vaccinated has gone from 17% (1,861 people) to 20% (2,168 people). Massachusetts is currently in

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