Category Archives: Town government

Town Committee meetings for the week of 9/13

Well, it’s another busy week in Committee-landia, including the Trifecta of Joy on Tuesday night. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hang on to your calendars. All of the meetings noted below welcome and leave time for public comment, whether they are online or in person. Monday, September 13, 2021 Library Board of Trustees meets at 9:30 am

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Wireless Water Meters Being Installed Townwide: Here’s How to Get Yours

Weston’s implementation of wireless water meters is off to a Weston summer start. As in, slow. Perhaps 90 percent of the town was gone all summer. Perhaps they didn’t check their mail. Perhaps. Fortunately, the Owl has been largely grounded and so Owl Hollow got its upgrade yesterday. Unfortunately for the meter installer, he had no idea that he was

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Mandatory Mask Order is Back for All K-12 Schools in Weston

At yesterday’s Board of Health meeting, the committee voted unanimously to impose a mask order for all K-12 schools in Weston, including public and private. In addition, any preschool that shares a facility with a Weston public school is also covered (no pun intended) under the mask order. At the high point, there were 80 people in attendance at the

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Indoor Mask Mandates Begin in Lexington and Lincoln; Waltham and Wellesley Delay

As of this morning, (12:01 am, Wednesday August 18), face coverings are required for all individuals aged two and above in all indoor public spaces in Lexington. The town of Lincoln also announced an indoor mask mandate on Monday, August 16 with effective date of Friday, August 20 at 12:01 am. You can see the full text of the Lincoln

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Housing Production Plan Comments Due by September 8

For residents interested in, or concerned about, Weston’s housing priorities for the future, your chance is now to give comments and input on the draft Housing Production Plan. Open up that computer there on Little Hunter Beach or in between shark baiting on the Cape, and take a look. Remember, under Weston Statute 432. 2B*, you cannot complain about town

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Merriam Street Railroad Bridge Loses Weight…Rating

While perusing the weekly Department of Public Works newsletter (a well-written and amazing summary of all the work that goes on around town–do subscribe here), the Owl was mystified by the following paragraph, taken verbatim from the newsletter: ++++ Merriam Street Bridge over the MBTA MassDOT lowered the bridge carrying capacity of the bridge from 6 tons to 3 tons

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